Prof. Dr. Vincent M. Janik is the scientific representative of the Scottish Marine Institute at the University of St. Andrews. His studies on how marine mammals use sounds for communication and orientation, as well as how human noise influences their lives, are highly relevant. Prof. Dr. Janik has more than 30 years of research experience in his field and has published over 100 contributions on animal communication and bioacoustics of marine mammals. He has been a fellow of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”, the Royal Society, and the Centers for Advanced Studies in Berlin and Budapest. He serves as an editor for the journal Animal Cognition and the book series Animal Signals and Communication. He was one of the creators of the acoustic method TAST for working with marine mammals.