Publications

Graphical abstracts of selected papers

In this page you can review graphical abstracts from selected papers authored or co-authored by members of the Marine Mammal Ecology Lab . Clicking on the figure will open a new window with the pdf file of the paper or, due to copyright, a link to it. You can read all the pee-reviewed papers by using the drop-down menu of the Publications tab in the top menu.

Papers with no student authors

Distribution of harbor porpoises in the Baltic Sea. Predicted monthly probability of detection of harbor porpoises in the study area in May. The black lines indicate the 20% probability of detection. The dotted line shown is the seasonal management border proposed here for the Baltic Proper population. (from Carlen et al. 2018 Bioll Conserv).

Consumption of Chinook salmon by fisheries and marine mammals. The top left panel sums over the whole model domain; each other panel represents hatchery and natural Chinook salmon stocks from a single area of origin (from Chasco et al. 2017 Sci Rep).

Consumption of juvenile Chinook salmon in Washington State. Number of juvenile Chinook salmon released by Puget Sound hatcheries (broken line) and the mortality as a function of the estimated harbor seal consumption (solid line) (from Chasco et al. 2017 Can J Fish Aquat Sci).

Papers by graduate students

Spectogram showing a roar call from a harbor seal at Hornby Island, Canada. in low ambient noise conditions (top) and high ambient noise conditions (bottom) caused by the passage of a motor vessel. Even when noise was high, the initial lower frequency component of the call (indicated by the dark areas within the white box) could be seen clearly in nearly all cases (from Nikolich et al. 2018 Can J Zool).

Algal toxins in sea lions. Percent of scats with (A,B) saxitoxin and (C,D) domoic acid detected for Steller sea lions Eumetopias jubatus (A,C) by season and year and (B,D) by year and haulout complex (from Akmajian et al. 2017 Mar Ecol Progr Ser).

Harbor seal response to potential predators. Proportion of harbor seals exhibiting alert behaviors in response to bald eagles relative to human exposure (from Olson & Acevedo-Gutiérrez 2017 Aquat Mamm).