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dc.contributor.authorBooth, Cormac
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Leonard Joseph
dc.identifier.citationBooth , C & Thomas , L J 2021 , ' An expert elicitation of the effects of low salinity water exposure on bottlenose dolphins ' , Oceans , vol. 2 , no. 1 , pp. 179-192 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 272950641
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7436-067X/work/89178268
dc.descriptionThis research was funded by National Marine Fisheries Service for support via awards: NFFKPR00-19-01552 and NA20NMF0080281.en
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing concern over anthropogenically driven changes in our oceans and seas, from a variety of stressors. Such stressors include the increased risk of storms and precipitation, offshore industries and increased coastal development which can affect the marine environment. For some coastal cetacean species, there is an increased exposure to low salinity waters which have been linked with a range of adverse health effects in bottlenose dolphins. Knowledge gaps persist regarding how different time–salinity exposures affect the health and survival of animals. In such data-poor instances, expert elicitation can be used to convert an expert’s qualitative knowledge into subjective probability distributions. The management implications of this stressor and the subjective nature of expert elicitation requires transparency; we have addressed this here, utilizing the Sheffield Elicitation Framework. The results are a series of time response scenarios to estimate time to death in bottlenose dolphins, for use when data are insufficient to estimate probabilistic summaries. This study improves our understanding of how low salinity exposure effects dolphins, guiding priorities for future research, while its outputs can be used to support coastal management on a global scale.
dc.rightsCopyright: © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectTursiops sp.en
dc.subjectWildlife managementen
dc.subjectMarine biologyen
dc.subjectHuman disturbanceen
dc.subjectDose responseen
dc.subjectGC Oceanographyen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.titleAn expert elicitation of the effects of low salinity water exposure on bottlenose dolphinsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Arctic Research Centreen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Statisticsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modellingen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
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