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  • Effects of a scientific echo sounder on the behavior of short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) 

    Quick, Nicola Jane; Scott-Hayward, Lindesay Alexandra Sarah; Sadykova, Dinara; Nowacek, Doug; Read, Andrew (2016-09-07) - Journal article
    Active echo sounding devices are often employed for commercial or scientific purposes in the foraging habitats of marine mammals. We conducted an experiment off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA to assess whether the ...
  • Lengths of words in transformation semigroups generated by digraphs 

    Cameron, P. J.; Castillo-Ramirez, A.; Gadouleau, M.; Mitchell, J. D. (2016-08-08) - Journal article
    Given a simple digraph D on n vertices (with n≥2), there is a natural construction of a semigroup of transformations ⟨D⟩. For any edge (a, b) of D, let a→b be the idempotent of rank n−1 mapping a to b and fixing all vertices ...
  • Modeling the aggregated exposure and responses of bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus to multiple sources of anthropogenic underwater sound 

    Ellison, William T.; Racca, Roberto; Clark, Christopher W.; Streever, Bill; Frankel, Adam S.; Fleishman, Erica; Angliss, Robyn; Berger, Joel; Ketten, Darlene; Guerra, Melania; Leu, Matthias; McKenna, Megan; Sformo, Todd; Southall, Brandon; Suydam, Robert; Thomas, Len (2016-05-02) - Journal article
    Potential responses of marine mammals to anthropogenic underwater sound are usually assessed by researchers and regulators on the basis of exposure to a single, relatively loud sound source. However, marine mammals typically ...
  • PReMiuM : an R package for profile regression mixture models using Dirichlet processes 

    Liverani, Silvia; Hastie, David; Azizi, Lamiae; Papathomas, Michail; Richardson, Sylvia (2015-03-20) - Journal article
    PReMiuM is a recently developed R package for Bayesian clustering using a Dirichlet process mixture model. This model is an alternative to regression models, non-parametrically linking a response vector to covariate data ...
  • Avoidance of wind farms by harbour seals is limited to pile driving activities 

    Russell, Deborah Jill; Hastie, Gordon Drummond; Thompson, David; Janik, Vincent M.; Hammond, Philip Steven; Scott-Hayward, Lindesay Alexandra Sarah; Matthiopoulos, Jason; Jones, Esther Lane; McConnell, Bernie J (2016-05-23) - Journal article
    1. As part of global efforts to reduce dependence on carbon-based energy sources there has been a rapid increase in the installation of renewable energy devices. The installation and operation of these devices can result ...

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