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Mixture models for distance sampling detection functions
(2015-03-20) - Journal article,
We present a new class of models for the detection function in distance sampling surveys of wildlife populations, based on finite mixtures of simple parametric key functions such as the half-normal. The models share many ...
Passive acoustic monitoring of the decline of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita
(2017-02) - Journal article,
The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is the world's most endangered marine mammal with ≈245 individuals remaining in 2008. This species of porpoise is endemic to the northern Gulf of California, Mexico, and has historically suffered ...
A path reconstruction method integrating dead-reckoning and position fixes applied to humpback whales
(2015-09-21) - Journal article,
BACKGROUND: Detailed information about animal location and movement is often crucial in studies of natural behaviour and how animals respond to anthropogenic activities. Dead-reckoning can be used to infer such detailed ...
Survival, density, and abundance of common bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay (USA) following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
(2017-01-31) - Journal article,
To assess potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010, we conducted boat-based photo-identification surveys for common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA (~230 ...
An assessment of the population of cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and their habitat in Colombia
(2016-12-28) - Journal article,
Numerous animals have declining populations due to habitat loss, illegal wildlife trade, and climate change. The cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) is a Critically Endangered primate species, endemic to northwest Colombia, ...
Extinction is imminent for Mexico’s endemic porpoise unless fishery bycatch is eliminated
(2017-10-12) - Journal item,
The number of Mexico’s endemic porpoise, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), is collapsing primarily due to bycatch in illegal gillnets set for totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi), an endangered fish whose swim bladders are exported ...