Gulf Ecological Monitoring and Modeling

Previous publications


Ackleh, A., G.E. Ioup, J.W.Ioup , B Ma, J.J. Newcomb, N. Pal, N.A. Sidorovskaia, C.O. Tiemann. 2012.   Assessing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact on marine mammal population through acoustics: endangered sperm whales. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131, 2306-2314.
Bossart, G.  2006. Case study: Marine Mammals as Sentinel Species for Oceans and Human Health. Oceanography 19 (2), 134-137.
Bowen, W. D.   1997.  Role of marine mammals in aquatic ecosystems. Marine Ecology Progress Series 158, 267-274.
Buckland, S. T., D. R. Anderson, K. P. Burnham, J. L. Laake, D. L. Borchers, L. Thomas.  2001.     Introduction to Distance Sampling: Estimating Abundance of Biological Populations (Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford).
Caswell, H.  2009.   Stage, age and individual stochasticity in demography. Oikos, 118, 1763-1782.
Caswell, H.   2001. Matrix Population Models: Construction, Analysis, and Interpretation.  (Second Edition, Sinauer, Sunderland).
Chang, Y-L, L. Oey, F-H Xu, H-F Lu, A. Fujisaki.  2011.   2010 oil spill: trajectory projections based on ensemble drifter analyses. Ocean Dynamics 61(6), 829-83.
Chiquet, R. , B. Ma, A. S. Ackleh, N. Pal, N. Sidorovskaia.  2013.  Demographic analysis of sperm whales using matrix population models.  Ecological Modelling 248, 71-79.
Doak, D. F., T. M. Williams, J. A. Estes. 2006.  Great Whales as Prey: Using Demography and Bioenergetics to Infer Interactions in Marine Mammal Communities. IN Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems , J.A. Estes, D. P. Demaster, D. F. Doak, T. M. Williams, R. L. Brownell Jr., Eds. (Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London), pp. 231-242
Douglas, L. A.,S. M. Dawson, N. Jaquet. 2005.   Click rates and silences of sperm whales at Kaikoura, New Zealand.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.118, 523-529.
Fulling,G.,K. Mullin, C. W. Hubard. 2003.   Abundance and distribution of cetaceans in outer continental shelf waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Fishery Bulletin 101, 923-932.
Gauch, H. G. Jr. 1993,   Prediction, parsimony and noise.  American Scientist 81, 468-478.
Helble, T. A.,  D.L. D’Spain,  J.A. Hildebrand, G.S. Campbell, R.L. Campbell, K.D. Heaney. 2013. Site specific probability of passive acoustic detection of humpback whale calls from single fixed hydrophones.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134, 2556-70 .
Huntley, H. S., B. L. Lipphardt Jr., and A. D. Kirwan Jr.   2011.  Surface drift predictions of the Deepwater Horizon spill: The Lagrangian perspective. IN Monitoring and Model g the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, Y. Liu, A. MacFadyen, Z-G Ji, R. H. Weisberg, Eds. (Washington, DC: AGU, 2011), pp. 179-195.
Ioup G. E. , J.W. Ioup, L.a. Pflung, A.M. Tashmukhambetov, N. A. Sidorovskaia, P. Schexnayder, C.O. Tiemann, A. Bernstien, S. A. Kuczaj, G.H. Rayborn, J.J. Newcomb, R .Calrson, A. Ekimov. 2009. EARS Buoy Applications by LADC: I. Marine Mammals. OCEANS 2009, MTS/IEEE Biloxi – Marine Technology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges, 1-9.
Ioup G. E., J.W. Ioup, N. A. Sidorovskaia, R. T. Walker, S. A. Kuczaj, C. D. Walker, G. H. Rayborn, B. Brack, A.Wright, J.J. Newcomb, R. Fisher.  2005.  Analysis of bottom-moored hydrophone measurements of Gulf of Mexico sperm whale phonations.  Proc. 23rd Annual Gulf of Mexico Information Transfer Meeting, 109-136.
Ioup, G. E. ,J.W. Ioup, C.O. Tiemann, N.A. Sidorovskaia. 2011.   Complementary techniques for robust acoustic identification of individual sperm and beaked whales.   J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129 (4), 2536 .
Jochens, A.   2008.  Sperm whale seismic study in the Gulf of Mexico: synthesis report.  U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA, (OCS Study MMS 2008-006).
Klinck, H., D. K. Mellinger.  2011.  The energy ratio mapping algorithm (ERMA): a tool to improve the energy-based detection of odontocete clicks.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 1807-1812.
Klinck, H., D. K. Mellinger, N. M. Bogue, J.C. Luby.  Passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whales: sensor depth matters!.  Submitted to JASA-EL.
Klinck,H., D.K. mellinger, K. Klinck, N.M. Bogue, J.C. Luby, W.A. Jump, G.B. Shilling, T. Litchendorfg, A.S. Wood, G.S. Schorr, and R.W. Baird. 2012. Near-real-time acoustic monitoring of beaked whales and other cetaceans using a Seaglider.  PLoS ONE 7(5): e36128, doi:11371/journal.pone.0036128
Kyhn, L. A. J. Tougaard, F. Jensen, M. Wahlberg, G.stone, A. Yoshinaga, K. Beedhom, P.T. Madsen.  2009.  Feeding at a high pitch: Source parameters of narrow band, high-frequency clicks from echolocating off-shore hourglass dolphins and coastal Hector’s dolphins.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 125, 1783-179.
Liu, Y., R.H. Weisberg.  2011.  Evaluation of trajectory modeling in different dynamic regions using normalized cumulative Lagrangian separation. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans 116(C9), C09013.
Lu, Y., H. Klinck, D. K. Mellinger.  2011.  Noise reduction for better detection of beaked whale clicks. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129(4):2536(A).
Lu, Y., D. K. Mellinger, H. Klinck. 2013.   Joint classification of whistles and echolocation clicks from odontocetes.  Proc. Meetings Acoust. 19:010014 (8 pp.), doi:11121/480108.
Mariano, A. J., V.H. Kourafalou, A.Srinivasan, H.Kang, G.R. Halliwell, E.H. Ryah, M. Roffer. 2011. On the modeling of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans 52(1-2), 322-340
Marques, T. A. , L. Thomas, J. Ward, N. DiMarzio, P.L. Tyack. 2009. Estimating cetacean population density using fixed passive acoustic sensors: An expamle with Blainville’s beaked whales.   J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 125, 1982-1994.
Matkin,C. O. , E.L. Saulitis, G.M. Ellis, P. Olesiuk, S.D. Rice.  2008. Ongoing population-level impacts on killer whales Orcinus orca following the Exxon Valdez oil spil in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 356, 269-28.
Matsumoto, H., C. Jones, H. Klinck, D. K. Mellinger, and R. P. Dziak. 2013. Tracking beaked whales with a passive acoustic profiler float.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 133:731-740.
Mellinger, D. K.  2008.   A neural network for classifying clicks of Blainville’s beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris). Canad. Acoust. 36:55-59.
Mellinger, D. K. , J. W. Bradbury.  2007.  Acoustic measurement of marine mammal sounds in noisy environments.  Proc. International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results (Heraklion, Greece) 273-280.
Mellinger, D. K., A. Thode, A. Martinez.  2003.  Passive acoustic monitoring of sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico, with a model of acoustic detection distance. Proc. Twenty-first Annual Gulf of Mexico Information Transfer Meeting, January 2002 (U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans), 493-501.
Mellinger, D. K., K.M. Stafford, C.G. Fox.  2004.  Seasonal occurrence of sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) sounds in the Gulf of Alaska, 1999-2000. Marine Mamm. Sci. 20:48-62.
Mellinger, D. K., S. Martin, R.P. Morrissey, L. Thomas, J.J. Yosco . 2011. A method for detecting whistles, moans, and other frequency contours.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 4055-406.
Mellinger, D. K.   2001.   Ishmael 1.0 user’s Guide.  NOAA Technical Memorandum OAR PMEL­120. Available from NOAA/PMEL/OERD, 2115 SE OSU Drive, Newport, OR 97365­5258.
Mellinger, D. K. , H. Klinck. 2009.   Automatic detection for long-term acoustic monitoring of marine animals.  ONR Marine Mammal Program Review, Dec. 7-10, 2009, Alexandria, VA.
Mohl, B., M. Wahlberg, P. T. Madsen, A. Heerfordt, A. Lund. 2003.   The monopulsed nature of sperm whale clicks.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 114(2), 1143-1154.
Moore, S. E.   2008.  Marine mammals as ecosystem sentinels.  Journal of Mammalogy, 89(3), 534-540 .
Newcomb, J. J. , M.A. Snyder, W.R. Hillstrom, R. Goodman. 2007.   Measurements of Ambient Noise during Extreme Wind Conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.  Proc. “Oceans 2007”, 1-6, doi:11109/OCEANS.200444925
Newcomb, J. J., G.E. Ioup, G. Rayborn, S. Kuczaj, N. Sidorovskaia. 2005.  Ambient Noise and Marine Mammal Acoustics (NRL Review, Acoustics).
O’Hara, T.M., T.J. O’Shea.  2005.  Assessing impacts of environmental contaminants.  IN Topics in Marine mammal research: conservation beyond crisis, Reynolds J. E. III, W. F. Perrin, R. R. Reeves, S. Montgomery, and T. J. Ragen. Eds. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, Maryland), pp. 63-83
Olascoaga, M. J., G. Haller.  2012.  Forecasting sudden changes in environmental pollution patterns.  Proc. of the National Academy of Sciences 109(13), 4738-4743.
Peterson C. H., S.D. Rice, J.W. Short, D. Esler, J.L Bodkin, B.E. Ballachey, D.B. Iron.  2003.   Long-Term Ecosystem Response to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Science: 302 (5653), 2082-2086.
Roch M. A. H. Klinck, S. Baumann-Pickering, D.K. Mellinger, S. Qui, M.S. Soldevilla, J.A. Hildebrand. 2011. Classification of echolocation clicks from odontocetes in the Southern California Bight. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 467-475.
Sadrozinski, H., J. Wu,   2010.  Applications of field-programmable gate arrays in scientific research (Taylor & Francis).
Sidorovskaia, N. A., G.E. Ioup, J.W. Ioup, A.M. Tashmukhambetov, A.E. Ekimov. 2011.     Using passive acoustic methods to study anthropogenic noise impact on oceanic megafauna. “Ocean acoustics”, Proc. of the XIII-th L.M. Brekhovskikh’s conference, 270-276. [ In Russian with summary translated in English].
Sousa-Lima, R. S., T. F. Norris, J. N. Oswald, D. P. Fernandes.  2013.  A review and inventory of fixed autonomous recorders for passive acoustic monitoring of mae mammals. Aquatic Mammals 39, 23-53, doi:11578/AM.32012.
Stafford, K. , D. Mellinger, S. Moore, C. Fox. 2007.   Seasonal variability and detection range modeling of baleen whale calls in the Gulf of Alaska, 1999-2002. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 12, 3378-3390.
Starfield, A.M.   1997.  A pragmatic approach to modeling for wildlife management. Journal of Wildlife Management 61, 261-270.
Tashmukhambetov, A. G., Ioup, J. Ioup, N. Sidorovskaia, J.J. Newcomb. 2008.   Three-dimensional seismic array characterization study: Experiment and modeling.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 123(6), 4094-4108.
Thode, A.M., D. K. Mellinger, S. Stienessen, A. Martinez, K. Mullin. 2002. Depth-dependent acoustic features of diving sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in the Gulf of Mexico. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 112:308-32.
Tiemann, C. O., A. Thode, J. Straley, K. Folkert, V. O’Connell.  2006. Three-dimensional localization of sperm whales using a single hydrophone.  J. Acous. Soc. Am. 120 (4), 2355-65.
Waring ,G. T., E. Josephson, K. Maze-Foley, P.E. Rosel. 2009. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments- 2009.  K. Barry et al., Eds. (NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-213).
Whitehead, H.   2003.  Sperm Whales: Social Evolution in the Ocean (Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago).
Whitehead,H., S. Gero. 2014. Using social structure to improve mortality estimates: an example with sperm whales.  Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5, 27-36.
Zimmer, W. M. X., J. Harwood, P.L. Tyack, M.P. Johnson, P.T. Madsen. 2008.     Passive acoustic detection of deep-diving beaked whales.  J. Acous. Soc. Am. 124, 2823-2832.


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2010 Field Work

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Dr. Sidorovskaia explains the project

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