Vivienne's blog


Identifying long-term avoidances in longitudinal datasets

A new paper, "A framework for the identification of long-term social avoidance in longitudinal datasets," is now out in Royal Society Open Science and can be viewed on our publications page. Congratulations to all the authors!
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The relative importance of reproduction and survival for the conservation of two dolphin populations

A new paper, "The relative importance of reproduction and survival for the conservation of two dolphin populations", is available for early view at Ecology and Evolution. The link can be found under publications. Congratulations to all the authors!
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New Animal Behaviour Paper

PhD student Meg Wallen has a new first-authored publication out in Animal Behavior, "The ecological costs to females in a system with allied sexual coercion." A link to the pdf can be found under publications. Congrats to Meg and her co-authors!
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New NSF GRFP Recipient!

Georgetown PhD student Caitlin Karniski has been awarded a 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Congratulations to Caitlin!
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The role of weighted and topological network information to understand animal social networks: a null model approach

We have a new paper out in Animal Behavior! Rob Rankin, Janet Mann, Lisa Singh, Eric Patterson, Ewa Krzyszczyk, and Lars Bejder have published "The role of weighted and topological network information to understand animal social networks: a null model approach" which is now available in our publications section. Congratulations to all the authors!
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New paper in Animal Behavior

Professors Eric Patterson and Janet Mann along with Dr. Ewa Krzyszczyk have published a new paper, "Age-specific foraging performance and reproduction in tool-using wild bottlenose dolphins" in Behavioral Ecology. A link to the pdf can be found under publications!
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New paper in Marine Mammal Science

A new paper, "A comparison of survey and focal follow methods for estimating individual activity budgets of cetaceans", is available for early view at Marine Mammal Science. The link can be found under publications. Congratulations to all the authors!
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New Chapters in Primates and Cetaceans

Shark Bay researchers Janet Mann and Margaret Stanton have contributed to four chapters in the new book Primates and Cetaceans: Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies. Links can be found under publications!
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Janet Mann and Jillian Wisse awarded the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award

Professor Janet Mann and Research Assistant Jillian Wisse have been awarded the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award- a $10,000 grant for their project on noninvasive hormone monitoring in captive and wild cetaceans. Congratulations to the Janet and Jillian! You can read about their work in the Georgetown Hoya

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Madison Miketa receives GEI grant!

PhD Student Madison Miketa has been awarded a Georgetown Environmental Initiative grant for her proposal "Climate change and responses to seagrass die-off in a top predator, the bottlenose dolphin". Congratulations Madison!
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