Recent Publications: Development of advanced sampling technologies and novel laboratory and analytical methods to clarify cetacean population structure (stocks, sub-species, species). 


Archer, F.I., K.K. Martien, B.L. Taylor, R.G. LeDuc, B.J. Ripley, G.H. Givens, and J.C. George. 2010. A simulation-based approach to evaluating population structure in non-equilibrial populations. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 11(2):101-113.

Aschettino, J.M., R.W. Baird, D.J. Mcsweeney, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, J.L. Huggins, K.K. Martien, S.D. Mahaffy, K.L. West.  2011.  Population structure of melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra) in the Hawaiian Archipelago: evidence of multiple populations based on photo-identification.  Marine Mammal Science. doi:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00517.x

Baird, R.W., A.M. Gorgone, D.J. McSweeney, A.D. Ligon, M.H. Deakos, D.L. Webster, G.S. Schorr, K.K. Martien, D.R. Salden, S.D. Mahaffy. 2009. Population structure of island-associated dolphins: Evidence from photo-identification of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Mammal Science 25(2):251-274.

Caballero, S., J. Jackson, A.A. Mignucci-Giannoni, H. Barrios-Garrido, S. Beltra´n-Pedreros, M.G. Montiel-Villalobos, K.M. Robertson, and C.S. Baker. 2008. Molecular systematics of South American dolphins Sotalia:  Sister taxa determination and phylogenetic relationships, with insights into a multi-locus phylogeny of the Delphinidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 252-268.

Chivers, S.J., R.W. Baird, D.J. McSweeney, D.L. Webster, N.M. Hedrick, and J.C. Salinas. 2007. Genetic variation and evidence for population structure in eastern North Pacific false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens). Canadian Journal of Zoology 85(7):783-794.

Dalebout, M.L., C.S. Baker, D. Steele, K.M. Robertson, S.J. Chivers, W.F. Perrin, J.G. Mead, R. V. Grace, and T.D. Schofield. 2007. A divergent mtDNA lineage among Mesoplodon beaked whales: molecular evidence for a new species in the tropical Pacific? Marine Mammal Science 23:954-966. 

Foote, A.D., P.A. Morin, J.W. Durban, R.L. Pitman, P. Wade, E. Willerslev, M.T.P. Gilbert, R.R. da Fonseca. 2010. Positive selection on the killer whale mitogenome. Biology Letters 7:116-118.

Gilpatrick, J. and W. Perryman. 2008. Geographic variation in external morphology of North Pacific and Southern Hemisphere blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus). Journal of Cetacean Resource Management 10(1):9-21.

LeDuc, R.G., K.K. Martien, P.A. Morin, N. Hedrick, K.M. Robertson, B.L. Taylor, N.S. Mugue, R.G. Borodin, D.A. Zelenina, D. Litovka, and J.C. George. 2008. Mitochondrial genetic variation in bowhead whales in the western Arctic. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 10(2):93-97.

LeDuc, R.G., K.M. Robertson, and R.L. Pitman. 2008. Mitochondrial sequence divergence among Antarctic killer whale ecotypes is consistent with multiple species. Biology Letters 4:426-429.

Martien, K.K., R.W. Baird, N.M. Hedrick, A.M. Gorgone, J.L. Thieleking, D.J. McSweeney, K.M. Robertson, and D.L. Webster. 2011. Population structure of isoand-associated dolphins: evidence from mitochondrial and microsatellite markers for common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) around the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Mammal Science. doi:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00506.x.

Martien, K.K., D. Gregovich, M.V. Bravington, A.E. Punt, A.E. Strand, D.A. Tallmon, B.L. Taylor. 2009. TOSSM: an R package for assessing performance of genetic analytical methods in a management context. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:1456-1459.

Mesnick, S.L., B.L. Taylor, F.I. Archer, K.K. Martien, W. Escorza Trevino, B.L. Hancock-Hanser, S.C. Moreno Medina, V.L. Pease, K.M. Robertson, J.M. Straley, R.W. Baird, J. Calambokidis, G.S. Schorr, P. Wade, V. Burkanov, C.R. Lunsford, L. Rendell, and P.A. Morin.  2011. Sperm whale population structure in the eastern and central North Pacific inferred by the use of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources 11(Supplement 1):278–298.

Morin, P.A., N.C. Aitken, N. Rubio-Cisneros, A.E. Dizon, and S.L. Mesnick. 2007. Characterization of 18 SNP markers for sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). Molecular Ecology Notes 7:626-630.

Morin, P.A., F.I. Archer, A.D. Foote, J. Vilstrup, E.E. Allen, P. Wade, J. Durban, K. Parsons, R. Pitman, L. Li, P. Bouffard, S.A. Nielsen, M. Rasmussen, E. Willerslev, M.T.P. Gilbert, and T. Harkins. 2010. Complete mitochondrial genome phylogeographic analysis of killer whales (Orcinus orca) indicates multiple species. Genome Research 20: 908-916.

Morin, P.A., and A.E. Dizon. 2009. Genetics for management. In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2nd Edition, pp. 477-483). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Morin, P.A., N.M. Hedrick, K.L. Robertson, and C.A. LeDuc. 2007. Comparative mitochondrial and nuclear quantitative PCR of historical marine mammal tissue, bone, baleen, and tooth samples. Molecular Ecology Notes 7:404-411.

Morin, P.A., K.K. Martien, F.I. Archer, F. Cipriano, D. Steel, J. Jackson, and B.L. Taylor. 2010. Applied conservation genetics and the need for quality control and reporting of genetic data used in fisheries and wildlife management. Journal of Heredity 101(1):1-10.

Morin, P.A., K.K. Martien, and B.L. Taylor. 2009. Assessing statistical power of SNPs for population structure and conservation studies. Molecular Ecology Resources 9(1):66-73.

Morin, P.A., V.L. Pease, B.L. Hancock, K.M. Robertson, C.W. Antolik, and R.M. Huebinger. 2010. Characterization of 42 SNP markers for the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) for use in discriminating populations. Marine Mammal Science 26:716-732.

Palmer, C., S.A. Murphy, D. Thiele, G.J. Parra, K.M. Robertson, I. Beasley, and C.M. Austin. 2011. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA clarifies the taxonomy and distribution of the Australian snubfin dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni) in northern Australian waters. Marine and Freshwater Research  62(11):1303-1307. 

Pitman, R.L., W.L. Perryman, D. LeRoi, and E. Eilers. 2007. A dwarf form of killer whale in Antarctica. Journal of Mammalogy 88(1):43-48.

Rendell, L., S.L. Mesnick, M.L. Dalebout, J. Burtenshaw, and H. Whitehead. 2011. Can genetic differences explain vocal dialect variation in sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus? Behavior Genetics 42(2):42:332–343.

Rubio-Cisneros, N.., S.L. Mesnick, R. Vázquez-Juárez, J. Urbán-Ramírez, C.A.J. Godard, R. Payne and A.E. Dizon. 2007. Genetic sex determination supports the Gulf of California as an important habitat for male and female sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals 5(2): 125-128.

Tallmon, D., D. Gregovich, R. Waples, C.S. Baker, J. Jackson, B.L. Taylor, F.I. Archer, K.K. Martien, M. Schwartz. 2010. When are genetic methods useful for estimating contemporary abundance and detecting population trends? Molecular Ecology Resources 10:684-692.

Taylor, B.L., K. Martien, and P. Morin. 2010. Identifying units to conserve using genetic data. Pages 306-344 /in/ Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation—A Handbook of Techniques. I.L. Boyd, W.D. Bowen and S.J. Iverson editors. Oxford University Press.

Tezanos-Pinto, G., C. S. Baker, K. Russell, K. Martien, R. W. Baird, A. Hutt, G. Stone, A. A. Mignucci-Giannoni, S. Caballero, M. Oremus, C. Olavarria, S. Lavery, and C. Garrigue. 2009. A worldwide perspective on the population structure and genetic diversity of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in New Zealand. Journal of Heredity 100(1):11-24.

Vilstrup, J.T., S.Y.W. Ho, A.D. Foote, P.A. Morin, D. Kreb, M. Krützen, G.J. Parra, K.M. Robertson, R. de Stephanis, P. Verborgh, E. Willerslev, L. Orlando, and M.T.P. Gilbert. 2011. Mitogenomic phylogenetic analyses of the Delphinidae with an emphasis on the Globicephalinae. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:65.