Recent Publications: Use of ecosystem data to improve understanding of cetacean ecology, ecosystem structure and function, and variation in space and time.


Ballance, L.T. 2007. Understanding seabirds at sea: why and how? Marine Ornithology 35:127-135.

Ballance, L.T. 2009. Cetacean Ecology. In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2nd Edition, pp. 196-201). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Ballance, L.T. and T. Whitty. 2010. Review of “Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans” Restoration Ecology 18(5):780-781.

Becker, E.A., K.A. Forney, M.C. Ferguson, D.G. Foley, R.C. Smith, J. Barlow, and J.V. Redfern. 2010. Comparing California Current cetacean-habitat models developed using in situ and remotely sensed sea surface temperature data. Marine Ecology Progress Series 413:163–183. 

Feeney, R.F., R.J. Lavenberg, and R.L. Pitman. 2010. Description of a complete Liopropoma larva from the Gulf of California (Mexico) and its comparison with L. fasciatum and L. longilepis (Actinopterygii: Epinephelidae). Ciencias Marinas 36(1):83-89.

Fiedler, P.C. 2009. The Ocean Environment. In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2nd Edition, pp. 792-797). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Fiedler, P.C. 2010. Comparison of objective descriptions of the thermocline. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 8:313-325.

Force, M.P. and L.T. Ballance. 2009. A Pink-footed Shearwater in Hawai’i. Elepaio 69(6):39-40.

Force, M.P., J.M. Cotton, R.A. Rowlett, and L.T. Ballance. 2009. First records of Chatham Island Petrel Pterodroma axillaris in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Marine Ornithology 37:269-271.

Godard-Codding, C.A.J., R. Clark, M.C. Fossi, L. Marsili, S. Maltese, A.G. West, L. Valenzuela, V. Rowntree, I. Polyak, J.C. Cannon, K. Pinkerton, N. Rubio-Cisneros, S.L. Mesnick, S.B. Cox, I. Kerr, R. Payne, J.J. Stegeman. 2011. Pacific Ocean–wide Profile of CYP1A1 Expression, Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Ratios, and Organic Contaminant Burden in Sperm Whale Skin Biopsies. Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives 119:337-343.

Jefferson, T.A., M.A. Webber, and R.L. Pitman. 2008. Marine Mammals of the World. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 573 pp.

Kahru, M., P.C. Fiedler, S.T. Gille, M. Manzano, and B.G. Mitchell. 2007. Sea level anomalies control phytoplankton biomass in the Costa Rica Dome area. Geophysical Research Letters 34:L22601. doi:10.1029/2007GL031631.

Kane, E.A., P.A. Olson, T. Gerrodette, and P.C. Fiedler. 2008. Prevalence of the commensal barnacle Xenobalanus globicipitis on cetacean species in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, and a review of global occurrence. Fishery Bulletin 106(4):395-404.

Kaschner, K., D. Tittensor, J. Ready, T. Gerrodette, and B. Worm. 2011. Current and future patterns of global marine mammal biodiversity. PLoS ONE 6:e19653.

Lewallen, E.A., R.L. Pitman, S.L. Kjartanson, and N.R. Lovejoy. 2011. Phylogenetic systematics of flyingfishes (Teleostei: Exocoetidae): Evolution in the epipelagic zone. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 102:161-174.

Liles, M.J., M.V. Jandres, W.A. Lopez, G.I. Mariona, C.R. Hasbun, and J.A. Seminoff. 2011. Hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in El Salvador: nesting distribution and mortality at the largest remaining nesting aggregation in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Endangered Species Research 14:23-30.

López-Mendilaharsu, M., S.C. Gardner, R. Riosmena-Rodriguez, and J.A. Seminoff. 2008. Diet selection by immature green turtles (Chelonia mydas) at a coastal foraging ground along the Pacific Coast of the Baja California Peninsula, México. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 88:641-647.

Mangel, J.C., J. Alfaro-Shigueto, M.J. Witt, P.H. Dutton, J.A. Seminoff, and B.J. Godley. 2011. Post-capture movements of loggerhead turtles in the southeastern Pacific Ocean assessed by satellite tracking. Marine Ecology Progress Series 433:261-272.

Olson, P.A. 2009. Pilot whales (Globicephala melas and G. macrorhynchus). In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2nd Edition, pp. 847-851). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Olson, R.J., B.N. Popp, B.S. Graham, G.A. López-Ibarra, R. Galván-Magaña, C.E. Lennert-Cody, N. Bocanegra-Castillo, N.J. Wallsgrove, E. Gier, B. Alatorre-Ramírez, L.T. Ballance, and B. Fry. 2010. Food web inferences of stable isotope spatial patterns in copepods and yellowfin tuna in the pelagic eastern Pacific Ocean. Progress in Oceanography 86:124-138.

Pagen, R., P. Pyle and L.T. Ballance. 2008. A Fregatta storm-petrel off Mexico. Western Birds 39:225-227.

Peavey, L., R.L. Pitman, S. Benson, J. Harvey, B. Watson, T. Graham, and K. Kopitsky. 2010. Big eyes, big boats and home videos: studying sea turtles at sea. SWOT: The State of the World’s Sea Turtles Report 5:9-12.

Pitman, R.L. 2009. Mesoplodont whales (Mesoplodon spp.). In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2nd Edition, pp. 721-726). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Pitman, R.L. 2009. Indo- Pacific Beaked Whale (Indopacetus pacificus). In: W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2nd Edition, pp. 600-602). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Pitman, R.L. (ed.). 2011. Killer whale: the top, top predator. Whalewatcher (Journal of the American Cetacean Society) 40(1):1-67.

Pitman, R., H. Fearnbach, R. LeDuc, J.W. Gilpatrick, J.K.B. Ford, and L.T. Ballance. 2007. Killer whales preying on a blue whale calf on the Costa Rica Dome: genetics, morphometrics, vocalizations and composition of the group. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 9(2): 151-58.

Redfern, J.V., J. Barlow, L.T. Ballance, T. Gerrodette, and E.A. Becker. 2008. Absence of scale dependence in dolphin-habitat models for the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 363:1-14.

Rodriguez-Baron, J.M., R. Riosmena-Rogriguez, J.A. Seminoff, and G. Hernandez-Carmona. 2011. Natural History Notes: Chelonia mydas agassizii (East Pacific Green Turtle), Diet. Herpetological Review 31:103.

Rosales-Nanduca, H., T. Gerrodette, J. Urbán-R., G. Cárdenas-Hinojosa, and L. Medrano-González. 2011. Macroecology of marine mammal species in the Mexican Pacific Ocean: diversity and distribution. Marine Ecology Progress Series 431:281-291.

Schipper et al. (100+ authors incl. B. Taylor, S. Reilly and W. Perrin). 2008. The status of the world’s land and marine mammals: Diversity, threat, and knowledge. Science 322(5899):225-230.

Scott, M.D., and S.J. Chivers. 2009. Movements and diving behavior of pelagic spotted dolphins. Marine Mammal Science 25:137-160.

Seminoff, J.A., P. Zárate, M. Coyne, D. Foley, D. Parker, B.N. Lyon, and P.H. Dutton. 2008. Post-nesting migrations of Galapagos green turtles, Chelonia mydas, in relation to oceanographic conditions: integrating satellite telemetry with remotely-sensed ocean data. Endangered Species Research 4:57-72.

Steiger, G.H., J. Calambokidis, J.M. Straley, L.M. Herman, S. Cerchio, D.R. Salden, J. Urbán-R, J.K. Jacobsen, O. von Ziegesar, K.C. Balcomb, C.M. Gabriele, M.E. Dahlheim, S. Uchida, J.K.B. Ford, P. Ladron de Guevara-P, M. Yamaguchi and J. Barlow. 2008. Geographic variation in killer whale attacks on humpback whales in the North Pacific: implications for predation pressure. Endangered Species Research 4:247-256.

Vilchis, L.I., L.T. Ballance, and W. Watson. 2009. Temporal variability of neustonic ichthyoplankton assemblages of the eastern Pacific warm pool: Can community structure be linked to climate variability? Deep-Sea Research I 56:125-140.

Weimerskirch, H. M. Le Corre, C.A. Bost, L.T. Ballance, and R.L. Pitman. 2009. L’avifaune et l’écologie des oiseaux marin. Pages 381-392 in: Clipperton, environnement et biodiversité d’un microcosme océanique. L. Charpy (ed.). Patrimones Naturels 68. MNHN, Paris; IRD, Marseille.