Susan Chivers: Selected Publications

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Selected publications: 2005-2015

Chivers, S. J., W. L. Perryman, M. S. Lynn, T. Gerrodette, F. I. Archer, K. Danil, M. Berman-Kowalewski, and J. P. Dines. 2015. Comparison of reproductive parameters for populations of eastern North Pacific common dolphins: Delphinus capensis and D. delphis. Marine Mammal Science DOI: 10.1111/mms.12244.

Kellar, N. M., K. N. Catelani, M. N. Robbins, C. D. Allen, M. L. Trego, K. Danil and S. J. Chivers. 2015. Blubber cortisol: A potential tool for assessing stress response in free-ranging dolphins without effects due to sampling. PlosOne 10(2):e0115257. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115257.

Shaul, Nellie J., Nathan G. Dodder, Lihini I. Aluwihare, Susan Mackintosh, Keith Maruya, Susan J. Chivers, Kerri Danil, Dave W. Weller, Eunha Hoh.  2015. Nontargeted biomonitoring of halogenated organic compounds in two ecotypes of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Southern California Bight. Environmental Science and Technology DOI:10.1021/es50516q

Kellar, N. M., M. L. Trego, S. J. Chivers, F. I. Archer, and W. L. Perryman.  2014. From progesterone in biopsies to estimates of pregnancy rates: Large scale reproductive patterns of two sympatric species of common dolphin, Delphinus spp. off California, USA and Baja, Mexico. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 113:58-80.

Kellar, N. M., M. L. Trego, S. J. Chivers, and F. I. Archer.  2013. Pregnancy patterns of pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) in the eastern tropical Pacific determined from hormonal analysis of blubber biopsies and correlations with the purse-seine tuna fishery.  Marine Biology DOI: 10.1007/s00227-013-2299-0 (29 August 2013).

Kellar, N. M., M. L. Trego, S. J. Chivers, F. I. Archer, J. J. Minich, and W. L. Perryman. 2013. Are there biases in biopsy sampling? Potential drivers of sex ratio in projectile biopsy samples from two small delphinids. Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12014.

Redfern, J. V., M. F. McKenna, T. J. Moore, J. Calambokidis, M. L. DeAngelis, E. A. Becker, J. Barlow, K. A. Forney, P. C. Fiedler, and S. J. Chivers. 2013. Assessing the risk of ships striking large whales in marine spatial planning. Conservation Biology 27(2):292-302. (doi:10.1111/cobi.12029)

Scott, M. D., S. J. Chivers, R. O. Olson, P. C. Fiedler, and K. Holland. 2012. Pelagic predator associations: tuna and dolphins in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 458:283-302. doi 10.3354/meps09740.

Carretta, J. V., S. J. Chivers, and W. L. Perryman. 2011. Abundance of the long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) in California and western Baja California waters estimated from a 2009 ship-based line-transect survey.  Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 110(3):152-164.

Archer, F. I., J. V. Redfern, T. Gerrodette, S. J. Chivers, and W. F. Perrin. 2010. Estimation of relative exposure of dolphins to fishery activity Marine Ecology Progress Series 410:245-255.

Chivers, S. J., W. L. Perryman, N. M. Kellar, J. V. Carretta, F. I. Archer, J. V. Redfern, A. E. Henry, M. S. Lynn, C. Hall, A. Jackson, G. Serra-Valente, T. J. Moore, C. Surrey-Marsden, and L. T. Ballance. 2010. Ecosystem survey of Delphinus species cruise report. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-464, 54 p.

Chivers, S. J. 2009. Cetacean Life History. Pages 215-220 In: Perrin, W. F., B. Wursig, and J. G. M. Thewissen (eds). Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, 2nd edition. San Diego: Elsevier Press. 1316 pp.

Danil, K., S. J. Chivers, M. D. Henshaw, J. L. Thieleking, R. Daniels, and J. A. St. Leger. 2010. Cetacean strandings in San Diego County, California, USA: 1851-2008. Journal of Cetacean Research Management 11(2):163-184.

Kellar, N. M., M. L. Trego, C. I. Marks, S. J. Chivers, K. Danil, and F. I. Archer. 2009. Blubber testosterone: A potential marker of male reproductive status in short-beaked common dolphins. Marine Mammal Science DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2009.00291.x.

Larese, J. P. and S. J. Chivers. 2009. Growth and reproduction of female eastern and whitebelly spinner dolphins incidentally killed in the eastern tropical Pacific tuna purse-seine fishery. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87(6):537-552. doi:10.1139/Z09-038.

Scott, M. D., and S. J. Chivers. 2009.  Movements and diving behavior of pelagic spotted dolphins.  Marine Mammal Science 25:137-160. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2008.00241.x.

Ylitalo, G. M., R. W. Baird, G. K. Yanagida, D. L. Webster, S. J. Chivers, J. L. Bolton, G. S. Schorr, and D. J. McSweeney. 2009. High levels of persistent organic pollutant in blubber of island-associated false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) from the main Hawaiian Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58:1932-1937.

Danil, K. and S. J. Chivers. 2007. Growth and reproduction of female short-beaked common dolphins, Delphinus delphis, in the eastern tropical Pacific. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85:108-121.

Danil, K. and S. J. Chivers. 2006. Habitat-based spatial and temporal variability in life history characteristics of female common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in the eastern tropical Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 318:277-286.

Perrin, W. F., M. L. L. Dolar, S. J. Chivers, and C. M. Chan. 2005. Length-weight relationships in the spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris). Marine Mammal Science 21(4):765-778.

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.

Chivers, S. J., R. G. LeDuc, K. M. Robertson, N. B. Barros, and A. E. Dizon. 2005. Genetic variation of Kogia spp. with preliminary evidence for two species of Kogia sima.  Marine Mammal Science 21(4):619-634.





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