Recent Submissions

  • Probability and mitigation of vessel encounters with North Atlantic right whales 

    Vanderlaan, Angelia SM, James J. Corbett, Shannon L. Green, John A. Callahan, et al. 2009. "Probability and mitigation of vessel encounters with North Atlantic right whales." Endangered Species Research 6(3): 273-285.
    Successful mitigation of vessel-whale encounters requires quantitative estimates of vessel strikes, how strike rates change over time, where strikes are most likely to occur, and options for minimizing strikes. In addressing ...
  • Absolute probability estimates of lethal vessel strikes to North Atlantic right whales in Roseway Basin, Scotian Shelf 

    van der Hoop, Julie M., Angelia S. M. Vanderlaan, and Christopher T. Taggart. 2012. "Absolute probability estimates of lethal vessel strikes to North Atlantic right whales in Roseway Basin, Scotian Shelf." Ecological Applications 22(7): 2021-2033.
    Vessel strikes are the primary source of known mortality for the endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Multi-institutional efforts to reduce mortality associated with vessel strikes include vessel-routing ...
  • Reducing the risk of lethal encounters: vessels and right whales in the Bay of Fundy and on the Scotian Shelf 

    Vanderlaan, Angelia S. M., Christopher T. Taggart, Anna R. Serdynska, Robert D. Kenney, et al. 2008. "Reducing the risk of lethal encounters: vessels and right whales in the Bay of Fundy and on the Scotian Shelf." Endangered Species Research 4(3): 283-297.
    The North Atlantic right whale Eubalaena glacialis is endangered, in part, due to vessel-strike mortality. We use vessel traffic and right whale survey data (similar to 3 nautical miles [n miles], similar to 5.6 km resolution) ...
  • Mixed-stock analysis of Atlantic cod near the Gulf of St. Lawrence based on microsatellite DNA 

    Ruzzante, DE, CT Taggart, S. Lang, and D. Cook. 2000. "Mixed-stock analysis of Atlantic cod near the Gulf of St. Lawrence based on microsatellite DNA." Ecological Applications 10(4): 1090-1109.
    The collapse of various stock complexes of cod (Gadus morhua) in the northwest Atlantic has prompted a clarification of relationships among stock components. Here we examine the genetic composition of >2300 cod collected ...
  • Genomic islands of divergence and their consequences for the resolution of spatial structure in an exploited marine fish 

    Bradbury, Ian R., Sophie Hubert, Brent Higgins, Sharen Bowman, et al. 2013. "Genomic islands of divergence and their consequences for the resolution of spatial structure in an exploited marine fish." Evolutionary Applications 6(3): 450-461.
    As populations diverge, genomic regions associated with adaptation display elevated differentiation. These genomic islands of adaptive divergence can inform conservation efforts in exploited species, by refining the ...
  • Accelerometer tags: detecting and identifying activities in fish and the effect of sampling frequency 

    Broell, Franziska, Takuji Noda, Serena Wright, Paolo Domenici, et al. 2013. "Accelerometer tags: detecting and identifying activities in fish and the effect of sampling frequency." Journal of Experimental Biology 216(7): 1255-1264.
    Monitoring and measuring the behaviour and movement of aquatic animals in the wild is typically challenging, though micro-accelerometer (archival or telemetry) tags now provide the means to remotely identify and quantify ...
  • Lipid and gross energy content of North Atlantic right whale food, Calanus finmarchicus, in the Bay of Fundy 

    Michaud, Josee, and Christopher T. Taggart. 2007. "Lipid and gross energy content of North Atlantic right whale food, Calanus finmarchicus, in the Bay of Fundy." Endangered Species Research 3(1): 77-94.
    We address spatial and temporal distribution of abundance, lipid and caloric content and water column energy density of the copepod Calanus finmarchicus, a major food source for the north Atlantic right whale (NARW) Eubalaena ...
  • Spatial variation in right whale food, Calanus finmarchicus, in the Bay of Fundy 

    Michaud, J., and C. T. Taggart. 2011. "Spatial variation in right whale food, Calanus finmarchicus, in the Bay of Fundy." Endangered Species Research 15(3): 179-194.
    No abstract available.