Research

DOLPHINS PLUS/ISLAND DOLPHIN CARE RESEARCH COLLABORATION LIST PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Clegg, I., Borger-Turner, J. L., Eskelinen, H. C. (in review). C-well: the development of welfare assessment measures and protocols for captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Animal Welfare.

Cooper, N. J., Richardson, J. L., Eskelinen, H. C., Cooper, A. G. (in prep). Training transformation: overhauling the training protocol of two marine mammal facilities in the Florida Keys. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science.

Eskelinen, H. C., Jones, B. L., & Kuczaj, S. A. (in review). The ontogeny of whistle production in infant Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) during the first thirty days of life. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Eskelinen, H. C., McCarthy, J. K., & Richardson, J. L. (in prep). An analysis of caloric intake, water temperature, reproductive status, and sexual behavior of Tursiops truncatus in ambient seawater facilities. Aquatic Mammals, Kuczaj, S. A.

Eskelinen, H. C., Jones, B. L., & Borger-Turner, J. L. (2015). Individual dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) mothers use distinct calls to retrieve their calves. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 2(1), 88 – 95.

Kuczaj, S. A., Highfill, L. E., & Byerly, H. C. (2012). The importance of considering context in the assessment of personality characteristics: evidence from ratings of dolphin personality. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 25, 309 – 329.

Kuczaj, S. A., Winship, K. A., Eskelinen, H. C. (in review). Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) can cooperate when solving a novel task. Animal Behavior and Cognition.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Byerly, H. C., Richardson, J. L., & Kuczaj, S. A. (2011, November). Mating behavior in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Poster session presented at the 19th biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, Florida.

Cooper, N. J., Richardson, J. L., Byerly, H. C. & Cooper, A. G. (2010, December). Training transformation: overhauling the training protocol of two marine mammal facilities in the Florida Keys. Formal presentation presented at International Marine Animal Training Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Kuczaj, S. A., Byerly, H. C., Perisho, S., & Jones, B. L., Richardson, J. L. (2012, October). Individual dolphin mothers use unique signals to call their calves. Formal presentation presented at the fall meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, New Orleans, LA.

Kuczaj, S. A., Highfill, L. E., Byerly, H. B. (2011, November). The importance of considering context in the assessment of personality characteristics. Formal presentation presented at The Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, Florida.

Lopes, M. M., Eskelinen, H. C., Kuczaj, S. A., Borger-Turner, J. L. (2014, September). Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) response to an artificial stimulus: impacts of novelty and demographic variation. Informal presentation presented at International Marine Animal Training Association, Orlando, Florida.

McCarthy, J. K., Byerly, H. C., Bates, R. J., & Richardson, J. L. (2011, September). An analysis of the effects of water temperature and reproductive status on caloric intake in Tursiops truncatus in ambient seawater facilities. Poster session presented at the 39th Annual International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association, Miami, Florida.

McCarthy, J. K., Byerly, H. C., Bates, R. J., & Richardson, J. L. (2011, September). An analysis of caloric intake, water temperature, reproductive status, and sexual behavior of Tursiops truncatus in ambient seawater facilities. Poster session presented at the 19th biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy, Tampa, Florida.

HOSTED GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Christina Lydon (Defending 2016; Ph.D. Candidate). Isolation and characterization of potential neurotoxic algal metabolites associated with intoxication of captive bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Keys. Florida International University.

Shaun Perisho (Defending 2015; Ph.D. Candidate). Multifractal scaling in bottlenose dolphin movements over time. University of Southern Mississippi.

Samantha Tufano (Defending 2014; Masters of Professional Science Candidate). Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) whistle rates and blood cortisol levels during periods of perceived stress. University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science..

Brittany Jones (Defended 2014; Masters of Science). The ontogeny of whistle production in infant Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) during the first thirty days of life. University of Southern Mississippi.

Kelley Winship (Defended 2014; Masters of Science). Can dolphins cooperate to solve a novel task?. University of Southern Mississippi.

Christine Bradley (Defended 2013; Masters of Professional Science). Evaluating Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) leukocyte differential counts with the CellaVision DM96 versus the Hemavet 950FS Multispecies Hematology Analyzer and the manual method. University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Isabella Clegg (Defended 2013; Masters of Professional Science). Marine mammal welfare: An examination in the care and wellbeing of captive Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Melissa Lopes (Defended 2012; Masters of Professional Science) vocalizations in response to a novel stimulus: Behavioral. University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Abigail Wisnet (Defended 2011; Bachelors of Science). The effects of megestrol acetate discontinuation on aggression, sexual behavior, and appetite and health of male bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). University of Miami.

Shelby Loos (Defended 2011; Bachelors of Science). Comparing hematological diagnostic techniques and determining clinical pathology references intervals for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at a semi-open ocean facility. University of Miami.

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