Professor Lars Bejder
PhD, MSc, BSc

Research Leader, Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU)

About me

My main research interests fall into three categories: analysing and developing quantitative methods to evaluate complex animal social structures; evaluating impacts of human activity (coastal development, tourism, habitat degradation) on cetaceans; and fundamental biology and ecology, including assessing abundance and habitat use of marine wildlife. I work closely with wildlife management agencies to optimise the conservation- and management outcomes of my research.

Awards and grants

2011: Recipient of Murdoch University’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research

 

GRANTS:

2012-2014: $AUS 127,000 Snubfin and humpback dolphin abundance and genetic connectivity in the eastern Pilbara, Western Australia. Australia Marine Mammal Centre.

2011-2013. $AUS >220,000.  An ecosystem approach to estimating the viability of bottlenose dolphin populations exposed to industrial-port and tourism activities in south-western Australia. Funders include: Department of Environment & Conservation, South West Development Commission, City of Bunbury, Bunbury Port Authority, Worsly Alumina and Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre.

2011: $AUS 49,540. Spatial modeling of cetacean habitat use and abundance. Australian Marine Mammal Centre.

2009-2011. $AUS 224,000. Abundance and critical habitat of bottlenose dolphins in South West Australia. The Water Corporation, WA.

2009-2011: $AUS 361,000 Genetic structure and abundance of fishery-impacted dolphin populations of the Pilbara region, North-Western Australia. Australia Marine Mammal Centre.

2009-2010:  $AUS 17,700. An ecosystem approach to evaluating the impacts of tourism and port activities on dolphins of south-western Australia. Winifred Violet Scott Estate Fund.

2007-2012. $AUS 109,000. Evaluation of effectiveness of management interventions imposed to reduce impacts of vessel activity on bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Western Australian State Department of Environment and Conservation.

2007-2010. $AUS 349,000.  An ecosystem approach to estimating the viability of bottlenose dolphin populations exposed to industrial-port and tourism activities in south-western Australia. Funders include: Department of Environment and Conservation, South West Development Commission, City of Bunbury, Bunbury Port Authority, Worsly Alumina and the Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre.

2008. $AUS 115,000. International Whaling Commission Workshop: Large-Scale Whalewatching Research Initiative. State, Federal and International funders including: International Whaling Commission, Australian Federal Department of the Environment & Water Resources and Perth Convention Bureau.

2007. $AUS 48,000. An ecosystem approach to evaluating the impacts of tourism and port activities on dolphins of south-western Australia. Winifred Violet Scott Estate Fund.

Professional and community service

EDUCATION:

2012- present: Associate Professor, Murdoch University.

2011- present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University.

2006 – 2011: Research Leadership Fellow, Cetacean Research Unit, Murdoch University, Australia.

2005: Doctor of Philosophy. Dalhousie University, Canada.

1997: Master of Science in Marine Science. University of Otago, New Zealand.

1994: Bachelor of Science in Biology. University of Odense, Denmark.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

2011 – present Member of the Ichthys Project Dredging Expert Panel to advise on the Darwin Harbour development.

2011 – Member of the Western Australia’s Marine Parks and Reserves Authority Science Advisory Committee.

2010 – Chair of the International Whaling Commission’s Whale-watch sub-committee.

2008 – present Board member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (Chair of the Education Committee).

2008    Host and organizer: International Whaling Commission Workshop: Large-Scale Whalewatching Research Initiative.

2006 – present Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Publications

Chapters

  • Higham, J., Bejder, L., Williams, R., (2014),Time to rethink: Fostering the nascent 'sustainability paradigm',In: Whaling-watching, sustainable tourism and ecological management, Cambridge University Press, pages 365 to 378.
  • Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., Bejder, L., (2014),The use of spatial-temporal closures as a tool to manage cetacean-watch tourism.,In: Whaling-watching, sustainable tourism and ecological management, Cambridge University Press, pages 242 to 262.
  • Higham, J., Bejder, L., Williams, R., (2014),Tourism, cetaceans and sustainable development: Moving beyond simple binaries and intuitive assumptions,In: Whaling-watching, sustainable tourism and ecological management, Cambridge University Press, pages 1 to 18.
  • Beasley, I., Bejder, L., Marsh, H., (2014),Concerns about cetacean-watching in developing countries: a case study from the Mekong River.,In: Whaling-watching, sustainable tourism and ecological management, Cambridge University Press, pages 307 to 322.
  • Bejder, L., Constantine, R., (2008),Managing the whale and dolphin watch industry: Time for a paradigm shift,In: Marine wildlife and Tourism Management: Insights from the Natural and Social Sciences, CABI, pages 321 to 333.
  • Samuels, A., Bejder, L., Constantine, R., Heinrich, S., (2003),Swimming with wild cetaceans in the Southern Hemisphere,In: Marine mammals: fisheries, tourism and management issues, CSIRO PUBLISHING, pages 265 to 291.
  • Bejder, L., Samuels, A., (2003),Evaluating the effects of nature-based tourism on cetaceans,In: Marine mammals: fisheries, tourism and management issues, CSIRO PUBLISHING, pages 229 to 256.

Journals

  • Sprogis, K., Smith, H., Rankin, R., MacLeod, C., Bejder, L., (2016), Home range size of adult Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in a coastal and estuarine system is habitat and sex-specific, Marine Mammal Science, 32, 1, pages 287 - 308.
  • Brown, A., Bejder, L., Pollock, K., Allen, S., (2016), Site-specific assessments of the abundance of three inshore dolphin species to inform conservation and management, Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 4, pages 1 - 18.
  • Nowacek, D., Christiansen, F., Bejder, L., Goldbogen, J., Friedlaender, A., (2016), Studying cetacean behaviour: new technological approaches and conservation applications, Animal Behaviour, 120, , pages 235 - 244.
  • Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., Johnston, D., Pollock, K., Williams, R., Bejder, L., (2016), Evaluating monitoring methods for cetaceans, Biological Conservation, 201, , pages 252 - 260.
  • Heenehan, H., Tyne, J., Bejder, L., Parijs, S., Johnston, D., (2016), Passive acoustic monitoring of coastally associated Hawaiian spinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris, ground-truthed through visual surveys, Animal Behaviour, 140, 1, pages 206 - 215.
  • Brown, A., Bejder, L., Parra, G., Cagnazzi, D., Hunt, T., Smith, H., Allen, S., (2016), Sexual dimorphism and geographic variation in dorsal fin features of Australian humpback dolphins, Sousa sahulensis, Advances in Marine Biology, 73, , pages 273 - 314.
  • Sprogis, K., Pollock, K., Smith, H., Allen, S., Kopps, A., Manlik, O., Tyne, J., Bejder, L., (2016), Sex-specific patterns in abundance, temporary emigration and survival of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in coastal and estuarine waters, Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 12, pages 1 - 15.
  • Christiansen, F., Dujon, A., Sprogis, K., Arnould, J., Bejder, L., (2016), Non-invasive Unmanned Aerial Vehicle provides estimates of the energetic cost of reproduction in humpback whales (No doc attached), Ecosphere, 7, 10, pages DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1468 -.
  • Rankin, R., Nicholson, K., Allen, S., Krutzen, M., Bejder, L., Pollock, K., (2016), A Full-Capture Hierarchical Bayesian Model of Pollocks Closed Robust Design and Application to Dolphins, Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, , pages 1 - 18.
  • Senigaglia, V., Christiansen, F., Bejder, L., Gendron, D., Lundquist, D., Noren, D., Schaffar, A., Smith, J., Williams, R., Martinez, E., Lusseau, D., (2016), Meta-analyses of whalewatching impact studies. Comparisons of cetacean responses to disturbance, Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 542, , pages 251 - 263.
  • Senigaglia, V., Christiansen, F., Bejder, L., Gendron, D., Lundquist, D., Noren, D., Schaffar, A., Smith, J., Williams, R., Martinez, E., Stockin, K., Lusseau, D., (2016), Meta-analyses of whale-watching impact studies: comparisons of cetacean responses to disturbance, Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 542, , pages 251 - 263.
  • Higham, J., Bejder, L., Allen, S., Corkeron, P., Lusseau, D., (2016), Managing whale-watching as a non-lethal consumptive activity, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 24, 1, pages 73 - 90.
  • Manlik, O., McDonlad, J., Mann, J., Smith, H., Bejder, L., Krutzen, K., Connor, R., Heithaus, M., Lacy, R., Sherwin, W., (2016), The relative importance of reproduction and survival for the conservation of two dolphin populations, Ecology and Evolution, 6, 11, pages 3496 - 3512.
  • Bejder, M., Johnston, D., Smith, J., Friedlaender, A., Bejder, L., (2016), Embracing conservation success of recovering humpback whale populations: Evaluating the case for downlisting their conservation status in Australia, Marine Policy, 66, , pages 137 - 141.
  • Rankin, R., Mann, J., Singh, L., Patterson, E., Krzyszczyk, E., Bejder, L., (2016), The role of weighted and topological network information to understand animal social networks: a null-model approach, Animal Behaviour, 113, , pages 215 - 228.
  • McCluskey, S., Bejder, L., Loneragan, N., (2016), Dolphin prey availability and calorific value in an Estuarine and Coastal Environment, Frontiers in Marine Science, 3:30. doi 10.3389/fmars.2016.00030, , pages 1 - 23.
  • Smith, H., Frere, C., Kobryn, H., Bejder, L., (2016), Dolphin sociality, distribution and calving as important behavioural patterns informing management, Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, print ISSN 1367-9430, , pages 1 - 10.
  • Heenehan, H., Basurto, X., Bejder, L., Tyne, J., Higham, J., Johnston, D., (2015), Using Ostrom's common-pool resource theory to build toward an integrated ecosystem-based sustainable cetacean tourism system in Hawai'i, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 23, 4, pages 536 - 556.
  • Tyne, J., Johnston, D., Rankin, R., Loneragan, N., Bejder, L., (2015), The importance of spinner dolphin (Stenellalongirostris) resting habitat: implications formanagement, Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 52, 3, pages 621 - 630.
  • de Freitas, M., Jensen, F., Tyne, J., Bejder, L., Madsen, P., (2015), Echolocation parameters of Australian humpback dolphins (Sousa sahulensis) and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the wild, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 6, pages 3033 - 3041.
  • Tyne, J., Pollock, K., Johnston, D., Bejder, L., (2014), Abundance and Survival Rates of the Hawai'i IslandAssociated Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) Stock, PLoS One, 9, 1, pages -.
  • Brown, A., Kopps, A., Allen, S., Bejder, L., Littleford-Colquhoun, B., Parra, G., Cagnazzi, D., Thiele, D., Palmer, C., Frere, C., (2014), Population differentiation and hybridisation of Australian snubfin (Orcaella heinsohni) and Indo-Pacific humpback (Sousa chinensis) dolphins in north-western Australia, PLoS One, 9, 9, pages e101427 -.
  • Allen, S., Tyne, J., Kobryn, H., Bejder, L., Pollock, K., Loneragan, N., (2014), Patterns of dolphin bycatch in a North-Western Australian trawl fishery, PLoS One, 9, 4, pages e93178 -.
  • Chabanne, D., Finn, H., Salgado, C., Bejder, L., (2014), Identification of a resident community of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the Swan Canning Riverpark, Western Australia, using behavioural information, Pacific Conservation Biology: a journal dedicated to conservation and wildlife management in the Pacific region, 12, 4, pages 247 - 262.
  • Anderson, D., Kobryn, H., Norman, B., Bejder, L., Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., (2014), Spatial and temporal patterns of nature-based tourism interactions with whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 148, 0, pages 109 - 119.
  • Stephens, N., Duignan, P., Wang, J., Bingham, J., Finn, H., Bejder, L., Patterson, I., Holyoake, C., (2014), Cetacean morbillivirus in coastal indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins, Western Australia, Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print), 20, 4, pages 672 - 676.
  • Kopps, A., Ackermann, C., Sherwin, W., Allen, S., Bejder, L., Krutzen, M., (2014), Cultural transmission of tool use combined with habitat specialisations leads to fine-scale genetic structure in bottlenose dolphins, Royal Society of London. Proceedings B. Biological Sciences, 281, 1782, pages 1 - 8.
  • Smith, H., Pollock, K., Waples, K., Bradley, S., Bejder, L., (2013), Use of the Robust Design to Estimate Seasonal Abundance and Demographic Parameters of a Coastal Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) Population, PLoS One, 8, 10, pages 1 - 10.
  • Holyoake, C., Holley, D., Spencer, P., Salagado-Kent, C., Coughran, D., Bejder, L., (2013), Northernmost record of Shepherd's beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi) - a morphological and genetic description from a stranding from Shark Bay, Western Australia, Pacific Conservation Biology: a journal dedicated to conservation and wildlife management in the Pacific region, 19, 2, pages 169 - 174.
  • Bejder, L., Hodgson, A., Loneragan, N., Allen, S., (2012), Coastal dolphins in north-western Australia: The need for re-evaluation of species listings and short-comings in the Environmental Impact Assessment process, Pacific Conservation Biology: a journal dedicated to conservation and wildlife management in the Pacific region, 18, , pages 22 - 25.
  • Brown, A., Bejder, L., Cagnazzi, D., Parra, G., Allen, S., (2012), The North West Cape, Western Australia: A potential hotspot for indo-pacific humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis?, Pacific Conservation Biology: a journal dedicated to conservation and wildlife management in the Pacific region, 18, 4, pages 240 - 246.
  • Donaldson, R., Finn, H., Bejder, L., Lusseau, D., Calver, M., (2012), The social side of human-wildlife interaction: Wildlife can learn harmful behaviours from each other, Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 15, 5, pages 427 - 435.
  • Allen, S., Cagnazzi, D., Hodgson, A., Loneragan, N., Bejder, L., (2012), Tropical inshore dolphins of north-western Australia: Unknown populations in a rapidly changing region, Pacific Conservation Biology: a journal dedicated to conservation and wildlife management in the Pacific region, 18, 1, pages 56 - 63.
  • Nicholson, K., Bejder, L., Allen, S., Krutzen, M., Pollock, K., (2012), Abundance, survival and temporary emigration of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) off Useless Loop in the western gulf of Shark Bay, Western Australia, Marine & Freshwater Research: advances in the aquatic sciences, 63, 11, pages 1059 - 1068.
  • Jensen, F., Beedholm, K., Wahlberg, M., Bejder, L., Madsen, P., (2012), Estimated communication range and energetic cost of bottlenose dolphin whistles in a tropical habitat, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131, 1, pages 582 - 592.
  • Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., Kopps, A., Allen, S., Krutzen, M., Bejder, L., (2012), Ecological characteristics contribute to sponge distribution and tool use in bottlenose dolphins Tursiops sp., Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 444, , pages 143 - 153.
  • Thorne, L., Johnston, D., Urban, D., Tyne, J., Bejder, L., Baird, R., Yin, S., Rickards, S., Deakos, M., Mobley, J., Pack, A., Chapla Hill, M., (2012), Predictive modeling of spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) resting habitat in the main Hawaiian Islands, PLoS One, 7, 8, pages 1 - 14.
  • Chabanne, D., Finn, H., Salgado, C., Bejder, L., (2012), Identification of a resident community ofbottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in theSwan Canning Riverpark, Western Australia,using behavioural information., Pacific Conservation Biology: a journal dedicated to conservation and wildlife management in the Pacific region, 18, 4, pages 247 - 262.
  • Allen, S., Bejder, L., Krutzen, M., (2011), Why do Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) carry conch shells (Turbinella sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia?, Marine Mammal Science, 27, 2, pages 449 - 454.
  • Deakos, M., Baker, J., Bejder, L., (2011), Characteristics of a manta ray Manta alfredi population off Maui, Hawaii, and implications for management, Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 429, , pages 245 - 260.
  • Wahlberg, M., Jensen, F., Aguilar Soto, N., Beedholm, K., Bejder, L., Oliveira, C., Rasmussen, M., Simon, M., Villadsgaard, A., Madsen, P., (2011), Source parameters of echolocation clicks from wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus and Tursiops truncatus), Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130, 4, pages 2263 - 2274.
  • Frere, C., Krutzen, M., Mann, J., Watson-Capps, J., Tsai, Y., Patterson, E., Connor, R., Bejder, L., Sherwin, W., (2010), Home range overlap, matrilineal and biparental kinship drive female associations in bottlenose dolphins, Animal Behaviour, 80, 3, pages 481 - 486.
  • Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., Krutzen, M., Allen, S., Bejder, L., (2010), An integrated data management and video system for sampling aquatic benthos, Marine & Freshwater Research: advances in the aquatic sciences, 61, 9, pages 1023 - 1028.
  • Frere, C., Krutzen, M., Mann, J., Connor, R., Bejder, L., Sherwin, W., (2010), Social and genetic interactions drive fitness variation in a free-living dolphin population, National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings, 107, 46, pages 19949 - 19954.
  • Bacher, K., Allen, S., Lindholm, A., Bejder, L., Krutzen, M., (2010), Genes or Culture: Are mitochondrial genes associated with tool use in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.)?, Behavior Genetics: an international journal devoted to research in the inheritance of behavior, 40, 5, pages 706 - 714.
  • Jensen, F., Bejder, L., Wahlberg, M., Madsen, P., (2009), Biosonar adjustments to target range of echolocating bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in the wild, Journal of Experimental Biology, 212, 8, pages 1078 - 1086.
  • Jensen, F., Bejder, L., Wahlberg, M., Aguilar Soto, N., Johnson, M., Madsen, P., (2009), Vessel noise effects on delphinid communication, Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 395, , pages 161 - 175.
  • Bejder, L., Samuels, A., Whitehead, H., Finn, H., Allen, S., (2009), Impact assessment research: use and misuse of habituation, sensitisation and tolerance in describing wildlife responses to anthropogenic stimuli, Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 395, , pages 177 - 185.
  • Bejder, L., Madsen, P., Wahlberg, M., Jensen, F., (2008), Noise levels and masking potential of small whale watching and research vessel around two delphinid species, Bioacoustics: the international journal of animal sound and its recording, 17, , pages 166 - 168.
  • Lusseau, D., Lusseau, S., Bejder, L., Williams, R., (2008), An individual-based model to infer the impact of whalewatching on cetacean population dynamics, The Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, , , pages -.
  • Higham, J., Bejder, L., (2008), An integrated and adaptive management model to address the long-term sustainability of tourist interactions with cetaceans, Environmental Conservation: an international journal of environmental science, 35, 4, pages 294 - 302.
  • Higham, J., Bejder, L., (2008), Managing Wildlife-based tourism: Edging slowing towards sustainability?, Current Issues in Tourism, 11, 1, pages 75 - 83.
  • Bejder, L., Lusseau, D., (2008), Valuable lessons from studies evaluating impacts of cetacean watch tourism., Bioacoustics: the international journal of animal sound and its recording, 17, , pages 158 - 161.
  • Wahlberg, M., Schack, H., Wilson, M., Bejder, L., Madsen, P., (2008), Particle acceleration noise generated by boats., Bioacoustics: the international journal of animal sound and its recording, 17, , pages 148 - 150.
  • Lusseau, D., Bejder, L., (2007), The Long-term Consequences of Short-term Responses to Disturbance Experiences from Whalewatching Impact Assessment, International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 20, , pages 228 - 236.
  • Bejder, L., Samuels, A., Whitehead, H., Gales, N., (2006), Interpreting short-term behavioural responses to disturbance within a longitudinal perspective, Animal Behaviour, 72, 5, pages 1149 - 1158.
  • Connor, R., Smolker, R., Bejder, L., (2006), Synchrony, social behaviour and alliance affiliation in Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops aduncus, Animal Behaviour, 72, 6, pages 1371 - 1378.

2012

  • Jensen, F. H., Beedholm, K., Wahlberg, M., Bejder, L., and Madsen, P. T. 2012. Estimated communication range and energetic cost of bottlenose dolphin whistles in a tropical habitat. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 131: 582-592.
  • Tyne, J., Loneragan, L., Kopps, A., Allen, S., Krützen, M. and Bejder, L. 2012. Ecological characteristics contribute to sponge distribution and tool use in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). Marine Ecology Progress Series 444:143-153.

2011

  • Wahlberg, M., Jensen, F.H., Aguilar-Soto, N., Beedholm, K., Bejder, L. Oliveria, C., Rasmussen, M., Simon, M., Villadsgaard, A. and Madsen, P.T. 2011. Source parameters of echolocation clicks from wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops adnucus and Tursiops truncatus). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 130(4):2263-2274.
  • Frère, C.H., Mann, J., Krützen, M., Connor, R., Bejder, L and Sherwin W.B. 2011. Nature and nurture: a step towards investigating their interactions in the wild. Communicative & Integrative Biology 4(2):192-193
  • Allen, S.J., Bejder, L. and Krützen, M. 2011. Why do Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) carry conch shells (Turbinella sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia? Marine Mammal Science. 27(2). pp. 449-454
  • Deakos, M.H., Baker, J.D. and Bejder, L. 2011. Characteristics of a manta ray (Manta alfredi) population off Maui, Hawaii, and implications for management Marine Ecological Progress Series. 429:245-260
  • Williams, R., Gero, S., Bejder, L., Calambokidis, J., Scott D. Kraus, S.D., Lusseau, D., Read, A. and Robbins, J. 2011. Underestimating the Damage: interpreting cetacean carcass recoveries in the context of the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident. Conservation Letters. 4: 228–233

2010

  • Bacher, K., Allen, S.J., Lindholm, A., Bejder, L. and Krützen, M. 2010. Genes or culture – Are mitochondrial genes associated with tool use in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.)? Behaviour and Genetics. 40: 706-714
  • Frère, C.H., Krützen, M., Mann, J., Connor, R., Bejder, L. and Sherwin W.B. 2010. Social and genetic interactions drive fitness variation in a free-living dolphin population. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 107 (46): 19949-19954.
  • Frère, C.H., Krützen, M., Mann, J., Connor, R., Bejder, L. and Sherwin W.B. 2010. Home range overlap, matrilineal, and biparental kinship drive female associations in East Shark Bay bottlenose dolphins. Animal Behaviour. 80: 481-486
  • Tyne, J.A., Loneragan, N., Krützen, M., Allen, S., and Bejder, L. 2010. An integrated data management and video system to sample aquatic benthos. Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 61: 1023-1028

2009

  • Bejder, L., Samuels, A., Whitehead, H., Finn, H. and Allen., S. 2009. Impact assessment research: use and misuse of habituation, sensitisation and tolerance to describe wildlife responses to anthropogenic stimuli. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 395: 177-185
  • Jensen, F.H., Bejder, L., Wahlberg, M. and Madsen, P.T. 2009. Biosonar adjustments to target range of echolocating bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp) in the wild. Journal of Experimental Biology: 212: 1078-1086. doi:10.1242/jeb.025619
  • Jensen, F.H., Bejder, L., Wahlberg, M., Johnson, M., Aguilar Soto, N. and Madsen, P.T. 2009. Vessel noise effects on delphinid communication. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 395: 161-175

2008

  • Higham J.E.S., Bejder, L. and Lusseau D. 2008. An integrated and adaptive management model to address the long term sustainability of tourist interactions with cetaceans. Environmental Conservation.35 (4):294-302 Copyright: Cambridge University Press. Online version
  • Bejder, L. and Lusseau, D. 2008. Valuable lessons from studies evaluating impacts of cetacean watch tourism. Bioacoustics (Special Issue) 17: 158-161.
  • Wahlberg, M., Schack, H.B., Wilson, M., Bejder, L. and Madsen, P.T. 2008. Particle acceleration noise generated by boats. Bioacoustics (Special Issue). 17: 148-150.
  • Jensen, F.H., Wahlberg, M., Bejder, L. and Madsen, P. 2008. Noise levels and masking potential of small whale watching and research vessel around two delphinid species. Bioacoustics (Special Issue) 17: 166-168.
  • Higham, J. and Bejder, L. 2008. Managing wildlife-based tourism: Edging slowly towards sustainability? Current Issues in Tourism 11(1): 75-83.

2007

  • Lusseau D. and Bejder, L. 2007. The long-term consequences of short-term responses to disturbance: Experiences from whalewatching impact assessment. International Journal of Comparative Psychology (Special Issue) 20: 228-236.
  • Constantine, R. and Bejder, L. 2007. Managing the whale-and dolphin watch industry: Time for a paradigm shift. In: J. Higham and M. Lück (Eds). Marine Wildlife and Tourism Management. CABI Publishing.
  • Heithaus, M., Frid, A., Wirsing, A., Dill, L.M., Fourqurean, J. and Bejder, L. 2007. Tiger shark predation risk drives condition-dependent habitat use in green sea turtles. Journal of Animal Ecology. 76(5): 837 – 844

2006

  • Bejder, L., Samuels, A., Whitehead, H., Gales, N., Mann, J., Connor, R., Heithaus, M., Watson-Capps, J., Flaherty, C and Krützen, M. 2006. Decline in relative abundance of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp) exposed to long-term disturbance. Conservation Biology. 20 (6), 1791–1798.
  • Bejder, L., Samuels, A., Whitehead, H. and Gales, N. 2006. Interpreting short-term behavioural responses to disturbance within a longitudinal perspective. Animal Behaviour. 72 (5): 1149-1158.
  • Connor, R.C., Smolker, R., and Bejder, L. 2006. Synchrony, social behavior and alliance affiliations in Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). Animal Behaviour. 72 (6): 1371-1378.

2005

  • Gero, S., Bejder, L., Whitehead, H., Mann, J. and Connor, R.C. 2005. Behaviourally specific preferred associations in bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops spp. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 1566-1573.
  • Heithaus, M.R., Frid, A., Wirsing, A., Bejder, L. and Dill, L.M. 2005. Biology of sea turtles under the risk from tiger sharks at a foraging ground. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 288:285-294.
  • Krützen M., Mann, J., Heithaus, M.R., Connor, R.C., Bejder, L., and Sherwin, W.B. 2005. Cultural transmission of a foraging strategy involving tool use in bottlenose dolphins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 102(25): 8939-8943.
  • Whitehead, H., Bejder, L. and Ottensmeyer, A. 2005. Testing association patterns: issues arising and extensions. Animal Behaviour 69: e1–e6. Online:doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.11.004

Pre 2004

  • Allen, S. and Bejder, L. 2004. Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) sightings on the Australian coast and the increasing potential for entanglement. Pacific Conservation Biology: 9(3): 228-233.
  • Samuels, A. and Bejder, L. 2004. Chronic interactions between humans and wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) near Panama City Beach, Florida. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 6(1): 69-77.
  • Bejder, L. and Samuels, A. 2003. Evaluating impacts of nature-based tourism on cetaceans. In: N. Gales, M. Hindell, R. Kirkwood (Eds.) pp. 229-256. Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues. CSIRO Publishing. 480 pp.
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