My research interests include both empirical and applied themes which support the conservation and management of marine megafauna. I am interested in behavioral ecology, population and social ecology, abundance estimation, and evaluating potential effects of human activity (e.g., coastal development, habitat degradation, tourism) on marine wildlife. I use innovative technology to quantify fine-scale habitat use, movements, body condition and health of marine mammals. I work closely with wildlife management agencies to optimize the conservation and management outcomes of my research.


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Dr Bejder is the Director of the Marine Mammal Research Program at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa where he supervises higher degree research students and is responsible for the academic and strategic development of the MMRP. He has studied various aspects of cetacean (whale and dolphin) biology, ecology and conservation in New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and US (Hawaii, Florida and California). He has published > 100 research journal articles and book chapters on cetaceans focusing on behavioral ecology analysing and developing quantitative methods to evaluate complex animal social structures; evaluating impacts of human activity (coastal development, tourism, habitat degradation) on cetaceans. He works closely with wildlife management agencies to optimise the conservation- and management outcomes of his research. He advises/has advised on anthropogenic impacts on cetaceans to: IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group, US Marine Mammal Commission; US National Marine Fisheries Service; International Whaling Commission; Australian Federal Government; Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife; New Zealand Department of Conservation. He serves on the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group, and is a member of the expert panel on Marine Mammal Noise Exposure Criteria, and the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission. He has previously served on the Board of the Society of Marine Mammalogy.




. Nicholson, K., Bejder, L. and Loneragan, N. In press. Niche partitioning among social clusters of a resident estuarine apex predator. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.


. Segre, P., Gough, W.T., Roualdes, E.A., Cade, D., Czapanskiy, M., Fahlbush, J., Kahane-Rapport, S.R., Oestreich, W.K., Bejder, L., Bierlich, K.C., Burrows, J.A., Calambokidis, J., Chenoweth, E., Clemente, J., Durban, J.W., Fearnbach, H., Fish, F., Friedlaender, A.S., Hegelund, P., Johnston, D.W., Nowacek, D.P., Oudejans, M., Penry, W.S., Potvin, J., Simone, M., Stanworth, A., Straley, J.A., Szabo, A., Videsen, S.K.A., Visser, F., Weir., Wiley, D.N. and Goldbogen, J.A. Accepted. Scaling of maneuvering performance in baleen whales.  Journal of Experimental Biology.

. Nicholson, K., Loneragan, N., Finn, H. and Bejder, L. In press. Social, spatial, and isotopic niche partitioning identify an estuarine community of bottlenose dolphins as a discrete management unit. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems


. Ransome, N., Bejder, L., Jenner, M., Schimpf, R., Penfold, G., Brosig, V., Elsdon, B., Loneragan, N. and Smith, J. 2021. Observations of parturition in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and occurrence of escorting and competitive behavior around birthing females. Marine Mammal Science.


. Southall, B.L., Nowacek, D.P. Bowles, A.E., Senigaglia, V., Bejder, L. and Tyack, P.L. 2021. Marine Mammal Noise Exposure Criteria: Assessing the severity of marine mammal behavioral responses to human noise. Aquatic Mammals. 47: 421-464


. Christiansen, F., Rodríguez-González, F., Martínez-Aguilar, S., Urbán, J., Swartz, S., Warick, H., Vivier, F. and Bejder, L. 2021. Poor body condition associated with unusual mortality event in gray whales. Marine Ecology Progress Series. doi: 10.3354/meps13585.


. McCluskey, S., Sprogis, K., London, J.M., Bejder, L. and Loneragan, N. 2021. Foraging preferences of an apex marine predator revealed through stomach content and stable isotope analyses. Global Ecology and Conservation. 25: e01396



. Southall, B.L., Nowacek, D.P. Bowles, A.E., Senigaglia, V., Bejder, L. and Tyack, P.L. In press. Marine Mammal Noise   Exposure Criteria: Assessing the severity of marine mammal behavioral responses to human noise. Aquatic Mammals.

. Currie, J.J., van Aswegen, M., Stack, S.H., West, K., Vivier, F. and Bejder, L. 2021.  Rapid weight loss in free ranging pygmy killer whales (Feresa attenuata): implications for anthropogenic disturbance of odontocetes. Scientific Reports. 11:8181

. Azizeh, T., Sprogis, K., Soley, R., Nielsen. K., Uhart, M., Sironi, M., Marón, C., Bejder, L., Madsen, P.T., and Christiansen, F. 2021. Acute and chronic behavioral effects of kelp gull micropredation on southern right whale mother-calf pairs off Península Valdés, Argentina. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 668: 133–148.




. Sprogis, K., Bejder, L.,Hanf, D. and Christiansen, F. 2020. Behavioural responses of migrating humpback whales to swim-with-whale activities in the Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Wiener, C., Bejder, L., Johnston, D., Fawcett, L., and Wilkinson, P. 2020. Cashing in on Spinners: Revenue estimates of wild dolphin-swim tourism in the Hawaiian Islands. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:660. doi:  10.3389/fmars.2020.00660


Senigaglia, V. and Bejder, L. 2020. Pregnancy cravings: visitation at a food-provisioning site is driven by the reproductive status of bottlenose dolphins. Tourism in Marine Environments. 15: 237-248


Barra, T., Bejder, L., Dalleau, M., Delaspre, S., Landes, A. and Hoarau, L. 2020. Social media reveal high rates of agonistic behaviors of humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae in response to swim-with-whale activities in Reunion Island. Tourism in Marine Environments. 15: 191-209


Nicol, C., Bejder, L., Green, L., Johnson, G., Keeling, L., Noren, D., van der Hoop, J. and Simmonds, M. 2020. Anthropogenic threats to wild cetacean welfare and a tool to inform policy in this area. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 7:57. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00057


Hunt, T., Allen, S., Bejder, L. and Parra, G. 2020. Identifying priority habitat for conservation and management of Australian humpback dolphins within a marine protected area. Scientific Reports. 10:14366


Christiansen, F., Dawson, S.D., Durban, J.D, Fearnbach, H., Miller, C.A., Bejder, L., Uhart, M., Sironi, M., Corkeron, P., Rayment, W., Leunissen, E., Haria, E., Ward, R., Warick, H.A., Kerr, I., Lynn, M.S., Pettis, H.M. and Moore, M.J.A. 2020. A population comparison of right whale body condition reveals poor state of the North Atlantic right whale. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 640:1-16


Christiansen, F., Nielsen, M., Charlton, C., Bejder, L. and Madsen, P.T. 2020. Southern right whales show no behavioural response to low noise levels from a nearby unmanned aerial vehicle. Marine Mammal Science.



. Bejder, L., Videsen, S., Hermannsen, L., Simon, M., Hanf, M. and Madsen, 2019. Low energy expenditure and resting behaviour of humpback whale mother-calf pairs highlights conservation importance of sheltered breeding areas. Scientific Reports. 9:771


. Nielsen, M., Sprogis, K., Bejder, L., Madsen, P. and Christiansen, F. 2019. Behavioural development in southern right whale calves (Eubalaena australis). Marine Ecology Progress Series. 629:219-234

. van Aswegen, M., Christiansen, F., Symons, J., Mann, J., Nicholson, K., Sprogis, K. and Bejder, L. 2019.  Morphological differences between coastal bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) populations identified using non-invasive stereo-laser photogrammetry. Scientific Reports. 9: 12235

. Dutton, P.H., Komoroske, L., Bejder, L. and Meekan, M. 2019.  Integrating emerging technologies into marine megafauna conservation management. Frontiers in Marine Science  doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00693

. Manlik O., Chabanne D., Daniel C., Bejder L., Allen S.J., Sherwin W.B. 2019. Demography and genetics suggest reversal of dolphin source-sink dynamics, with implications for conservation. Marine Mammal Science. 35:732–759 doi:10.1111/mms.12555.

. Senigaglia, V., Christiansen, F., Sprogis, K., Symons, J. and Bejder, L. 2019. Food-provisioning negatively affects the reproductive success of female bottlenose dolphins and calf survival. Scientific Reports. 9:8981

. Nielsen, M., Bejder, L., Videsen, S., Christiansen, F. and Madsen P.T. In press. Cryptic acoustic behaviour in southern right whale mother-calf pairs: infrequent, low output calling in noisy habitats to avoid killer whales? Journal of Experimental Biology.

. Liu, M., Bejder, L., Lin, M., Zhang, P., Dong, L. and Li, S. In press. Determining important habitats of the world’s second largest humpback dolphin population: implications for place-based conservation and management. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystem

· Bejder, L., Videsen, S., Hermannsen, L., Simon, M., Hanf, D., & Madsen, P. T. 2019. Low energy expenditure and resting behaviour of humpback whale mother-calf pairs highlights conservation importance of sheltered breeding areas. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 771.


. Germanov, E., Bejder, L., Chabanne, D.B.H., Dharmadi, D., Hendrawan, G., Marshall, A.D., Pierce, S.J., Keulen, M. and Loneragan, N.R. 2019. Contrasting Habitat Use and Population Dynamics of Reef Manta Rays Within the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area, Indonesia. Frontiers in Marine Science.  6:215. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00215


Hunt, TNAllen, SJBejder, LParra, GJ. 2019 Assortative interactions revealed in a fission–fusion society of Australian humpback dolphins. Behavioral Ecology, arz029,

. Manlik, O., Krützen, M., Kopps, A., Mann, J., Bejder, L., Allen, S., Frere, C., Connor, R. and Sherwin, W. In press. Population viability is better reflected by MHC diversity than by neutral genetic diversity: a case study of two bottlenose dolphin populations. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ECE3.5265


· Mann, J., Senigaglia, V., Jacoby, A. and Bejder, L. 2018. A Comparison of tourism and food-provisioning free-ranging dolphins at Monkey Mia and Bunbury, Australia. In: N. Carr and D. Broom (Eds). Animal Welfare and Tourism, CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK. Pages: 85-96.

· Symons, J., Sprogis, K. and Bejder, L. 2018. Implications of survey effort on estimating demographic parameters of a long-lived marine top predator. Ecology and Evolution.

· Sprogis, K., Christiansen, F., Raudino, H., Kobryn, H., Wells, R. and Bejder, L. 2018. Sex-specific differences in seasonal habitat use of a coastal dolphin population. Biodiversity and Conservation. doi:10.1007/s10531-018-1618-7


· Sprogis, K., King, C., Bejder, L. and Loneragan, L. 2018. Frequency and temporal trends of shark predation attempts on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in temperate Australian waters. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 508: 35-43


· Manlik O., Chabanne D., Daniel C., Bejder L., Allen S.J., Sherwin W.B. 2018. Demography and genetics suggest reversal of dolphin source-sink dynamics, with implications for conservation. Marine Mammal Science doi:10.1111/mms.12555.


· Christiansen, F., Vivier, F., Charlton, C., Ward, R., Amerson, A., Burnell, S. and Bejder, L. 2018. Maternal body size and condition determine calf growth rates in Southern right whales. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 592: 267–282. 


· Germanov, E., Marshall, A., Bejder, L., Fossi, C. and Loneragan, L. 2018. Microplastics: No small problem for filter feeding megafauna. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.01.005


· Sprogis, K., Christiansen, F., Wandres, M. and Bejder, L. 2018. El Niño Southern Oscillation influences the abundance and movements of a marine top predator in coastal waters. Global Change Biology. 24(3): 1085-1096.


· Krützen, M, Beasley, I., Ackermann, C.Y., Lieckfeldt, D., Ludwig, A., Ryan, G., Bejder, L., Parra, G., Wolfensberger, R. and Spencer, P. 2018. Demographic collapse and low genetic diversity of the Irrawaddy dolphin population inhabiting the Mekong River. PLOS ONE. 13(1): e0189200.


· Smith, F., Allen, S., Bejder, L. and Brown, A. 2018. Shark bite injuries on three inshore dolphin species in tropical northwestern Australia. Marine Mammal Science. 34(1): 87-99.



· Heenehan, H., Van Parijs, S., Bejder, L., Tyne, J., Southall, B., Southall, H. and Johnston, D. 2017. Natural and anthropogenic events influence the soundscapes of four bays on Hawaii Island. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 124: 9-20


· Chabanne, D., Pollock, K. H, Finn, H. and Bejder, L. 2017. Applying the Multistate Capture-recapture Robust Design to characterize metapopulation structure. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12792


· Sprogis, K.R., Raudino, H.C., Hocking, D. and Bejder, L. 2017. Complex prey handling of octopus by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). Marine Mammal Science. 33(3): 934-945 doi: 10.1111/mms.12405


· Berry, T., Osterrieder, S., Murray, D., Coghlan, M., Richardson, A., Grealy, A., Stat, M., Bejder, L. and Bunce, M. 2017. DNA metabarcoding for diet analysis and biodiversity: a case study using the endangered Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea). Ecology and Evolution. 7: 5435-5453

· Chabanne, D., Finn, H. and Bejder, L. 2017. Identifying the relevant local population for environmental impact assessments of a mobile marine fauna. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00148


· Stephens, N., Duignan, P., Symons, J., Holyoake, C., Bejder, L., and Warren, K. 2017. Death by octopus (Macroctopus maorum): laryngeal luxation and asphyxiation in an Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus). Marine Mammal Science. doi:10.1111/mms.12420


· Videsen, S., Bejder, L., Johnston, M. and Madsen, P. 2017. High suckling rates and acoustic crypsis of humpback whale neonates maximize potential for mother-calf energy transfer. Functional Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12871


· Heenehan, H., Van Parijs, S.M. Bejder, L., Tyne, J.A. and Johnston, D. 2017. Differential effects of human activity on Hawaiian spinner dolphins in their resting bays. Global Ecology and Conservation. 10: 60-69


· Hawkins, L., Harcourt, R., Bejder, L., Brooks, L., Grech, A., Christiansen, F., Marsh, H., and Harrison, P. 2017. Best practice framework and principles for monitoring the effect of coastal developments on marine mammals. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00059


· Hunt, T., Bejder, L., Allen, S.J., Rankin, R.W., Hanf, D. and Parra, G. J. 2017. Demographic characteristics of Australian humpback dolphins reveal important habitat toward the south-western limit of their range. Endangered Species Research. 32: 71–88.

· Tyne, J., Johnston, D., Christiansen, F. and Bejder, L. 2017. Temporally and spatially partitioned behaviours of spinner dolphins: Implications for resilience to human disturbance. Royal Society of Open Science. 4: 160626.


· Bossley, M., Steiner, A., Rankin, R.W. and Bejder, L. 2017. A long-term study of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in an Australian industrial estuary: increased sightings associated with environmental improvements. Marine Mammal Science 33: 277-290


· Heenehan, H., Van Parijs, S.M. Bejder, L., Tyne, J. and Johnston, D.W. 2017. Using acoustics to prioritize management decisions to protect coastal dolphins: a case study using Hawaiian spinner dolphins. Marine Policy 75: 84-90.



· Nicholson, K. and Bejder, L. 2016. Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. In Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Ed. A. Berta. University of Chicago Press.


· Christiansen, F., Rojano-Donate, Madsen, P.T. and Bejder, L. 2016. Noise levels of multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles with implications for potential underwater impacts on marine mammals. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00277


· Christiansen, F., Dujon, A.M., Sprogis, K.R., Arnould, J.P.Y. and Bejder, L. 2016. Non-invasive Unmanned Aerial Vehicle provides estimates of the energetic cost of reproduction in humpback whales. Ecosphere. 7(10) doi: e0146810.1002/ecs2.1468


· Christiansen, F., McHugh, K.A, Bejder, L., Siegal, E.M., Lusseau, D., McCabe, E.B., Lovewell, G and Wells, R.S. 2016. Food provisioning increases the risk of injury and mortality in a long-lived marine top predator. Royal Society of Open Science. 3: 160560.


· Nowacek, D.P., Christiansen, F., Bejder, L., Goldbogen, J.A. and Friedlaender, A. 2016. Studying cetacean behavior: new technological approaches and conservation implications. Animal Behaviour. 120: 235-244.


· Tyne, J.A., Loneragan, N.R., Johnston, D.W., Pollock, K.H., Williams, R. and Bejder, L. 2016. Evaluating monitoring methods for cetaceans. Biological Conservation. 201:252-260.


· Smith, H., Frere, C., Kobryn, H. and Bejder, L. 2016. Dolphin sociality, distribution and calving as important behavioural patterns informing management. Animal Conservation. 19: 462-471


· Heenehan, H.L., Tyne, J.A., Bejder, L., Van Parijs, S.M. and Johnston, D.W. 2016. Passive acoustic monitoring of coastally associated Hawaiian sfbrowpinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris, ground-truthed through visual surveys. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 140: 206-215.


· Manlik, O., McDonlad, J.A. Mann, J., Raudino, H.C., Bejder, L., Krützen, K., Connor, R.R., Heithaus, M.R., Lacy, R.C. and Sherwin, W.B. 2016. The relative importance of reproduction and survival for the conservation of two dolphin populations. Ecology and Evolution. 6:3496-3512


· Sprogis, K., Raudino, H., Rankin R., MacLeod, C. and 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): 287–308.


· McCluskey, S.M., Bejder, L. and Loneragan, N.R. 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


· Rankin, R.W., Nicholson, K.E., Allen, S.J., Krützen, M., Bejder, L. and Pollock, K.H. 2016. A full-capture Hierarchical Bayesian model of Pollock’s Closed Robust Design and application to dolphins. Frontiers in Marine Science. 3:25.


· Rankin, R.W., Mann, J., Singh, L., Patterson, E., Krzyszczyk, E., and Bejder, L. 2016. The role of weighted and topological network information to understand animal social networks: a null-model approach. Animal Behaviour. 113:215-228.


· Brown, A.M., Bejder, L., Pollock, K.H. and Allen, S.J. 2016. Site-specific assessments of the abundance of three inshore dolphin species to inform conservation and management. Frontiers in Marine Science. 3:4. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00004


· Brown, A.M., Bejder, L., Parra, G.J., Cagnazzi, D., +Hunt, T., Smith, J.L. and Allen, S.J. 2016. Sexual dimorphism and geographic variation in dorsal fin features of Australian humpback dolphins, Sousa sahulensis. Advances in Marine Biology 73: 273-314.


· Sprogis, K., Pollock, K.H., Raudino, H.R., Allen, S.J., Kopps, A.M., +Manlik, O., Tyne, J.A. and 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 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00012


· Senigaglia V., Christiansen F., Bejder L., Gendron D., Lundquist D., Noren D.P., Schaffar A., Smith J.C., Williams R., Martinez E., Stockin K., Lusseau D. 2016. Meta-analyses of whalewatching impact studies: comparisons of cetacean responses to disturbance. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 542:251-263


· Higham, J., Bejder L., Allen S., Corkeron, P. and Lusseau, D. 2016. Managing whalewatching as a consumptive activity. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 24: 73-90


· Bejder, M., Johnston, D., Smith, J.N., Freidlaender, A. and Bejder L. 2016. Embracing conservation success of recovering humpback whale populations: evaluating the case for downlisting the conservation status in Australia. Marine Policy. 66: 137-141.



· Heenehan, H., Basurto, X., Bejder, L., Tyne, J., Higham, J. and Johnston, D. 2015. Using Ostrom’s common pool research theory to build and integrated ecosystem-based sustainable cetacean tourism systems in Hawai`i. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 23: 536-556.

· de Freitas. M., Jensen, F., Tyne J.A., Bejder L., and 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. 137:3033-3041.


· Tyne J.A., Johnston D.W., Rankin R., Loneragan N.R. and Bejder, L. 2015. The importance of spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) resting habitat: Implications for management. Journal of Applied Ecology. 52:612-630

2014 and prior


· Higham, J., Bejder, L. and Williams, R. 2014. Tourism, cetaceans and sustainable development: Moving beyond simple binaries and intuitive assumptions. Pages: 1-18. In: J. Higham, D., L. Bejder and R. Williams (Eds.). Whaling-watching, sustainable tourism and ecological management. Cambridge University Press. Pages: 1-18.

· Higham, J., Bejder, L. and Williams, R. 2014. Time to rethink: Fostering the nascent ‘sustainability paradigm’. In: J. Higham, L. Bejder and R. Williams (Eds.). Whaling-watching, sustainable tourism and ecological management. Cambridge University Press. Pages: 365-378.

· Tyne, J., Loneragan, N., and Bejder, L. 2014. The use of spatial-temporal closures as a tool to manage cetacean-watch tourism. In: J. Higham, L. Bejder and R. Williams (Eds.). Whaling-watching, sustainable tourism and ecological management. Cambridge University Press. Pages: 242-262.

· Beasley, I., Bejder, L. and Marsh, H. 2014. Concerns about cetacean-watching in developing countries: a case study from the Mekong River. In: J. Higham, L. Bejder and R. Williams (Eds.). Whaling-watching, sustainable tourism and ecological management. Cambridge University Press. 2014. Pages: 242-262.

· Brown, A., Kopps, A., Allen, S.J., Bejder, L., Littleford-Colquhoun, B., Parra, G.J., Cagnazzi, D., Thiele, D., Palmer, C. and Frère, C.H. 2014. Population differentiation and hybridisation of Australian snubfin (Orcaella heinsohni) and Indo-Pacific humpback (Sousa chinensis) dolphins in north-western Australia. PLoS ONE 9(7): e101427. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101427


· Anderson, D., Kobryn, H., Norman, B., Bejder, L., Tyne, J. and 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: 109-119.


· Allen, S.J., Tyne, J., Kobryn, H., Bejder, L., Pollock, K. and Loneragan, N.R. 2014. Patterns of dolphin bycatch in a North-Western Australian trawl fishery. PLoS One 9(4): e93178. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.009317847.


· Kopps, A.M., Ackermann, C., Sherwin, W., Allen, S., Bejder, L. and Krützen, M. 2014. Cultural transmission of tool use combined with habitat specialisations leads to fine-scale genetic structure in bottlenose dolphins. Proceedings of the Royal Society London - Series B: Biological Sciences.


· Stephens, N., Duignan, P.J., Wang, J., Bingham, J., Finn, H., Bejder, L., Patterson, I.A.P., and Holyoake, C. 2014. Cetacean morbillivirus in coastal Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, Western Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 20(4): 672-676.


· Tyne, J., Pollock, K.H., Johnston, D. and Bejder, L. 2014. Abundance and survival rates of the Hawai'i Island associated spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) stock. PLoS One. 9(1): e86132. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086132


· Smith, H.C., Pollock, K., Waples, K., Bradley, S. and Bejder, L. 2013. Use of the Robust Design to estimate abundance and demographic parameters for a coastal bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) population. PLoS One 8(10): e76574. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076574.


· Holyoake, C., Holley, D., Spencer, P.B.S., Salgado-Kent, C., Coughran, D. and 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. 19(2): 169-174.


· Brown, A., Bejder, L., Cagnazzi, D., Parra, G. and Allen, S. 2012. The North West Cape, Western Australia: A Potential hotspot for Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis? Pacific Conservation Biology. 18(4): 240-246.


· Chabanne, D., Finn, H., Salgado-Kent, C. and Bejder, L. 2012. Identification of a resident community of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops spp.) in the Swan-Canning Estuary, Western Australian, using behavioural information. Pacific Conservation Biology. 18(4): 247-262.


· Thorne, L. H., Johnston, D.J., Urban, D.L., Tyne, J., Bejder, L., Baird, R.W., Yin, S., Rickards, S.H., Deakos, M., Mobley, J.R. Jr., Pack, A.A. and, Chapla-Hill, M. 2012. Predictive modeling of spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) resting habitat in the main Hawaiian Islands. PLoS ONE. 7(8): e43167.


· Nicholson, K., Bejder, L., Allen, S., Krützen, M. and 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 and Freshwater Research. 63: 1059-68.


· Allen, S., Cagnazzi, D., Hodgson, A., Loneragan, N. and Bejder, L. 2012. Tropical inshore dolphins of north-western Australia: Unknown populations in a rapidly changing region. Pacific Conservation Biology. 18(1): 56-66.


· Bejder, L., Hodgson, A., Loneragan, N. and Allen, S. 2012. The need for re-evaluation of species listings and short-comings in the Environmental Impact Assessment process. Pacific Conservation Biology. 18(1):22-25.


· Donaldson, R., Finn, H., Bejder, L., Lusseau, D. and Calver, M. 2012. Response: Social learning of risky behaviour: importance for impact assessments, conservation and management of human–wildlife interactions. Animal Conservation. 15: 442–444.


· Donaldson, R., Finn, H., Bejder, L., Lusseau, D. and Calver, M. 2012. The social side of human-wildlife interaction: wildlife can learn harmful behaviours from each other. Animal Conservation. 15: 427–435.


· 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. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 444:143-153


· Jensen,F.H., Beedholm,K., Bejder,L, Wahlberg,M., & Madsen,P.T. 2012. Estimated communication range and energetic cost of bottlenose dolphin whistles in tropical habitat. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 131: 582-92.


· Wahlberg, M., Jensen, F.H., Beedholm, K., Bejder, L. and Madsen, P.T. 2011. Source parameters of the echolocation signals from wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 130 (4): 2263–2274.


· Williams, R., Gero, S., Bejder, L., Calambokidis, J., Scott D. Kraus, S.D., Lusseau, D., Read, A. and Robbins, J. 2011. Underestimating the Damage: Predicting Cetacean Mortality from Carcass Recovery Rates in the Context of the Deepwater Horizon/BP Incident. Conservation Letters. 4: 228–233.


· Deakos, M., Baker, J. and Bejder, L. 2011. Population characteristics of a resident manta ray (Manta alfredi) population off Maui, Hawaii, and implications for management. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 429:245-260


· 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., 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), 449-454


· 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: 19949-54.


· 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


· 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


· Bacher, K., Allen, S., Lindholm, A., Bejder, L. and Krützen, M. 2010. Genes or culture - Are mitochondrial genes associated with tool use in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.)? Behaviour Genetics. 40: 706-714


· 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.


· 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.


· Bejder, L., Samuels, A., Whitehead, 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


· 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.


· 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.

· 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. Invited book chapter. CABI Publishing (Oxford). Invited book chapter.


· 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.


· 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


· Bejder, L., Samuels, A., Whitehead, H., Gales, N., Mann, J., Connor, R., Heithaus, M., Watson-Capps, J., Flaherty, C and Krützen, M. 2006. Relative abundance of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp) exposed to long-term anthropogenic 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.

· Gero, S., Bejder, L., Whitehead, H., Mann, J. and Connor, R.C. 2005. Bond strength variation among behavioural states in bottlenose dolphins. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 1566-1572.

· 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: 8939-8943.

· 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.

· Whitehead, H., Bejder, L. and Ottensmeyer, A. 2005. Testing association patterns: issues arising and extensions. Animal Behaviour 69: e1–e6. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.11.004.


· 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.


· 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.

· 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. 480pp. ISBN: 9780521195973

· Samuels, A., Bejder, L., Constantine, R. and Heinrich. 2003. A review of swimming with wild cetaceans with a specific focus on the Southern Hemisphere. In: N. Gales, M.Hindell, R. Kirkwood (Eds) pp. 277-303. Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues. CSIRO Publishing. 480pp. ISBN: 9780521195973.


· Bejder, L. and Hall, B.K. 2002. Evolution and development of limbs in whales and other vertebrates: mechanisms of transformation and loss. Evolution and Development. 4(6): 445-458.


· Bejder, L. and Dawson, S. 2001. Abundance, residency, and habitat utilisation of Hector’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori) in Porpoise Bay, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research: 35: 277-287.


· Bejder, L., Dawson, S. and Harraway, J. 1999. Responses by Hector's dolphins to boats and swimmers in Porpoise Bay, New Zealand. Marine Mammal Science: 15(3): 738-750.


· Bejder, L., Fletcher and Bräger, S. 1998. A method for testing association patterns of social mammals. Animal Behaviour: 56:719-725.