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Van Cise, AM, AD Switzer, A Apprill, CD Champagne, … KM Parsons. In Review. Best practices for preserving marine mammal biological samples in the ‘omics era. Marine Mammal Science In Review.


Brewer, AM, M Castellote, AM Van Cise, T Gage, AM Berdahl. 2023. Communication in Cook Inlet beluga whales: Describing the vocal repertoire and masking of calls by commercial ship noise. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 154:3487–3505.

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noaa | uw | opb  

Oswald, JN, AM Van Cise, A Dassow, T Elliot, M Johnson, A Ravignani, J Podos. 2022. A collection of best practices in the study of systematics, ecology, and behavior using bioacoustic data. Applied Sciences 12:12046.

Gold, ZJ, AO Shelton, HR Casendino, J Duprey, R Gallego, AM Van Cise, … KM Parsons, RP Kelly. 2023. Distinguishing Signal from Noise: Understanding Patterns of Non-Detections to Inform Accurate Quantitative Metabarcoding. PloS ONE 18(5):e0285674.

AO Shelton, ZJ Gold, AJ Jensen, E D’Agnese, EA Allan, AM Van Cise, R Gallego, A Ramon-Laca, M Garber-Yonts, K Parsons, R Kelly. 2022. Toward quantitative metabarcoding. Ecology 104(2):e3906.

Van Cise, AM, RW Baird, AE Harnish, JJ Currie, SH Stack, T Cullins, AM Gorgone. 2021. Mark-recapture estimates reveal declines in abundance of common bottlenose dolphin stocks in the main Hawaiian Islands. Endangered Species Research 45:37-53.

Van Cise, AM, PR Wade, CEC Goertz, K Burek-Huntington, KM Parsons, T Clauss, RC Hobbs, A Apprill. 2020. Skin microbiome of beluga whales: spatial, temporal, and health-related dynamics. Animal Microbiome 2:39.

Apprill, A, C Miller, AM Van Cise, JM U’Ren, MS Leslie, L Weber, RW Baird, J Robbins, S Landry, M Niemeyer, K Rose, A Bogomolni, G Waring. 2020. Marine mammal skin microbiotas are  influenced by host phylogeny. Royal Society Open Science 7: 192046.

Van Cise, AM, RW Baird, CS Baker, S Cerchio, D Claridge, R Fielding, BL Hancock-Hanser, J Marrero, KK Martien, A Mignucci, EM Oleson, M Oremus, M Poole, P Rosel, BL Taylor, PA Morin. 2019. Oceanographic barriers, divergence, and admixture: Phylogeography and taxonomy of two putative subspecies of short-finned pilot whale.  Molecular Ecology 28: 2886-2902.

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whoi | mongabay | iflscience 

Van Cise, AM, SD Mahaffy, RW Baird, TA Mooney, J Barlow. 2018. Song of my people: Dialect differences among sympatric social groups of Hawaiian short-finned pilot whales. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72: 193.

research summaries:

 nature | whoi | living lab radio

Hill, MC, AR Bendlin, AM Van Cise, A Millete-Winfree, AD Ligon, AC Ü, MH Deakos, EM Oleson. 2018. Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) of the Marianas: Individual affiliations, movements, and space use. Marine Mammal Science 35: 797-824.

Van Cise, AM, KK Martien, SD Mahaffy, RW Baird, DL Webster, JH Fowler, EM Oleson, PA Morin. 2017. Familial social structure and socially-driven genetic differentiation in Hawaiian short-finned pilot whales. Molecular Ecology 266(23): 6730–6741.

Van Cise, AM, MA Roch, TA Mooney, RW Baird, J Barlow. 2017. Acoustic differentiation of Shiho- and Naisa-type short-finned pilot whales in the Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141(2): 737-748.

Van Cise, AM, PA Morin, RW Baird, AR Lang, KM Robertson, SJ Chivers, RL Brownell, KK Martien. 2016. Redrawing the map:  mtDNA provides new insights into the distribution and diversity of short-finned pilot whales in the Pacific Ocean. Marine Mammal Science 32: 1177-1199.

Cammen KM, KR Andrews, EL Carroll, AD Foote, E Humble, JI Khudyakov, M Louis, MR McGowan, MT Olsen, AM Van Cise. 2016. Genomic methods take the plunge: recent advances in high-throughput sequencing of marine mammals. Journal of Heredity 107: 481-495.

Van Cise, AM, PA Morin, RW Baird, EM Oleson, KK Martien. 2016. Relatedness and genetic structure in island-associated and pelagic short-finned pilot whales. Appendix in Hill et al. 2016.  PIFSC Data Report DR-16-01.  36 pp. + Appendix

Martien, KK, MC Hill, AM Van Cise, KM Robertson, SM Woodman, L Dollar, VL Pease, EM Oleson. 2014. Genetic diversity and population structure in four species of cetaceans around the Mariana Islands. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-536. La Jolla, CA.

Bagulayan, A, JN Bartlett-Roa, AL Carter, BG Inman, EM Keen, EC Orenstein, NV Patin, KNS Sato, EC Sibert, AE Simonis, AM Van Cise, and PJS Franks. 2012. Journey to the center of the gyre: the fate of the Tohoku Tsunami debris field. Oceanography 25(2):200–207.

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