2018 Research Recipients and Reports

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2018 Small Grants in Aid of Research!

  • Relatedness and disease: Could kinship be influencing disease outcome? Josefina Gutierrez, Chile
  • Genetic Diversity and Conservation of the African manatee in the downstream of the Sanaga watershed (DSRW), Cameroon Aristide Takoukam Kamla, Cameroon
  • Evaluation of the singing behavior of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) from two contrasting acoustic environments: Revillagigedo Island and Mexican Central Pacific (Read Report) Myriam Llamas, Mexico
  • Determinants of Africa Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis, link 1795) bycatch in Lake Ossa Wildlife Reserve: Perspectives for Fishermen-Manatee Conflict Mitigation. Wongibe Poupezo Dieudonne, Cameroon
  • A multidisciplinary approach to assess the intermittent breeding pattern observed in southern elephant seals at Marion Island in the Southern Ocean (Read Report) Nico Lubcker, South Africa
  • Assessment of impacts of aquatic bush meat on marine mammals (Dolphins and African manatee) Cameroon estuary for National action plan Isidore Ayissi, Cameroon
  • Genetic validation of alpha-male paternity in southern elephant seals to determine the role of males in population dynamics (Read Report Wessel Oosthuizen, South Africa
  • Isolated in a harsh marine realm: phylogenetic position and genetic diversity of a possibly isolated Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) population in the Persian Gulf Mohsen Rezaie-Atagholipour, Iran
  • Study on fisheries threats to dolphins at Gulf of Mannar, Sri Lanka Lalith Ekanayake, Sri Lanka
  • Reconstructing the historical feeding ecology of bottlenose dolphins from the Western South Atlantic through stable isotope analysis of archived samples Andrea Campos Rangel, Brazil
  • Vertebral ecomorphology in Delphininae: Phylogenetic signal or habitat adaptation? María Constanza Marchesi, Argentina
  • The characteristics of underwater noise and the temporal and spatial distribution of the porpoises in the lower reaches of Yangtze River (Read Report Lu Zhou, China
  • Age and sex differentiated diet of Subantarctic fur seals from the Tristan da Cunha Islands: overlap with fisheries? (Read Report Mia Wege, South Africa
  • Trophic relations and habitat use along the ontogenetic development of the bottlenose dolphin’s ecotypes in the southern Brazil Luiza Becker Pereira, Brazil
  • Old and new bones: Assessing the historical ecology of otariids in the Southeastern coast of the South Pacific Ocean Ana Valenzuela Toro, Chile
  • Lek or female defense kind of polygyny? First report of circarhythms and reproductive behavior of Otaria byronia in the southeast Pacific (Read Report) Marlene Pizarro, Chile
  • Influence of abiotic factors on habitat use of Guiana dolphins in Ilhéus, Northeastern Brazil Anna Libório, Brazil
  • Study of the content of Pb, Cd, Zn and Cu in the bones of Phocoena phocoena relicta in the Bulgarian Black Sea region (Read Report) Violeta Evtimova, Bulgaria
  • Are Guiana dolphins organized in generalist populations of specialist individuals? Clarissa Teixeira, Brazil