Presentations

Upcoming:

  • No presentations planned in the near future

Past:

  • Popov, V. et al. “An analysis of pilot whale vocalisation activity using hidden Markov models.” Presentation at the International Statistical Ecology Conference, Seattle, 28 June-1 July 2016
  • Wensveen, P. et al. “Dose-response functions for behavioural responses of Humpback whales to naval sonar – an overview of analysis methods”.  Presentation at the 4th International Conference on the Effects on Noise on Aquatic Life, Dublin, 10-16 July 2016.
  • Harris, C.M. et al. “Status and future of research on the behavioural responses of marine mammals to U.S. Navy Sonar”. Presentation at the Scientific Advisory Committee “Best Practices” Workshop: Measuring and Interpreting Behavioural Responses of Marine Mammals at Sea to Anthropogenic Sounds. European Cetacean Society conference, Madeira, 13 March 2016.
  • Harris, C.M. et al. “Analysing behavioural response study data: tools and insights from the MOCHA project”. Presentation at the Scientific Advisory Committee “Best Practices” Workshop: Measuring and Interpreting Behavioural Responses of Marine Mammals at Sea to Anthropogenic Sounds. European Cetacean Society conference, Madeira, 13 March 2016.
  • Isojunno, S. et al. “Measuring biologically significant behavioural responses to anthropogenic noise”. Presentation at the Scientific Advisory Committee “Best Practices” Workshop: Measuring and Interpreting Behavioural Responses of Marine Mammals at Sea to Anthropogenic Sounds. European Cetacean Society conference, Madeira, 13 March 2016.
  • Harris, C.M. et al. “Behavioral responses of cetaceans to anthropogenic sound: A community perspective on research priorities and future steps.” Poster presentation at the Society for Marine Mammalogy conference, San Francisco, 14-18th December 2015. PDF version
  • Harris, C.M., “The challenges of analyzing behavioural response study data: An overview of the MOCHA (Multi-study OCean acoustics Human effects Analysis) project”.  3S symposium, University of St Andrews, 27-28th October 2015.
  • Harris, C.M., “An overview of the MOCHA (Multi-study OCean acoustics Human effects Analysis) project with a focus on behavioural dose-response and dose-response intensity functions for acoustic disturbance”. CREEM seminar series, University of St Andrews, 18 March 2015.
  • Harris. C.M., “Measuring the behavioural responses of marine mammals to noise”.  Biological and Environmental Sciences Department Seminar Series, University of Stirling, 3rd November 2014.
  • DeRuiter, S. et al.  “Measuring whale and dolphin call rates as a function of behavioral, social and environmental context.”  168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Indianapolis, USA, October 2014.
  • DeRuiter, S. et al.  “Using Mahalanobis distance to summarise multi-sensor tag data and detect changes in behaviour.” Bio-logging IV, Strasbourg, France, September 2014. [download A4-size pdf of poster]
  • Harris, C.M. et al. “An overview of the MOCHA (Multi-study OCean acoustics Human effects Analysis) project with a focus on behavioral exposure-response and exposure-response intensity functions for acoustic disturbance.” at the 5th international meeting on the Effects of Sound on Marine Mammals, Amsterdam, September 2014.
  • DeRuiter, S. et al. “Methods for detecting behavioural change-points and measuring the intensity of behavioural responses to acoustic exposure: Case studies with blue whales.” at the 5th international meeting on the Effects of Sound on Marine Mammals, Amsterdam, September 2014.
  • Thomas, L. et al. “MOCHA: Statistical methods for whale behaviour time-series.” at the 5th international meeting on the Effects of Sound on Marine Mammals, Amsterdam, September 2014.
  • Sadykova, D. et al. “A novel application of Bayesian hierarchical models and recurrent event survival analysis to cetacean behavioural response studies”. at the International Statistical Ecology Conference, July 2014.
  • DeRuiter, S. et al. “Using the Dirichlet distribution to specify a random effect on a probability mass function”at the International Statistical Ecology Conference, July 2014.
  • DeRuiter, S. et al. “Statistical methods for whale behavior time-series.” Poster presented at ONR Program Review meeting, May 2014. [download pdf]
  • DeRuiter, S.L. Behavioural responses of cetaceans to controlled sound exposure experiments.  Presentation to the U.K. Underwater Sound Forum. National Physical Laboratories, Teddington, UK. 16 April 2014.
  • DeRuiter, S. et al. “Statistical analysis of data from acoustic tags: Methods for combining data streams and modelling animal behaviour “ being presented in special session called “Broadening applications of tags to study animal bioacoustics: What have we learned from studies using passive acoustic tags and what’s next for tagging technology.” at the 166th Acoustical Society of America, San Francisco, December 2013
  • Harris, C.M. et al. “Behavioral exposure-response functions for acoustic disturbance” Society of Marine Mammalogy biennial conference, Dunedin, December 2013
  • Harris et al. “The challenges of analyzing behavioural response study data: An overview of the MOCHA (Multi-study Ocean acoustics Human effects Analysis) project.” Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life conference, Budapest, August 2013
  • DeRuiter et al. “A continuous-time semi-Markov model for sperm whale behavior, with and without acoustic disturbance.” IBS Channel Network conference, St Andrews, July 2013
  • DeRuiter et al. “Responses of Cuvier’s beaked whales to controlled and incidental exposure to military mid-frequency sonar (MFA) sounds” European Cetacean Society conference, Portugal, April 2013
  • Thomas et al. “Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of marine mammals: ecology meets statistics” European Cetacean Society conference, Portugal, April 2013
  • DeRuiter “Measuring how marine mammals change their behavior in response to noise”. Biology Department Seminar Series, Hope College, Holland, MI. 30 Nov. 2012.
  • DeRuiter, Models and statistics to understand marine animal behavioural responses to ocean noise”.  Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. 27 Nov. 2012.
  • DeRuiter, “On a boat: Dtag experiments and behavioural response studies in southern California”. CREEM Seminar Series, Centre for Research Into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, University of St Andrews.  St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K.: 7 Nov. 2012.
  • DeRuiter, “Statistical modelling to understand how beaked whales respond to naval sonar”  Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. 18 Oct. 2012.

Other meetings attended

  • Stacy DeRuiter participated in the PCoD Lite – Beaked Whales expert elicitation workshop, Washington, DC, USA, October 2014
  • Stacy DeRuiter participated in the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Analyzing Animal Vocal Sequences, Knoxville, TN, USA, October 2013
  • Stacy DeRuiter attended Bayes 2013: Workshop on Bayesian Spatio-Temporal Modelling, Edinburgh, October 2013

Public Outreach

  • DeRuiter, “Beached whales: is human noise responsible?” Cafe Science, Harbour Cafe, Tayport, Scotland, 14 November 2013.
  • DeRuiter, “Beached whales: is human noise responsible?” Cafe Science Extra, Dundee Science Centre, Dundee, Scotland, 13 November 2013.
  • DeRuiter et al., “Whale Surveillance” [interactive display], Science Discovery Day, Fife Science Festival, St Andrews, Scotland, 16 March 2013.