The programme for the workshop includes the full list of speakers and presentation titles. Some presenters have provided a pdf version of their presentation which can be access via the hyperlink. If no pdf is available then please contact the presenter directly for more information about their studies.
During the day, polling sessions were held when participants were asked a series of questions via an online google form. These questions and the collective responses were used to stimulate discussion during the last session of the day. Some of the results of the polling were also included in a poster that was presented at the main SMM conference. The polling was designed to encourage engagement and interaction by everyone attending (which open discussions don’t always achieve). We hoped to identify main areas of agreement and divergence in future BRS research priorities amongst those interested in issues concerning anthropogenic sound in the ocean. The results are representative of the community that attended on the day of the workshop (~80 people) and should not be assumed to be representative of the sound/marine mammal community as a whole. It should be noted that some participants with broad interests found the questions too restrictive because they required single priorities to be chosen, and didn’t allow for ranking of priorities. This restriction, allowing only one response to be selected for many of the questions, should be borne in mind when viewing the results.
The poster can be found here.
PERSPECTIVES AND FUTURE STEPS IN BEHAVIORAL RESPONSE STUDIES OF CETACEANS IN RELATION TO ANTHROPOGENIC SOUND
Society for Marine Mammalogy Pre-Conference Workshop
Saturday 12th December 08.30-17.30
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Session 1: Introduction
Welcome & objectives of the workshop
Patrick Miller – What are behavioral response studies (BRS)?
Andy Read – The behavioral ecology of BRS.
Peter Tyack – Sources of anthropogenic noise in the ocean.
Session 2: Lessons from experimentally-designed studies, with a focus on sonar effects
Nicola Quick – The AUTEC project
Frans-Peter Lam – The 3S and 3S2 projects
John Calambokidis – The SOCAL project
Session 3: Lessons from observational studies on sonar effects, and broad-scale conclusions so far.
Erin Falcone – Case study 2: Associating patterns in movement and diving behavior with sonar use during military training exercises: a case study using satellite tag data from Cuvier’s beaked whales at the Southern California Anti-submarine Warfare Range.
Session 4: What’s next? Future priorities for BRS
Catriona Harris – The outcomes of the Behavioral Response Research Evaluation Workshop