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Past Principal Investigators
  • Myers, Ransom - in memoriam
  • Arliss Winship
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Dalhousie University
    Halifax, N.S., Canada
    B3H 4R2
    Phone: 902-494-3910
    Email: arliss-replace-mathstat.dal.ca
    My main research area is statistical modelling of ecological processes. Two topics that I am particularly interested in are animal movement and the dynamics, management and conservation of animal populations. My current focus is on the incorporation of environmental variables (e.g., water currents, temperature) into state-space models of animal movement, part of the Future of Marine Animal Populations (FMAP) project of the international Census of Marine Life. I am also involved in a collaboration between the FMAP and Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) projects where we have used state-space models to describe the distribution and movements of marine predators in the Pacific Ocean.

    Murphy, S., Winship, A., Dabin, W., Jepson, P.D., Deaville, R., Reid, R.J., Spurrier, C., Rogan, E., López, A., González, A.F., Read, F.L., Addink, M., Silva, M., Ridoux, V., Learmonth, J.A., Pierce, G.J., and Northridge, S.P. 2009. The importance of biological parameters in assessing the status of Delphinus delphis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 388: 273–291.

    Matthiopoulos, J., Smout, S., Winship, A.J., Thompson, D., Boyd, I.L. and Harwood, J. 2008. Getting beneath the surface of marine mammal-fisheries competition. Mammal Review 38: 167-188.

    Williams, R., Hall, A. and Winship, A.J. 2008. Potential limits to anthropogenic mortality of small cetaceans in coastal waters of British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 1867-1878.

    Rosen, D.A.S., Winship, A.J. and Hoopes, L.A. 2007. Thermal and digestive constraints to foraging behaviour in marine mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 362: 2151-2168.

    Trites, A.W., Calkins, D.G. and Winship, A.J. 2007. Diets of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in Southeast Alaska, 1993-1999. Fishery Bulletin 105: 234-248.

    Trites, A.W., Miller, A.J., Maschner, H.D.G., Alexander, M.A., Bograd, S.J., Calder, J.A., Capotondi, A., Coyle, K.O., Di Lorenzo, E., Finney, B.P., Gregr, E.J., Grosch, C.E., Hare, S.R. Hunt, G.L., Jr., Jahncke, J., Kachel, N.B., Kim, H.-J., Ladd, C., Mantua, N.J., Marzban, C., Maslowski, W., Mendelssohn, R., Neilson, D.J., Okkonen, S.R., Overland, J.E., Reedy-Maschner, K.L., Royer, T.C., Schwing, F.B., Wang, J.X.L. and Winship, A.J. 2007. Bottom-up forcing and the decline of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in Alaska: assessing the ocean climate hypothesis. Fisheries Oceanography 16:46-67.

    Winship, A.J. and Trites, A.W. 2006. Risk of extirpation of Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands: A population viability analysis based on alternative hypotheses for why sea lions declined in western Alaska. Marine Mammal Science 22: 124- 155.

    Tollit, D.J., Wong, M., Winship, A.J., Rosen, D.A.S. and Trites, A.W. 2003. Quantifying errors associated with using prey skeletal structures from fecal samples to determine the diet of Steller's sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). Marine Mammal Science 19: 724-744.

    Winship, A.J. and Trites, A.W. 2003. Prey consumption of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) off Alaska: How much prey do they require? Fishery Bulletin 101: 147-167.

    Winship, A.J., Trites, A.W. and Rosen, D.A.S. 2002. A bioenergetic model for estimating the food requirements of Steller sea lions Eumetopias jubatus in Alaska, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 229: 291-312.

    Winship, A.J., Trites, A.W. and Calkins, D.G. 2001. Growth in body size of the Steller sea lion. Journal of Mammalogy 82: 500-519.

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    Last Updated: 2022-06-19