[MARMAM] SMM Editors' Select Series on July 21st: Response of humpback whales to biopsy sampling

Student Members-at-Large Society for Marine Mammalogy smal at marinemammalscience.org
Tue Jul 5 08:14:09 PDT 2022

Greetings MARMAM!

Join us on *Thursday, July 21st 11 PM GMT (4 PM PDT / 7 PM EDT)* for the
next SMM Seminar Editors' Select Series: Response of humpback whales to
biopsy sampling with Dr. Solène Derville of the Geospatial Ecology of
Marine Megafauna Lab in the Marine Mammal Institute of the Oregon State

Free to attend. Registration required.
Presented online on Zoom.
Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_lo_3OmCmQqK8Ka7_DIaJ3g
Space on Zoom is limited to the first 500 attendees. The talk will also be
streamed live on the SMM Facebook page.

*The SMM Seminar Editors' Select Series highlights the latest and most
exciting marine mammal science published in the Marine Mammal Science
Journal. This is your chance to engage with marine mammal scientists, learn
and ask questions from anywhere in the world. All are welcome.*

About this talk:
Tissue biopsy sampling from cetaceans is essential to address many
biological, ecological, and behavioral questions that can ultimately inform
conservation. Yet, these research activities are invasive and their effect
therefore deserves to be investigated, particularly when performed over
young individuals (calves and juveniles). We assessed the short-term
response of humpback whales to boat approach and remote biopsy sampling in
a breeding ground according to age-class, sex, female reproductive status,
social context, sampling system, habitat, and repeated sampling with more
than 20 years of data collected in New Caledonia, South Pacific.

About the presenter:
I conduct research in animal behavior and spatial ecology, the way animals
interact with their environment, move and are distributed in geographical
space. In general, I seek to develop innovative and multidisciplinary
methods to study the multi-scale space use patterns of marine megafauna
species. I obtained my Masters degree in biology from the Ecole Normale
Supérieure in Lyon, France, and my PhD from Sorbonne Université studying
humpback whales in the South Pacific. I am currently a postdoc at the
Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna lab, in the Marine Mammal Institute
(Oregon State University) although I am still based in New Caledonia where
I have lived and conducted research for seven years.

Best regards,

*Ayca Eleman, Ph.D. Candidate*
*Theresa-Anne Tatom-Naecker, Ph.D. Student*
*Eric Angel Ramos, Ph.D.*
*Student Members-at-Large*
Society for Marine Mammalogy
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