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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color:#2F5496">All,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color:#2F5496">We are pleased to announce the publication of our new paper available at:
<a href="https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2020.00115/full">https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2020.00115/full</a>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color:#2F5496">Abstract: “Assessing the non-lethal effects of disturbance and their population-level consequences is a significant ecological and conservation challenge, because it requires extensive baseline knowledge
 of behavioral patterns, life-history and demography. However, for many marine mammal populations, this knowledge is currently lacking and it may take decades to fill the gaps. During this time, undetected population declines may occur. In this study we identify
 methods that can be used to monitor populations subject to disturbance and provide insights into the processes through which disturbance may affect them. To identify and address the knowledge gaps highlighted above, we reviewed the literature to identify suitable
 response variables and methods for monitoring these variables. We also used existing models of the population consequences of disturbance (PCoD) to identify demographic characteristics (e.g., the proportion of immature animals in the population, or the ratio
 of calves/pups to mature females) that may be strongly correlated with population status and therefore provide early warnings of future changes in abundance. These demographic characteristics can be monitored using established methods such as visual surveys
 combined with photogrammetry, and capture-recapture analysis. Individual health and physiological variables can also inform PCoD assessment and can be monitored using photogrammetry, remote tissue sampling, hands-on assessment and individual tracking. We then
 conducted a workshop to establish the relative utility and feasibility of all these approaches for different groups of marine mammal species. We describe how future marine mammal monitoring programs can be designed to inform population-level analysis.”<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color:#2F5496">Cited as: Booth, C. G., Sinclair, R. R., & Harwood, J. (2020). Methods for Monitoring for the Population Consequences of Disturbance in Marine Mammals: A Review. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 115.
</span><span lang="EN-GB"><a href="https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00115">doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00115</a><span style="color:#2F5496"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color:#2F5496">Cormac Booth<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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