Accession Number:

AD1014255

Title:

Predicting the Ability of Marine Mammal Populations to Compensate for Behavioral Disturbances

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

University of Aberdeen Aberdeen United Kingdom

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This project has aimed to develop predictive, analytical tools to help determine the ability of marine mammal populations to respond to behavioral disturbances. These tools are to be generic and applicable in a wide range of conditions, including scenarios where data might be limited. Building on recent advances in in the field of behavioral ecology, we have focused on defining the state resilience of behavioral strategies by considering the transient dynamics of these behavioral strategies, using systems of linear equations. The aim has been to provide a framework that allows an assessment of how probable it is that disturbance events lead to population scale consequences.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE