line-transect surveys for small cetaceans, and investigating fine-scale
habitat use of sperm whales at Kaikoura, the sounds of sperm whales,
the habitat use and movement in Hector's dolphins, and estimating
survival and reproductive rates in Hector's dolphin. A few examples
of how these data are translated into management advice are given
1999: Invited to International Whaling
Commission Scientific committee meetings, to contribute to the work
of the small cetaceans subcommittee.
1997: Contracted by U.S. NMFS to
participate in and train fieldworkers for an acoustic survey for
Invited to give keynote address on behavioural aspects of incidental
capture in fishing gear at European Cetacean Society annual conference
in Stralsund, Germany.
Nominated for Pew Fellowship for outstanding conservation scientists.
1996: Contracted by U.S. Marine Mammal
Commission to prepare a working paper reviewing experiments designed
to reduce entanglement of dolphins and porpoises in gillnets.
Invited to attend and present a working paper at a 1996 workshop
of acoustic censusing of whales held in Hobart.
1995: Invited by U.S. National Marine
Fisheries Service to advise and participate in an acoustic survey
for beaked whales.
1993: One of three experts from outside
the U.S. invited by U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service to a
three-day workshop on modifying demersal gillnets to reduce bycatch
of harbor porpoise.
1990: One of 50 experts invited to
the International Whaling Commission symposium and workshop on "The
Mortality of Cetaceans in Passive Fishing Nets and Traps",
at La Jolla, California, October 1990.
c/- Department of Marine Science
University of Otago
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Phone: 64-03-479 7468. Fax: 64-03-479 8336.