Scientific Articles

BDRI’s reputation for success rests solidly on its ability to carry out scientific studies published in prestigious scientific journals, international conferences and workshops. Below, you can find a list of (1) scientific articles published in peer review journals and books, and (2) technical reports and press articles for the lay public.

 

1. SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES IN PEER REVIEW JOURNALS, BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 

- Donwload articleMethion S, Díaz López B (2021). Spatial segregation and interspecific killing of common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Acta Ethologica 10.1007/s10211-021-00363-0

- Donwload articleGiralt Paradell O, Methion S, Rogan E, Díaz López B (2021). Modelling ecosystem dynamics to assess the effect of coastal fisheries on cetacean species. Journal of Environmental Management 265 (112175) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112175

- Donwload articleDíaz López B (2020). When personality matters: personality and social structure in wild bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Animal Behaviour 163,73-84. doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.03.001

- Donwload articleGiralt Paradell O, Díaz López B, Methion S, Rogan E (2020). Food-web interactions in a coastal ecosystem influenced by upwelling and terrestrial runoff off North-West Spain. Marine Environmental Research 157:104933. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104933

- Donwload articleMethion S, Díaz López B (2020). Individual foraging variation drives social organization in bottlenose dolphins. Behavioral Ecology 31(1):97-106. DOI:10.1093/beheco/arz160

- Braulik G, Atkins S, Bouveroux T, Caputo M, Cerchio S, Collins T, Conry D, Díaz López B, Dines S, Elwen S, Grodley T, James B, Jog K, Hörbst S, Kiszka J, Methion S, Mohsenian N, Moshiri H, Mwang’ombe M, Penry G, Pérez-Jorge S, Plön S, Thornton M, Vargas-Fonseca OA, Vermeulen E, Dulau V, Minton G, Blount D (2020). Development of flukebook automated photo-ID matching capability for the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin, Sousa plumbea. International whaling commission, SC/68B/SM/05rev01.

- Donwload articleMethion S, Díaz López B (2019). First record of atypical pigmentation pattern in fin whale Balaenoptera physalus in the Atlantic Ocean. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 135:121­125. DOI: 10.3354/dao03385

- Donwload articleGiralt Paradell O, Díaz López B, Methion S (2019). Modelling common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) coastal distribution and habitat use: insights for conservation. Ocean and Coastal Management. DOI:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.104836

- Donwload articleMethion S, Díaz López B (2019). Natural and anthropogenic drivers of foraging behaviour in bottlenose dolphins: influence of shellfish aquaculture. Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3116.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B, Methion S (2019). Habitat drivers of endangered rorqual whales in a highly impacted upwelling region. Ecological Indicators, 103: 610–616. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.04.038

- Donwload articleDíaz López B, Methion S, Giralt Paradell O (2019). Living on the edge: Overlap between a marine predator’s habitat use and fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic waters (NW Spain). Progress in Oceanography, 175:115–223. doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2019.04.004

- Donwload articleDíaz López B (2018). "Hot deals at sea": responses of a top predator (Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus) to human-induced changes in the coastal ecosystem. Behavioural Ecology. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/ary162

- Donwload articleMethion S, Díaz López B (2018). Abundance and demographic parameters of bottlenose dolphins in a highly affected coastal ecosystem. Marine and Freshwater Research. doi.org/10.1071/MF17346

- Donwload articleDíaz López B, Methion S (2018). Does interspecific competition drive patterns of habitat use and relative density in harbour porpoises? Marine Biology 165:92. doi.org/10.1007/s00227-018-3345-8

- Donwload article Díaz López B, López A, Methion S, Covelo P (2018). Infanticide attacks and associated epimeletic behaviour in free-ranging common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1-9. doi:10.1017/S0025315417001266

- Donwload article Díaz López B, Grandcourt E, Methion S, Das H, Bugla I, Al Hameli M, Al Hameri H, Abdulla M, Al Blooshi A, Al Dhaheri S (2018). The distribution, abundance and group dynamics of Indian Ocean humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (UAE). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1-9. doi:10.1017/S0025315417001205

- Donwload article Díaz López B, Methion S (2017). The impact of shellfish farming on common bottlenose dolphins’ use of habitat. Marine Biology 164:83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3125-x

- Donwload article Díaz López B (2017). Temporal variability of predator presence around a fin fish farm in the North-western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology 38(1), e12378. doi.org/10.1111/maec.12378

-  Donwload articleDíaz López B, Addis A, Fabiano F (2013). Ecology of bottlenose dolphins along the north-western Sardinian coastal waters (Italy). Thalassas 29 (2): 35-44.

 Donwload articleDíaz López B (2012). Bottlenose dolphins and aquaculture: interaction and site fidelity on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia (Italy). Marine Biology 159 (10): 2161 - 2172. DOI 10.1007/s00227-012-2002-x.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B (2012). Estudio eco-etológico de una población de delfín mular, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu 1821) en la costa nordeste de Cerdeña, Italia. AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KG Ed. ISBN: 978-3-8473-5999-9, 108pp.

-  Donwload articleDíaz López B, Mariño F (2011). A trial of acoustic harrasment device efficacy on free-ranging bottlenose dolphins in Sardinia, Italy. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology. 44 (4): 197-208. DOI:10.1080/10236244.2011.618216.

-  Donwload articleDíaz López B (2011). Aquaculture systems. In: Handbook of Models used in Ecosystem and Environmental Management, Sven Erik Jørgensen (Ed.), Copenhagen University, Denmark. Pp 241-257.

-  Donwload articleDíaz López B (2011). Whistle characteristics in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Mediterranean Sea: influence of behaviour. Mammalian Biology 76: 180-189.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B, Shirai JAB (2010). Mediterranean common bottlenose dolphin's repertoire and communication use. In: Dolphins: Anatomy, Behavior, and Threats, (A.G. Pierce & L. Correa Eds.), Nova Science Publishers, New York. Pp 129 -148.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B (2009). The bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus foraging around a fish farm: Effects of prey abundance on dolphins' behaviour. Current Zoology 55(4):243-248.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B, Bunke M, Shirai JAB (2008). Marine aquaculture off Sardinia Island (Italy): ecosystem effects evaluated through a trophic mass-balance model. Ecological Modelling 212: 292-303.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B, Shirai JA (2008). Marine aquaculture and bottlenose dolphins social structure. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 62 (6): 887-894.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B, Shirai JAB, Bilbao Prieto A, Méndez Fernández P (2008). Diving activity of a solitary wild free ranging bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Journal Marine Biological Association of U.K 88, Special Issue 06: 1153-1157.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B, Bernal Shirai JAB (2007). "Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) presence and incidental capture in a marine fish farm on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia (Italy)" Journal of Marine Biological Association of U.K 87: 113 – 117.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B (2006). "Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Predation on a Marine Fin Fish Farm: Some Underwater Observations". Aquatic Mammals 32 (3): 305 – 310.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B (2006). "Interactions between Mediterranean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and gillnets off Sardinia". ICES Journal of Marine Science 63: 944-951.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B, Bernal Shirai JA (2006). "Estudio multiescalar de la influencia de la acuicultura en la presencia de delfines mulares Tursiops truncatus (Montagu 1821)". CIVA, (on CD-rom): 282 – 290.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B, Marini L, Polo F (2005). The Impact of a fish farm on a Bottlenose dolphin population in the Mediterranean Sea. Thalassas 21(1):53-58.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B (2005). Interactions between bottlenose dolphins with trammel nets in the Sardinia Island. ICES Document CM 2005 / X: 01, 12pp.

- Donwload articleDíaz López B (2005). Interaction between bottlenose dolphins and fish farms: could there be an economic impact? ICES Document CM 2005/X:10, 16pp.

- Díaz López B, Mussi B, Miragliuolo A, Chiota D, Valerio L (2000). Respiration patterns of fin whales off Ischia, Archipelago Campano, Mediterranean Sea. European Research on Cetaceans 14, 125-129.

- Mussi B, Miragliuolo A, Monzini E, Díaz López B, Battaglia M (1999). Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) feeding ground in the coastal waters of Ischia (Archipelago Campano). European Research on Cetaceans 13, 330-335.

 

2. Technical reports and press article for the lay public:

- Díaz López B, Methion S, Giralt Paradell O, Mosca O. 2021. Proyecto BALAENATUR: seguimiento del rorcual azul en la red Natura 2000. Technical report - Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute, O Grove, 44p.
- Díaz López B, Methion S. 2020. Abundance estimate, distribution and use of habitat of dolphin species in Abu-Dhabi waters in 2019. Final report - Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, EA. October 2020. 50pp.
- Díaz López B, Methion S. 2017. Abundance estimate, distribution and use of habitat of dolphin species in Abu-Dhabi waters in 2017. Final report - Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, EA. November 2017. 90pp.

- Díaz López B, 2017. Mexillóns e golfiños: unha convivencia en harmonía. Boletín do consello regulador da denominación de orixe protexida mexillón de Galicia 20: 4 -5.

- Díaz López B, Methion, S. 2016. Abundance estimate, distribution, and use of habitat of dolphin species in Abu Dhabi waters: years 2014-2015. Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi, UAE. 148pp.

- Díaz López B. 2015. Abundance estimate, distribution, and use of habitat of dolphin species in Abu Dhabi waters: year 2014. Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi, UAE. 148pp.

- Fortuna M, Bearzi, G., Bedocchi D., Bortolotto A., Butti C., Corsolini S., Cozzi, B., Díaz López B., et al., 2012. Italy. Progress report on cetacean research. International Whale Commission IWC C/Progress Report Italy.

- Fortuna M, Bearzi, G., Bedocchi D., Bortolotto A., Butti C., Corsolini S., Cozzi, B., Díaz López B., et al., 2011. Italy. Progress report on cetacean research. International Whale Commission IWC C/Progress Report Italy.

- Fortuna M, Bearzi, G., Bedocchi D., Bortolotto A., Butti C., Corsolini S., Cozzi, B., Díaz López B., et al., 2010. Italy. Progress report on cetacean research. International Whale Commission IWC C/Progress Report Italy.

- Fortuna M, Bearzi, G., Bedocchi D., Bortolotto A., Butti C., Corsolini S., Cozzi, B., Díaz López B., et al., 2009. Italy. Progress report on cetacean research. International Whale Commission IWC C/Progress Report Italy.

- Fortuna M, Bearzi, G., Bedocchi D., Bortolotto A., Butti C., Corsolini S., Cozzi, B., Díaz López B., et al., 2008. Italy. Progress report on cetacean research. International Whale Commission IWC C/Progress Report Italy.

- Fortuna M, Bearzi, G., Bedocchi D., Bortolotto A., Butti C., Corsolini S., Cozzi, B., Díaz López B., et al., 2007. Italy. Progress report on cetacean research. International Whale Commission IWC C/Progress Report Italy.

- Fortuna M, Bearzi, G., Bedocchi D., Bortolotto A., Butti C., Corsolini S., Cozzi, B., Díaz López B., et al., 2006. Italy. Progress report on cetacean research. International Whale Commission IWC C/Progress Report Italy.

 

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