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Lesley Thorne  

Lesley Thorne
Lecturer

Ph.D., 2010, Duke University

E-mail: lesley.thorne@stonybrook.edu

bio-physical and trophic interactions in marine ecology; application of spatial analysis and landscape ecology techniques to marine conservation

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Research Interests

I am interested in bio-physical and trophic interactions in marine ecology and the application of spatial analysis and landscape ecology techniques to marine conservation. Specifically, my research interests focus on the importance of local oceanographic features and associated prey distributions to the foraging habitat of marine predators. Ongoing research projects include studies investigating the mechanics of oceanographic features relative to foraging seabirds and their prey in both Onslow Bay, North Carolina and in the Bay of Fundy, Canada; research projects integrating in situ and remotely sensed data to investigate the cetacean habitat use in relation to physical and oceanographic habitat factors in the South Atlantic Bight; and a habitat modeling study examining the resting habitat of spinner dolphins in Hawaii.


Publications

Waples, D.M., L.H. Thorne, L.W. Williams, E.K. Burke, K.W. Urian and A.J. Read (2013) A field test of acoustic deterrent devices used to reduce interactions between bottlenose dolphins and a coastal gillnet fishery in North Carolina, USA. Biol Conserv. 157: 163-171.

Thorne, L.H., D.W. Johnston, D.L. Urban, R.W. Baird, S. Yin, S. Rickards, M.H. Deakos, A.A. Pack and M.C. Hill (2012) Predictive modeling of spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) resting habitat in the main Hawaiian Islands: implications for management. PLoS ONE. 7(8): e43167. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043167

Dunn, D.C., K. Stewart, R.K. Bjorkland, M. Haughton, S. Singh-Rentond, R. Lewison, L.H. Thorne and P.N. Halpin (2009) A regional analysis of coastal and domestic fishing effort in the wider Caribbean. Fish Res 102(1-2): 60-68.

Nowacek, D.P., L.H. Thorne, D.W. Johnston and P. L. Tyack (2007) Responses of cetaceans to anthropogenic noise: an update and evaluation of potential physiological consequences. Mam Rev 37(2): 81-115.

Johnston D.W., L.H. Thorne and A.J. Read (2005) Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) and minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) exploit a tidally-driven island wake ecosystem in the Bay of Fundy. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 305: 287-295.

Thorne, L.H. and A.J. Read (In review) Where currents collide: Modelling seabird-oceanography relationships in a region of proposed wind farm development. Mar Ecol Prog Ser.

Thorne, L.H. and A.J. Read (In review) A quantitative assessment of red-necked phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) foraging habitat in the Bay of Fundy, Canada: the importance of considering biophysical dynamics at a fine scale. Cont. Shelf Res.

Waples, D.M., L.H. Thorne, L.W. Williams, E.K. Burke, K.W. Urian, A.J. Read (In review) A field test of acoustic deterrent devices used to reduce interactions between bottlenose dolphins and coastal gillnet fishery in North Carolina, USA. Biol Conserv.

Thorne, L.H., D.W. Johnston, D.L. Urban, R.W. Baird, S. Yin, S. Rickards, M.H. Deakos, A.A. Pack and M.C. Hill (In preparation Predictive modeling of spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) resting habitat in the main Hawaiian Islands: implications for management. Mar Mam Sci.

Thorne, L.H., L.E. Williams and A.J. Read (In preparation) Combining remote sensing and autonomous recorders to study cetacean habitat use relative to Gulf Stream fronts and eddies. Target journal: Mar Ecol Prog Ser.


 

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