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Erica Staaterman
United States Minerals Management Service
SoundscapeEcologyBioacousticsFisheryBiology
20Publications
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#1K. MacLean (Carleton University)
#2Tanya S. Prystay (Carleton University)H-Index: 1
Last. Steven J. Cooke (Carleton University)H-Index: 69
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The effects of anthropogenic noise have garnered significant attention in marine ecosystems, but comparatively less is known about its impacts on freshwater ecosystems. For fish that provide parental care, the effects of acoustic disturbance could have fitness-level consequences if nest tending behavior is altered. This study explored the effects of motorboat noise on the parental behavior of nesting male smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu; Lacepede, 1802), an important freshwater game fish i...
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#1Jessica L. Deichmann (SCBI: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute)H-Index: 6
Last. T. Mitchell Aide (UPR: University of Puerto Rico)H-Index: 43
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#1Ryan J. Maxwell (Carleton University)H-Index: 1
#2Aaron J. Zolderdo (Carleton University)H-Index: 8
Last. Steven J. Cooke (Carleton University)H-Index: 69
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#1Erica StaatermanH-Index: 11
#2Simon J. Brandl (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 15
Last. Aaron N. Rice (Cornell University)H-Index: 18
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Toadfishes (family Batrachoididae) are a well-studied family of soniferous fishes, yet only a fraction of species within the family have been recorded, and only few detailed descriptions of calls exist. Here, we present the first description of the acoustic ecology of Amphyichtys cryptocentrus, a new-world toadfish species, distributed across the southern Caribbean Sea. We recorded fourteen individuals in a seagrass habitat over six nights in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. Like other toadfishes...
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#1Erica StaatermanH-Index: 11
#2Matthew B. OgburnH-Index: 11
Last. J. Emmett DuffyH-Index: 54
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New tools, such as passive acoustic monitoring, can be helpful for measuring levels of biodiversity in habitats that are otherwise difficult to sample. Here, we tested the utility of acoustic measurements in shallow coastal waters by conducting simultaneous bioacoustic and biodiversity surveys in four habitat types in Panama: mangrove, reef, seagrass, and sand. We found that acoustic measurements in the “low band” (<1000 Hz) were positively correlated with cryptic fish species richness. However,...
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#1Austin J. Gallagher (Carleton University)H-Index: 20
#2Erica Staaterman (Smithsonian Institution)H-Index: 11
Last. Neil HammerschlagH-Index: 26
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The response to capture is important in fisheries because it can reveal potential threats to species beyond fishing mortalities resulting from direct harvest. To date, the vast majority of studies assessing shark stress responses have used physiology or biotelemetry to look at sensitivity after capture, leaving a gap in our understanding of the behaviours of sharks during capture. We examined the behavioural responses of sharks to capture by attaching accelerometers to fishing gear and measuring...
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#1Erica Staaterman (SERC: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)H-Index: 11
Passive acoustic monitoring has been used to study the soundscapes of some shallow-water coastal environments. These studies have revealed distinct patterns that depend upon the physical structure of the environment as well as the species living within it. One underrepresented group in marine bioacoustics is the benthic crustaceans, yet these animals are known to produce and detect sounds. Snapping shrimp are the most ubiquitous benthic crustacean, and their “snaps” can substantially elevate sou...
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#1Austin J. Gallagher (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 20
#2Erica StaatermanH-Index: 11
Last. N DreyerH-Index: 1
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The kelp gull Larus dominicanus is an abundant and highly successful avian predator and scavenger that breeds along the coastline in the Southern Hemisphere, ranging from Antarctica to the tropics. On account of its dietary breadth, wide-ranging foraging strategies, and acclimation to modified landscapes, this species has received considerable attention within the seabird literature over the past 40 years. Furthermore, owing to its ready habituation to human-dominated environments, the species h...
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Recent studies suggest that reef soundscapes may serve as long-distance navigational cues for settlement-stage larval fishes. To understand the role of acoustic signals during larval settlement, we investigated temporal and spatial patterns in coral reef soundscapes in the Florida Keys, USA. We used 14-month simultaneous acoustic recordings from two nearby reefs, coupled with environmental data, to describe temporal variability in the soundscape on scales of hours to months, and to understand ab...
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