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Lesley H. Thorne
Stony Brook University
19Publications
7H-index
497Citations
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#1S. K. Adamczak (SBU: Stony Brook University)
#2Ann Pabst (UNCW: University of North Carolina at Wilmington)H-Index: 1
Last.Lesley H. Thorne (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 7
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Studies of animal morphology inform our understanding of many combined aspects of biology, including thermal ecology, biomechanics and energetics. Studies that accurately describe the size and shape of marine mammals, for example, can be particularly useful in understanding the challenges an endotherm faces when moving and thermoregulating in an aquatic environment. The relationship between surface area (SA) and volume (V) plays a key role in the energetics of thermoregulation and locomotion, bu...
#1Julia Donaton (SBU: Stony Brook University)
#2Kimberly Durham (Marine Conservation Society)
Last.Lesley H. Thorne (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 7
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Abstract Long-term studies of marine communities are critical to understanding shifts in marine ecosystems in response to ecological change. We examined the diet of stranded loggerhead sea turtles ( Caretta caretta ) in New York waters between 1995 and 2014 using stomach content analysis, and quantified variability in loggerhead diet using Non-Metric Multidimensional Scaling (NMDS). Our results provide compelling evidence for a shift in the benthic community in New York waters associated with wa...
#1Matthew Fuirst (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 1
#2Richard R. Veit (CSI: College of Staten Island)H-Index: 18
Last.Lesley H. Thorne (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 7
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Larus gull species have proven adaptable to urbanization and due to their generalist feeding behaviors, they provide useful opportunities to study how urban environments impact foraging behavior and host-associated microbiota. We evaluated how urbanization influenced the foraging behavior and microbiome characteristics of breeding herring gulls (Larus argentatus) at three different colonies on the east coast of the United States. Study colonies represented high, medium and low degrees of urbaniz...
#1Julia E.F. Stepanuk (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 1
#2Andrew J. Read (Duke University)H-Index: 49
Last.Lesley H. Thorne (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 7
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Abstract Short-finned pilot whales ( Globicephala macrorhynchus ) depredate pelagic longlines along the shelf break of the Mid-Atlantic Bight. The mortality and serious injury of short-finned pilot whales in the U.S. pelagic longline fishery recently exceeded Potential Biological Removal levels defined under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act, and bycatch mitigation techniques developed to date have been unsuccessful. We examine the spatial and temporal characteristics of pilot whale habitat ...
#1Heather J. Lynch (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 21
#2Catherine M. Foley (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 1
Last.Lesley H. Thorne (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 7
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#1Maureen A. Lynch (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 1
#2Catherine M. Foley (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 1
Last.Heather J. Lynch (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 21
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The Antarctic Treaty System requires that the effects of potential human disturbance be evaluated, such as through the development and evaluation of Initial and Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations (IEEs and CEEs), and through the implementation of Management Plans for Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPAs) and Antarctic Specially Managed Areas (ASMAs). The effectiveness of these management processes hinges on the quality and transparency of the data presented, particularly because indep...
#1Lesley H. ThorneH-Index: 7
#2Melinda G. Conners (UCSC: University of California, Santa Cruz)H-Index: 6
Last.Scott A. Shaffer (SJSU: San Jose State University)H-Index: 37
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Changes to patterns of wind and ocean currents are tightly linked to climate change and have important implications for cost of travel and energy budgets in marine vertebrates. We evaluated how El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-driven wind patterns affected breeding Laysan and black-footed albatross across a decade of study. Owing to latitudinal variation in wind patterns, wind speed differed between habitat used during incubation and brooding; during La Nina conditions, wind speeds were lower...
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