The move of the journal Polar Research to an open access publisher has allowed us to highlight the results of a long-term survey in the Arctic. St Andrews researchers Tiago Marques and David Borchers are co-authors of: The effect of sea-ice loss on beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in West Greenland, Polar Research, 29(2): 198-208.
|Tiago and the survey team|
|David Borchers - CREEM; School of Mathematics and Statistics|
Polar Research is now published by Co-Action Publishing with all content now freely available under a Creative Commons licence.
David Borchers has a number of CREEM reports already available in Research@Standrews:FullText
Tiago Marques already has his PhD thesis on distance sampling available in the repository, and has recently contributed another article: Estimating the Barents Sea polar bear subpopulation size in Marine Mammal Science 25(1). The article describes the importance of scientific methods for population sampling, given the "current intense interest in polar bear management due to the potentially disastrous effects of climate change".
Images taken during this large scale survey illustrate the dramatic Arctic terrain and the adventurous life some of our researchers lead!