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Multifractal mating in copepods

Our paper showing how the swimming behaviors of both Temora longicornis and Eurytemora affinis respond to conspecific pheromones (even at very low concentrations) and may affect mating encounter rates (Seuront & Stanley, 2014, Anomalous diffusion and multifractality optimises mating encounters in the ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 111, 2206-2211; PDF) was highlighted in Nature Physics (here) and (there).

New insights into the mate-seeking behavior in the calanoid copepod Eurytemora affinis

My work entangling the chemical and hydromechanical behavioral components of mate seeking behavior in the calanoid copepod Eurytemora affinis (PDF) appeared as a  Featured Article in the Journal of Plankton Research.

Sperm whales defecation as an overlooked sink of carbon in the Southern Ocean

Our paper estimating how sperm whale iron defecation in the Southern Ocean may help to reduce atmospheric carbon flow through the enhancement of new primary production (hence the removal of 200000 tonnes more carbo from the atmosphere than they add during respiration) published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B (PDF) highlighted in Nature, and by the BBCReutersABCConservation MagazineThe Daily MailDiscovery News, and The Telegraph.

 Thermal ecology of intertidal gastropods

Our first two papers on the thermal ecology of intertidal gastropods showed that the body temperature of the tropical species Littoraria scabra in Fijian mangroves (PDF; left panel) and the black nerite Nerita atramentosa (PDF; right panel) on South Australian rocky shores were not controlled by air temperature, but instead strongly correlate with substrate temperature , and both show an active selection of thermally favorable microhabitats under thermal stress. 

 These papers  published in Global Change Biology and Functional Ecology are highlighted by  MISA (Marine Innovation South Australia).

On the detection of pernicious anthropogenic stress in bottlenose dolphins

Our paper on bottlenose dolphin behavioural stress (Seuront & Cribb, 2013, Fractal analysis reveals pernicious stress levels related to boat presence and type in the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops aduncus.  Physica A, 390, 2333-2339; PDF) highlighted by MISA (Marine Innovation South Australia).