MMBCL Theses


Theses in progress:

Hanna, P. Social interactions among two males in a captive group of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis). 

Ames, A. Possible roles of pre- and post-partum whistle production in a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). 

Frick, E. Establishing a link between personality traits and social status for a group of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). 

Completed Theses:

Lauderdale, L. (2015) Effects of failure on subsequent behavior in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).

Botero Acosta, N. (2015) Same-sex socio-sexual interactions among a group of captive male bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

Harvey, B. (2015) The nature of social relationships in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): Associations and the role of affiliative, agnostic, and socio-sexual behaviors

Smith, C.E. (2014). Dialect use within a socially fluid group of Southern Resident killer whales.

Winship, K. (2014). Can dolphins cooperate to solve a novel task?

Jones, B. (2014). The ontogeny of whistle development in infant Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) during the first 30 days of life. 

Perazio, C. (2014). A description of vocalizations and their association with mouthing behaviors and social contexts in bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus

McBride, S. (2013). Seasonal and diurnal behavioral patterns of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, that exhibit high site and low site fidelity to Mississippi Sound

Perisho, S. (2012). Implications of 1/f scaling in bottlenose dolphin echolocation.

Horback, K. (2010). Variations in social behavior given the estrous cycle of a captive killer whale (Orcinus orca).

Mackey, A.D. (2010) Site fidelity and association patterns of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Mississippi Sound.

Miller, L.E. (2010) An examination of aggressive behavior in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus).

Miller, L.J. (2008) Short-term changes in Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) behavior related to education programs.

Kristiansen, R.E. (2008) Interspecific interactions between marine tucuxi dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Costa Rica.

Schneider, L.G. (2007) The relationship between sperm whale (Physeter macropcephalus) vocalizations and the lunar cycle.

Highfill, L.E. (2006) Judging personality traits in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).

Hernandez, E.N. (2006) Time and frequency parameters of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) whistles as predictors of surface behavior in the Mississippi Sound.

Ramos, J.A. (2006) Categorization of whistles produced by two species of free-ranging dolphins : the atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis, in the Bahamas, and the indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops aduncus, at Mikura Island, Japan.

Yeater, D. (2005) Factors that influence voluntary regurgitation in captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

Makecha, R.N. (2005) The ontogeny of social play in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) calves.

Paulos, R.D. (2004) Non-vocal communication in the Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus).

Trone, M. (2002) Does participation in dolphin-human interaction programs affect bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) behavior?

Walker, R. (2001) Nocturnal and diurnal activity budgets of a group of captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

Tranel, K.S. (2001) Do captive Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) use absolute size or the abstract concept of relative size when solving a relational match-to-sample task?

Hill, H.M. (2000) Can sea lions use the information in a mirror image to locate a hidden object?