Publications

The following publications have relied on data hosted in Wildbook software installations.

Publications using Wildbook (a.k.a. "Shepherd Project")

Bonner, S. and Holmberg, J. (2013), Mark-Recapture with Multiple, Non-Invasive Marks. Biometrics. doi: 10.1111/biom.12045

Hueter RE, Tyminski JP, de la Parra R (2013) Horizontal Movements, Migration Patterns, and Population Structure of Whale Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico and Northwestern Caribbean Sea. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71883. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071883

Fox S, Foisy I, De La Parra Venegas R, Galvan Pastoriza BE, Graham RT, Hoffmayer ER, Holmberg J, Pierce SJ. (2013) Population structure and residency of whale sharks Rhincodon typus at Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras. Journal of Fish Biology Volume 83, Issue 3, pages 574-587, September 2013 Web link

Robinson DP, Jaidah MY, Jabado RW, Lee-Brooks K, Nour El-Din NM, et al. (2013) Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, Aggregate around Offshore Platforms in Qatari Waters of the Arabian Gulf to Feed on Fish Spawn. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58255. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058255 Web link

Davies, Tim K., Stevens, Guy, Meekan, Mark G., Struve, Juliane, and Rowcliffe, J. Marcus (2012) Can citizen science monitor whale-shark aggregations? Investigating bias in mark-recapture modelling using identification photographs sourced from the public. Wildlife Research 39, 696-704. Web link

Marshall AD & SJ Pierce (2012) The use and abuse of photographic identification in sharks and rays. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 1361-1379

Publications using alpha versions of the software

The following publications have used alpha versions of Wildbook framework for mark-recapture data management.

Norman B (2009) ECOCEAN Best Practice Whale Shark Ecotourism UNEP MANUAL. Technical Report (United Nations Environment Program - Regional Seas) 7pp.
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Holmberg J & Norman B (2009) ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification - UNEP MANUAL. Technical Report (United Nations Environment Program - Regional Seas) 69pp.
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Holmberg J, Norman B & Arzoumanian Z (2009) Estimating population size, structure, and residency time for whale sharks Rhincodon typus through collaborative photo-identification. Endangered Species Research, (7) 39-53.
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Holmberg J, Norman B & Arzoumanian Z (2008) Robust, comparable population metrics through collaborative photo-monitoring of whale sharks Rhincodon typus . Ecological Applications 18(1): 222-223.
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Norman B. & Holmberg J (2007) A Cooperative Approach for Generating Robust Population Metrics for Whale Sharks Rhincodon typus. In: Maldini D, Meck Maher D, Troppoli D, Studer M, and Goebel J, editors. Translating Scientific Results into Conservation Actions: New Roles, Challenges and Solutions for 21st Century Scientists. Boston : Earthwatch Institute; 2007.
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Arzoumanian Z, Holmberg J & Norman B (2005) An astronomical pattern-matching algorithm for computer-aided identification of whale sharks Rhincodon typus . Journal of Applied Ecology 42, 999-1011.
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