Hal Whitehead

Summary

Affiliation: Dalhousie University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Inferring animal densities from tracking data using Markov chains
    Hal Whitehead
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e60901. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Animal social networks as substrate for cultural behavioural diversity
    Hal Whitehead
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    J Theor Biol 294:19-28. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Learning, climate and the evolution of cultural capacity
    Hal Whitehead
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    J Theor Biol 245:341-50. 2007
  4. pmc Killer whales and whaling: the scavenging hypothesis
    Hal Whitehead
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Biol Lett 1:415-8. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Diversity of deep-water cetaceans in relation to temperature: implications for ocean warming
    Hal Whitehead
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford St, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Ecol Lett 11:1198-207. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Conserving and managing animals that learn socially and share cultures
    Hal Whitehead
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Learn Behav 38:329-36. 2010
  7. pmc The interplay between social networks and culture: theoretically and among whales and dolphins
    Mauricio Cantor
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20120340. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Off-axis effects on the multi-pulse structure of sperm whale coda clicks
    Tyler M Schulz
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:1768-73. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Decline in relative abundance of bottlenose dolphins exposed to long-term disturbance
    Lars Bejder
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Conserv Biol 20:1791-8. 2006
  10. pmc Calves as social hubs: dynamics of the social network within sperm whale units
    Shane Gero
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrew s, Fife, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131113. 2013

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. pmc Inferring animal densities from tracking data using Markov chains
    Hal Whitehead
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e60901. 2013
    ..We believe that this method will be important in giving unbiased estimates of density from the growing corpus of animal tracking data...
  2. doi request reprint Animal social networks as substrate for cultural behavioural diversity
    Hal Whitehead
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    J Theor Biol 294:19-28. 2012
    ..Errors in social learning and social structuring generally promote behavioural diversity. Consequently, social learning may be considered to produce culture in populations whose social structure is sufficiently modular...
  3. ncbi request reprint Learning, climate and the evolution of cultural capacity
    Hal Whitehead
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    J Theor Biol 245:341-50. 2007
    ..This provides a potential explanation for the evolution of a prevalence of social learning, and culture, in humans and cetaceans...
  4. pmc Killer whales and whaling: the scavenging hypothesis
    Hal Whitehead
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Biol Lett 1:415-8. 2005
    ..Diet shifts may have triggered declines in other prey species, potentially affecting ecosystems, as well as increasing direct predation on living whales...
  5. doi request reprint Diversity of deep-water cetaceans in relation to temperature: implications for ocean warming
    Hal Whitehead
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford St, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Ecol Lett 11:1198-207. 2008
    ..This suggests that deep-water oceanic communities that dominate > 60% of the planet's surface may reorganize in response to ocean warming, with low-latitude losses of diversity and resilience...
  6. doi request reprint Conserving and managing animals that learn socially and share cultures
    Hal Whitehead
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Learn Behav 38:329-36. 2010
    ..We should aim to protect cultural as well as genetic diversity. Unfortunately, clear data on social learning and culture in the wild are scarce. Hence, the ideas and methods outlined in this special issue have great potential...
  7. pmc The interplay between social networks and culture: theoretically and among whales and dolphins
    Mauricio Cantor
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20120340. 2013
    ..We recommend the integration of studies of culture and society in species for which social learning is an important determinant of behaviour...
  8. doi request reprint Off-axis effects on the multi-pulse structure of sperm whale coda clicks
    Tyler M Schulz
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:1768-73. 2009
    ..As for usual clicks, this suggests that sound energy radiates directly into the water upon reflection off the frontal sac...
  9. ncbi request reprint Decline in relative abundance of bottlenose dolphins exposed to long-term disturbance
    Lars Bejder
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Conserv Biol 20:1791-8. 2006
    ..The substantial effect of tour vessels on dolphin abundance in a region of low-level tourism calls into question the presumption that dolphin-watching tourism is benign...
  10. pmc Calves as social hubs: dynamics of the social network within sperm whale units
    Shane Gero
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrew s, Fife, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131113. 2013
    ..Calves appeared to be significant nodes in the network of the social unit, and thus provide quantitative support for the theory in which communal care acts as the evolutionary force behind group formation in this species...
  11. ncbi request reprint Changes in persistent contaminant concentration and CYP1A1 protein expression in biopsy samples from northern bottlenose whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus, following the onset of nearby oil and gas development
    Sascha K Hooker
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Environ Pollut 152:205-16. 2008
    ..Concentrations were higher in whales from The Gully than from the Davis Strait, with significant increases in 4,4'-DDE and trans-nonachlor in 2002-2003 relative to 1996-1997...
  12. pmc Cetaceans have complex brains for complex cognition
    Lori Marino
    Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 5:e139. 2007