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ESRG scientific literature

The following report contains a detailed description of our research protocol, and should be considered the definite reference for methodology, including ethical aspects:

Last reports

Galimberti, F. and Sanvito, S. 2017. Elephant seals of Sea Lion Island: Status of the population. Update 2016-2017. Unpublished report. PDF file (54 k)

Galimberti, F. and Sanvito, S. 2016. Environmental research at Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands. Field work report 2015/2016. Unpublished report. PDF file (5399 k)

Galimberti, F. and Sanvito, S. 2012. Tracking at sea the elephant seals of Sea Lion Island. A pilot project. Unpublished report. PDF file (2,311 k)

Galimberti, F. and Sanvito, S. 2010. Research on elephant seals of the San Benitos Island. Annual report 2009-2010. Unpublished report. PDF file (64 k)

To access a comprehensive bibliography on elephant seal please follow this link Mirounga bibliography

 

Table of contents

ESRG scientific papers

ESRG technical articles

ESRG submitted manuscripts

ESRG conference abstracts and posters

ESRG technical reports series

ESRG reports

ESRG theses

ESRG current PhD projects

ESRG current MSc projects

ESRG bibliography in PDF format


ESRG scientific papers

 

2016

Salogni, E, S. Sanvito and F. Galimberti (2016). Postmortem examination and causes of death of northern lephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) pups of the San Benito Islands, Baja California,Mexico. Marine Mammal Science 32(2): 743-752.. Paper (PDF file - 300 K)

2014

Sanvito, S., A. Fabiani and F. Galimberti (2014). Sex Determination in the Near Threatened Guadalupe Fur Seal: Molecular Markers and Their Potential Applications. Open Journal of Animal Sciences 4. Paper (PDF file - 775 K)

2013

Sanvito, S., A. Dueñes Meza, Y. Schramm, P. Cruz Hernández, Y. Esquer Garrigos and F. Galimberti (2013). Isolation and cross-species amplification of novel microsatellite loci in a charismatic marine mammal species, the northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris). Conservation Genetics Resources 5(1): 93-96. Paper (PDF file - 202 K)

2012

Sanvito, S., Y. Schramm and F. Galimberti. 2012. Pvc74 is sex linked in elephant seals (genus Mirounga). Marine Mammal Science, 28(2): E191-E196. Paper (PDF file - 199 K)

2008

Sanvito, S., F. Galimberti and E. H. Miller (2008). Development of aggressive vocalizations in male southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina): maturation or learning ? Behaviour 145: 137-170 Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 295 K)

2007

Galimberti, F., S. Sanvito, C. Braschi and L. Boitani (2007). The cost of success: reproductive effort in male southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. DOI 10.1007/s00265-007-0450-y. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 295 K)

Sanvito, S., F. Galimberti and E. H. Miller (2007). Vocal signalling of male southern elephant seals is honest but imprecise. Animal Behaviour 73: 287-299. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 1035 K)

Sanvito, S., F. Galimberti and E. H. Miller (2007). Observational evidences of vocal learning in southern elephant seals: a longitudinal study. Ethology 113: 137-146. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 717 K)

Sanvito, S., F. Galimberti and E. H. Miller (2007). Having a big nose: structure, ontogeny and function of the elephant seal proboscis. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 207-220. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 1408 K)

2006

Fabiani, A., F. Galimberti, S. Sanvito and A. R. Hoelzel (2006). Relatedness and site fidelity at the southern slephant seal (Mirounga leonina) breeding colony in the Falkland Islands. Animal Behaviour 72: 617-626. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 241 K)

2005

Sanvito, S., Galimberti, F., Sanvito, R. and Braschi, C. 2005. The "seal prick": a low invasive method for blood sampling in free ranging male elephant seals. Marine Mammal Science 21(3): 210-217. Paper (PDF file - 394 K)

2004

Fabiani, A., F. Galimberti, S. Sanvito and A. R. Hoelzel (2004). Extreme polygyny among southern elephant seals on Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands. Behavioral Ecology 15(6): 961-969. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 239 K)

Sanvito, S., F. Galimberti, K. M. Delahunty and D. W. McKay (2004). Blood spots in Pinnipedia hormone studies: measure of cortisol levels in southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina). Aquatic Mammals 30(2): 251-256. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 503 K)

2003

Fabiani, A., Hoelzel, A.R., Galimberti, F. and Meulbert, M.M.C. 2003. Long-range paternal gene flow in the Southern elephant seal. Science 299(5607): 676. Paper (PDF file - 52 K)

Galimberti, F., Fabiani, A. and Boitani, L. 2003. Socio-spatial levels in linearity analysis of dominance hierarchies: a case study on elephant seals. Journal of Ethology. 21(2): 131-136. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 224 K)

Sanvito, S. and Galimberti, F. 2003. Source level of male vocalizations in the genus Mirounga: repeatability and correlates. Bioacoustics 14(1): 45-57. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 840 K)

2002

Galimberti, F. 2002. Power analysis of population trends: an application to elephant seals of the Falklands. Marine Mammal Science 18(1): 557-566. Paper (PDF file - 664 K)

Galimberti, F., Fabiani, A. and Sanvito, S. 2002. Opportunity for selection in southern elephant seals: the effect of spatial scale of analysis. Journal of Zoology London. 256(1): 93-97. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 81 K)

Galimberti, F., Fabiani, A. and Sanvito, S. 2002. Measures of breeding inequality: a case study in southern elephant seals. Canadian Journal of Zoology 80(7): 1240-1249. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 95 K)

Galimberti, F.,Gallastroni, A. and Sanvito, S. 2002. Behavioural and morphometric measurements of parental investment in southern elephant seals at the Falkland Islands. Polar Biology 25(6): 399-403. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 80 K)

2001

Galimberti, F. & Sanvito, S. 2001. Modelling females haul out in southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina). Aquatic Mammals. 27(2): 92-104. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 1.1 M)

Galimberti, F., Sanvito, S., Boitani, L. and Fabiani, A. 2001. Viability of southern elephant seal population of the Falkland Islands. Animal Conservation. 4 (1): 81-88. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 268 K)

2000

Galimberti, F., Boitani, L. and Marzetti, I. 2000 a. The frequency and costs of harassment in southern elephant seals. Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution 12(4): 345-365. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 1.8 M)

Galimberti, F., Boitani, L. and Marzetti, I. 2000 b. Female strategies of harassment reduction in southern elephant seals. Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution 12(4): 367-388. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 1.7 M)

Galimberti, F., Boitani, L. and Marzetti, I. 2000 c. Harassment during arrival to land and departure to sea in southern elephant seals. Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution 12(4): 389-404. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 1.3 M)

Galimberti, F., Sanvito, S. and Boitani, L. 2000. Marking of southern elephant seals with passive implanted transponders. Marine Mammal Science 16(2): 500-504. Paper (PDF file - 386 K)

Sanvito, S. and Galimberti, F. 2000. Bioacoustics of southern elephant seals. I. Acoustic structure of male aggressive vocalizations. Bioacoustics. 11: 259-285. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 1.7 M)

Sanvito, S. and Galimberti, F. 2000. Bioacoustics of southern elephant seals. II. Individual and geographical variation in male aggressive vocalizations. Bioacoustics. 11: 287-307Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 1.4 M)

1999

Galimberti, F. and Boitani, L. 1999. Demography and breeding biology of a small, localized population of southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina). Marine Mammal Science 15(1): 159-178. Abstract (ASCII file) Paper (PDF file - 1.4 M)
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ESRG technical articles

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Galimberti, F. and Sanvito, S. 1999. A very spatial relationship. GPS mapping aids understanding of elephant seals behavior. GPSWorld. 10(7): 22-30.


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ESRG submitted manuscripts

 


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ESRG conference abstracts and posters

Baroni, E., Galimberti, F., and Sanvito, S. Pup vocalizations in southern elephant seals: communication in a noisy environment. General meeting 2015, Unione degli Zoologi Italiani Abstract (ASCII file) PDF file

Tognetti, M., Galimberti, F., and Sanvito, S. Sociality in killer whales: the role of recruiters. General meeting 2015, Unione degli Zoologi Italiani Abstract (ASCII file) PDF file

Casoli, M., Galimberti, F., and Sanvito, S. Killer whale predation on pinnipeds at Sea Lion Island (Falkland Islands). General meeting 2015, European Cetacena Society Abstract (ASCII file) PDF file

Casoli, M., Galimberti, F., and Sanvito, S. Behavioural ecology of killer whales (Orcinus orca) at Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands. General meeting 2014, Unione degli Zoologi Italiani Abstract (ASCII file) PDF file

Sanvito, S., Galimberti, F. and Miller, E. H. Vocal learning in southern elephant seals. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 12-16 December 2005, San Diego, CA, USA Abstract (ASCII file) PowerPoint presentation (Power Point file 12483 k)

Fabiani, A., Galimberti, F. and Hoelzel, A. R. Reproductive success in male southern elephant seals of Sea Lion Island (Falkland Islands): behavioural estimates and paternity. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 28 November to 3 December 2001, Vancouver, BC, Canada Abstract (ASCII file) PowerPoint presentation (Power Point file 1499 k)

Fabiani, A., Galimberti, F. and Hoelzel, A. R. Male reproductive success in southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina): behavioural estimates and genetic paternity. European Cetacean Society, 15th annual conference, 6 - 10 May 2001, Rome (Italy). Abstract (ASCII file) Poster (Power Point file 384 k)


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ESRG technical reports series

Galimberti, F. and Sanvito, S. 2000. Population viability of southern elephant seals of the Falkland Islands. Results and prospects. ESRG Technical report 1. PDF file (1239 k)

Galimberti, F. and Sanvito, S. 2000. Power analysis of population trends of southern elephant seals of the Falklands. ESRG Technical report 2. PDF file (89 k)

Galimberti, F. and Sanvito, S. 2000. Breeding site fidelity in southern elephant seals of the Falkland Islands. ESRG Technical report 3. PDF file (62 k)

Galimberti, F. and Sanvito, S. 2000. Timing of breeding of female southern elephant seals of the Falkland Islands. ESRG Technical report 4. PDF file (72 k)


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ESRG reports

Galimberti, F.and Sanvito, S. 2004. Individual recognition of elephant seals at Sea Lion Island. Unpublished report. PDF file (84 k)

Fabiani, A., Galimberti, F. and Sanvito, S. 2001. Research on elephant seals of Sea Lion Island: Significance of the project and ethical background. PDF file (34 k)

Galimberti, F. 1997. Research on elephant seals of Sea Lion Island: demography, socionomy and breeding biology, a preliminary report. Unpublished report. PDF file (124 k)


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ESRG theses

Querci, Beatrice (2016). Dimensione corporea ed ecologia comportamentale delle femmine di elefante marino del sud, Mirounga leonina [Body size and behavioural ecology of female southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina, in Italian]. MSc thesis. Dipartimento di Biologia. Milano, Italy, Universita' degli Studi di Milano

Tognetti, Marta (2016). BSc thesis. Comportamento predatorio di Orcinus orca a Sea Lion Island [Hunting behaviour of Orcinus orcas at Sea Lion Island]. Dipartimento di Scienze Naturali. Milano, Italy, Universita' degli Studi di Milano

Casoli, M. (2014). Ecologia comportamentale delle orche (Orcinus orca) a Sea Lion Island, Isole Falkland [Behavioural ecology of killer whales (Orcinus orca) at Sea Lion Island, in Italian]. BSc thesis. Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali - BiGeA. Bologna, Italia, Universita' degli Studi di Bologna

Salogni, E. (2009). Mortalità pre-svezzamento nell' elefante marino del nord (Mirounga angustirostris) delle Isole San Benito (Bassa California, Messico)[Pre-weaning mortality in the northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) of the San Benito Islands (Baja California, Mexico), in Italian]. MSc thesis. Dipartimento di Biologia. Milano, Italy, Universita' degli Studi di Milano

Sanvito, S. (2006) Acoustic communication in elephant seals (Mirounga leonina): structural and functional correlates of male vocalizations. PhD thesis. Department of Biology. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. 291 pp. Abstract (ASCII file). PDF file available on request.

Braschi, C.. 2004. Confronti agonistici nell' elefante marino del sud: fattori coinvolti e ruolo delle asimmetrie tra i maschi. [Male agonistic behaviour in southern elephant sesls: factors and asimmetries involved in conflict, in Italian, with English abstract]. PhD thesis. Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell' Uomo, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italia. 182 pp. Abstract (ASCII file). PDF file available on request.

Fabiani, A. 2002. Molecular ecology of southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina): mating system and population genetic structure. PhD thesis. Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Durham, Durham, UK. 210 pp. Abstract (ASCII file). PDF file available on request.

Gallastroni, A. 2001. Investimento parentale nell' elefante marino del sud (Mirounga leonina): fenotipo individuale e contesto sociale. [Parental investment in southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina): individual phenotype and social contest; in Italian, with English abstract]. MSc thesis. Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell' Uomo, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italia. 127 pp.

Marzetti, I. 1997. Comportamento riproduttivo femminile nell' elefante marino del sud (Mirounga leonina) [Female mating behaviour in southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina); in Italian, with English abstract]. MSc Thesis. UDipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell' Uomo, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy. 193 pp. Abstract (ASCII file)

Sanvito, S. 1997. Struttura, ontogenesi e funzione dei vocalizzi maschili nell' elefante marino del sud (Mirounga leonina) [Structure, ontogeny and function of male vocalizations in southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina); in Italian, with English abstract]. MSc thesis. Dipartimento di Scienze Naturali, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italia. 198 pp. Abstract (ASCII file)

Fabiani, A. 1996. Aspetti strutturali e funzionali del comportamento agonistico maschile nell' elefante marino del sud (Mirounga leonina) [Structural and functional aspects of male agonistic behaviour in southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina); in Italian, with English abstract]. MSc thesis. Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell' Uomo, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italia. 200 pp. Abstract (ASCII file)

Galimberti, F. 1995. Competizione tra i maschi e selezione sessuale nell' elefante marino del sud (Mirounga leonina) della Penisola di Valdes [Intermale competition and sexual selection in southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) of the Valdes Peninsula; in Italian, with English abstract]. PhD thesis. Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell' Uomo, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italia. 289 pp. Abstract (ASCII file) PDF file available on request.


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ESRG current PhD projects

Salogni, Elena 2015-ongoing.Maternal investment in Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) at the southernmost breeding colony, the San Benito Islands, Mexico. Department of Biology, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.


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ESRG current MSc projects

Antichi, Simone 2015-ongoing. Demography and spatial distribution of southern elephant seals at Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands. Dipartimento di Biologia. Universita' degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Roma, Italy.

Calamari, Giorgia 2015-ongoing. Structural and functional aspects of female aggressive vocalizations in the southern elephant seal. Dipartimento di Biologia. Universita' degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Roma, Italy.

Silvestri, Luca 2015- ongoing. Social behaviour and organization of female southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina). Dipartimento di Biologia. Universita' degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Roma, Italy.


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