I am a behavioral ecologist with a focus on marine science and conservation. My dissertation focuses on the applications of social network analysis and genomics to understanding optimal social behavior in bottlenose dolphins.
Foroughirad, Vivienne, Alexis Levengood, Janet Mann, and Celine H. Frère. “Quality and quantity of genetic relatedness data affect the analysis of social structure..” Molecular Ecology Resources, May 6, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13028.
Strickland, Kasha, Alexis Levengood, Vivienne Foroughirad, Janet Mann, Ewa Krzyszczyk, and Celine H. Frère. “A framework for the identification of long-term social avoidance in longitudinal datasets..” Royal Society Open Science 4, no. 8 (August 2, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170641.
Karniski, Caitlin, Eric M. Patterson, Ewa Krzyszczyk, Vivienne Foroughirad, Margaret A. Stanton, and Janet Mann. “A comparison of survey and focal follow methods for estimating individual activity budgets of cetaceans.” Marine Mammal Science 31, no. 3 (July 2015): 839–52. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12198.
Foroughirad, Vivienne, and Vivienne Janet Mann. “Long-term impacts of fish provisioning on the behavior and survival of wild bottlenose dolphins.” Biological Conservation 160 (April 2013): 242–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.01.001.
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