The challenges of analyzing behavioral response study data: an overview of the MOCHA (Multi-study OCean acoustics Human effects Analysis) project

Catriona M Harris, Len Thomas, Dinara Sadykova, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Brandon L. Southall, Andrew J. Read, Patrick Miller

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Abstract

This paper describes the MOCHA project which aims to develop novel approaches for the analysis of data collected during Behavioral Response Studies (BRSs). BRSs are experiments aimed at directly quantifying the effects of controlled dosages of natural or anthropogenic stimuli (typically sound) on marine mammal behavior. These experiments typically result in low sample size, relative to variability, and so we are looking at a number of studies in combination to maximize the gain from each one. We describe a suite of analytical tools applied to BRS data on beaked whales, including a simulation study aimed at informing future experimental design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEffects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
EditorsA.N. Popper, A. Hawkins
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media
Pages399-407
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781493929801
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThird International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life - Corinthia Hotel Budapest (Grand Hotel Royal), Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 11 Aug 201316 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer
Volume875
ISSN (Electronic)0065-2598

Conference

ConferenceThird International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life
Country/TerritoryHungary
CityBudapest
Period11/08/1316/08/13

Keywords

  • Sonar
  • Cetaceans
  • Change-point
  • Dose-response
  • State-space modelling

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