Publications about the Tethys workbench and database.

  1. Roch, M. A., Batchelor, H., Baumann-Pickering, S., Berchock, C. L., Cholewiak, D., Fujioka, E., Garland , E. C., Herbert, S., Hildebrand, J. A., Oleson, E. M., Van Parijs, S. M., Risch, D., and Širović , A. (2016). “Management of acoustic metadata for bioacoustics,” Ecol Inform 31. 122-136.  Open access.
  2. M. A. Roch, S. Baumann-Pickering, H. Batchelor, D. Hwang, A. Širović, J. A. Hildebrand, C. L. Berchok, D. Cholewiak, L. M. Munger, E. M. Oleson, S. V. Parijs, D. Risch, and M. S. Soldevilla (2013), “Tethys: A workbench and database for passive acoustic metadata,” Proc. IEEE Oceans, San Diego, CA, 5 pp., October. Preprint available.

Publications using Tethys

  1. J. A. Hildebrand, K. E. Frasier, S. Baumann-Pickering, S. M. Wiggins, S. M., K. P. Merkens, L. P. Garrison, M. S. Soldevilla, . and M. A. McDonald. (2019). Assessing Seasonality and Density From Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Signals Presumed to be From Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales in the Gulf of Mexico. Front Mar Sci 6. Open access at doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00066.
  2. A. E. Simonis, M. A. Roch, B. Bailey, J. Barlow, R. E. S. Clemesha, S. Iacobellis, J. A. Hildebrand, J., and S. Baumann-Pickering. “Lunar cycles affect common dolphin Delphinus delphis foraging in the Southern California Bight,” Marine Ecology Progress Series 577. 221-235, August, 2017. Open access at doi:10.3354/meps12247.
  3. A. Rice, A., V. B. Deecke, J. K. B. Ford, J. F. Pilkington, E. M. Oleson, J. A. Hildebrand, and A. Širović, A. (2017). “Spatial and temporal occurrence of killer whale ecotypes off the outer coast of Washington State, USA,” Marine Ecology Progress Series 572, 255-268. Open access at
  4. Baumann-Pickering, S., Trickey, J. S., Wiggins, S. M. and Oleson, E. M. (2016). Odontocete occurrence in relation to changes in oceanography at a remote equatorial Pacific seamount. Marine Mammal Science, 32(3), 805-825., Available at doi:10.1111/mms.12299.
  5. A. Širović, A. Rice, E. Chou, J. A. Hildebrand, S. M. Wiggins, and M. A. Roch, (2015). “Seven years of blue and fin whale call abundance in Southern California,” Endangered Species Research, 28, 61-76. Open access at
  6. Roch, M. A., Stinner-Sloan, J., Baumann-Pickering, S., (2015). “The Effects of Site and Equipment Variation on Species Identification of Delphinids from Their Echolocation Clicks.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 173(1), 22-29, January.  Postprint available.
  7. Baumann-Pickering, S., Roch, M. A., Brownell Jr, R. L., Simonis, A. E., McDonald, M. A., Solsona-Berga, A., Oleson, E. M., Wiggins, S. M. and Hildebrand, J. A. (2014). “Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Beaked Whale Echolocation Signals in the North Pacific”. PLoS One 9, 17, Open access at doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086072.g001.

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