Scientific background and results

Scientific litterature

Construction at Whitstable Flats, Whitstable, Kent in 2004. Photo: Vattenfall

DEPONS publications

Scientific paper: Multi-scale modeling of animal movement and general behavior data using Hidden Markov Models with hierarchical structures. Leos-Barajas, V, Gangloff, E. J., Adam, T., Langrock, R., van Beest, F. M.,  Nabe-Nielsen, J. & Morales, J. M.  (2017) . Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics.

Scientific paper: Seasonal habitat-based density models for a marine top predator, the harbor porpoise, in a dynamic environment A. Gilles, S. Viquerat, E. A. Becker, K. A. Forney, S. C. V. Geelhoed, J. Haelters, J. Nabe-Nielsen, M. Scheidat, U. Siebert, S. Sveegaard, F. M. van Beest, R. van Bemmelen and G. Aarts. Ecosphere, paper.

Scientific paper: Communicating complex ecological models to non-scientist end users. Samantha J. Cartwright, Katharine M. Bowgen, Catherine Collop, Kieran Hyder, Jacob Nabe-Nielsen, Richard Stafford, Richard A. Stillman, Robert B. Thorpe, Richard M. Sibly. Ecological Modelling, Review.

Scientific report: Comparison of the iPCoD and DEPONS models for modelling population consequences of noise on harbour porpoises. Nabe-Nielsen, J. & Harwood, J. 2016. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 22 pp. Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 186.
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Scientific paper: Characteristics and Propagation of Airgun Pulses in Shallow Water with Implications for Effects on Small Marine Mammals. Hermannsen L, Tougaard J, Beedholm K, Nabe-Nielsen J, Madsen PT (2015). PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133436. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133436

Scientific report: Disturbance Effects on the Harbour Porpoise Population in the North Sea (DEPONS): Status report on model development. van Beest, F.M, Nabe-Nielsen, J., Carstensen, J., Teilmann, J. & Tougaard, J. 2015. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 43 pp. Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 140.  
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DEPONS is building on the following scientific litterature and reports and is an extension of this work:

Effects of noise and bycatch on a Danish Harbour porpoise population. Jacob Nabe-Nielsen, Richard M. Sibly, Jakob Tougaard, Jonas Teilmann & Signe Sveegaard. Ecological Modelling, volume 272, 24 January 2014, Pages 242-251. Elsevier

Danish Offshore Wind - Key Environmental Issues. Published by DONG Energy, Vattenfall, The Danish Energy Authority and The Danish Forest and Nature Agency. 2006

Effects of wind farms on harbour porpoise behavior and population dynamics. Jacob Nabe-Nielsen, Jakob Tougaard, Jonas Teilmann & Signe Sveegaard. Report commissioned by the Environmental Group under the Danish Environmental Monitoring Programme. Scientific Report from DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University.

How a simple adaptive foraging strategy can lead to emergent home ranges and increased food intake. Nabe-Nielsen, J., Tougaard, J. Teilmann, J., Lucke, K. & Forchhammer, M. (2013). Oikos: 122: 1307–1316