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Torres, L.G., Bird, C., Rodrigues-Gonzáles, F., Christiansen F., Bejder, L., Lemos, L., Urbán Ramírez, J., Swartz, S., Willoughby, A., Hewitt., J., Bierlich, K.C. (2022). Range-wide comparison of gray whale body condition reveals contrasting sub-population health characteristics and vulnerability to environmental change. Frontiers in Marine Science. 9:867258.


Segre P.S., Gough, W.T., Roualdes, E.A., Cade, D.E., Czapanskiy, M.F., Fahlbush, J., Kahane-Rapport, S.R., Oestreich, W.K., Bejder, L., Bierlich, K.C., Burrows, J.A., …Goldbogen, JA. (2022). Scaling of maneuvering performance in baleen whales: larger whales outperform expectations. Journal of Experimental Biology. 225 (5): jeb243224.

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Savoca, M.S. Czapanskiy, M.F., Kahane-Rapport, S.R., Gough, W.T., Falhbusch, J.A., Bierlich, K.C., Segre, P.S., Di Clemente, J., Penry G.S., Wiley, D.N., Calambokids, J., Nowacek, D.P., Johnston, D.W., Pyenson, N.D., Friedlaender, A.S., Hazen, E.L., Goldbogen, J.A. (2021). Baleen whale prey consumption based on high resolution foraging measurements. Nature. 599, 85-90

Bierlich, K.C., Schick, R.S., Hewitt, J., Dale, J., Goldbogen, J.A., Friedlaender, A.S., Johnston D.J. (2021). A Bayesian approach for predicting photogrammetric uncertainty in morphometric measurements derived from UAS. Marine Ecology Progress Series.673:193-210.

Gough, W. T., Smith, H. J., Savoca, M. S., Czapanskiy M. F., Fish, F. E., Potvin, J., Bierlich, K.C., Cade, D. E., Di Clemente, J., Kennedy, J., Segre, P., Stanworth, A., Weir, C., & Goldbogen, J. A. (In press). Scaling of oscillatory kinematics and Froude efficiency in baleen whales. Journal of Experimental Biology 224 (13): jeb237586. doi:


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Bird, C.N., and Bierlich, K.C. (2020). CollatriX: A GUI to collate MorphoMetriX outputs. Journal of Open Source Software, 5(51), 2328.


Torres, W.I., & Bierlich, K.C. (2020). MorphoMetriX: a photogrammetric measurement GUI for morphometric analysis of megafauna. Journal of Open Source Software, 5(45), 1825.  


Segre, P.S., Potvin, J., Cade, D.E., Calambokidis, J., Di Clemente, J., Fish, F.E., Friedlaender, A.S., Gough, W.T., Kahane-Rapport, S.R., Oliveira, C., Parks, S.E., Penry, G.S., Simon, M., Stimpert, A.K., Wiley, D.N., Bierlich, K.C., Madesen, P.T., Goldbogen, J.A. (2020). Energetic and physical limitations on the breaching performance of large whales. eLife, 9, p.e51760.    


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Gray, P. C., Bierlich, K.C., Mantell, S. A., Friedlaender, A. S., Goldbogen, J. A., & Johnston, D. W. (2019). Drones and convolutional neural networks facilitate automated and accurate cetacean species identification and photogrammetry. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10(9), 1490-1500.


Bierlich, K.C., Miller, C., DeForce, E., Friedlaender, A. S., Johnston, D. W., & Apprill, A. (2018). Temporal and regional variability in the skin microbiome of humpback whales along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Applied and environmental microbiology, 84(5), e02574-17.