Head of the Lab

Leszek Karczmarski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor:  School of Biological Sciences

The Swire Institute of Marine Science

The University of Hong Kong

Director:  Cetacea Research Institute

Email: leszek(AT)hku.hk

          leszek(AT)cetacea-institute.org

 

Or, C.K.M., Karczmarski, L.  Marine Protected Area designation based on behavioural ecology: The case of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Hong Kong.  (Submitted, Under Review

Chan, S.C.Y., Karczmarski, L.  Epidermal lesions and injuries of coastal dolphins as indicators of ecological health.  (Submitted, Under Review

Yi, X., Karczmarski, L., Sun, X., Zhang, M., Chen, L., Cliff, G., Plön, S., Lin, W., Chan, S.C.Y., Zhang, X., Tu, Q., He, X., Wu., Y.  Persistent organic pollutants in five large shark species from the east coast of South Africa.  (Submitted, Under Review)

Karczmarski, L., Ho, Y.W., Rickards, S.H., Vanderlip, C.A., Keith, M.  How picky can you be when there is little to choose from? - Fine scale habitat selection of spinner dolphins in remote Hawaiian atolls.  (In Prep.).   ​

Karczmarski, L., Rickards, S., Vanderlip, C.  ‘One for all and all for one’: Intra-group dynamics of an insular spinner dolphin population.​  (In Prep.).  

Wong, W.H., Karczmarski, L.  Cumulative impacts of habitat change on Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins across time and space in Hong Kong.  (In Prep.).

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Upcoming

In press

Gopal, K., Karczmarski, L., Tolley, K.A. (2019).  Patterns of geographic variation between mitochondrial and nuclear markers in Heaviside’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii). Integrative Zoology xx: xxx-xxx.  

 

Lin, W., Karczmarski, L., Guo, L., Zhou, R., Mo, Y., Yiu, S.K.F., Ning, X., Wai, T.C., Wu, Y. (2019).  Prey decline leads to diet shift in the largest population of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin?  Marine Biology xx: xxx-xxx. 

Published

Books and Book Chapters

Yamagiwa, J., Karczmarski, L. (Eds.) (2014). 

Primates and Cetaceans: Field research and conservation of complex mammalian societies. Springer Science (Primatology Monographs 9), New York – Tokyo. xv + 439 pp.

  

Huang, S.-L., Karczmarski, L. (2014).

Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin: A demographic perspective of a threatened species.  In: J. Yamagiwa and L. Karczmarski (Eds.) Primates and Cetaceans: Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies.  Springer Science (Primatology Monographs 9), New York – Tokyo, pp 249–272. 

 

Journal Articles

Lin, W., Karczmarski, L., Li, J., Chan, S.C.Y., Guo, L., Wu, Y. (2018).  Differential population dynamics of a coastal porpoise correspond to the fishing effort in a large estuarine system.  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems  DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2998 

 

Yiu, S.-W., Karczmarski, L., Parrini, F., Keith, M. (2018).  Resource selection of reintroduced lions and the influence of intergroup interactions.  Journal of Zoology  DOI:10.1111/jzo.12620 

Lin, W., Chan, S.C.Y., Zeng, C., Karczmarski, L., Wu, Y. (2018). Mark-recapture technique for demographic studies of Chinese white dolphins - Applications and suggestions. Acta Theriologica Sinica 38: 586-596.  DOI: 10.16829/j.slxb.150171   

 

Lin, W., Karczmarski, L., Wu, Y. (2017).  Phylogeography of the finless porpoise and potential implications for the taxonomy of Neophocaena spp.  Mammalian Biology 86: 92–101.  doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2017.07.002

 

Chan, S.C.Y., Karczmarski, L. (2017).  Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) in Hong Kong: Modelling demographic parameters with mark-recapture techniques.  PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174029. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174029  

 

Karczmarski, L., Huang, S.-L., Chan, S.C.Y.  (2017).  Threshold of long-term survival of a coastal delphinid in anthropogenically degraded environment: Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Pearl River Delta.  Scientific Reports 7: 42900 | DOI: 10.1038/srep42900  

  

Karczmarski, L., Huang, S.-L., Wong, W.-H., Chang, W.-L., Chan, S.C.Y., Keith, M.  (2017).   Distribution of a coastal delphinid under the impact of long-term habitat loss: Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins off Taiwan's west coast.  Estuaries and Coasts 40: 594–603.  DOI: 10.1007/s12237-016-0146-5 

 

Yiu, S.-W., Parrini, F., Karczmarski, L., Keith, M.  (2017).  Home range establishment and utilization by reintroduced lions (Panthera leo) in a small South African wildlife reserve.  Integrative Zoology 12: 318–332  DOI: 10.1111/1749-4877.12243   

 

Gui, D., Yu, R., Karczmarski, L., Ding, Y., Zhang, H., Sun, Y., Zhang, M., & Wu, Y.  (2017).  Spatio-temporal trends of heavy metals in Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) from the western Pearl River Estuary, China. Environmental Science & Technology 51: 1848–1858.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b05566

 

Chang, W.-L., Karczmarski, L., Huang, S.-L., Gailey, G., Chou L.-S.  (2016).  Reproductive parameters of the Taiwanese humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis).  Regional Studies in Marine Science 8: 459–465.  DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2016.08.001

 

Lin, W., Karczmarski, L., Xia, J., Zhang, X., Yu, X., Wu, Y.  (2016).  Increased human occupation and agricultural development accelerates the population contraction of an estuarine delphinid.  Scientific Reports 6: 35713 | DOI: 10.1038/srep35713

 

Tiongson, A.J.C., Karczmarski, L.  (2016).  The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) in Tañon Strait, central Philippines.  Marine Biodiversity Records 9: 85  DOI: 10.1186/s41200-016-0088-4

 

Zheng, R., Karczmarski, L., Lin, W., Chan, S.C.Y., Chang, W.-L., Wu, Y. (2016).  Infanticide in the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis).  Journal of Ethology 34: 299–307.  DOI: 10.1007/s10164-016-0475-7

 

Koper, R.P., Karczmarski, L., du Preez, D., Plön, S. (2016).   Sixteen years later: Occurrence, group size, and habitat use of humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in Algoa Bay, South Africa.  Marine Mammal Science 32: 490–507.  DOI: 10.1111/mms.12279   

 

Gui, D., Karczmarski, L., Yu, R., Plön, S., Chen, L., Tu, Q., Cliff, G., Wu, Y. (2016).  Profiling and spatial variation analysis of persistent organic pollutants in South African delphinids.  Environmental Science and Technology 50: 4008−4017.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b06009

 

Karczmarski, L., Huang, S.-L., Or, C.K.M., Gui, D., Chan, S.C.Y., Lin, W., Porter, L., Wong, W.-H., Zheng, R., Ho, Y.-W., Chui, S.Y.S., Tiongson, A.J.C., Mo, Y., Chang, W.-L., Kwok, J.H.W., Tang, R.W.K., Lee, A.T.L., Yiu, S.-W., Keith, M., Gailey, G., Wu, Y. (2015).   Humpback dolphins in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta:  Status, threats, and conservation challenges.  Advances in Marine Biology 73: 27–64.  DOI: 10.1016/bs.amb.2015.09.003

 

Yiu, S.-W., Keith, M., Karczmarski, L., Parrini, F. (2015).  Early post-release movement of reintroduced lions (Panthera leo) in Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa.  European Journal of Wildlife Research 61: 861–870.  DOI: 10.1007/s10344-015-0962-0  

 

Huang, S.-L., Chang, W.-L., Karczmarski, L. (2014).   Population trends and vulnerability of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis off the west coast of Taiwan.  Endangered Species Research 26: 147–159.

 

Lin, W., Frère, C.H., Karczmarski, L., Xia, J., Gui, D., Wu, Y. (2014).   Phylogeography of the finless porpoise (genus Neophocaena): testing the stepwise divergence hypothesis in the northwestern Pacific.  Scientific Reports 4: 6572 | DOI: 10.1038/srep06572

 

Jia, K., Lin, W., Gui, D., Karczmarski, L., Wu, Y. (2014).   Molecular evidence reveals the distinctiveness of Indo-Pacific finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in the Pearl River Estuary and insights into genus Neophocaena’s origin.  Marine Biology 161: 1919–1930.  DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2474-y

 

Mendez, M., Jefferson, T.A., Kolokotronis, S.-O., Krützen, M., Parra, G.J., Collins, T., Minton, G., Baldwin, R., Berggren, P., Särnblad, A., Amir, O.A., Peddemors, V.M., Karczmarski, L., Guissamulo, A., Smith, B., Sutaria, D., Amato, G., Rosenbaum., H.C. (2013).   Integrating multiple lines of evidence to better understand the evolutionary divergence of humpback dolphins along their entire distribution range: a new dolphin species in Australian waters?  Molecular Ecology 22: 5936–5948.  DOI: 10.1111/mec.12535

 

Keith, M., Atkins, S., Johnson, A.E., Karczmarski, L. (2013).   Area utilization patterns of humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  Journal of Ethology 31: 261–274.  DOI: 10.1007/s10164-013-0375-z

 

Andrews, K.R., Perrin, W.F., Oremus, M., Karczmarski, L., Bowen, B.W., Puritz, J.B., Toonen, R.J. (2013).   The evolving male: spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) ecotypes are divergent at Y chromosome but not mtDNA or autosomal markers.  Molecular Ecology 22: 2408–2423.  DOI: 10.1111/mec.12193

 

Huang, S.-L., Karczmarski, L., Chen, J., Zhou, R., Lin, W., Zhang, H., Li, H., Wu, Y. (2012).  Demography and population trends of the largest population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. Biological Conservation 147: 234–242.  DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2012.01.004

 

Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium, Andris, M., Arias, M.C., Barthel, B.L., Bluhm, B.H., Bried, J., Canal, D., Chen, X.M., Cheng, P., Chiappero, M.B., Coelho, M.M., Collins, A.B., Dash, M., Davis, M.C., Duarte, M., Dubois, M.P., Françoso, E., Galmes, M.A., Gopal, K., Jarne, P., Kalbe, M., Karczmarski, L., Kim, H., Martella, M.B., McBride, R.S., Negri, V., Negro, J.J., Newell, A.D., Piedade, A.F., Puchulutegui, C., Raggi, L., Samonte, I.E., Sarasola, J.H., See, D.R., Seyoum, S., Silva, M.C., Solaro, C., Tolley, K.A., Tringali, M.D., Vasemägi, A., Xu, L.S., Zanón-Martínez, J.I. (2012).   Permanent genetic resources note: Permanent genetic resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 February 2012 - 31 March 2012.  Molecular Ecology Resources 12: 779–781. 

 

Gopal, K., Tolley, K.A., Karczmarski, L. (2012).   Cross-amplification of sixteen microsatellite markers in three South African coastal dolphins.  Molecular Ecology Resources 12 (Online Supplement mer-12-0011), 10 pp.

 

Mendez, M., Subramaniam, A., Collins, T., Minton, G., Baldwin, R., Berggren, P., Särnblad, A., Amir, O.A., Peddemors, V.M., Karczmarski, L., Guissamulo, A., Rosenbaum, H.C. (2011).  Molecular ecology meets remote sensing: Environmental drivers to population structure of humpback dolphins in the Western Indian Ocean. Heredity 107: 349–361.  DOI: doi:10.1038/hdy.2011.21

 

Morisaka, T., Karczmarski, L., Akamatsu, T., Sakai, M., Dawson, S., Thornton, M. (2011).  Echolocation signals of Heaviside’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii).   Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 129: 449–457.  DOI: 10.1121/1.3519401

 

Sakai, M., Karczmarski, L., Morisaka, T., Thornton, M. (2011).   Reactions of Heaviside’s dolphins to tagging attempts using remotely-deployed suction-cup tags.  South African Journal of Wildlife Research 41: 134–138.

 

Andrews, K.R., Karczmarski, L., Au, W.L., Rickards, S.H., Vanderlip, C.A., Bowen, B.W., Toonen, R.J. (2010).   Rolling stones and stable homes: Social structure, habitat diversity and population genetics of the Hawaiian spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris).  Molecular Ecology 19: 732–748.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04521.x

 

Andrews, K.R., Karczmarski, L., Au, W.L., Rickards, S.H., Vanderlip, C.A., Bowen, B.W., Toonen, R.J. (2010).   Erratum: Rolling stones and stable homes.  Molecular Ecology 19: 1755.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04592.x

 

Reisinger, R.R., Karczmarski, L. (2010).   Population size estimate of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in the Algoa Bay region, South Africa.  Marine Mammal Science 26: 86–97.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2009.00324.x

 

Gowans, S., Würsig, B., Karczmarski, L. (2008).   The Social structure and strategies of delphinids: Predictions based on an ecological framework.  Advances in Marine Biology 53: 195–294.  DOI: 10.1016/S0065-2881(07)53003-8

 

Andrews, K., Karczmarski, L., Au, W.W.L., Rickards, S., Vanderlip, C.A., Toonen, R.J. (2006).   Patterns of genetic diversity in the Hawaiian spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris).  Atoll Research Bulletin 543: 65–73. 

 

Karczmarski, L., Würsig, B., Gailey, G.A., Larson, K.W., Vanderlip, C. (2005).   Spinner dolphins in a remote Hawaiian atoll: social grouping and population structure.  Behavioral Ecology 16: 675–685.  DOI:10.1093/beheco/ari028

 

Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L. (2001).   Sousa chinensis.  Mammalian Species 655: 1–9.

 

Karczmarski, L. (2000).   Conservation and management of humpback dolphins: the South African perspective.  Oryx 34: 207–216.

 

Karczmarski, L., Cockcroft, V.G., McLachlan, A. (2000).   Habitat use and preferences of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in Algoa Bay, South Africa.  Marine Mammal Science 16: 65–79.

 

Karczmarski, L., Thornton, M., Cockcroft, V.G. (2000).  Daylight occurrence of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in Algoa Bay, South Africa.  African Journal of Ecology 38: 86–90.  

 

Karczmarski, L. (1999).  Group dynamics of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in the Algoa Bay region, South Africa.  Journal of Zoology, London 249: 283–293.

 

Karczmarski, L., Cockcroft, V.G. (1999).  Daylight behaviour of Humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in Algoa Bay, South Africa.  Mammalian Biology (Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde) 64: 19–29.

 

Karczmarski, L., Cockcroft, V.G., McLachlan, A. (1999).   Group size and seasonal pattern of occurrence of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in Algoa Bay, South Africa.  South African Journal of Marine Science 21: 89–97.

 

Karczmarski, L., Winter, P.E.D., Cockcroft, V.G., McLachlan, A. (1999).   Population analyses of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in Algoa Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa.  Marine Mammal Science 15: 1115–1123. 

Karczmarski, L., Cockcroft, V.G. (1998).   Matrix photo-identification technique applied in studies of free-ranging bottlenose and humpback dolphins.  Aquatic Mammals 24: 143–147.

 

Karczmarski, L., Cockcroft, V.G., McLachlan, A., Winter, P.E.D. (1998).   Recommendations for the conservation and management of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in the Algoa Bay region, South Africa.  Koedoe 41: 121–129.

 

Karczmarski, L., Thornton, M., Cockcroft, V.G. (1997).   Description of selected behaviours of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensisAquatic Mammals 23: 127–133.

          

Kamermans, P., Veer van der, H.W., Karczmarski, L., Doeglas, G.H. (1992).   Competition in deposit- and suspension-feeding bivalves: experiments in controlled outdoor environments.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 162: 113–135.

 

Bergman, M.J.N., Veer van der, H.W., Karczmarski, L. (1988).  Impact of tail-nipping on growth, mortality and reproduction of Arenicola marinaNetherlands Journal of Sea Research 22: 83–90. 

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Reeves, R.R., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E.R., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou K. (2013).  Inia geoffrensis.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/10831/0  

 

Reeves, R.R., Dawson, S.M., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E.R., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2013).   Cephalorhynchus hectori.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/4162/0  

 

Reeves, R.R., Crespo, E.A., Dans, S., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Pedraza, S., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E.R., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2013).   Cephalorhynchus commersonii.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/4159/0  

 

Reeves, R.R., Crespo, E.A., Dans, S., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Pedraza, S., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E.R., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2013).   Cephalorhynchus eutropia.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/4160/0  

 

Reeves, R.R., Crespo, E.A., Dans, S., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Pedraza, S., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E.R., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2013).   Cephalorhynchus heavisidii.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/4161/0   

 

Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Reeves, R.R., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E. Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2012).   Delphinapterus leucas.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/6335/0  

 

Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Reeves, R.R., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2012).   Monodon monoceros.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/13704/0  

 

Reeves, R.R., Dalebout, M., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zerbini, A.N., Zhou, K. (2012).   Pontoporia blainvillei.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/17978/0  

 

Reeves, R.R., Collins, T., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2012).   Sousa teuszii.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/20425/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Lagenodelphis hosei.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/11140/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Lagenorhynchus albirostris.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/11142/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Lagenorhynchus obliquidens.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/11145/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Lissodelphis borealis.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/12125/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Lissodelphis peronii.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/12126/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Stenella attenuata.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/20729/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Stenella clymene.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/20730/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson. B. (2012).   Stenella frontalis.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/20732/0  

 

Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Hammond, P.S., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Stenella longirostris.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/20733/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Steno bredanensis.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/20738/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Tursiops aduncus.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/41714/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Tursiops truncatus.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/22563/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2012).   Phocoena spinipinnis.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/17029/0  

 

Reeves, R.R., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E.R., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2008).   Orcaella brevirostris.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/15419/0  

 

Reeves, R.R., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E.R., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2008).   Orcaella heinsohni.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/136315/0  

 

Reeves, R.R., Dalebout, M.L., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E.R., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2008).   Sousa chinensis.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/20424/0  

 

Reeves, R.R., Dalebout, M.L., Jefferson, T.A., Karczmarski, L., Laidre, K., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Rojas-Bracho, L., Secchi, E.R., Slooten, E., Smith, B.D., Wang, J.Y., Zhou, K. (2008).   Sousa chinensis (eastern Taiwan Strait subpopulation). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/133710/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2008).   Delphinus capensis.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/6337/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2008).   Delphinus delphis.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/6336/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2008).   Lagenorhynchus acutus.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/11141/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2008).   Lagenorhynchus australis.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/11143/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2008).   Lagenorhynchus cruciger.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/11144/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2008).   Lagenorhynchus obscurus.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/11146/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2008).   Stenella coeruleoalba.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/20731/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2008).   Phocoena dioptrica.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/41715/0  

 

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S., Wilson, B. (2008).   Phocoena phocoena.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2.  Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/17027/0  

Online Resources

Software

Huang, S.-L., Karczmarski, L. (©2016).   SMALL: A computer program for assessing the status and trend of long-lived mammal populations.  Copyright.  The Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong.  Currently in preparation for online release in 2017

 

Gailey, G. and Karczmarski, L. (©2012).  DISCOVERY: A photo-Identification data management system for individually recognizable animals. Copyright.  The Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong, HK. Available at: http://www.biosch.hku.hk/ecology/staffhp/lk/Discovery/

Manuals

 

Chan, S.C.Y., Gailey, G., Wong ,W.-H., Sychenko, O., Karczmarski, L. (2017). User Manual: DISCOVERY 2.0: Photo-Identification Data-Management System for Individually Recognizable Animals. Web address: http://www.biosch.hku.hk/ecology/staffhp/lk/Discovery/manual.html [PDF]

Wong, W.-H., Gailey, G., Chan, S.C.Y., Sychenko, O., Or, C.K.M., Yiu, S.-W., Chang, W.-L., Behrmann, C. and Karczmarski, L. (2012).  Users Manual: DISCOVERY 1.2  Web address: http://www.biosch.hku.hk/ecology/staffhp/lk/Discovery/manual.html [PDF]

 

Karczmarski L., Or C.K.M. (2016).  Habitat and Areas for the Conservation of Chinese White Dolphins in Hong Kong.  Report submitted to WWF-Hong Kong. 13pp.  DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34756.42889

 

Karczmarski, L., Huang, S.-L., Wong, W.-H., Porter, L., Ho, Y.-W., Or, C.K.M., Lin, W., Chan, S.C.Y., Zheng, R., Chui, S.Y.S., Gailey, G., Wu, Y. (2014).   The Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis): Hong Kong Red List Assessment.  Hong Kong Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan.  Submitted to WWF-Hong Kong. 22 pp.  DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16930.63684

 

Karczmarski, L. (2005).   Ecology and socio-economy of sustainable dolphin-watch tourism at Pemba Island, Zanzibar Archipelago, East Africa: Implications for coastal management, conservation, community involvement, and sustainable development.  Technical Report submitted to the Government of Zanzibar. 26 pp. 

 

Reports

Genetics

Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium (2012).  Sixteen microsatellite markers: Cephalorhynchus heavisidii, Sousa plumbea, Tursiops aduncus.  Molecular Ecology Resources database http://tomato.biol.trinity.edu/ MER database ID numbers: 48724–48728 and 48730–48763.

Research Interests

 

  • Mammalian Population Ecology:  Processes that determine population structure, geographic fidelity, spatiotemporal dynamics and habitat relationships.

 

  • Cetacean Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology:  Behavioural processes that shape intra- and inter-group dynamics and social structure; how they relate to environmental factors and influence broader population structure.

 

  • Comparative Socio-Ecology:  Odontocete social strategies and socio-behavioural complexity; how they evolved and how they compare to other known mammalian systems. Comparative socio-ecology of group living mammals. 

 

  • Delphinid Conservation Ecology:  Ecological and socio-demographic processes that determine population viability; application of empirical studies of population ecology in the development of management strategies. 

 

  • Spatio-Behavioural Approaches to Conservation:  How anthropogenic pressures influence socio-spatial dynamics and behavioural processes of individuals/populations; mitigation strategies to minimize the negative effects of ecological disturbance.   

 

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