Dr Filipa Samarra

Visiting Scholar, Researcher

tel: 01334 463607
fax: 01334 463366
email: fips2@st-andrews.ac.uk
room:  (Bute)
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS



Recent Publications

Samarra, FIP, Tavares, SB, Béesau, J, Deecke, VB, Fennell, A, Miller, PJO, Pétursson, H, Sigurjónsson, J & Víkingsson, GA 2017, 'Movements and site fidelity of killer whales (Orcinus orca) relative to seasonal and long-term shifts in herring (Clupea harengus) distribution' Marine Biology, vol 164, 159. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-017-3187-9
Tavares, SB, Samarra, FIP & Miller, PJO 2017, 'A multilevel society of herring-eating killer whales indicates adaptation to prey characteristics' Behavioral Ecology, vol 28, no. 2, pp. 500-514. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arw179
Gaëtan, R, Filatova, OA, Samarra, FIP, Fedutin, ID, Lammers, M & Miller, P 2017, 'Icelandic herring-eating killer whales feed at night' Marine Biology, vol 164, no. 2, 32. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-016-3059-8
von Benda-Beckmann, AM, Wensveen, PJ, Samarra, FIP, Beerens, SP & Miller, PJO 2016, 'Separating underwater ambient noise from flow noise recorded on stereo acoustic tags attached to marine mammals' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 219, no. 15, pp. 2271-2275. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.133116
Samarra, FIP, Deecke, VB & Miller, PJO 2016, 'Low-frequency signals produced by Northeast Atlantic killer whales (Orcinus orca)' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 139, no. 3, pp. 1149-1157. DOI: 10.1121/1.4943555
Filatova, OA, Miller, PJO, Yurk, H, Samarra, FIP, Hoyt, E, Ford, JKB, Matkin, CO & Barrett-Lennard, LG 2015, 'Killer whale call frequency is similar across the oceans, but varies across sympatric ecotypes' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 138, no. 1, pp. 251-257. DOI: 10.1121/1.4922704
Samarra, FIP, Deecke, VB, Simonis, AE & Miller, PJO 2015, 'Geographic variation in the time-frequency characteristics of high-frequency whistles produced by killer whales (Orcinus orca)' Marine Mammal Science, vol 31, no. 2, pp. 688-706. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12195
Samarra, FIP & Miller, PJO 2015, 'Prey-induced behavioural plasticity of herring-eating killer whales' Marine Biology, vol 162, no. 4, pp. 809-821. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-015-2626-8
Filatova, OA, Samarra, FIP, Deecke, VB, Ford, JKB, Miller, PJO & Yurk, H 2015, 'Cultural evolution of killer whale calls: background, mechanisms and consequences' Behaviour, vol 152, no. 15, pp. 2001-2038. DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003317
Hammond, PS, Gillespie, DM, Lovell, P, Samarra, FIP, Swift, RJ, Macleod, K, Tasker, ML, Berggren, P, Borchers, DL, Burt, ML, Paxton, CGM, Canadas, A, Desportes, G, Donovan, GP, Gilles, A, Lehnert, K, Siebert, U, Gordon, JCD, Leaper, R, Leopold, M, Scheidat, M, Oien, N, Ridoux, V, Rogan, E, Skov, H, Teilmann, J, Van Canneyt, O & Vazquez, JA 2014, 'Large scale surveys for cetaceans: line transect assumptions, reliability of abundance estimates and improving survey efficiency – A response to MacLeod' Biological Conservation, vol 170, pp. 338-339. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.01.016
Miller, P, Antunes, RN, Wensveen, PJ, Samarra, FIP, Alves, ACDC, Tyack, PL, Kvadsheim, PH, Kleivane, L, Lam, F-PA, Ainslie, MA & Thomas, L 2014, 'Dose-response relationships for the onset of avoidance of sonar by free-ranging killer whales' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 135, no. 2, pp. 975-993. DOI: 10.1121/1.4861346
Shamir, L, Yerby, C, Simpson, R, Von Benda-Beckmann, AM, Tyack, P, Samarra, F, Miller, P & Wallin, J 2014, 'Classification of large acoustic datasets using machine learning and crowdsourcing: application to whale calls' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 135, no. 2, pp. 953-962. DOI: 10.1121/1.4861348
Hammond, PS, Macleod, K, Berggren, P, Borchers, DL, Burt, ML, Cañadas, A, Desportes, G, Donovan, GP, Gilles, A, Gillespie, DM, Gordon, JCD, Hiby, L, Kuklik, I, Leaper, R, Lehnert, K, Leopold, M, Lovell, P, Øien, N, Paxton, CGM, Ridoux, V, Rogan, E, Samarra, FIP, Scheidat, M, Sequeira, M, Siebert, U, Skov, H, Swift, RJ, Tasker, M, Teilmann, J, Van Canneyt, O & Vázquez, JA 2013, 'Cetacean abundance and distribution in European Atlantic shelf waters to inform conservation and management' Biological Conservation, vol 164, pp. 107-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.04.010
Curé, C, Antunes, RN, Samarra, FIP, Alves, ACDC, Visser, F, Kvadsheim, PH & Miller, P 2012, 'Pilot whales attracted to killer whales sounds: acoustically-mediated interspecific interactions in cetaceans' PLoS One, vol 7, no. 12, e52201. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052201
Samarra, FIP, Fennell, A, Aoki, K, Deecke, VB & Miller, P 2012, 'Persistence of skin marks from killer whale (Orcinus orca) associations with the parasitic sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) in Iceland' Marine Mammal Science, vol 28, no. 2, pp. 395-401.
Samarra, FIP, Deecke, VB, Vinding, K, Rasmussen, M, Swift, RJ & Miller, P 2011, 'Killer whales (Orcinus orca) produce ultrasonic whistles' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America - Express Letters, vol 128, no. 5, pp. EL205-EL210.
Samarra, FIP, Klappert, K, Brumm, H & Miller, P 2009, 'Background noise constrains communication: acoustic masking of courtship song in the fruit fly Drosophila montana' Behaviour, vol 146, pp. 1635-1648. DOI: 10.1163/156853909X463713
Heide-Jorgensen, MP, Laidre, K, Borchers, D, Samarra, FIP & Stern, H 2007, 'Increasing abundance of bowhead whales in West Greenland' Biology Letters, vol 3, pp. 577-580. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2007.0310
Miller, P, Samarra, FIP & Perthuison, A 2007, 'Caller sex and orientation influence spectra of “two-voice” stereotyped calls produced by free-ranging killer whales (Orcinus orca).' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 121, no. 121, pp. 3932-3937. DOI: 10.1121/1.2722056

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