Dr Mark Johnson

Senior Research Fellow

tel: 01334 462624
fax: 01334 463443
email: mj26@st-andrews.ac.uk
room:  (SOI)
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 8LB
UK


 



 

Recent Publications

Videsen, SKA, Bejder, L, Johnson, M & Madsen, PT 2017, 'High suckling rates and acoustic crypsis of humpback whale neonates maximise potential for mother–calf energy transfer' Functional Ecology, vol Early View. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12871
Warren, VE, Marques, TA, Harris, D, Thomas, L, Tyack, PL, Aguilar de Soto, N, Hickmott, LS & Johnson, MP 2017, 'Spatio-temporal variation in click production rates of beaked whales: implications for passive acoustic density estimation' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 141, no. 3, pp. 1962-1974. DOI: 10.1121/1.4978439
Fiore, G, Anderson, E, Garborg, CS, Murray, M, Johnson, M, Moore, MJ, Howle, L & Shorter, KA 2017, 'From the track to the ocean: using flow control to improve marine bio-logging tags for cetaceans' PLoS One, vol 12, no. 2, e0170962. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170962
Aguilar De Soto, N, Gkikopoulou, K, Hooker, S, Isojunno, S, Johnson, M, Miller, P, Tyack, P, Wensveen, P, Donovan, C, Harris, CM, Harris, D, Marshall, L, Oedekoven, C, Prieto, R & Thomas, L 2016, 'From physiology to policy: a review of physiological noise effects on marine fauna with implications for mitigation' Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, vol 27, no. 1, 040008. DOI: 10.1121/2.0000299
Elmegaard, S, Johnson, M, Madsen, P & McDonald, B 2016, 'Cognitive control of heart rate in diving harbor porpoises' Current Biology, vol 26, no. 22, pp. R1175-R1176. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.020
Martin Lopez, LM, Aguilar de Soto, N, Miller, P & Johnson, M 2016, 'Tracking the kinematics of caudal-oscillatory swimming: a comparison of two on-animal sensing methods' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 219, no. 14, pp. 2103-2109. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.136242
Fais, A, Johnson, M, Wilson, M, Aguilar de Soto, N & Madsen, PT 2016, 'Sperm whale predator-prey interactions involve chasing and buzzing, but no acoustic stunning' Scientific Reports, vol 6, 28562. DOI: 10.1038/srep28562
Wisniewska, DM, Johnson, M, Teilmann, J, Rojano-Doñate, L, Shearer, J, Sveegaard, S, Miller, LA, Siebert, U & Madsen, PT 2016, 'Ultra-high foraging rates of harbor porpoises make them vulnerable to anthropogenic disturbance' Current Biology, vol 26, no. 11, pp. 1441-1446. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.069
Oliveira, C, Wahlberg, M, Silva, MA, Johnson, M, Antunes, R, Wisniewska, DM, Fais, A, Gonçalves, J & Madsen, PT 2016, 'Sperm whale codas may encode individuality as well as clan identity' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 139, no. 5, pp. 2860-2869. DOI: 10.1121/1.4949478
Johnson, M, Wisniewska, D & Teilmann, J 2016, Quantitative Measures of Anthropogenic Noise on Harbor Porpoises: Testing the Reliability of Acoustic Tag Recordings. in The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. pp. 1237-1242. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_155
Johnson, M & Atkins, J 2016, A Low-Cost Open-Source Acoustic Recorder for Bioacoustics Research. in The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II . Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 65-71. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_8
MacAulay, JDJ, Gordon, JCD, Gillespie, DM, Malinka, CE, Johnson, M & Northridge, SP 2015, Tracking harbor porpoises in tidal rapids:: A low cost autonomous platform to track the movement of harbor porpoises in tidal rapids. NERC.
Constantine, R, Johnson, M, Riekkola, L, Jervis, S, Kozmian-Ledward, L, Dennis, T, Torres, LG & Aguilar de Soto, N 2015, 'Mitigation of vessel-strike mortality of endangered Bryde's whales in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand' Biological Conservation, vol 186, pp. 149-157. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.03.008
Jensen, F, Wahlberg, M, Beedholm, K, Johnson, M, Aguilar de Soto, N & Madsen, P 2015, 'Single-click beam patterns suggest dynamic changes to the field of view of echolocating Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the wild' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 218, pp. 1314-1324. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.116285
Martin Lopez, LM, Miller, PJO, de Soto, NA & Johnson, M 2015, 'Gait switches in deep-diving beaked whales: biomechanical strategies for long-duration dives' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 218, no. 9, pp. 1325-1338. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.106013
Fais, A, Aguilar de Soto, N, Johnson, M, Pérez-González, C, Miller, PJO & Madsen, PT 2015, 'Sperm whale echolocation behaviour reveals a directed, prior-based search strategy informed by prey distribution' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol 69, no. 4, pp. 663-674. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-1877-1
Wisniewska, DM, Ratcliffe, JM, Beedholm, K, Christensen, CB, Johnson, M, Koblitz, JC, Wahlberg, M & Madsen, PT 2015, 'Range-dependent flexibility in the acoustic field of view of echolocating porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)' eLife, vol 4, e05651. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.05651
Merchant, ND, Fristrup, KM, Johnson, MP, Tyack, PL, Witt, MJ, Blondel, P & Parks, SE 2015, 'Measuring acoustic habitats' Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol 6, no. 3, pp. 257-265. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12330
Wisniewska, DM, Johnson, M, Nachtigall, PE & Madsen, PT 2014, 'Buzzing during biosonar-based interception of prey in the delphinids Tursiops truncatus and Pseudorca crassidens' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 217, no. 24, pp. 4279-4282. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.113415
Suberg, L, Wynn, RB, Kooij, JVD, Fernand, L, Fielding, S, Guihen, D, Gillespie, D, Johnson, M, Gkikopoulou, KC, Allan, IJ, Vrana, B, Miller, PI, Smeed, D & Jones, AR 2014, 'Assessing the potential of autonomous submarine gliders for ecosystem monitoring across multiple trophic levels (plankton to cetaceans) and pollutants in shallow shelf seas' Methods in Oceanography, vol 10, pp. 70-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.mio.2014.06.002
Madsen, P, Aguilar de Soto, N, Tyack, PL & Johnson, M 2014, 'Beaked whales' Current Biology, vol 24, no. 16, pp. R728-R730. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.06.041
Ydesen, KS, Wisniewska, DM, Hansen, JD, Beedholm, K, Johnson, M & Madsen, PT 2014, 'What a jerk: prey engulfment revealed by high-rate, super-cranial accelerometry on a harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) (vol 217, pg 2239, 2014)' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 217, no. 15, pp. 2814-2814. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.111070
Arranz, P, Borchers, DL, Aguilar de Soto, N, Johnson, MP & Cox, MJ 2014, 'A new method to study inshore whale cue distribution from land-based observations' Marine Mammal Science, vol 30, no. 2, pp. 810-818. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12077
Shorter, KA, Murray, MM, Johnson, M, Moore, M & Howle, LE 2014, 'Drag of suction cup tags on swimming animals: modeling and measurement' Marine Mammal Science, vol 30, no. 2, pp. 726-746. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12083
Johnson, M 2014, On-Animal methods for studying echolocation in free-ranging animals. in Springer Handbook of Auditory Research: Biosonar. Springer-Verlag, New York. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-9146-0_7
Aguilar de Soto, N, Delorme, N, Atkins, J, Howard, S, Williams, J & Johnson, M 2013, 'Anthropogenic noise causes body malformations and delays development in marine larvae' Scientific Reports, vol 3, 2831. DOI: 10.1038/srep02831
Madsen, PT, de Soto, NA, Arranz, P & Johnson, M 2013, 'Echolocation in Blainville's beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris)' Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, vol 199, no. 6, pp. 451-469. DOI: 10.1007/s00359-013-0824-8
Oliveira, C, Wahlberg, M, Johnson, M, Miller, PJO & Madsen, PT 2013, 'The function of male sperm whale slow clicks in a high latitude habitat: Communication, echolocation, or prey debilitation?' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 133, no. 5, pp. 3135-3144. DOI: 10.1121/1.4795798
Shaffer, JW, Moretti, D, Jarvis, S, Tyack, P & Johnson, M 2013, 'Effective beam pattern of the Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) and implications for passive acoustic monitoring' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 133, no. 3, pp. 1770-1784. DOI: 10.1121/1.4776177
Johnson, M 2013, 'Low complexity lossless compression of underwater sound recordings' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 133, pp. 1387-1398. DOI: 10.1121/1.4776206
Barlow, J, Tyack, PL, Johnson, MJ, Baird, RW, Schorr, GS, Andrews, RD & de Soto, NA 2013, 'Trackline and point detection probabilities for acoustic surveys of Cuvier’s and Blainville’s beaked whales' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 134, no. 3, pp. 2486-2496. DOI: 10.1121/1.4816573
McConnell, BJ, Gillespie, DM, Gordon, JCD, Hastie, GD, Johnson, M & MacAulay, JDJ 2013, Methods for tracking fine scale underwater movements of marine mammals around marine tidal devices: Report to Scottish Government Marine Mammal Scientific Support Research Programme MMSS/001/11. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.
Baumgartner, M & Johnson, M 2013, 'Real-time reporting of baleen whale passive acoustic detections from ocean gliders' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 134, pp. 1814-1823. DOI: 10.1121/1.4816406
Wisniewska, DM, Johnson, M, Beedholm, K, Wahlberg, M & Madsen, PT 2012, 'Acoustic gaze adjustments during active target selection in echolocating porpoises' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 215, no. 24, pp. 4358-4373. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.074013
Simon, M, Johnson, M & Madsen, PT 2012, 'Keeping momentum with a mouthful of water: behavior and kinematics of humpback whale lunge feeding' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 215, pp. 3786-3798. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.071092
Aguilar de Soto, N, Madsen, PT, Tyack, P, Arranz, P, Marrero, J, Fais, A, Revelli, E & Johnson, M 2012, 'No shallow talk: Cryptic strategy in the vocal communication of Blainville's beaked whales' Marine Mammal Science, vol 28, no. 2, pp. E75-E92. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00495.x
Johnson, M, Parks, S & Tyack, PL 2012, Changes in vocal behavior of North Atlantic right whales in increased noise. in The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-7311-5_70
Johnson, M 2012, 'Acoustic gaze adjustment during active target selection in echolocating porpoises' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 215, pp. 4358-4373. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.074013
Arranz, P, Aguilar de Soto, N, Madsen, PT, Brito, A, Bordes, F & Johnson, MP 2011, 'Following a foraging fish-finder: Diel habitat use of Blainville's beaked whales revealed by echolocation' PLoS One, vol 6, no. 12, e28353. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028353
Jensen, FH, Marrero Perez, J, Johnson, M, Aguilar Soto, N & Madsen, PT 2011, 'Calling under pressure: short-finned pilot whales make social calls during deep foraging dives' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 278, no. 1721, pp. 3017-3025. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2604
Parks, SE, Johnson, M, Nowacek, D & Tyack, PL 2011, 'Individual right whales call louder in increased environmental noise' Biology Letters, vol 7, no. 1, pp. 33-35. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0451
Ward, J, Jarvis, S, Moretti, D, Morrissey, R, DiMarzio, N, Johnson, M, Tyack, P, Thomas, L & Marques, T 2011, 'Beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) passive acoustic detection in increasing ambient noise' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 129, no. 2, pp. 662-669. DOI: 10.1121/1.3531844
Parks, S, Searby, A, Celerier, A, Johnson, M, Nowacek, D & Tyack, PL 2011, 'Sound production behavior of individual North Atlantic right whales: implications for passive acoustic monitoring.' Endangered Species Research, vol 15, no. 1, pp. 63-76. DOI: 10.3354/esr00368
Schmidt, V, Weber, TC, Wiley, DN & Johnson, MP 2010, 'Underwater Tracking of Humpback Whales (Megaptera Novaeangliae) With High-Frequency Pingers and Acoustic Recording Tags' IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol 35, no. 4, pp. 821-836. DOI: 10.1109/JOE.2010.2068610
Johnson, M, de Soto, NA & Madsen, PT 2009, 'Studying the behaviour and sensory ecology of marine mammals using acoustic recording tags: a review' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 395, pp. 55-73. DOI: 10.3354/meps08255
Simon, M, Johnson, M, Tyack, P & Madsen, PT 2009, 'Behaviour and kinematics of continuous ram filtration in bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus)' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 276, no. 1674, pp. 3819-3828. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1135
Miller, P, Johnson, M, Madsen, PT, Biassoni, N, Quero, M & Tyack, PL 2009, 'Using at-sea experiments to study the effects of airguns on the foraging behavior of sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico' Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, vol 56, no. 7, pp. 1168-1181. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2009.02.008
Jensen, FH, Bejder, L, Wahlberg, M, Soto, NA, Madsen, PT & Johnson, M 2009, 'Vessel noise effects on delphinid communication' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 395, pp. 161-175. DOI: 10.3354/meps08204
Zimmer, WMX, Harwood, J, Tyack, PL, Johnson, M & Madsen, PT 2008, 'Passive acoustic detection of deep-diving beaked whales' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 124, no. 5, pp. 2823-2832. DOI: 10.1121/1.2988277
Soto, NA, Johnson, MP, Madsen, PT, Diaz, F, Dominguez, I, Brito, A & Tyack, P 2008, 'Cheetahs of the deep sea: deep foraging sprints in short-finned pilot whales off Tenerife (Canary Islands)' Journal of Animal Ecology, vol 77, no. 5, pp. 936-947. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01393.x
Stanton, TK, Lavery, AC, Johnson, MP, Madsen, PT & Tyack, PL 2008, 'Classification of broadband echoes from prey of a foraging Blainville's beaked whale' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 123, no. 3, pp. 1753-1762. DOI: 10.1121/1.2828210
Johnson, M, Hicknott, LS, Aguilar Soto, N & Madsen, PT 2008, 'Echolocation behaviour adapted to prey in foraging Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 275, no. 1631, pp. 133-139. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2007.1190
Johnson, M 2008, 'Shallow food for deep divers: Dynamic foraging behavior of male sperm whales in a high latitude habitat' Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol 354, pp. 119-131.
Johnson, M 2008, 'Passive acoustic measurement of dive vocal behavior and group size of Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) in the Tongue of the Ocean (TOTO)' Canadian Acoustics, vol 36, pp. 166-173.
Johnson, M 2008, 'Passive acoustic detection and localization of Mesoplodon densirostris (Blainville's beaked whale) vocalizations using distributed bottom-mounted hydrophones in conjunction with a digital tag (DTAG) recording' Canadian Acoustics, vol 36, pp. 60-73.
Johnson, M 2007, ''Megapclicks': acoustic click trains and buzzes used during nighttime foraging of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)' Biology Letters, vol 3, pp. 467-470.
Madsen, PT, Wilson, M, Johnson, M, Hanlon, RT, Bocconcelli, A, de Soto, NA & Tyack, PL 2007, 'Clicking for calamari: toothed whales can echolocate squid Loligo pealeii' Aquatic Biology, vol 1, no. 2, pp. 141-150. DOI: 10.3354/ab00014
Johnson, M, Madsen, PT, Zimmer, WMX, de Soto, NA & Tyack, PL 2006, 'Foraging Blainville's beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) produce distinct click types matched to different phases of echolocation' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 209, no. 24, pp. 5038-5050. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.02596
Tyack, PL, Johnson, M, Soto, NA, Sturlese, A & Madsen, PT 2006, 'Extreme diving of beaked whales' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 209, no. 21, pp. 4238-4253. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.02505
Madsen, PT, Johnson, M, Miller, P, Aguilar De Soto, N, Lynch, J & Tyack, PL 2006, 'Quantitative measures of air gun pulses recorded on sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) using acoustic tags during controlled exposure experiments' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 120, no. 4, pp. 2366-2379. DOI: 10.1121/1.2229287
Watwood, S, Miller, P, Johnson, M, Madsen, PT & Tyack, PL 2006, 'Deep-diving foraging behaviour of the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus' Journal of Animal Ecology, vol 75, no. 3, pp. 814-825. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2006.01101.x
Tyack, PL, Johnson, MP, Zimmer, WMX, de Soto, NA & Madsen, PT 2006, Acoustic behavior of beaked whales, with implications for acoustic monitoring. in OCEANS 2006, VOLS 1-4. OCEANS-IEEE, IEEE, NEW YORK, pp. 509-514, Oceans 2006 Conference, Boston, Morocco, 18-22 September.
Zimmer, WMX, Madsen, PT, Teloni, V, Johnson, MP & Tyack, PL 2005, 'Off-axis effects on the multipulse structure of sperm whale usual clicks with implications for sound production' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 118, no. 5, pp. 3337-3345. DOI: 10.1121/1.2082707
Zimmer, WMX, Tyack, PL, Johnson, M & Madsen, PT 2005, 'Three-dimensional beam pattern of regular sperm whale clicks confirms bent-horn hypothesis' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 117, no. 3, pp. 1473-1485. DOI: 10.1121/1.1828501
Madsen, PT, Johnson, M, de Soto, NA, Zimmer, WMX & Tyack, P 2005, 'Biosonar performance of foraging beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris)' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 208, no. 2, pp. 181-194. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.01327
Johnson, M 2005, 'Ascent exhalation in diving Antarctic fur seals – a behavioural adaptation to reduce the threat of shallow-water blackout?' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 272, pp. 355-363.
Johnson, M, Madsen, PT, Zimmer, WMX, de Soto, NA & Tyack, PL 2004, 'Beaked whales echolocate on prey' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 271, no. Supp 6, pp. S383-S386. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2004.0208
Miller, P, Johnson, M & Tyack, PL 2004, 'Sperm whale behaviour indicates the use of echolocation click buzzes 'creaks' in prey capture' Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, vol 271, no. 1554, pp. 2239-2247. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2004.2863
Miller, P, Johnson, M, Tyack, PL & Terray, EA 2004, 'Swimming gaits, passive drag and buoyancy of diving sperm whales Physeter macrocephalus.' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 207, no. 11, pp. 1953-1967. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.00993
Zimmer, WMX, Johnson, M, D'Amico, A & Tyack, PL 2003, 'Combining data from a multisensor tag and passive sonar to determine the diving behavior of a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)' IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol 28, no. 1, pp. 13-28. DOI: 10.1109/JOE.2002.808209
Johnson, M & Tyack, PL 2003, 'A digital acoustic recording tag for measuring the response of wild marine mammals to sound' IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol 28, no. 1, pp. 3-12. DOI: 10.1109/JOE.2002.808212
Johnson, M 2003, 'North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) ignore ships but respond to alarm stimuli' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 271, pp. 227-231.
Nowacek, DP, Johnson, M, Tyack, PL, Shorter, KA, McLellan, WA & Pabst, DA 2001, 'Buoyant balaenids: the ups and downs of buoyancy in right whales' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 268, no. 1478, pp. 1811-1816. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2001.1730


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