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Publications

  • Zbinden Dany, Simond Antoine, Kot Brian W., Egger Jacqueline, Lemieux Johanne, Verreault Jonathan, Houde Magali (2019).  Shedding light on common Minke whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada: Photo Identification, effects of biopsy and exposure to contaminants. Poster, World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona.
  • Simond, A.E., M. Houde, V. Lesage, R. Michaud, D. Zbinden, and J. Verreault (2019). Associations between organohalogen exposure and thyroid- and steroid-related gene responses in St. Lawrence Estuary belugas and minke whales. Marine Pollution Bulletin 145, 174-184.
  • Zbinden, D., J. Lemieux, J. Egger, A. Aubin, A. Baumann, J. Brantschen, G. Gambaro, S. Striegel, U. Zuend, S. Peter, D. Duengen, A. Simond, M. Houde, J. Verreault (2018). Percer le mystère des petits rorquals du Saint-Laurent: photo-identification, biopsies, bioacoustique. Poster, Scientific Symposium of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Tadoussac.
  • Simond, A., M. Houde, V. Lesage, R. Michaud, D. Zbinden, J. Verreault (2018). Polluants organiques persistants chez le béluga et le petit rorqual du Saint-Laurent: impacts potentiels sur le système hormonal ?. Poster, Scientific Symposium of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Tadoussac.
  • Brantschen, J. (2017). Biodiversity assessment in a tidal ecosystem of the St. Lawrence Estuary. M.Sc. research project, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 16p.
  • Baumann, A. (2016). Minke whales in the St. Lawrence Estuary: sightings, data management and distribution. Internship report, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, 36p.
  • Gambaro, G. (2015). Mériscope Marine Research Station: Education, research and the biopsy project 2015. Internship report, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 17p.
  • Kot, Brian W., R. Sears, D. Zbinden, E. Borda, and G. Malcolm (2014). Rorqual whale (Balaenopteridae) surface lunge-feeding behaviors: standardized classification, repertoire diversity, and evolutionary analyses. Marine Mammal Science, DOI: 10.1111/mms.12115.
  • Striegel, S. (2013). Spatiotemporal distribution of the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the St. Lawrence Estuary, Québec, Canada. Bachelor report, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 24p.
  • Kot, Brian W., D. Zbinden & R. Sears (2013). Aerial behavior by the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) in the wake of a freighter and near other boats. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 45, 6pp.
  • Zbinden, D. (2013). Belugasterben im St. Lorenz: eine bedrohte Population im rapiden Sinkflug. SWG Newsletter Nr. 12, 6-7.
  • Herrmann, A., U.K. Verfuss, D. Zbinden, K. Krügel, M. Dähne, H. Benke (2012). Which environmental factors influence the harbour porpoise population of the St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada? Poster presentation, European Cetacean Society Conference, Galway, Ireland.
  • Parrott, L., C. Chion, C.C.A. Martins, P. Lamontagne, S. Turgeon, J.A. Landry, B. Zhens, D.J. Marceau, R. Michaud, G. Cantin, N. Ménard, S. Dionne (2011). A decision support system to assist the sustainable management of navigation activities in the St. Lawrence River Estuary, Canada. Environmental Modelling & Software 26, 12: 1403-1418.
  • Zbinden, D. (2010). Acoustic signals of minke whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Poster presentation, European Cetacean Society Conference, Stralsund, Germany.
  • Di Iorio, L. & C.W. Clark (2009). Exposure to seismic survey alters blue whale acoustic communication. Biol. Lett. 6, 51-54.
  • Cooper L.N., N. Sedano, S. Johannson, B. May, J. Brown, C.M. Holliday, B.W. Kot, and F.E. Fish. (2008). Hydrodynamic performance of the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) flipper. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 1859-1867.
  • Zbinden, D. (2007). Portrait eines Jägers: Die Schwertwale vor Kanadas Westküste. SWG Newsletter Nr. 7, 3-5.
  • Di Iorio, L. (2005). The study of acoustic communication in baleen whales; in Studying communication in animals. (eds. Miclea, M., Rusu, A., Clui-Napoca, Romana). Cognition, Brain, Behaviour 3, 583-597.
  • Zbinden, D. & L. Di Iorio (2003). Acoustic signals of group-feeding rorqual whales in the Northwest Atlantic. Poster presentation, European Cetacean Society Conference, Gran Canaria, Spain.
  • Zbinden, D. (1998). Wie Meeressäugetiere mit den Ohren sehen: Perfektionierung der Hörleistung. In Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 25.2.1998, Zurich, 63.
  • Zbinden, D. & D. Senn (1996). Acoustical behaviour and feeding ecology in minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) and finback whales (Balaenoptera physalus). In Roche Research Foundation: Annual report 1996, eds. W. Stauffacher & A. Fischli, Basel, Switzerland, 119-121