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Ellison, W. T., Racca, R., Clark, C. W., Streever, B., Frankel, A. S., Fleishman, E., Angliss, R., Ketten, D., Guerra, M., Leu, M., Sformo, T., Southall, B., and Suydam, R. (in review). Assessing aggregated exposure and responses of marine mammals to multiple sources of anthropogenic underwater sound. Arctic.

Popper, A.N., Hawkins, A.D., Fay, R.R., Mann, D., Bartol, S., Carlson, T., Coombs, S., Ellison, W.T., Gentry, R., Halvorsen, M.B., Løkkeborg, S., Rogers, P., Southall, B.L., Zeddies, D., Tavolga, W.N. (2014) Sound Exposure Guidelines for Fishes and Sea Turtles: A Technical Report prepared by ANSI-Accredited Standards Committee S3/SC1 and registered with ANSI. ASA S3/SC1.4 TR-2014. Springer and ASA Press, Cham, Switzerland.

Vigness-Raposa, K. J., Scowcroft, G., Morin, H., and Knowlton, C. (2014). Underwater Acoustics for Everyone. Acoustics Today, A publication of the Acoustical Society of America. Volume 10, Issue 2, pages 52-59. View Link >>

Vigness-Raposa, K. J., Frankel, A. S., Giard, J. L., Hunter, K.T., and Ellison, W.T. (2014). Acoustic Scene Metrics for Spatial Planning. 167th mtg Ac. Soc. Am. May 2014.

Frankel, A. S., Ellison, W. T., Vigness-Raposa, K. J., Giard, J. L., and Southall, B. L. (2013). Stochastic Modeling Of Behavioral Response To Anthropogenic Sounds. Third International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life (Budapest, Hungary).

Ellison, W. T. (2013). Environmental Assessment for Marine Vibroseis, an update. In Quieting Technologies For Reducing Noise During Seismic Surveying And Pile Driving Workshop (Silver Spring, MD).

Halvorsen, M., Zeddies, D., Ellison, W., Chicoine, D. and Popper, A. (2012). Effects of mid-frequency active sonar on hearing in fish. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131(1): 599-607.

Basic Concepts in Underwater Acoustics: A two day course for biologists and environmental managers. 15-16 May 2012

LGL Limited Environmental Research Associates (LGL) and Marine Acoustics Inc. (MAI). 2011. Environmental Assessment of Marine Vibroseis. LGL Rep. TA4604-1; JIP contract 22 07-12. Rep. from LGL Ltd., environ. res. assoc., King City, Ont., Canada, and Marine Acoustics Inc., Arlington, VA, U.S.A., for Joint Industry Programme, E&P Sound and Marine Life, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, London, U.K. 207 pp. View Link >>

Streever, B., Ellison, W. T., Frankel, A. S., Racca, R., Clark, C., Fleishman, E., Angliss, R., Guerra, M., Leu, M., Sformo, T., Suydam, R., and Southall, B. (2012). Early progress and challenges in assessing aggregate sound exposure and associated effects on marine mammals. Proceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers / Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production.

Risch D, Corkeron PJ, Ellison WT, Van Parijs SM. (2012). Changes in Humpback Whale Song Occurrence in Response to an Acoustic Source 200 km Away. PLoS ONE 7(1): e29741. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029741

Racca, R., Clark, C., Ellison, W. T., Southall, B., and Frankel, A. (2011). Assessment of Cumulative Effects of Underwater Sound: A Methodology and Case Study. In 9th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals (Tampa, FL).

Ellison, W.T., Southall, B.L., Clark, C.W. and Frankel, A.S. (2012). A New Context-Based Approach to Assess Marine Mammal Behavioral Responses to Anthropogenic Sounds. Conservation Biology, 26: 21–28. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01803.x

Southall, B. L., Frankel, A. S., and Ellison, W. T. (2010). Predicting Acoustic Impact: Considering Individuals vs. Populations. (Invited Presentation, ASA meeting), p. 1802.

Ellison, W.T. and Frankel, A. S. Aug 2010 (in Press Springer, 2011). A common sense approach to source metrics. Invited Presentation, Second International Conf. on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, Cork, Ireland 15-20.

Frankel, A. S. and Yin, S. (2010). A description of sounds recorded from melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra) off Hawai'i. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127(5): 3248–3255. View Link >>

Simard, P., Hibbard, A. L., McCallister, K. A., Frankel, A. S., Zeddies, D. G., Sisson, G. M., Gowans, S., Forys, E. A. and Mann, D. A.. (2010). Depth dependent variation of the echolocation pulse rate of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127(1): 568-578.

Vigness-Raposa, K. J., Kenney, R. D., Gonzalez, M. L. and August, P. V. (2010). Spatial patterns of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) sightings and survey effort: Insight into North Atlantic population structure. Marine Mammal Science 26(1): 161-175. View Link >>

Clark, C. W., Ellison, W. T., Southall, B. L., Hatch, L., Van Parijs, S. M., Frankel, A.S. and Ponirakis, D. (2009). Acoustic masking in marine ecosystems: intuitions, analysis, and implication. Marine Ecology Progress Series 395: 201-222. View Link >>

Ellison, W. T., Schroeder, C. L., Zeddies, D. and Frankel, A. S. (2009). Marine assessment, decision, and planning tool for protected species: Phase I Final Report. Marine Acoustics, Inc, Middletown, RI.

Frankel, A. S. (2009). Sound Production. in W. F. Perrin, B. Würsig and J. G. M. Thewissen, eds. Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Elsevier.

Frankel, A. S., Yin, S. and Hoffhines, M. (2009). Alternative methods for determining the altitude of theodolite observation stations. Marine Mammal Science 25(1): 214-220. View Link >>

Frankel, A. S., Zeddies, D., Simard, P. and Mann, D. (2009). Whistle Source Levels of Bottlenose and Spotted Dolphins from the Gulf of Mexico and predictions of their range of audibility for remote monitoring. The 18th biennial conference on the biology of marine mammals. Quebec. View Link >>

Vigness-Raposa, K.J., Ellison, W.T., Frankel, A.S., Zeddies, D.G., Schroeder C.L., August, P.V., Damon, C., and LaBash, C. (2009). Comprehensive, integrated database of elements contributing to bottom and volume clutter. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, 2643-2643.

Ellison, W. T. (2008). Marine Animal Clutter. SAST Advanced Development Workshop, NSWC Carderock.

Frankel, A. and Driscoll-Lind, A. D. (2008). Trends in Ambient Noise over multiple time scales off Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historic Park, Island of Hawai‘i National Park Service.

Zoidis, A. M., Smultea, M. A., Frankel, A. S., Hopkins, J., Day, A., Ertl, S., Whitt, A. and Fertl, D. (2008). Vocalizations produced by humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calves recorded in Hawaii. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123(3): 1737-1746. View Link >>

Arvelo, J. I., Monjo, C., Newhall, B., Frankel, A. S., Love, R. H. and Ellison, W. T. (2007). Advanced Physics-Based Modeling of Discrete Clutter and Diffuse Reverberation in the Littoral Environment: Phase II Report.

Davidson, J., Frankel, A. S., Ellison, W. T., Summerfelt, S., Popper, A. N., Mazik, P. and Bebak, J. (2007). Minimizing noise in fiberglass aquaculture tanks: Noise reduction potential of various retrofits. Aquacultural Engineering 37(2): 125-131. View Link >>

Frankel, A. S. and Yin, S. (2007). First description of melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra) vocalizations from the Pacific Ocean. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. Capetown, South Africa

Haviland-Howell, G., Frankel, A.S., Sayigh, L., Powell, C., Bocconcelli, A. and Herman, R. (2007). Recreational boating traffic: A chronic source of anthropogenic noise in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal Waterway. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 122(1): 151-160. View Link >>

Southall, B. L., Bowles, A. E., Ellison, W. T., Finneran, J. J., Gentry, R. L., Greene, Jr., C. R., Kastak, D., Ketten, D. R., Miller, J. H., Nachtigall, P. E., Richardson, W. J., Thomas, J. A. and Tyack, P. L. (2007). Marine mammal noise exposure criteria: Initial scientific recommendations Aquatic Mammals 33(4): 411-521.

Vigness-Raposa, K. J., Frankel, A. S., Sisson, G., Ellison, W. T. and Damon, C. (2007). Marine wildlife behavior database for estimating environmental impacts. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 122(5): 3059.

Wysocki, L. E., Davidson. III, J. W., Smith, M. E., Frankel, A. S., Ellison, W. T., Mazik, P. M., Popper, A. N. and Bebak, J. (2007). Effects of aquaculture production noise on hearing, growth, and disease resistance of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Aquaculture 272: 687-697. View Link >>

Frankel, A. S. and Vigness-Raposa, K.J. (2006). Marine Animal Behavioral Analysis. Marine Acoustics, Inc., Annapolis, August 31, 2006.