Kristy Beard

Kristy Beard’s Master’s Thesis
Citation: Beard, K. (2008) Use of Bubble Emissions by Bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) Relative to Age and Sex
Please contact DCP for a PDF of this thesis
In marine mammals, communication is a combination of acoustic, visual, and tactile signals, which may be used singly or concurrently to modify the intended message(s).

Jennifer Hendry

Jennifer Hendry Doctoral Dissertation
Hendry, J. L. (2004). The ontogeny of echolocation in an atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, College of Education and Psychology of The University of Southern Mississippi.
Dissertation Table of Contents
Dissertation Introduction
This study aimed to expand on previous efforts to evaluate the ontogeny of echolocation in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Data consisted of echolocation recordings and concurrent behavioral observations taken from one calf in 2000 and from five additional dolphin calves and their mothers in 2002 housed at the U.S. Naval facility in San Diego, CA.

Robin Paulos

Robin Paulos completed both her MS degree and doctorate in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Details related to her MS thesis, finished in conjunction with DCP, are included below.
After spending several years as a Sub-contractor working on injury assessment in the Gulf of Mexico, Robin is now working for the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office as a Coastal Resource Program Specialist.

Robin Master’s Thesis
Citation: Paulos, R. (2004). Non-vocal communication in the Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) and the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): sequential analyses of inter- and intra-specific patterns of behavior.

Shawn Makepeace

Master’s Thesis
Citation: Makepeace, S. (2008) Structural changes in dolphin tonal vocalizations in a changing soundscape: A field study.

Lauren Miller

Graduate Student, Psychology
University of Southern Mississippi

Lauren was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and received her B.S. in biology from Hillsdale College in 2005.

Niccole Van Hoey

Undergraduate: Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL) – BS in Biology (concentration in marine biology) 2008
Currently attending Alaska Pacific University – M.Sc.