Kristin Laidre

Selected Publications

  • Laidre, K.L., and E.V. Regehr. 2017. Arctic marine mammals and sea ice. Pages 516-533 in D. Thomas (Ed.), Sea Ice 3rd Edition. West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.  ISBN: 978-1-118-77838-8

  • Hauser, D.D W., Laidre K. L., Stern H.L., Moore S.E., Suydam, R. S., and Richard, P.R.: Habitat selection by two beluga whale populations in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, PLoS ONE 12(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172755, 2017.

  • Koblitz J.C., Stilz P., Rasmussen M.H., Laidre K.L. (2016) Highly Directional Sonar Beam of Narwhals (Monodon monoceros) Measured with a Vertical 16 Hydrophone Array. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0162069. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162069

  • Laidre K. L., Moon T., Hauser D.D.W., McGovern R., Heide-Jørgensen M.P., Dietz R., Hudson B., Use of glacial fronts by narwhals (Monodon monoceros) in West Greenland. Biol. Lett. 12: 20160457, doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2016.0457, 2016.

  • Stern, H. L. and Laidre, K. L., Sea-ice indicators of polar bear habitat, The Cryosphere, 10, 2027-2041, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2027-2016, 2016.

  • Kutschera, V. E., Frosch, C., Janke, A., Skírnisson, K., Bidon, T., Lecomte, N., Fain, S. R., Eiken, H. G., Hagen, S. B., Arnason, U., Laidre, K. L., Nowak, C. and Hailer, F. (2016), High genetic variability of vagrant polar bears illustrates importance of population connectivity in fragmented sea ice habitats. Anim Conserv, 19: 337–349. doi:10.1111/acv.12250

  • Patyk, K.A., C. Duncan, P. Nol, C. Sonne, K. Laidre, M. Obbard, Ø. Wiig, J. Aars, E. Regehr, L.L. Gustafson, and T. Atwood. 2015. Establishing a definition of polar bear (Ursus maritimus) health: A guide to research and management activities. Science of the Total Environment 514:371-378.

  • Laidre, K. L., Stern, H., Kovacs, K. M., Lowry, L., Moore, S. E., Regehr, E. V., Ferguson, S. H., Wiig, Ø., Boveng, P., Angliss, R. P., Born, E. W., Litovka, D., Quakenbush, L., Lydersen, C., Vongraven, D. and Ugarte, F. (2015), Arctic marine mammal population status, sea ice habitat loss, and conservation recommendations for the 21st century. Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12474

  • Laidre, K., Heide-Jorgensen, H. Stern, and P. Richard, 2012, Unusual narwahl sea ice entrapments and delayed autumn freeze-up trends, Polar Biology, 35, 149-154, doi: 10.007/s00300-001-1036-8

  • Stafford, K., K. L. Laidre, and M. P. Heide-Jørgensen. In Press. First wintertime recording of narwhals in West Greenland. Marine Mammal Science

  • Heide-Jørgensen M. P., K.L. Laidre R.G. Hansen, M.L. Burt, M. Simon, D.L. Borchers, J. Hansén, K. Harding, M. Rasmussen, R. Dietz and J. Teilmann. 2012. Rate of increase and current abundance of humpback whales in West Greenland, Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 12(1) :1-14.

  • Wiig Ø., Heide-Jørgensen M. P., K.L. Laidre, E. Garde, R Reeves. 2012. Geographic variation in cranial morphology of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) from Greenland and the Eastern Canadian Arctic. Polar Biology 35:63-71 DOI 10.1007/s00300-011-1032-z

  • Hansen, R., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, and K. L. Laidre. In Press. Recent abundance of bowhead whales in Isabella Bay, Canada. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management.

  • Heide-Jørgensen M. P., K. L. Laidre, D. Litovka, M. Villum Jensen, J.M. Grebmeier, B.I. Sirenko. 2012. Identifying gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) foraging grounds along the Chukotka Peninsula, Russia, using satellite telemetry. Polar Biology In Press. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-011-1151-6

  • Wilmers C. C., J. A. Estes, M. Edwards, K. L. Laidre, and B. Konar. In Press. Do trophic cascades affect the storage and flux of atmospheric carbon? An analysis for sea otters and kelp forests. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

  • Laidre, K. L., and M. P. Heide-Jørgensen. 2012. Springtime partitioning of Disko Bay, West Greenland by Arctic and sub-Arctic baleen whales. ICES Journal of Marine Science. In Press.

  • Laidre K.L. and M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, “Life in the lead: Extreme densities of narwhals in the offshore pack ice”, Marine Ecology Progress Series. In Press, 2011

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., K. L. Laidre, Ø. Wiig, L. Postma, L. Dueck, L. Bachmann, “Large scale sexual segregation of bowhead whales”, Endangered Species Research 13:73-78, 2010.

  • Heide-Jørgensen M. P., K. L. Laidre, M.L. Burt, D.L. Borchers, T. A. Marques, R. G. Hansen, M. Rasmussen and S. Fossette, “Abundance of narwhals (Monodon monoceros L.) on the hunting grounds in Greenland”, Journal of Mammalogy 91(5):1135–1151, 2010

  • Laidre, K. L., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, M. L. Logsdon, L. Delwiche, T. G. Nielsen, “A whale of an opportunity: Examining the vertical structure of high Arctic waters using space-based ocean observations and instrumented marine predators”, Marine Biology Research 6:519-529, 2010.

  • Laidre, K. L., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, P. Heagerty, A. Cossio, B. Bergstrom, and M. Simon, “Spatial associations between large baleen whales and their prey in West Greenland”, Marine Ecology Progress Series 402:269-284, 2010.

  • Laidre, K. L., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, W. Ermold, and M. Steele, “Narwhals document continued warming of Baffin Bay”, Journal of Geophysical Research 115: C10049, doi:10.1029/2009JC005820, 2010.

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., K.L. Laidre, D. Borchers, T.A. Marques, H. Stern, and M. Simon, 2010, The effect of sea-ice loss on beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in West Greenland’, Polar Research, doi:10.1111/j.1751-8369.2009.00142.x, 2010.

  • Heide-Jørgensen M. P., L. Witting, K.L. Laidre and  R.G. Hansen, M. Rasmussen. 2010. Estimates of minke whale abundance in West Greenland in 2007. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 11(2):75-82.

  • Heide-Jørgensen M. P., K.L. Laidre and M. Simon, M. Rasmussen, M.L. Burt and D.L. Borchers. 2010. Abundance estimates of fin whales in West Greenland in 2007. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 11(2):83-88.

  • Laidre, K. L., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, W. Ermold, and M. Steele. 2010. Narwhals document continued warming of southern Baffin Bay. Journal of Geophysical Research 115: C10049, doi:10.1029/2009JC005820.

  • Born, E.W., A. Heilmann, L. Kielsen Holm, and K.L. Laidre,’ Polar bears in Northwest Greenland: an interview survey about the catch and the climate’, Monographs on Greenland, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 351, 250, 2010.

  • Laidre, K.L., R.J. Jameson, E. Gurarie, S.J. Jeffries, and H. Allen,’ Spatial habitat use patterns of sea otters in coastal Washington’, J. Mammal., 90, 906-917, 2009.

  • Laidre, K.L., P. Heagerty, M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, L. Witting, and M. Simon,’ Sexual segregation of common minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) and sex ratio of catches in Greenland’, ICES J. Mar. Sci, 66, 2253-2266, 2009.

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., and K.L. Laidre,’ Marine apex predators’, The Greenland Ice Sheet in a Changing Climate, edited by D. Dahl-Jensen et al. Oslo, Norway, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, 76-78, 2009.

  • Gurarie, E., R. Andrews, and K.L. Laidre,’ A novel method for identifying behavioral changes in animal movement data’, Ecol. Lett., 12, 395-408, 2009.

  • Laidre, K. L., M. P Heide-Jørgensen, J. Nyland, A. Mosbech, and D. Boertmann, “Latitudinal gradients in sea ice and primary production determine Arctic seabird colony size in Greenland”, Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 275: 2695–2702 doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.0874, 2008.

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M. P., R. Dietz, K. L. Laidre, P. Nicklen, E. Garde, P. Richard, J. Orr. 2008. Resighting of a narwhal (Monodon monoceros) instrumented with a satellite transmitter. Arctic 61(4) 395-398.

  • Dietz, R., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, P. Richard, J. Orr, K. L. Laidre, and H. C. Schmidt. 2008. Movements of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) from Admiralty Inlet monitored by satellite telemetry. Polar Biology 31(11):1295-1306.

  • Stafford, K., S. E. Moore, K. L. Laidre, and M. P. Heide-Jørgensen. 2008. Bowhead whale springtime song offshore West Greenland. J of Acoustical Society of America 124(5): 3315-3323.

  • Laidre, K.L., I. Stirling, L. Lowry, Ø. Wiig, M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, and S. Ferguson,’ Quantifying the sensitivity of arctic marine mammals to climate-induced habitat change’, Ecological Applications, 18(2):S97-S125, 2007.

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., K. Laidre, D. Borchers, F. Samarra, and H. Stern,’ Increasing abundance of bowhead whales in West Greenland’, Biol. Lett., 3, 577-580, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0310, 2007.

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M. P, H. Stern, and K. L. Laidre. 2007. Dynamics of the sea ice edge in Davis Strait. Journal of Marine Systems 67:170-178.

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M. P., M. Juul Simon, and K. L. Laidre. 2007. Estimates of large whale abundance in Greenland in September 2005. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 9(2): 95-104.

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M. P., and K. L. Laidre. 2007. Autumn-space use patterns of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in West Greenland. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 9(2):121-126.

  • Laidre, K. L., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, and T. G. Nielsen. 2007. The role of the bowhead whale as a predator in West Greenland. Marine Ecology Progress Series 346: 285-297.

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., K. L. Laidre, D. Borchers, F. Samara, and H. Stern. 2007. Increasing abundance of bowhead whales in West Greenland. Biology Letters 3: 577-580.

  • Laidre, K. L., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, and T. G. Nielsen,’ The role of the bowhead whale as a predator in West Greenland’, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 346: 285-297,2007.

  • Laidre, K. L., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen,’ Using narwhals as oceanographic sampling platforms in the high Arctic’, Oceanography, in press, 2007.

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M. P., K. L. Laidre, M. L. Logsdon, and T. G. Nielsen,’ Springtime coupling between phytoplankton, sea ice and sea temperature in Disko Bay, West Greenland’, Progress in Oceanography, 73:79-95, 2007.

  • Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., H. Stern, and K. Laidre,’ Dynamics of the ice edge in Davis Strait’, Journal of Marine Systems, 67, 170-178, 2007

  • Koski, W. R., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, K. L. Laidre. 2006. Winter abundance of bowhead whales, Balaena mysticetus, in Hudson Strait in March 1981. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 8(2): 139-144.

  • Laidre, K. L., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, and J. Orr,’ Reactions of narwhals, Monodon monoceros, to killer whale, Orcinus orca, attacks in the eastern Canadian High Arctic’,Canadian Field Naturalist, 120(4): 457–465., 2006.

  • Laidre K. L., and M. P. Heide-Jørgensen. 2005. Winter feeding intensity of narwhals. Marine Mammal Science 21(1): 45-57.

  • Hobbs, R.C., K. L. Laidre, D. J. Vos, and B. A. Mahoney. 2005. Movements and area use of belugas, Delphinapterus leucas, in a subarctic Alaskan estuary. Arctic 58(4): 331-340.

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