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Marianne Marcoux


PhD McGill University (2010)

Occupied Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Aberdeen (2011)


Marianne in the field


Two narwhals in Koluktoo Bay

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PhD Research

Narwhal communication and grouping behaviour: a case study in social cetacean research and monitoring
PhD Thesis



PhD Publications

  • Marcoux M, Auger-Méthé M, Humphries MM (2011) Variability and context-specificity of narwhal (Monodon monoceros) whistles and pulsed calls. Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00514.x

  • Auger-Méthé M, Marcoux M, and Whitehead H (2011) Computer-assisted photo-identification of narwhals. Arctic, 64:342-352.

  • Marcoux M, Auger-Méthé M, Chmelnitsky E, Ferguson SH, Humphries MM (2011) Local passive acoustic monitoring of narwhal presence in the Canadian Actic: a pilot project. Arctic, 64:307-316.
  • Marcoux, M., G. Larocque, M. Auger-Méthé, P. Dutilleul, M.M. Humphries (2010) Statistical analysis of animal observations and marks distributed in time using Ripley functions. Animal Behaviour, 80: 329-337.

  • Auger-Méthé M , Marcoux M and Whitehead H. (2010) Nicks and notches of the dorsal ridge: promising mark types for the photo-identification of narwhals. Marine Mammal Science, 26:663-678.

  • Marcoux M, Auger-Méthé M and Humphries M. (2009) Encounter frequencies and grouping patterns of narwhals in Koluktoo Bay, Baffin Island. Polar Biology, 32:1705-16.

  • Marcoux M. (2008) Social behaviour, vocalization and conservation of narwhals. Arctic, 61:456-460.
PhD Presentations

  • Marcoux M, Auger-Méthé M and Humphries M (2008) Grouping patterns of narwhals on their summering grounds. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Marcoux M, Auger-Méthé M and Humphries M (2007) Gregarious behaviour of narwhals on their summering grounds. ArctiNet Fourth Annual Scientific Meeting, Collingwood, Ontario.


  • Marcoux M, Auger-Méthé M and Humphries M (2007) Tidal influences on narwhal movements and pod size. European Cetacean Society, 21st annual conference, San Sebastian, Spain (Winner of best poster price!!!)


  • Marcoux M, Auger-Méthé M and Humphries M (2006) Influences of tides on narwhal movement and group size. ArctiNet Third Annual Scientific Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia.


  • Marcoux M, Auger-Méthé M and Humphries M (2006) L’influence des marées sur les déplacements des narvals. 31e congrès de la SQEBC, Montréal, Québec.




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