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Publications

  • Villegas-Amtmann, S., B. McDonald, D. Páez-Rosas, D. Aurioles-Gamboa and D. Costa. 2016. Adapted to change. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.

  • Kooyman, G., B. McDonald and K. Goetz. 2015. Why do satellite transmitters on emperor penguins stop transmitting? Animal Biotelemetry 3.

  • Wright, A., K. Ponganis, B. McDonald and P. Ponganis. 2014. Heart rates of emperor penguins diving at sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 496: 85-98.

  • Gearheart, G., G. Kooyman, K. Goetz and B. McDonald. 2014. Migration front of post-moult emperor penguins. Polar Biology 37: 435-439.

  • Maresh, J., S. Simmons, D. Crocker, B. McDonald, T. Williams and D. Costa. 2014. Free-swimming northern elephant seals have low field metabolic rates that are sensitive to an increased cost of transport. Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 1485-1495.

  • McDonald, B. and P. Ponganis. 2014. Deep-diving sea lions exhibit extreme bradycardia in long-duration dives. Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 1525-1534.

  • Maxwell, S., E. Hazen, S. Bograd, B. Halpern, G. Breed, B. Nickel, N. Teutschel, L. Crowder, S. Benson and P. Dutton. 2013. Cumulative human impacts on marine predators. Nature Communications 4: 2688-2696.

  • McDonald, B. and P. Ponganis. 2013. Insights from venous oxygen profiles. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3332-3341.

  • McDonald, B., M. Goebel, D. Crocker and D. Costa. 2012. Biological and Environmental Drivers of Energy Allocation in a Dependent Mammal, the Antarctic Fur Seal Pup. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches 85: 134-147.

  • McDonald, B., M. Goebel, D. Crocker and D. Costa. 2012. Dynamic Influence of Maternal and Pup Traits on Maternal Care during Lactation in an Income Breeder, the Antarctic Fur Seal. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches 85: 243-254.

  • McDonald, B., M. Goebel, D. Crocker and D. Costa. 2012. Dynamic Influence of Maternal and Pup Traits on Maternal Care during Lactation in an Income Breeder, the Antarctic Fur Seal. .

  • Robinson, P., D. Costa, D. Crocker, J. Gallo-Reynoso, C. Champagne, M. Fowler, C. Goetsch, K. Goetz, J. Hassrick and L. Hückstädt. 2012. Foraging Behavior and Success of a Mesopelagic Predator in the Northeast Pacific Ocean: Insights from a Data-Rich Species, the Northern Elephant Seal. PLoS One 7.

  • Robinson, P., D. Costa, D. Crocker, J. Gallo-Reynoso, C. Champagne, M. Fowler, C. Goetsch, K. Goetz, J. Hassrick and L. Huckstadt. 2012. Foraging Behavior and Success of a Mesopelagic Predator in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. PLOS ONE 7: e36728-e36711.

  • McDonald, B., M. Goebel, D. Crocker and D. Costa. 2012. Biological and Environmental Drivers of Energy Allocation in a Dependent Mammal, the Antarctic Fur Seal Pup. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches 85: 134-147.

  • McDonald, B. and P. Ponganis. 2012. Lung collapse in the diving sea lion. Biology Letters 8: 1047-1049.

  • Padman, L., D. Costa, S. Bolmer, M. Goebel, L. Huckstadt, A. Jenkins, B. McDonald and D. Shoosmith. 2010. Seals map bathymetry of the Antarctic continental shelf. Geophysical Research Letters 37.

  • Costa, D., L. Huckstadt, D. Crocker, B. McDonald, M. Goebel and M. Fedak. 2010. Approaches to Studying Climatic Change and its Role on the Habitat Selection of Antarctic Pinnipeds. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50: 1018-1030.

  • McDonald, B., M. Goebel, D. Crocker, Y. Tremblay and D. Costa. 2009. Effects of maternal traits and individual behavior on the foraging strategies and provisioning rates of an income breeder, the Antarctic fur seal. Marine Ecology Progress Series 394: 277-288.

  • McDonald, B. 2009. reproductive energetics of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella). .

  • McDonald, B., D. Crocker, J. Burns and D. Costa. 2008. Body condition as an index of winter foraging success in crabeater seals ( Lobodon carcinophaga). Deep-Sea Research Part II 55: 515-522.

  • Tremblay, Y., S. Shaffer, S. Fowler, C. Kuhn, B. McDonald, M. Weise, C. Bost, H. Weimerskirch, D. Crocker and M. Goebel. 2006. Interpolation of animal tracking data in a fluid environment. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 128-140.

  • McDonald, B. and D. Crocker. 2006. Physiology and Behavior Influence Lactation Efficiency in Northern Elephant Seals (Mirounga angustirostris). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches 79: 484-496.

  • Kuhn, C., B. McDonald, S. Shaffer, J. Barnes, D. Crocker, J. Burns and D. Costa. 2006. Diving physiology and winter foraging behavior of a juvenile leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx). Polar Biology 29: 303-307.

  • Burns, J., D. Costa, M. Fedak, M. Hindell, C. Bradshaw, N. Gales, B. McDonald, S. Trumble and D. Crocker. 2004. Winter habitat use and foraging behavior of crabeater seals along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Deep-Sea Research Part II 51: 2279-2303.

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Educational Background

  • 2013-2014 – Postdoc, Aarhus University, Denmark (Physiological Ecology)

  • 2010-2013 – Postdoc, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Physiological Ecology)

  • 2009 – Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

  • 2003 – M.A., Sonoma State University (Biology)

  • 1999 – B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz (Biology)

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Grants

  • Social behavior and site fidelity of Monterey Bay Risso’s dolphins

  • Heart rate logging in deep diving toothed whales: a new tool for assessing responses to disturbance

  • Coccidioidomycosis in rescued marine mammals along California’s coast

  • Monitoring central California pinniped colonies using unmanned aerial vehicles

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Costa, D – University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Crocker, D – Sonoma State University

  • Ponganis, P – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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