Published Papers

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Bishop AM, Brown CL, Sattler R, Horning M (2020) An Integrative Method for Characterizing Marine Habitat Features Associated With Predation: A Case Study on Juvenile Steller Sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus). Frontiers in Marine Science 7:576716.

Bishop AM, Dubel AK, Sattler R, Brown CL, Horning M (2019) Wanted dead or alive: characterizing likelihood of juvenile Steller sea lion predation from diving and space use patterns. Endangered Species Research 40:357-367.

Brown C, Horning M, Bishop A (2019) Improving emergence location estimates for Argos pop-up transmitters. Animal Biotelemetry 7:4.

Horning M, Andrews RD, Bishop A, et al. (2019) Best practice recommendations for the use of external telemetry devices on pinnipeds. Animal Biotelemetry 7:20.

Bishop A, Brown C, Rehberg M, Torres L, Horning M (2018) Juvenile Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) utilization distributions in the Gulf of Alaska. Movement Ecology 6:6.

Horning M, Haulena M, Tuomi PA, Mellish JE, Goertz CE, Woodie K, Berngartt RK, Johnson S, Shuert CR, Walker KA, Skinner JP, Boveng PL (2017) Best practice recommendations for the use of fully implanted telemetry devices in pinnipeds. Animal Biotelemetry 5:13.

Horning M, Haulena M, Rosenberg JF, Nordstrom C (2017) Intraperitoneal implantation of life-long telemetry transmitters in three rehabilitated harbor seal pups. BMC Veterinary Research 13: 139.

Shuert C, Horning M, Mellish JE (2015) The Effect of Novel Research Activities on Long-term Survival of Temporarily Captive Steller Sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus). PLoS ONE 10(11): e0141948.

Shuert C, Mellish J, Horning M (2015) Physiological predictors of long-term survival in juvenile Steller sea lions ( Eumetopias jubatus ) . Conservation Physiology 3:1(1),cov043.

Skinner JP, Tuomi PA, Mellish JE (2015) The influence of time in captivity, food intake and acute trauma on blood analytes of juvenile Steller sea lions, Eumetopias jubatus. Conservation Physiology 3:1(1),cov008.

Horning M, Mellish JE (2014) In cold blood: evidence of Pacific sleeper shark (Somniosus pacificus) predation on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in the Gulf of Alaska. Fishery Bulletin 112:297-310.

Horning M, Mellish JE (2012) Predation on an Upper Trophic Marine Predator, the Steller Sea Lion: Evaluating High Juvenile Mortality in a Density Dependent Conceptual Framework. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30173. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030173.

Walker K, Horning M, Mellish J, Weary D (2011) The effects of two analgesic regimes on behaviour after abdominal surgery in Steller sea lions.. Veterinary Journal 190:160-164.

Horning M, Mellish JE (2009) Spatially explicit detection of predation on individual pinnipeds from implanted post-mortem satellite data transmitters. Endangered Species Research 10: 135-143.

Walker KA, Horning M, Mellish JE, Weary DM (2009) Behavioural responses of juvenile Steller sea lions to abdominal surgery: Developing an assessment of post-operative pain. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 120: 201-207.

Horning M, Haulena M, Tuomi P, Mellish J (2008) Intraperitoneal implantation of life-long telemetry transmitters in otariids. BMC Veterinary Research 2008 4: 51.

Thomton J, Mellish J, Hennen D, Horning M (2008) Juvenile Steller sea lion dive behavior following temporary captivity. Endangered Species Research 4: 195-203.

Petrauskas L, Atkinson S, Gulland F, Mellish J, Horning M (2008) Monitoring glucocorticoid response to rehabilitation and research procedures in California and Steller sea lions. Journal of Experimental Zoology 309A: 73-82.

Mellish JE, Thomton J, Horning M (2007) Physiological and behavioral response to intra-abdominal transmitter implantation in Steller sea lions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 351: 283-293.

Mellish JE, Calkins DG, Christen DR, Horning M, Rea LD, Atkinson SK (2006) Temporary Captivity as a Research Tool: Comprehensive Study of Wild Pinnipeds Under Controlled Conditions. Aquatic Mammals 32 (1): 58-65.

Horning M, Hill RD (2005) Designing an archival satellite transmitter for life-long deployments on oceanic vertebrates: The Life History Transmitter. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering (4): 807-817.