Publications


Scientific publications

Kershaw F., Rosenbaum HC. Humpback whales also vulnerable to the north-south divide. Marine Policy. In prep.

Kershaw F., Amaral AR., Best PB., Findlay KP., Collins T., Olavarría C., Engel MH., Barendse J., Meÿer M., Rosenbaum HC. Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) populations show extensive and complex mixing on feeding areas in the South Atlantic and Western Indian Oceans. Marine Biology. Submitted.   

Rosenbaum HC., Kershaw F., Mendez M., Pomilla C., Leslie MS., Findlay KP., Best PB., Collins T., Vely M., Engel MH., Baldwin R., Minton G., Meÿer M., Flórez-González L., Poole MM., Hauser N., Garrigue C., Brasseur M., Bannister J., Anderson M., Olavarría C., Baker CS. (2017). First circumglobal assessment of Southern Hemisphere humpback whale mitochondrial genetic variation at multiple scales and implications for management. Endangered Species Research, 32, 551-567. [.PDF][Supporting Information]

Kershaw F., Carvalho I., Loo J., Pomilla C., Best PB., Findlay KP., Cerchio S., Collins T., Engel MH., Minton G., Ersts P., Barendse J., Kotze PGH., Razafindrakoto Y., Ngouessono S., Meÿer M., Thornton M., Rosenbaum HC. (2017). Multiple processes drive genetic structure of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) populations across spatial scales. Molecular Ecology, 26(4), 977-994. [.PDF][Supporting Information]

Kershaw F. (2015). Understanding the evolution of two species of highly migratory cetacean at multiple scales and the potential value of a mechanistic approach. Ph.D. Thesis. Columbia University, New York.

Mendez M., Kershaw F., Palumbi S., Pinsky M., Ray C., Rosenbaum HC., Subramanian A. (2014). Marine spatial planning 2.0: genes and satellites to conserve seascape dynamics. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 24(6), 742-744. [.PDF]

Rosenbaum HC., Maxwell S., Kershaw F., Mate B. (2014). Long-range movement of humpback whales and their overlap with anthropogenic activity in the South Atlantic Ocean. Conservation Biology, 28(2), 604-615. [.PDF]

Kershaw F., Rosenbaum HC. (2014). Ten years lost at sea: response to Manel & Holderegger. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29(2), 69-70. [.PDF]

Kershaw F., Leslie MS., Collins T., Mansur RM., Smith BD., Minton G., Baldwin R., LeDuc RG., Anderson RC., Brownell Jr. RL., Rosenbaum C. (2013). Population differentiation of 2 forms of Bryde’s whales in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Journal of Heredity, 104(6), 755-764. (Cover Article) [.PDF]

Kershaw F., Waller T., Micucci P., Draque J., Barros M., Buongermini E., Pearson RG., Mendez M. (2013). Informing conservation units: barriers to dispersal for the yellow anaconda. Diversity and Distributions, 19(9), 1164-1174. [.PDF] [Appendix S1]


policy papers and technical reports

Sommerkorn, M., Suatoni, L., Strickler, S., Norris, S., Wenzel L.  & Kershaw, F. PAME MPA-network toolbox: Area-based conservation measures and ecological connectivity. Guidance document to the Arctic Council. In review.

Kershaw, F. & Rosenbaum, H. C. (2016). Genetic analyses for the identification of IMMAs. In: IUCN-MMPATF (2016). Initial guidance on the use of selection criteria for the identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs). Version: October 2016. 60 pp.

Kershaw, F. & Rosenbaum, H. C. (2014). Integrating genetics into the Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMA) identification process. Information document submitted to the regional expert workshop to test the draft criteria used in the identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs). ICMMPA3, November 8th, Stamford Grande Adelaide, Australia.

Kershaw, F., Leslie, M.S., Collins, T., Mansur, R.M., Smith, B.D., Minton, G., Baldwin, R., LeDuc, R.G., Anderson, C., Brownell, R.L. Jr. & Rosenbaum, H.C. (2012). Identifying species and populations of Bryde’s whale within and across ocean basins. Paper SC64/SD/WP presented to IWC Scientific Committee, June 2012, Panama, Rep. de Panama (unpublished).

Kershaw, F., Leslie, M.S., Collins, T., Mansur, R.M., Smith, B.D., Minton, G., Baldwin, R., LeDuc, R.G., Anderson, C., Brownell, R.L. Jr. & Rosenbaum, H.C. (2011). New insights on the taxonomy and population structure of Bryde’s whale species across the Indo-Western Pacific. Paper SC/63/O19 presented to IWC Scientific Committee, June 2011, Tromso, Norway (unpublished).

Kershaw, F. & Ham, D. (2010). Climate Change and Marine Diseases: The Socio-economic Impact. UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK, 6 pp.

Silvestri, S. & Kershaw, F. (2010). Framing the Flow: Innovative approaches to understand, protect and value ecosystem services across linked habitats. UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK, 62 pp.

Heuermann, N., Bakkes, J., Kershaw, F., Kram, T., van Oorschot, M., Scharlemann, J. & Walpole, M. (2009). Identification and overview of available models. Chapter 2 in IEEP/Alterra/Ecologic/PBL/UNEP-WCMC (2009), Scenarios and models for exploring future trends of biodiversity and ecosystem service changes, Final report of the European Commission, DG Environment on Contract ENV.G.1/ETU/2008/0090r.

ten Brink, P., Braat, L., Heuermann, N., Bakkes, J., Kershaw, F., Kram, T., van Oorschot, M., Scharlemann, J., Walpole, M., Tucker, G. & McConville, A.J. (2009). Integration of the study findings into the second phase of TEEB. Chapter 6 in IEEP/Alterra/Ecologic/PBL/UNEP-WCMC (2009), Scenarios and models for exploring future trends of biodiversity and ecosystem service changes, Final report of the European Commission, DG Environment on Contract ENV.G.1/ETU/2008/0090r.

Campbell, A., Kapos, V., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Bubb, P., Chenery, A., Coad, L., Dickson, B., Doswald, N., Kahn, M.S.I., Kershaw, F. & Rashid, M. (2009). Review of the Literature on the Links between Biodiversity and Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal. Technical Series No. 42, 124 pp.

Corrigan, C. & Kershaw, F. (2009). Lessons learned from the regional perspective. Background document to the Convention on Biological Diversity Expert Workshop on Scientific and Technical Guidance on the use of Biogeographic Classification Systems and Identification of Marine Areas beyond National Jurisdiction in need of protection, 9 Sep - 2 Oct 2009, Ottawa, Canada, 9 pp.

Corrigan, C. & Kershaw, F. (2008). Working toward high seas marine protected areas: An assessment of progress made and recommendations for collaboration. UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK, 102 pp.

Coad, L., Corrigan, C., Campbell, A., Granziera, A., Burgess, N.,Fish, L., Ravilious, C., Mills, C., Miles, L., Kershaw, F., Lysenko, I.,Pavese, H. & Besançon, C. (2008). State of the world’s protected areas: an annual review of global conservation progress. UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK, 36 pp.

Wells, S., Sheppard, V., van Lavieren, H., Barnard, N., Kershaw, F., Corrigan, C., Teleki, K., Stock, P. & Adler, E. (2008). National and Regional Networks of Marine Protected Areas: A Review of Progress. Biodiversity Series #30, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK, 149 pp. 

Campbell, A., Chenery, A., Coad, L., Kapos, V., Kershaw, F., Scharlemann, J.P.W. & Dickson, B. (2008). The linkages between biodiversity and climate change mitigation: A review of the recent scientific literature. UNEP/CBD/AHTEG/BD-CC-2/1/5, 60 pp.


workshops

Kershaw F., Rosenbaum HC. (2015). Integrating genetics into the Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) identification process. Society of Marine Mammalogy Biennial Conference, San Francisco, 13th December, 2015.

Cattau M., Kershaw F., Mihnovets N., Takahashi M. (2014). DIY: Crafting academic research for conservation. Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York (SCCS-NY), New York, 17th October, 2014.

Kershaw F., Rosenbaum HC. (2014). Developing an approach for integrating genetics into MPA design and spatial planning processes. IMCC3 Focus Group 21, 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC3), Glasgow, Scotland, 19th August, 2014. [Appendix 1]

McClintock W. (Chair), Kershaw F. (Co-Chair) (2013). Innovative support tools & methods for multi-stakeholder MPA network planning. IMPAC3 WS3F1A, 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3). Marseilles, France, 23rd October, 2013.


presentations

Kershaw F., Tetley MJ., Rosenbaum HC., Hoyt E., & Notarbartollo di Sciara G. (2017). Identifying Important Marine Mammal Areas using Geospatial Genetics. Oral presentation. 31st Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Middelfart, Denmark, 29th April - 3rd May, 2017.

Riet-Sapriza FG., Kershaw F., Rosenbaum HC., & Caballero Gaitan SJ. (2016). Using geospatial genetics to map and identify areas of protection for common bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, in the Wider Caribbean. Oral presentation. XI Congreso de la SOLAMAC y XXVII Reunión de Trabajo de Especialistas en Mamiferos Acuáticos de América del Sur y el, Valparaiso, Chile, 28th November, 2016.

Rosenbaum HC., Kershaw F. (2016). Approaches and considerations for understanding connectivity for marine mammals using various techniques. Invited Presentation. Arctic Council/PAME workshop - Science and tools for developing Arctic MPA networks: Understanding connectivity and identifying management models. Washington D.C., 22nd September, 2016.   

Kershaw F., Rosenbaum HC. (2016). Developing a geospatial genetics toolkit to inform marine protection and spatial planning. Invited Presentation. Conservation Campus: Training in tools and best practices of conservation genetics, for policy and management. IUCN World Conservation Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, 5th September, 2016.

Kershaw F., Rosenbaum HC. (2016). Developing a geospatial genetics toolkit to inform marine protection and spatial planning. Oral Presentation. 4th International Marine Conservation Congress, St. Johns, Canada, 2nd August, 2016.

Kershaw F., Rosenbaum HC. (2016). Geospatial genetics for marine conservation: safeguarding the resilience of far-ranging whales. Invited Presentation. 4th International Marine Conservation Congress, St. Johns, Canada, 31st July, 2016.

Kershaw F., Rosenbaum HC. (2015). How genetics can support the identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs). Oral Presentation. Society of Marine Mammalogy Biennial Conference, San Francisco, 18th December, 2015.

Rosenbaum HC., Mendez M., Kershaw F., Pomilla C., Leslie MS., et al. (2015). Complex genetic structure informs management of Southern Hemisphere humpback whales at multiple scales. Oral Presentation. Society of Marine Mammalogy Biennial Conference, San Francisco, 17th December, 2015.

Kershaw, F. (2015). Understanding the evolution of two species of highly migratory cetacean at multiple scales and the potential value of a mechanistic approach. Oral presentation, Columbia University, New York, 7th May 2015.

Kershaw F. (2014). Addressing the genetics-spatial planning implementation gap. Oral Presentation. IMCC3 Focus Group 21, 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC3), Glasgow, Scotland, 19th August, 2014.

Rosenbaum, H.C.*, Maxwell, S. M., Kershaw, F. & Mate, B. (2014). Long-range movement of humpback whales and their overlap with anthropogenic activity in the South Atlantic Ocean. Oral presentation, IMCC3, Glasgow, Scotland, 18th August 2014.

Kershaw, F., Mendez, M. & Rosenbaum, H.C. (2013). Advancing the MPA toolbox: Using genetics and remote sensing to identify management units and understand connectivity across scales. Workshop presentation, IMPAC3, Marseille, France, 23rd October 2013.

Kershaw, F. (2013). Resolving weak population structure using relatedness and social networks. Oral presentation, Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York, New York, USA, 9th October 2013.

Kershaw, F., Waller, T., Pearson, R.G. & Mendez, M. (2012). The value of expert-driven niche models and historical records in informing the sustainable harvest of yellow anaconda in northern Argentina. Oral presentation. Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon, 9th August 2012.

Kershaw, F., Leslie, M.S., Collins, T., Mansur, R.M., Smith, B.D., Minton, G., Baldwin, R., LeDuc, R.G., Anderson, R.C., Brownell, R.L. Jr. & Rosenbaum, H.C. (2011). New insights on the taxonomy and population structure of “Bryde’s whale” species across the Indo-Western Pacific. Poster presentation, 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, FL., USA, 29th November & 1st December 2011.

Rosenbaum, H.C.*, Mendez, M. & Kershaw, F. (2011). New views on population structure among cetaceans in coastal and pelagic environments in light of current and emerging impacts. Oral presentation, 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, FL., USA, 29th November 2011.

Kershaw, F., Waller, T., Pearson, R.G., Mendez, M. (2011). Ecological niche characterization of the Yellow Anaconda. Poster presentation, Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York, New York, USA, 12-14 October 2011.

Rosenbaum, H.C., Mendez, M. & Kershaw, F. (2011). New views on population structure among cetaceans in coastal and pelagic environments. Oral presentation, 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress, Victoria, Canada, 17th May 2011.

Kershaw, F., Leslie, M.S., Mansur, R.M., Ahmed, B., Smith, B.D., Minton, G., Collins, T., Baldwin, R., LeDuc, R.G., Anderson, R. C., Brownell, R.L. Jr. & Rosenbaum, H.C. (2011). Phylogenetic relationships among the Bryde’s whales (Balaenoptera): New data from the Northern Indian Ocean and a combined analysis with existing molecular data. Poster presentation, 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress, Victoria, Canada, 17th May 2011.

Kershaw, F. (2011). Resistance seascapes for highly mobile cetaceans: Implications for open ocean marine spatial planning and policy. Oral Presentation, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology Student Research Seminar Series, Columbia University, 22nd February 2011.

Kershaw, F. (2010). The socio-economic impacts of coral disease. Poster presentation, Reef Conservation United Kingdom (RCUK), Zoological Society of London (ZSL), UK, 5th December 2010.

Kershaw, F., Corrigan, C. & Fish, L. (2009). Integrating spatial planning for marine species within the global network of marine protected areas. Poster presentation, 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress, George Mason University, Virginia, USA, 22nd May 2009.

Kershaw, F. (2008). Integrating highly migratory species into high seas marine protected area planning. Oral presentation. School of Geography and the Environment, Alumni Seminar Series, University of Oxford, UK, 22nd November 2008.