Identifying physical and biological factors influencing species' presence allows us to explain and predict both current and future distributions.  Our efforts to explain and predict changes in biological distributions over space and time include: 

Giorli, G., J.C. Drazen, A.B. Neuheimer, A. Copeland, W.W.L. Au. 2018. Deep sea animal density and size estimated using a Dual-frequency IDentification SONar (DIDSON) offshore the island of Hawai'i. Progress in Oceanography 160:155-166. (link


Comfort, C.M., K.A. Smith, M.A. McManus, A.B. Neuheimer, J.S. Sevadjian, & C.E. Ostrander. 2017. Observations of the Hawaiian mesopelagic boundary community in daytime and nighttime habitats using estimated backscatter. AIMS Geosciences. DOI: 10.3934/geosci.2017.3.304. (pdf)


Leitner, A.B., A.B. Neuheimer, E. Donlon, C.R. Smith, & J.C. Drazen. 2017. Environmental and bathymetric influences on abyssal bait-attending communities of the Clarion Clipperton Zone. Deep-Sea Research Part I 125:65-80. (link)


Giorli, G., A.B. Neuheimer, A. Copeland, W. Au. 2016. Temporal and spatial variation of beaked and sperm whales foraging activity in Hawai'i, as determined with passive acoustics. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 140(4):2333. (link


Giorli, G., A.B. Neuheimer, & W. Au. 2016. Spatial variation of deep diving odontocetes’ occurrence around a canyon region in the Ligurian Sea as measured with acoustic techniques. Deep-Sea Research I 116:88-93. (link)