Food consumption defines predator-prey interactions and energy flow through an ecosystem. Characterizing and quantifying food consumption in the field depends on the accuracy and precision of indirect measures (e.g. stomach contents, foraging).  Our efforts to measure, explain and predict feeding variation in time and space include: 


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., W.W.L. Au, and A.B. Neuheimer. 2016. Differences in foraging activity of deep sea diving odontocetes in the Ligurian Sea as determined by passive acoustic recorders. Deep-Sea Research I 107:1-8. (link, pdf)


K.H. Andersen, T. Berge, R.J. Gonçalves, M. Hartvig, J. Heuschele, S. Hylander, N.S. Jacobsen, C. Lindemann, E.A. Martens, A.B. Neuheimer, K. Olsson, A. Palacz, F. Prowe, J. Sainmont, S.J. Traving, A.W. Visser, N. Wadhwa, and T. Kiørboe. 2016. Characteristic Sizes of Life in the Oceans, from Bacteria to Whales. Annual Review of Marine Science. 8:3.1-3.25. (link) Note: Fig. 7 has been corrected.  Please email ABN for more information.



Gentleman, W.C. & A.B. Neuheimer. 2008. Functional responses and ecosystem dynamics: How clearance rates explain the influence of satiation, food-limitation and acclimation.  Journal of Plankton Research 30: 1215-1231. (link)


Neuheimer, A.B. 2007. Growth in fishes: size-at-age, temperature and food. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.