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Leslie M. S., F. I. Archer, P. A. Morin. Genetic inference of population structure in spinner (Stenella longirostris) and spotted dolphins (S. attenuata) from the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean based on mitochondrial genomes and nuclear SNPs. In Review – Marine Mammal Science.

Rosenbaum, H.C., M. Mendez, F. Kershaw, C. Pomilla, M.S. Leslie, K. Findlay, P. Best, T. Collins,Population structure of humpback whales throughout the Southern Hemisphere and the Arabian Sea. In Review – Biological Conservation

Rosel P., Taylor, B. L., B. L. Hancock-Hanser, P. A. Morin, F. I. Archer, A Konopacki, A. R. Lang, S. L. Mesnick, V. L. Pease, W. F. Perrin and K. M. Roberstson, M. S. Leslie et al., Molecular genetic markers and analytical approaches that have been used for delimiting marine mammal subspecies and species. In Review – Marine Mammal Science.

Taylor, B. L., B. L. Hancock-Hanser, K. K., Martien, P. A. Morin, F. I. Archer, A. R. Lang, M. S. Leslie, S. L. Mesnick, V. L. Pease, W. F. Perrin and K. M. Roberstson et al., Guidelines and quantitative standards to improve consistency in cetacean subspecies and speciesdelimitation relying on molecular data. In Review – Marine Mammal Science.

Martien, K. K., M. S. Leslie, P. A. Morin, F. I. Archer, B. L. Hancock-Hanser, et al., Analytical approaches to subspecies delimitation with genetic data. Accepted – Marine Mammal Science.

Pomilla C., A R. Amaral, T. Collins, G. Minton, K. Findlay, M. S. Leslie, L. Ponnampalam, R. Baldwin, H. C. Rosenbaum. 2014. The world’s most isolated and distinct whale population: Humpback whales of the Arabian Sea. PloS One. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0114162

Leslie M. S. 2014. Phylogenetic Nomenclature Will Not Gut the Endangered Species Act. 2014. Conservation Biology. 00:1-9. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12375. Online August 22 2014

Jackson J., D. J. Steele, P. Beerli, B. C. Congdon, C. Olavarria, M. S. Leslie, C. Pomilla, H. C. Rosenbaum, C. S. Baker. 2014. Global genomic diversity and oceanic divergence of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281:1786. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3222. http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1786/20133222.short

Carvalho, I., J. Ay Ling Loo, T. Collins, J.Barendse, C. Pomilla, M.S.Leslie, P. Best, H.C. Rosenbaum. 2014. Does temporal and spatial segregation explain the complex population structure of humpback whales on the coast of West Africa? Marine Biology. doi: 10.1007/s00227-013-2379-1 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00227-013-2379-1

Kershaw, F., M.S. Leslie, T. Collins, R. Mansur, M. Rubaiyat, B.D. Smith, G. Minton, R. Baldwin, R. LeDuc, C. Anderson, R.L. Brownell Jr., H.C Rosenbaum. 2013. New data reveals cryptic species and populations of Bryde’s whales from the Northern Indian Ocean and western North Pacific.  J Hered. 104 (6): 755-764. doi: 10.1093/jhered/est057 http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/104/6/755.short

Archer F. I., Morin PA, Hancock-Hanser BL, Robertson KM, Leslie M.S., et al. 2013. Mitogenomic Phylogenetics of Fin Whales (Balaenoptera physalus spp.): Genetic Evidence for Revision of Subspecies. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63396. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063396 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0063396

Hancock-Hanser B. L., A. Frey, M.S. Leslie, P. Dutton, F. Archer, P. Morin. 2012. Targeted multiplex next-generation sequencing: Advances in techniques of mitochondrial and nuclear sequencing for population genomics. Molecular Ecology Resources. 13: 254–268. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12059. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1755-0998.12059/full

Ersts, P. J., C. Pomilla, J. Kiszka, S. Cerchio, H.C. Rosenbaum, M. Vely, Y. Razafindrakoto, J.A. Loo, M.S. Leslie, M. Avolio. 2011. Observations of individual humpback whales utilizing multiple migratory destinations in the south-western Indian Ocean. African Journal of Marine Science 2011. 33(2): 333-338. DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2011.600436. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/1814232X.2011.600436#.UaOIZeuJPtU

Minton, G., S. Cerchio, T. Collins, P. Ersts, K.P. Findlay, C. Pomilla C., D. Bennet, M.A. Meyer, Y. Razafindrakoto, P.G.H. Kotze, W.H. Oosthuizen, M.S. Leslie, N. Andrianarivelo, R. Baldwin, L. Ponnampalam, and H.C. Rosenbaum. 2010. A note on the comparison of humpback whale tail fluke catalogues from the Sultanate of Oman with Madagascar and the East African mainland. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 11(1):65-68.

POMILLA, C., T. COLLINS, G. MINTON, K.P. FINDLAY, M.S. LESLIE, L. PONNAMPALAM, R. BALDWIN, H.C. ROSENBAUM. Genetic distinctiveness and decline of a small population of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Arabian Sea (Region X). SC-62-SH6. Report to the International Whaling Commission. http://archive.iwcoffice.org/_documents/sci_com/SC62docs/SC-62-SH6.pdf

Rosenbaum, H. C., C. Pomilla, M. Mendez, M.S. Leslie, P.B. Best, et al. 2009. Population Structure of Humpback Whales from Their Breeding Grounds in the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. PLoS ONE 4(10): e7318. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0007318. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007318

EATON, M. J., G. L. MEYERS, S. O. KOLOKOTRONIS, M. S. LESLIE, A. P. MARTIN, G. AMATO. 2009. Barcoding bushmeat: molecular forensic identification of Central African and South American harvested vertebrates. Conservation Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s10592-009-9967-0. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10592-009-9967-0

MENDEZ, M., M. S. LESLIE. 2009. Cetacean Mitogenomics. MitoCommunications; Mitochondrial DNA; DOI: 10.1080/19401730902852976. http://research.amnh.org/users/mmendez/Mendez%20et%20al%202009_Mitocom_mtDNA.pdf

Engel, M. H., N. J.R. Fagundes, H. C. Rosenbaum, M. S. Leslie, P. H. Ott, R. Schmitt, E. Secchi, L. Dalla Rosa, S. L. Bonatto. 2008. Mitochondrial DNA diversity and assessment of the likely feeding ground of the Southwestern Atlantic humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breeding area. Conservation Genetics: 9(5):1253-1262. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10592-007-9453-5

KRETZMAN, M., L. MENTZER, R. DiGIOVANNI, M. S. LESLIE, G. AMATO. 2006. Microsatellite diversity and fitness in stranded juvenile harp seals (Phoca groenlandica). Journal of Heredity 97(6):555–560. http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/6/555.short

Loo, J.C., C. Pomilla, M. Mendez, M. S. Leslie, H. C. Rosenbaum. 2006. Assessment of genetic connectivity between breeding regions B and C and feeding areas I, II and III. SC/A06/HW. Report to the International Whaling Commission.

Rosenbaum, H. C., C. Pomilla, C. Olavarria, C. S. Baker, M. S. Leslie, et al. 2006. A first and preliminary analysis of mtDNA sequences from humpback whales from breeding stocks A-G and X. SC/A06/HW. SC/58/HW. Report to the International Whaling Commission.

ROSENBAUM, H. C., C. POMILLA, M. S. LESLIE, M. MENDEZ, P. B. BEST, T. COLLINS, M. H. ENGEL, P. J. ERSTS, K. P. FINDLAY, P. J. H. KOTZE, M. MEYER, G. MINTON, J. BARENDSE, K. VAN WAEREBEEK AND Y. RAZAFINDRAKOTO. 2006. Mitochondrial DNA Diversity and Population Structure of Humpback Whales from the Wintering Areas in the Indian and South Atlantic Oceans (Regions A, B, C and X). SC/58/SH13. Report to the International Whaling Commission.

LESLIE, M. S., A. BATIBASAGA, D. S. WEBER, D. OLSEN, AND H. C. ROSENBAUM. 2005. First record of Blainville’s beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris in Fiji. Pacific Conservation Biology 11(4):28-30. http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=832626674201295;res=IELHSS

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