Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego

Journal Publications


Hodge LEW, Baumann‐Pickering S, Hildebrand JA, Bell JT, Cummings EW, Foley HJ, McAlarney RJ, McLellan WA, Pabst DA,Swaim ZT, Waples DM, Read AJ. Heard but not seen: Occurrence of Kogia spp. along the western North Atlantic shelf break. Marine Mammal Science. 10.1111/mms.12498


Soldevilla MS, Baumann-Pickering S, Cholewiak D, Hodge LJW, Oleson EM, Rankin S. 2017. Geographic variation in Risso’s dolphin echolocation click spectra. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 142:599-617. 10.1121/1.4996002

Simonis AE, Roch MA, Baily B, Barlow J, Clemesha RES, Iacobellis S, Hildebrand, JA, Baumann-Pickering S. 2017. Lunar cycles affect common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) foraging in the Southern California Bight. Marine Ecology Progress Series 577:221-235. 10.3354/meps12247

Young HS, Nigro K, McCauley D, Ballance L, Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S. 2017. Limited trophic partitioning among sympatric delphinids off a tropical oceanic atoll. PLOS ONE 12:e0181526,1-16. 10.1371/journal.pone.0181526

Reyes Reyes MV, Baumann-Pickering S, Simonis AE, Trickey JS, Melcón M, Hildebrand JA, Iñíguez M. 2017. High-frequency modulated signals recorded off the Antarctic Peninsula area: are killer whales emitting them? Acoustics Australia, pre-print onine. 10.1007/s40857-017-0103-x

Stanistreet JE, Nowacek DP, Baumann-Pickering S, Bell JT, Cholewiak DM, Hildebrand JA, Hodge LEW, Moors-Murphy HB, Van Parijs SM, Read AJ. 2017. Using passive acoustic monitoring to document the distribution of beaked whale species in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, pre-print online. 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0503

Bayless AR, Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S, Simonis AE, Marchetti J, Martin S, Wiggins SM. 2017. Acoustically Monitoring the Hawai‘i Longline Fishery for Interactions with False Killer Whales. Fisheries Research 190:122-131. 10.1016/j.fishres.2017.02.006


Stanistreet JE, Nowacek DP, Read AJ, Baumann-Pickering S, Moors-Murphy HB, Van Parijs SM. 2016. Effects of duty-cycled passive acoustic recordings on detecting the presence of beaked whales in the northwest Atlantic. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140:EL31-EL37. 10.1121/1.4955009

Roch MA, Batchelor H, Baumann-Pickering S, Berchok CL, Cholewiak D, Fujioka E, Garland EC, Herbert S, Hildebrand JA, Oleson EM, Van Parijs S, Risch D, Širović A, Soldevilla MS. 2016. Management of acoustic metadata for bioacoustics. Ecological Informatics. 31:122-136. 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2015.12.002

Baumann-Pickering S, Trickey JS, Wiggins SM, Oleson EM. 2016. Odontocete occurrence in relation to changes in oceanography at a remote equatorial Pacific seamount. Marine Mammal Science. 10.1111/mms.12299


Hildebrand JA, Baumann-Pickering S, Frasier KE, Trickey JS, Merkens KP, Wiggins SM, McDonald MA, Garrison LP, Harris D, Marques TA, Thomas L. 2015. Passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whale densities in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientific Reports. 5:16343. 10.1038/srep16343

Gruden P, White PR, Oswald JN, Barkley Y, Cerchio S, Lammers M, Baumann-Pickering S. 2015. Differences in oscillatory whistles produced by spinner (Stenella longirostris) and pantropical spotted (Stenella attenuata) dolphins. Marine Mammal Science. 10.1111/mms.12280

Baumann-Pickering S, Roch MA, Wiggins SM, Schnitzler H-U, Hildebrand JA. 2015. Acoustic behavior of melon-headed whales varies on a diel cycle. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 10.1007/s00265-015-1967-0

Baumann-Pickering S, Simonis AE, Oleson EM, Baird RW, Roch MA, Wiggins S. 2015. False killer whale and short-finned pilot whale acoustic identification. Endangered Species Research 28:97–108. 10.3354/esr00685

Trickey JS, Baumann-Pickering S, Hildebrand JA, Reyes Reyes MV, Melcón M, Iñíguez M. 2015. Antarctic beaked whale echolocation signals near South Scotia Ridge. Marine Mammal Science 31:1265–1274. 10.1111/mms.12216

Roch MA, Stinner-Sloan J, Baumann-Pickering S, Wiggins SM.  2015.  Compensating for the effects of site and equipment variation on delphinid species identification from their echolocation clicks. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 137:22-29. 10.1121/1.4904507


Baumann-Pickering S, Roch MA, Brownell Jr RL, Simonis AE, McDonald MA, Solsona-Berga A, Oleson EM, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA. 2014. Spatio-temporal patterns of beaked whale echolocation signals in the North Pacific. PLoS ONE. 9(1):e86072. 10.1371/journal.pone.0086072


Cholewiak D, Baumann-Pickering S, Van Parijs S. 2013. Description of sounds associated with Sowerby's beaked whales (Mesoplodon bidens) in the western North Atlantic Ocean. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 134:3905-3912. 10.1121/1.4823843

Baumann-Pickering S, McDonald MA, Simonis AE, Berga AS, Merkens KPB, Oleson EM, Roch MA, Wiggins SM, Rankin S, Yack TM, Hildebrand JA. 2013. Species-specific beaked whale echolocation signals. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 134:2293-2301. 10.1121/1.4817832

Baumann-Pickering S, Yack TM, Barlow J, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA. 2013. Baird's beaked whale echolocation signals. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 133:4321-4331. 10.1121/1.4804316

Baumann-Pickering S, Simonis AE, Wiggins SM, Brownell RL, Hildebrand JA. 2012. Aleutian Islands beaked whale echolocation signals. Marine Mammal Science. 29(1):221-227. 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00550.x


Simonis, AE, Baumann-Pickering S, Oleson E, Melcon ML, Gassmann M, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA. 2012. High-frequency modulated signals of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the North Pacific. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 131:EL295-EL301. 10.1121/1.3690963

Kerosky, SM, Širović A, Roche LK, Baumann-Pickering S, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA. 2012. Bryde's whale seasonal range expansion and increasing presence in the Southern California Bight from 2000 to 2010. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 65:125-132. 10.1016/j.dsr.2012.03.013


Roch, MA, Klinck H, Baumann-Pickering S, Mellinger DK, Qui S, Soldevilla MS, Hildebrand JA. 2011. Classification of echolocation clicks from odontocetes in the Southern California Bight. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 129:467-475. 10.1121/1.3514383

Roch, MA, Brandes ST, Patel B, Barkley Y, Baumann-Pickering S, Soldevilla MS. 2011. Automated extraction of odontocete whistle contours. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 130:2212-2223. 10.1121/1.3624821

Rankin, S, Baumann-Pickering S, Yack T, Barlow J. 2011. Description of sounds recorded from Longman's beaked whale, Indopacetus pacificus. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 130:EL339-EL344. 10.1121/1.36460261

Trickey, JT, Branstetter, BK, Finneran JJ. 2011. Auditory masking of a 10 kHz tone with environmental, comodulated, and Gaussian noise in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 128:3799-3804. 10.1121/1.3506367


Baumann-Pickering, S, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA, Roch MA, Schnitz H-U. 2010. Discriminating features of echolocation clicks of melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), and Gray's spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris longirostris). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 128:2212-2224. 10.1121/1.3479549

Baumann-Pickering, S, Wiggins SM, Roth EH, Roch MA, Schnitzler H-U, Hildebrand JA. 2010. Echolocation signals of a beaked whale at Palmyra Atoll. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 127:3790-3799. 10.1121/1.3646026


Brownell, Robert L., J, Ralls K, Baumann-Pickering S, Poole MM. 2009. Behavior of melon-headed whales, Peponocephala electra, near oceanic islands. Marine Mammal Science. 25:639-658. 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2009.00281.x

Conference Posters


Reshef ES, Demer DA, Wiggins SM, Baumann-Pickering S (2018). Spatio-temporal variability of chorusing fish. (poster) Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 11-16, Portland, Oregon

Trickey JS, Cardenas-Hinojosa G, Rojas-Bracho L, Bonilla-Garzon A, Martinez-Aguilar S (2018). Cuvier's beaked whales of Guadalupe Island: A possible resident population in a "natural laboratory" of Mexico. (poster) 9th Annual Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop, January 26-27, 2018, Newport Beach, California


Meyer-Löbbecke A, Fraiser K, Simonis A, Reese F, Kim EB, Denzinger A, Schnitzler H-U, Baumann-Pickering S (2017). Squid as common target: Do areas with fishery-related explosions and dolphin foraging habitats in Southern California overlap? (poster). 31st Annual Meeting of the European Cetacean Society, May 1-3, 2017, Middelfart, Denmark


Meyer-Löbbecke A, Debich AJ, Širović A, TrickeyJS, Roch, MA, Carretta JV, Fraiser K, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA, Denzinger A, Schnitzler H-U, Baumann-Pickering S (2016). Noise from explosive deterrents used by California fisheries and possible effects on marine life (poster). 4th International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, July10-16, 2016, Dublin, Ireland


Trickey JS, Baumann-Pickering S, Reyes Reyes MV, Iniguez M, Melcon M, Hildebrand JA (2015). Diversity and occurrence of beaked whale echolocation signals in the Southern Ocean (poster). 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, December 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, California

Trickey JS, Baumann-Pickering S, Hildebrand JA, Reyes Reyes MV, Melcon M, Iniguez M (2015). Echolocation signals of an Antarctic beaked whale (poster). 6th Annual Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop, January 30-31, 2015, Newport Beach, California