Daryl J. Boness

Education

B.A.

Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA

Ph.D.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

M.A.

Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

Clinical Affiliations

Maine

Expertise

Marine mammal behavior

ecology and conservation; behavioral ecology; mammalian reproductive strategies

Research

Research Interests

Mating systems and parental care strategies of marine mammals and birds;
Marine mammal conservation and policy

Selected Publications

Schwartz, MK, Boness, DJ, Schaeff, CM, Majluf, PM, Perry, EA, & Fleischer, RC. 1999. Female solicited extra-pair matings in Humboldt penguins fail to produce extra-pair fertilizations. Behavioral Ecology 10:242_250.

Ambs, S, Boness, DJ, Bowen, WD, & Fleischer, RC. 1999. Proximate factors associated with high levels of extra-consort fertilizations in polygynous grey seals. Anim. Behaviour 58:527_535.

Boness, DJ, Clapham, PJ, & Mesnick, SL. 2002. Life history and reproductive strategies of marine mammals. In: Marine Mammal Biology: An Evolutionary Approach. R. Hoelzel (ed.). Blackwell Science, Oxford, U.K., Pp. 278_324.

Perry, EA, Boness, DJ, & Insley, SJ. 2002. Do sonic booms affect the reproductive behavior of grey seals and harbor seals? Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 111:599_609.

Taylor, SS, Leonard, ML, Boness, DJ, & Majluf, P. 2004, Foraging patterns in non-breeding Humboldt Penguins (Spheniscus humboldti). Marine Ornithology 32:63_67.

Lidgard, DC, Boness, DJ, McMillan, JI, Fleischer, RC, & Bowen, W.D. 2004. Reproductive success of male mating tactics in the polygynous grey seal. Mol. Ecology 13:3543_3548.

Paredes, R, Jones, IL, & Boness, DJ. 2006. Parental roles of male and female thick-billed murres and razorbills at Gannet Island, Labrador. Behaviour 143:451_481.

Boness, DJ, Bowen, WD, Buhleier, BM, & Marshall, GJ. 2006. Male mating tactics and mating system of an aquatic-mating pinniped: the harbor seal, Phoca vitulina. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61(1):119_130.

Bowen, WD, Iverson, SJ, McMillan, JI, & Boness, DJ. 2006. Reproductive performance in grey seals: age-related improvement and senescence in a capital breeder. J. Anim. Ecol. 75:1340_1351.

Noren, SR, Boness, DJ, Iverson, SJ, McMillan, J, & Bowen, WD. 2008. Body condition at weaning affects the duration of the postweaning fast in gray seal pups (Halichoerus grypus). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 81(1):269_277.

Lidgard, D.C., Boness, D.J., Bowen, W.D., and McMillan, J.I. 2008. The implications of stress on male mating behavior and success in a sexually dimorphic polygynous mammal, the grey seal. Hormones and Behavior 53(1):241_248.

Boness, DJ. Estrus and estrus behavior. 2009. In: The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, 2nd Edition, Perrin, W.F., Wursig, B., and Thewissen, H.G.M. (eds.). Academic Press, San Diego, CA, Pp. 384_388.

Daryl J. Boness

,

Ph.D.

Research Associate Faculty, Chairman of U.S. Marine Mammal Commission; Editor-in-Chief of Marine Mammal Science

Off-Campus

mmsci@megalink.net

(207) 597-2333