Rojas-Bracho, L., Taylor, B., Booth, C., Thomas, L., Jaramillo-Legorreta, A., Nieto-García, E., Cárdenas Hinojosa, G., Barlow, J., Mesnick, S., Gerrodette, T., Olson, P., Henry, A., Rizo, H., Hidalgo-Pla, E., & Bonilla-Garzón, A. (2022). More vaquita porpoises survive than expected. Endangered Species Research, 48, 225–234.
Sanjurjo-Rivera, E., Mesnick, S. L., Ávila-Forcada, S., Poindexter, O., Lent, R., Felbab-Brown, V., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Squires, D., Sumaila, U. R., Munro, G., Ortiz-Rodriguez, R., Rodriguez, R., & Sainz, J. F. (2021). An Economic Perspective on Policies to Save the Vaquita: Conservation Actions, Wildlife Trafficking, and the Structure of Incentives. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 644022.
Miller, E. C., Mesnick, S. L., & Wiens, J. J. (2021). Sexual Dichromatism Is Decoupled from Diversification over Deep Time in Fishes. The American Naturalist, 198(2), 232–252.
Brakes, P., Carroll, E. L., Dall, S. R. X., Keith, S. A., McGregor, P. K., Mesnick, S. L., Noad, M. J., Rendell, L., Robbins, M. M., Rutz, C., Thornton, A., Whiten, A., Whiting, M. J., Aplin, L. M., Bearhop, S., Ciucci, P., Fishlock, V., Ford, J. K. B., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., … Garland, E. C. (2021). A deepening understanding of animal culture suggests lessons for conservation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1949), rspb.2020.2718, 20202718.
Gulland, F., Danil, K., Bolton, J., Ylitalo, G., Okrucky, R. S., Rebolledo, F., Alexander-Beloch, C., Brownell, R. l, Mesnick, S., Lefebvre, K., Smith, C. R., Thomas, P. O., & Rojas-Bracho, L. (2020). Vaquitas ( Phocoena sinus ) continue to die from bycatch not pollutants. Veterinary Record, 187(7), e51–e51.
Orbach, D. N., Brennan, P. L. R., Hedrick, B. P., Keener, W., Webber, M. A., & Mesnick, S. L. (2020). Asymmetric and Spiraled Genitalia Coevolve with Unique Lateralized Mating Behavior. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 3257.
Brakes, P., Dall, S. R. X., Aplin, L. M., Bearhop, S., Carroll, E. L., Ciucci, P., Fishlock, V., Ford, J. K. B., Garland, E. C., Keith, S. A., McGregor, P. K., Mesnick, S. L., Noad, M. J., di Sciara, G. N., Robbins, M. M., Simmonds, M. P., Spina, F., Thornton, A., Wade, P. R., … Rutz, C. (2019). Animal cultures matter for conservation. Science, 363(6431), 1032–1034.
Rojas-Bracho, L., Brusca, R. C., Álvarez-Borrego, S., Brownell, R. L., Camacho-Ibar, V., Ceballos, G., de la Cueva, H., García-Hernández, J., Hastings, P. A., Cárdenas-Hinojosa, G., Jaramillo–Legorreta, A. M., Medellín, R., Mesnick, S. L., Nieto-García, E., Urbán, J., Velarde, E., Vidal, O., Findley, L. T., & Taylor, B. L. (2019). Unsubstantiated Claims Can Lead to Tragic Conservation Outcomes. BioScience, 69(1), 12–14.
Ralls, K., & Mesnick, S. L. (2019). Sex in Cetaceans. In Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (Second, pp. 547–555). Elsevier.
Mesnick, S. L., Ballance, L. T., Wade, P. R., Pryor, K., & Reeves, R. R. (2019). Oceanic Dolphin Societies: Diversity, Complexity, and Conservation. In B. Würsig (Ed.), Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes (pp. 183–209). Springer International Publishing.
Lewis, L. A., Calambokidis, J., Stimpert, A. K., Fahlbusch, J., Friedlaender, A. S., McKenna, M. F., Mesnick, S. L., Oleson, E. M., Southall, B. L., Szesciorka, A. R., & Širović, A. (2018). Context-dependent variability in blue whale acoustic behaviour. Royal Society Open Science, 5(8), 180241.
Morin, P. A., Foote, A. D., Baker, C. S., Hancock‐Hanser, B. L., Kaschner, K., Mate, B. R., Mesnick, S. L., Pease, V. L., Rosel, P. E., & Alexander, A. (2018). Demography or selection on linked cultural traits or genes? Investigating the driver of low mtDNA diversity in the sperm whale using complementary mitochondrial and nuclear genome analyses. Molecular Ecology, 27(11), 2604–2619.
Orbach, D. N., Hedrick, B., Würsig, B., Mesnick, S. L., & Brennan, P. L. R. (2018). The evolution of genital shape variation in female cetaceans. Evolution, 72(2), 261–273.
Mesnick, S. L., & Ralls, K. (2018). Sexual Dimorphism. In W. F. Perrin, J. G. M. Thewissen, & B. G. Würsig (Eds.), Encyclopedia of marine mammals (3rd edition). Academic.
Orbach, D. N., Marshall, C. D., Mesnick, S. L., & Würsig, B. (2017). Patterns of cetacean vaginal folds yield insights into functionality. PLOS ONE, 12(3), e0175037.
Rosel, P. E., Taylor, B. L., Hancock-Hanser, B. L., Morin, P. A., Archer, F. I., Lang, A. R., Mesnick, S. L., Pease, V. L., Perrin, W. F., Robertson, K. M., Leslie, M. S., Berta, A., Cipriano, F., Parsons, K. M., Viricel, A., Vollmer, N. L., & Martien, K. K. (2017). A review of molecular genetic markers and analytical approaches that have been used for delimiting marine mammal subspecies and species. Marine Mammal Science, 33(S1), 56–75.
Taylor, B. L., Archer, F. I., Martien, K. K., Rosel, P. E., Hancock-Hanser, B. L., Lang, A. R., Leslie, M. S., Mesnick, S. L., Morin, P. A., Pease, V. L., Perrin, W. F., Robertson, K. M., Parsons, K. M., Viricel, A., Vollmer, N. L., Cipriano, F., Reeves, R. R., Krützen, M., & Baker, C. S. (2017). Guidelines and quantitative standards to improve consistency in cetacean subspecies and species delimitation relying on molecular genetic data. Marine Mammal Science, 33(S1), 132–155.
Greggor, A. L., Berger-Tal, O., Blumstein, D. T., Angeloni, L., Bessa-Gomes, C., Blackwell, B. F., St Clair, C. C., Crooks, K., de Silva, S., Fernández-Juricic, E., Goldenberg, S. Z., Mesnick, S. L., Owen, M., Price, C. J., Saltz, D., Schell, C. J., Suarez, A. V., Swaisgood, R. R., Winchell, C. S., & Sutherland, W. J. (2016). Research Priorities from Animal Behaviour for Maximising Conservation Progress. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31(12), 953–964.
Berger‐Tal, O., Blumstein, D. T., Carroll, S., Fisher, R. N., Mesnick, S. L., Owen, M. A., Saltz, D., Claire, C. C., & Swaisgood, R. R. (2016). A systematic survey of the integration of animal behavior into conservation. Conservation Biology, 30(4), 744–753.
Alexander, A., Steel, D., Hoekzema, K., Mesnick, S. L., Engelhaupt, D., Kerr, I., Payne, R., & Baker, C. S. (2016). What influences the worldwide genetic structure of sperm whales ( Physeter macrocephalus )? Molecular Ecology, 25(12), 2754–2772.
Orbach, D. N., Marshall, C. D., Würsig, B., & Mesnick, S. L. (2016). Variation in Female Reproductive Tract Morphology of the Common Bottlenose Dolphin ( T ursiops truncatus ): Reproductive Tract Morphology of Female Bottlenose Dolphin. The Anatomical Record, 299(4), 520–537.
Dines, J. P., Mesnick, S. L., Ralls, K., May-Collado, L., Agnarsson, I., & Dean, M. D. (2015). A trade-off between precopulatory and postcopulatory trait investment in male cetaceans: PRECOPULATORY AND POSTCOPULATORY TRADE-OFFS. Evolution, 69(6), 1560–1572.
Schakner, Z. A., Lunsford, C., Straley, J., Eguchi, T., & Mesnick, S. L. (2014). Using Models of Social Transmission to Examine the Spread of Longline Depredation Behavior among Sperm Whales in the Gulf of Alaska. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e109079.
Mesnick, S. (2014). Family Physeteridae (Sperm Whale). In D. E. Wilson & R. A. Mittermeier (Eds.), Handbook of the mammals of the world. Lynx Ediciones.
Keledjian, A., & Mesnick, S. (2013). The Impacts of El Niño Conditions on California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) Fisheries Interactions: Predicting Spatial and Temporal Hotspots Along the California Coast. Aquatic Mammals, 39(3), 221–232.
Caro, T., Stankowich, T., Mesnick, S. L., Costa, D. P., & Beeman, K. (2012). Pelage coloration in pinnipeds: functional considerations. Behavioral Ecology, 23(4), 765–774.
Rendell, L., Mesnick, S. L., Dalebout, M. L., Burtenshaw, J., & Whitehead, H. (2012). Can Genetic Differences Explain Vocal Dialect Variation in Sperm Whales, Physeter macrocephalus? Behavior Genetics, 42(2), 332–343.
Wade, P. R., Reeves, R. R., & Mesnick, S. L. (2012). Social and Behavioural Factors in Cetacean Responses to Overexploitation: Are Odontocetes Less “Resilient” Than Mysticetes? Journal of Marine Biology, 2012, 1–15.
Godard-Codding, C. A. J., Clark, R., Fossi, M. C., Marsili, L., Maltese, S., West, A. G., Valenzuela, L., Rowntree, V., Polyak, I., Cannon, J. C., Pinkerton, K., Rubio-Cisneros, N., Mesnick, S. L., Cox, S. B., Kerr, I., Payne, R., & Stegeman, J. J. (2011). Pacific Ocean–Wide Profile of CYP1A1 Expression, Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Ratios, and Organic Contaminant Burden in Sperm Whale Skin Biopsies. Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(3), 337–343.
Mesnick, S. L., Taylor, B. L., Archer, F. I., Martien, K. K., Treviño, S. E., Hancock-Hanser, B. L., Moreno Medina, S. C., Pease, V. L., Robertson, K. M., Straley, J. M., Baird, R. W., Calambokidis, J., Schorr, G. S., Wade, P., Burkanov, V., Lunsford, C. R., Rendell, L., & Morin, P. A. (2011). Sperm whale population structure in the eastern and central North Pacific inferred by the use of single-nucleotide polymorphisms, microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA: SNP GENOTYPING AND APPLICATIONS. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11, 278–298.
Barlow, J., Rojas-Bracho, L., Munoz-Pina, C., & Mesnick, S. (2010). Conservation of the vaquita (Phocoena sinus) in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico. In R. Q. Grafton, R. Hilborn, D. Squires, M. Tait, & M. Williams (Eds.), Handbook of marine fisheries conservation and management. Oxford University Press.
McDonald, M., Hildebrand, J., & Mesnick, S. (2009). Worldwide decline in tonal frequencies of blue whale songs. Endangered Species Research, 9, 13–21.
Engelhaupt, D., Rus Hoelzel, A., Nicholson, C., Frantzis, A., Mesnick, S., Gero, S., Whitehead, H., Rendell, L., Miller, P., De Stefanis, R., Cañadas, A., Airoldi, S., & Mignucci-Giannoni, A. A. (2009). Female philopatry in coastal basins and male dispersion across the North Atlantic in a highly mobile marine species, the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus): SPERM WHALE FEMALE PHILOPATRY AND MALE DISPERSAL. Molecular Ecology, 18(20), 4193–4205.
Morin, P. A., Manaster, C., Mesnick, S. L., & Holland, R. (2009). Normalization and binning of historical and multi‐source microsatellite data: overcoming the problems of allele size shift with ALLELOGRAM. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(6), 1451–1455.
Schramm, Y., Mesnick, S. L., de la Rosa, J., Palacios, D. M., Lowry, M. S., Aurioles-Gamboa, D., Snell, H. M., & Escorza-Treviño, S. (2009). Phylogeography of California and Galápagos sea lions and population structure within the California sea lion. Marine Biology, 156(7), 1375–1387.
Ralls, K., & Mesnick, S. L. (2009). Sexual Dimorphism. In W. F. Perrin, J. G. M. Thewissen, & B. G. Würsig (Eds.), Encyclopedia of marine mammals (2nd ed). Academic.
Mesnick, S. L., & Ralls, K. (2009). Mating Systems. In W. F. Perrin, J. G. M. Thewissen, & B. G. Würsig (Eds.), Encyclopedia of marine mammals (2nd ed). Academic.
Morin, P. A., Aitken, N. C., Rubio-Cisneros, N., Dizon, A. E., & Mesnick, S. (2007). Characterization of 18 SNP markers for sperm whale ( Physeter macrocephalus ): PRIMER NOTE. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7(4), 626–630.
Rubio-Cisneros, N. T., Mesnick, S. L., Vázquez-Juárez, R., Urbán-Ramírez, J., Godard, C. A. J., Payne, R., & Dizon, A. E. (2006). Genetic sex determination supports the Gulf of California as an important habitat for male and female sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, 5(2), 125–128.
McDonald, M. A., Messnick, S. L., & Hildebrand, J. A. (2006). Biogeographic characterisation of blue whale song worldwide: using song to identify populations. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 8(1), 55–65.
Morin, P. A., Nestler, A., Rubio-Cisneros, N. T., Robertson, K. M., & Mesnick, S. L. (2005). Interfamilial characterization of a region of the ZFX and ZFY genes facilitates sex determination in cetaceans and other mammals. Molecular Ecology, 14(10), 3275–3286.
Aurioles-Gamboa, D., Schramm, Y., & Mesnick, S. (2004). Galapagos fur seals, Arctocephalus galapagoensis, in Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, 3(1), 77–80.
Reeves, R., Perrin, W., Taylor, B., Baker, C., & Mesnick, S. (2004). Report of the Workshop on Shortcomings of Cetacean Taxonomy in Relation to Needs of Conservation and Management April 30 - May 2, 2004 La Jolla, California.
Ruiz-Cooley, R., Gendron, D., Aguíñiga, S., Mesnick, S., & Carriquiry, J. (2004). Trophic relationships between sperm whales and jumbo squid using stable isotopes of C and N. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 277, 275–283.
Mesnick, S. L., Evans, K., Taylor, B. L., Hyde, J., Escorza-Treviño, S., & Dizon, A. E. (2003). Sperm Whale Social Structure: Why It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. In F. B. M. de Waal & P. L. Tyack (Eds.), Animal Social Complexity: Intelligence, Culture, and Individualized Societies (pp. 170–174). Harvard University Press.
Perrin, W. F., & Mesnick, S. L. (2003). Sexual ecology of the spinner dolphin, Stenella longirostris: Geographic variation in mating system. Marine Mammal Science, 19(3), 462–483.
Bonness, D., Clapham, P. J., & Mesnick, S. L. (2002). Life History and Reproductive Strategies. In A. R. Hoelzel (Ed.), Marine mammal biology: an evolutionary approach (pp. 278–324). Blackwell Pub.
Pitman, R. L., Ballance, L. T., Mesnick, S. I., & Chivers, S. J. (2001). Killer whale predation on sperm whales: Observations and implications. Marine Mammal Science, 17(3), 494–507.
Gendron, D., & Mesnick, S. (2001). Sloughed skin: a method for the systematic collection of tissue samples from Baja California blue whales. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 3, 77–79.
Mesnick, S. L., Clapham, P. J., & Dizon, A. E. (1999). The collection of associated behavioral data with biopsy samples during cetacean assessment cruises. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 1(2), 205–211.