Books, Chapters and Reports

 

Book Chapters

Bester, M.N. & Odendaal, P.N. 2013. Superfamily Pinnipedia, Seals; pp 126 in Kingdon, J. & Hoffmann, M. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Vol V: Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

Bester, M.N. & Odendaal, P.N. 2013. Family Otariidae, Fur Seals; pp 126-127 in Kingdon, J. & Hoffmann, M. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Vol V: Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

Bester, M.N. & Odendaal, P.N. 2013. Family Phocidae, True Seals; pp 132-133 in Kingdon, J. & Hoffmann, M. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Vol V: Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

Bester, M.N. 2014. Marine Mammals: Natural and Anthropogenic Influences. Chapter 21, pp 167-174 in Freedman, B. (ed) Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution, Vol 1, Global Environmental Change. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4-40 @ Springer Science + Business\Media Dordrecht 2014.

Bester, M.N. 2014.  Crabeater Seal. In: Hund, A. (ed) 2014. Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth’s Polar Regions. Volume 1, ABC-CLIO, Inc., Santa Barbara. Pp 211-213.

Bester, M.N. 2014.  Leopard Seal. In: Hund, A. (ed) 2014. Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth’s Polar Regions. Volume 2, ABC-CLIO, Inc., Santa Barbara. Pp 455-457.

Bester, M.N. 2014.  Ross Seal. In: Hund, A. (ed) 2014. Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth’s Polar Regions. Volume 2, ABC-CLIO, Inc., Santa Barbara. Pp 618-620.

Bester, M.N. 2014.  Southern Elephant Seal. In: Hund, A. (ed) 2014. Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth’s Polar Regions. Volume 2, ABC-CLIO, Inc., Santa Barbara. Pp 670-672.

Bester, M.N. 2014.  Weddell Seal. In: Hund, A. (ed) 2014. Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth’s Polar Regions. Volume 2, ABC-CLIO, Inc., Santa Barbara. Pp 747-749

Bester MN. 2013. Marine Mammals: Natural and Anthropogenic Influences. In: Freedman B. (Ed.) Global Environmental Change: SpringerReference (www.springerreference.com). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.

Bester MN, Odendaal PN. 2013 Family Phocidae, True Seals. In Kingdon J. & Hoffmann M. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Vol V: Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses. Bloomsbury Publishing, London: pp. 132-133.

Odendaal PN, Bester MN. 2013. Superfamily Pinnipedia, Seals. In Kingdon, J. & Hoffmann, M. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Vol V: Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses. Bloomsbury Publishing, London: pp. 126.

Odendaal PN, Bester MN. 2013. Family Otariidae, Fur Seals. In Kingdon, J. & Hoffmann, M. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Vol V: Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses. Bloomsbury Publishing, London: pp. 126-127.

Ryan PG, Bester MN. 2008. Pelagic predators. In: Chown SL, Froneman PW (eds), The Prince Edward Islands: land-sea interactions in a changing ecosystem. Stellenbosch: Sun Media. pp 121–164.

Bester MN, van Jaarsveld AS. 1997. Growth in Subantarctic fur seal pups as a possible indicator of offshore food availability. In: Hindell M, Kemper CS (eds), Marine mammal research in the Southern Hemisphere. Vol. 1. Chipping Norton: Surrey Beatty and Sons. pp 88–91.

Burton HR, Arnbom T, Boyd IL, Bester MN, Vergani D, Wilkinson I. 1997. Significant differences in weaning mass of southern elephant seals from five sub-Antarctic islands in relation to population declines. In: Battaglia B, Valencia J, Walton DWH (eds), Antarctic communities: species, structure and survival. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. pp 335–338.

Bester MN, Wilkinson IS. 1994. Population ecology of southern elephant seals Mirounga leonina  at Marion Island. In: Le Boeuf BJ, Laws RM (eds), Elephant seals, population ecology, behavior, and physiology. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. pp 85–97.

Erickson AW, Bester MN. 1993. Immobilization and capture. In: Laws RM (ed.), Antarctic seals: research methods and techniques. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp 46–88.

Erickson AW, Bester MN, Laws RM. 1993. Marking techniques. In: Laws RM (ed.), Antarctic seals: research methods and techniques. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp 89–118.

Panagis K. 1985. The influence of elephant seals on the terrestrial ecosystem at Marion Island. In: Siegfried WR, Condy PR, Laws RM (eds), Antarctic nutrient cycles and foodwebs. Berlin: Springer. pp 173–179.

 

Proceedings and Reports

Gutt J, Adams B, Bracegirdle T, Cowan D, Cummings V, di Prisco G, Gradinger R, Isla E, McIntyre T, Murphy E. et al. 2013. Antarctic Thresholds – Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation: a new SCAR-Biology Programme Polarforschung 82: 147-150.

Southwell C, Bengtson J, Bester MN, Blix AS, Bornemann H, Boveng P, Cameron M, Forcada J, Laake J, Nordoy E. et al. 2012. A review of data on abundance, trends in abundance, habitat use and diet of ice-breeding seals in the Southern Ocean. CCAMLR Science. 19: 01-49.

Boehme L, Kovacs K, Lydersen C, Nøst OA, Biuw M, Charrassin JB, Roquet F, Guinet C, Meredith M, Nicholls K, Thorpe S, Costa DP, Block B, Hammill M, Stenson G, Muelbert M, Bester MN, Plötz J, Bornemann, Hindell M, Rintoul S, Lovell P & Fedak MA 2009. Biologging in the Global Ocean Observing System. Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall J, Harrison DE & Stammer D, Eds, ESA Publication WPP-306.

Charrasin JB, Roquet F, Park Y-H, Bailleul F, Guinet C, Meredith M, Nicholls K, Thorpe S, McDonald B, Costa DP, Tremblay I, Goebel M, Muelbert M, Bester MN, Plötz J, Bornemann H, Timmermann R, Hindell M, Meijers A, Coleman RC, Field IC, McMahon CM, Rintoul ST, Sokolov S, Boehme L, Lovell P, Fedak MA, Biuw M, Nøst OA, Lydersen C & Kovacs KM. 2009. New Insights into Southern Ocean Physical and Biological Processes Revealed by Instrumented Elephant Seals. Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall J, Harrison DE & Stammer D, Eds, ESA Publication WPP-306.

Bester MN, Keith M, Pistorius PA. 2002. Killer whales at Marion Island, Southern Ocean. In: Fourth International Orca Symposium and Workshop, 23–28 September 2002, CEBC-CNRS, Villiers en Bois, France. pp 35–39.

Kerley GIH. 1987. Arctocephalus tropicalis on the Prince Edward Islands. In: Croxall JP, Gentry RL (eds), Status, biology, and ecology of fur seals: proceedings of an international symposium and workshop, Cambridge, England, 23–27 April 1984. NOAA Technical Report NMFS 51. Seattle, Washington: NOAA. pp 61–64.

Kerley GIH, Robinson T. 1987. Skull morphometrics of male Antarctic and Subantarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella and A. tropicalis, and their interspecific hybrids. In: Croxall J P, Gentry R L (eds), Status, biology and ecology of fur seals: proceedings of an international symposium and workshop, Cambridge, England, 23–27 April 1984. NOAA Technical Report NMFS 51.Seattle, Washington: NOAA. pp 121–131.

Roux J-P. 1987. Recolonization processes in the sub-Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus tropicalis, on Amsterdam Island. In: Croxall JP, Gentry RL (eds), Status, biology and ecology of fur seals: proceedings of an international symposium and workshop, Cambridge, England, 23–27 April 1984. NOAA Technical Report NMFS 51. Seattle, Washington: NOAA. pp 189–194.

Bester MN, Laycock PA. 1985. Cephalopod prey of the sub-Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus tropicalis, at Gough Island. In: Siegfried WR, Condy P, Laws RM (eds), Proceedings of the IVth SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Biology. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. pp 551–554.

Bester MN. 1983. Motivation for satellite tracking of southern elephant seals Mirounga leonina  at sea. In: Proceedings of the VIIIth Argos Users’ Conference London, September 1983: pp 216–227.