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  1. Ford, J.K.B. 2014. Marine Mammals of British Columbia. Royal BC Museum Handbook, Mammals of BC, volume 6, Royal BC Museum, Victoria 460 pp Link »  | MMofBC.jpg
  2. Ford, J.K.B., J.W. Durban, G.M. Ellis, J.R. Towers, J.F. Pilkington, L. Barrett-Lennard, and R.D. Andrews. 2013. New insights into the northward migration route of gray whales between Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and southeastern Alaska. Marine Mammal Science 29:325-337
  3. Dalla Rosa, L., J.K.B Ford, and A.W. Trites. 2012. Distribution and relative abundance of humpback whales in relation to environmental variables in coastal British Columbia and adjacent waters. Continental Shelf Research 36:89-104
  4. Filatova, O., J.K.B. Ford, C.O. Matkin, L.G. Barrett-Lennard, A.M. Burdin, and E. Hoyt. 2012. Ultrasonic whistles of killer whales (Orcinus orca) recorded in the North Pacific. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132:618-621
  5. Filatova, O.A., J.K.B. Ford, C.O. Matkin, L.G. Barrett-Lennard, M.A. Guzeev, A.M. Burdin, E. Hoyt, and V.B. Deecke. 2012. Call diversity in North Pacific killer whale populations: implications for dialect evolution and population history. Animal Behaviour 83:595-603
  6. Foster, E.A., D.W. Franks, S. Mazzi, S.K. Darden, K.C. Balcomb, J.K.B. Ford, D.P. Croft. 2012. Adaptive prolonged postreproductive life span in killer whales. Science, 337 (6100): 1313
  7. Riesch, R., L.G. Barrett-Lennard, G.M. Ellis, J.K.B. Ford, and V.B. Deecke. 2012. Cultural traditions and the evolution of reproductive isolation: ecological speciation in killer whales? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106:1–17
  8. Barlow, J., J. Calambokidis, E.A. Falcone, C.S. Baker, A.M. Burdin, P.J. Clapham, J.K.B. Ford, C.M. Gabriele, R. LeDuc, D.K. Mattila, T.J. Quinn II, L. Rojas-Bracho. J.M. Straley, B.L. Taylor, J. Urbán R., P.R. Wade, D. Weller, B.H. Witteveen, and M. Yama. 2011. Humpback whale abundance in the North Pacific estimated by photographic capture-recapture with bias correction from simulation studies. Marine Mammal Science 27:793-818
  9. Buckman, A.H., N. Veldhoen, G. Ellis, J.K.B. Ford, C.C. Helbing, and P.S. Ross. 2011. PCB-associated changes in mRNA expression in killer whales (Orcinus orca) from the NE Pacific Ocean. Environmental Science & Technology 45: 10194-10202
  10. Ford, J.K.B., G.M. Ellis, C.O. Matkin, M.H. Wetklo, L.G. Barrett-Lennard, and R.E. Withler. 2011. Shark predation and tooth wear in a population of northeastern Pacific killer whales. Aquatic Biology 11:213-224
  11. Grebner, D.M., S.E. Parks, D.L. Bradley, J.L. Miksis-Olds, D.E. Capone, and J.K.B. Ford. 2011. Divergence of a stereotyped call in northern resident killer whales. J. Acoustical Society America 129:1067-1072
  12. Ford, J.K.B, G.M. Ellis, P.F. Olesiuk, and K.C. Balcomb. 2009. Linking killer whale survival and prey abundance: food limitation in the oceans’ apex predator? Biology Letters
  13. Ford, J.K.B and R.R. Reeves. 2008. Fight or flight: antipredator strategies of baleen whales. Mammal Review 38:50-86
  14. Ford, J.K.B., and Ellis, G.M. 2006. Selective foraging by fish-eating killer whales Orcinus orca in British Columbia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 316: 185-199
  15. Trites, A.W., Deecke, V.B., Gregr, E.J., Ford, J.K.B., and Olesiuk, P.F. 2006. Killer whales, whaling and sequential megafaunal collapse in the North Pacific: a comparative analysis of the dynamics of marine mammals in Alaska and British Columbia following commercial whaling. Marine Mammal Science in press
  16. Deecke, V.B., Ford, J.K.B., and Slater, P.J.B. 2005. The vocal behaviour of mammal-eating killer whales: communicating with costly calls. Animal Behaviour 69:395-405
  17. Ford, J.K.B. 2005. First records of long-beaked common dolphins, Delphinus capensis, in Canadian waters. Canadian Field-Naturalist 119:110-113
  18. Ford, J.K.B., Ellis, G.M., Matkin, D.R., Balcomb, K.C., Briggs, D., and Morton, A.B. 2005. Killer whale attacks on minke whales: prey capture and antipredator tactics. Marine Mammal Science 21:603-618
  19. Reisch, R., Ford, J.K.B., and Thomsen, F. 2005. Stability and group-specificity of stereotyped whistles in resident killer whales, Orcinus orca, off British Columbia. Animal Behaviour 71:79-93
  20. Au, W.W.L., Ford, J.K.B., Horne, J.K, and Newman Allman, K.A. 2004. Echolocation signals of free-ranging killer whales (Orcinus orca) and modeling of foraging for chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 115:901-909
  21. Vagle, S., Ford, J.K.B., Erickson, N., Hall-Patch, N., and Kamitakahara, G. 2004. Acoustic recording systems for baleen whales and killer whales on the west coast of Canada. Canadian Acoustics 32:23-32
  22. Deecke, V.B., Slater, P.J.B., and Ford, J.K.B. 2002. Selective habituation shapes acoustic predator recognition in harbour seals. Nature, 420:171-173
  23. Ford, J.K.B. 2002. Killer Whale Orcinus orca. In: Perrin, W.F., Wursig, B., and H.G.M. Thewissen (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Academic Press, New York. pp. 669-676
  24. Williams, R., Bain, D.E., Ford, J.K.B., and Trites, A.W. 2002. Behavioural responses of male killer whales to a ‘leapfrogging’ vessel. J. Cetacean Research and Management 4:305-310
  25. Yurk, H., Barrett-Lennard, L., Ford, J.K.B., Matkin, C.O. 2002. Cultural transmission within maternal lineages: vocal clans in resident killer whales in southern Alaska. Animal Behaviour 63:1103-1119
  26. Barrett-Lennard, L.G., Deecke, V.B., Yurk, H., and Ford, J.K.B. 2001. A sound approach to the study of culture. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 24:325-326
  27. Ford, J.K.B., Ellis, G.M. and Balcomb, K.C. 2000. Killer Whales: The Natural History and Genealogy of Orcinus orca in British Columbia and Washington. Second Edition. UBC Press, Vancouver, and U. of Washington Press, Seattle. 102 pp
  28. Ford, J.K.B., and Ellis, G.M. 1999. Transients: Mammal-Hunting Killer Whales of British Columbia, Washington, and Southeastern Alaska. UBC Press, Vancouver, and U. of Washington Press, Seattle. 96 pp
  29. Ford, J.K.B. 1991. Vocal traditions among resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) in coastal waters of British Columbia. Can. J. Zool. 69: 1454-1483
  30. Ford, J.K.B. 1991. Vocal traditions among resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) in coastal waters of British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 69:1454-1483
  31. Bigg, M.A., P.F. Olesiuk, G.M. Ellis, J.K.B. Ford & K.C. Balcomb III. 1990. Social organization and genealogy of resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the coastal waters of British Columbia and Washington State. Rep. Int. Whal. Commn. (Special Issue 12): 383-405
  32. Ford, J.K.B. 1989. Acoustic behaviour of resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) in British Columbia. Can. J. Zool. 67: 727-745