Jessica Kendall-BarUniversity of California, San Diego | UCSD · Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Doctor of Philosophy
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Dr. Jessica Kendall-Bar is a Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Marine Biotechnology & Biomedicine at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Kendall-Bar’s postdoctoral work builds on her doctoral research at UC Santa Cruz, where she developed innovative tools to non-invasively measure and visualize the sleep patterns of wild seals.
In mammals, sleep is critical and ubiquitous. However, in marine mammals that spend months or entire lifetimes at sea, sleep can limit access to air and foraging opportunities and leave animals vulnerable to predation. Large, deep-diving northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) travel thousands of kilometers and spend up to 7 months at sea...
Sleep is a crucial part of the daily activity patterns of mammals. However, in marine species that spend months or entire lifetimes at sea, the location, timing, and duration of sleep may be constrained. To understand how marine mammals satisfy their daily sleep requirements while at sea, we monitored electroencephalographic activity in wild northe...
Despite rapid advances in sensor development and technological miniaturization, it remains challenging to non-invasively record small-amplitude electrophysiological signals from an animal in its natural environment. Many advances in ecophysiology and biologging have arisen through sleep studies, which rely on detecting small signals over multiple d...
In this paper, we introduce a creative pipeline to incorporate physiological and behavioral data from contemporary marine mammal research into data-driven animations, leveraging functionality from industry tools and custom scripts to promote scientific insights, public awareness, and conservation outcomes. Our framework can flexibly transform data...
Like landscapes of fear, animals are hypothesized to strategically use lightscapes based on intrinsic motivations. However, longitudinal evidence of state-dependent risk aversion has been difficult to obtain in wild animals. Using high-resolution biologgers, we continuously measured body condition, time partitioning, three-dimensional movement, and...
Unihemispheric slow wave sleep (USWS) is a unique form of sleep in which one brain hemisphere maintains low voltage electrical activity indicative of waking while the opposite exhibits slow wave electrical activity indicative of sleep. USWS is present in several marine mammals and in some species of birds. One proposed biological function of USWS i...
The spatial distribution of organisms can provide insight into their mating systems, either revealing mating preferences (intersexual selection for ornaments), competition for mates (intrasexual selection for armaments), or both. Teasing apart the relative contributions of these selective forces is a critical step in understanding mating systems, p...
This catalog contains pilot whale identification photos from 1980 to 2015 from locations as far west as 140°W and as far South as 20°N. Figures 1, 2, and 3 show the detailed locations for all pilot whale sightings during this time period in this region. Decimal latitude and longitude values for each sighting can be found at the back of the catalog...