Mr Guilherme A. Bortolotto

Postgraduate Student

Bute B9
tel. 01334 463612
fax. 01334 463443

My PhD project is focused on understanding the impacts of human activities on the distribution of humpback whales in the coast of Brazil, for which I'm using line-transect and satellite telemetry data. During my master, I have used distance sampling to estimate the abundance of the same population. I also have a degree in veterinary medicine, and some experience on aquatic fauna strandings and wild animal rehabilitation.

I am funded by CNPq, Brazilian federal government (Science Without Borders programme).



Actis, PS, Danilewicz, D, Cremer, MJ & Bortolotto, GA 2018, 'Breathing synchrony in franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei) and Guiana dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) in Southern Brazil' Marine Mammal Science, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 777-789. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12480
Bortolotto, GA, Danilewicz, D, Hammond, PS, Thomas, LJ & Zerbini, AN 2017, 'Whale distribution in a breeding area: spatial models of habitat use and abundance of western South Atlantic humpback whales' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 585, pp. 213-227. DOI: 10.3354/meps12393
Bortolotto, GA, Danilewicz, D, Andriolo, A, Secchi, ER & Zerbini, AN 2016, 'Whale, whale, everywhere: increasing abundance of western South Atlantic humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in their wintering grounds' PLoS One, vol. 11, no. 10, e0164596. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164596