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Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie (IEA)

Delphine Chabanne

Delphine Chabanne, Dr.

+41 44 635 54 32

Research Interests

Currently, I’m interested in understanding processes (i.e., natural and/or anthropogenic impacts) driving to population structure.

My current research focuses on the use of new genomics technique to identify genetic population structure of Delphinidae and understand the spatial and temporal variation of those populations. Results from this research will be used to define Evolutionary Significant Units (ESUs) and Management Units (MUs) for Delphinidae across the Western Australia coastline for conservation and management purposes.    

During my PhD (Murdoch University, Australia), my research primarily focused on assessing the fine-scale demographic, social and genetic structure of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins inhabiting coastal and estuarine waters of Perth, Western Australia.


Raudino H., Tyne J.A., Smith A., Ottewell K., McArthur S., Kopps A.M., Chabanne D., Harcourt R., Pirotta V. and Waples K. 2019. Challenges of collecting blow from small cetaceans. Ecosphere. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2901

Germanov E., Bedjer L., Chabanne D., Dharmadi D., Hendrawan I., Marshall A., Pierce S., van Keulen M. and Loneragan N. 2019. Contrasting Habitat Use and Population Dynamics of Reef Manta Rays Within the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area, Indonesia. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:215.

Manlik O., Chabanne D.B.H.., Daniel C., Bejder L., Allen S.J. and Sherwin W.B. 2018. Demography and genetics suggest reversal of dolphin source-sink dynamics, with implications for conservation. Marine Mammal Science, 35(3):732-759.

Chabanne D.B.H., Finn H. and Bejder L. 2017. Identifying the Relevant Local Population for Environmental Impact Assessments of Mobile Marine Fauna. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4:148.

Chabanne D.B.H., Pollock K.H., Finn H. and Bejder L. 2017. Applying the Multistate Capture-recapture Robust Design to characterize metapopulation structure. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8(11):1547-1557.

Chabanne D.B.H., Finn H., Salgado-Kent C. and Bejder, L. 2012. Identification of a resident community of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the Swan Canning Riverpark, Western Australia, using behavioural information. Pacific Conservation Biology, 18: 247-262.