Research Publications

  • Hawkins, E. R., Harcourt, R., Bejder, L., Brooks, L., Grech, Al, Christiansen, F., Marsh, H. & Harrison, P. (submitted to Frontiers in Marine Science) Best Practice Framework and Principles for Monitoring the Effect of Coastal Development on Marine Mammals.
  • Hawkins, E. R. & Brooks, L. (submitted to Journal of Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology) Urban Living: Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) communities of the Gold Coast- Broadwater and Tweed River Estuaries, Australia
  • Hawkins, E. R. & Dimmock, K. (submitted to Journal of Interpretation) What’s in the message? Unpacking message delivery in Australian whale watching tours.
  • Hawkins, E., Harcourt, R., Grech, A., Brooks, L., Bejder, L, Christiansen, F., Forney, K., McCarthy, M., Gerrodette, T., McCauley, R., Marsh, H., and Harrison, P. (2015) Best Practice Principles for Monitoring the Effect of Coastal Development on Marine Mammals. Report prepared for the Australian Marine Mammal Centre, Department of the Environment, Australian Government, Canberra, Australia.
  • Hawkins, E. R. (2014) ‘Sydney/Central Coast Area Sociable Solitary Dolphin Assessment of Risks & Management Options’, unpublished report prepared for the National Parks & Wildlife Service, Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Dimmock, K., Hawkins, E. & Tiyce, M. (2014) ‘Stakeholders, industry knowledge and adaptive management in the Australian whale-watching industry’, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, available online http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2013.879311
  • Gridley, T., Cockcroft, V.,  Hawkins, E., Lemon Blewitt, M., Morisaka, T. & Janik, V. (2013) ‘Signature whistles in free-ranging populations of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops aduncus, Marine Mammal Science
  • Walker, K. & Hawkins, E. (2013) Watching and Swimming with Marine Mammals: factors influencing best practice in cetacean ecotourism, International Handbook on Ecotourism, Ballantyne, R. & Packer, J. (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK
  • Hawkins, E.R. (2013) ‘Feasibility of increasing commercial dolphin-watching tours in a critical habitat for dolphins in Byron Bay, Australia’ unpublished report prepared for Cape Byron Marine Parks
  • Hawkins, E. R. (2011) ‘Dolphin-Human encounters & usage patterns – Implications for Management’, unpublished report prepared for Cape Byron Marine Parks
  • Hawkins, E. (2010) ‘Geographic variations in the whistles of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) along the east and west coasts of Australia’, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, ISSN 0001-496
  • Hawkins, E. & Gartside, D. (2010) ‘Whistle emissions of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) differ with group composition and surface behaviours’,  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127 (4), 2652-2663, ISSN 0001-4966
  • Hawkins, E. & Gartside, D.  (2009) ‘Patterns of Whistles Emitted by Wild Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) during a Provisioning Program’, Aquatic Mammals, 35 (2), 171-186, ISSN 0167-5427
  • Hawkins, E. & Gartside, D.  (2009) ‘Interactive behaviours of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) during encounters with vessels’, Aquatic Mammals, 35 (2), 259-268, ISSN 0167-5427
  • Hawkins, E. & Gartside, D. (2008) ‘Social and Behavioural Characteristics of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in northern New South Wales, Australia’ Journal of Australian Mammalogy, 30, 71-82. ISSN 0310 0049
  • Hawkins, E. & Gartside, D. (2008) ‘Dolphin Tourism: Impacts of Vessels on the Behaviour & Acoustics of Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus).’ Final report for Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, Gold Coast, Australia

Conference Presentations

  • J. Ryan & E. Hawkins (2013) ‘Whistle production of a female bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) before, during and after giving birth’, 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9-13th December 2013
  • I. Keski-Frantti, Hawkins, E. & Marshall, C. (2013) ‘Indigenising Management Frameworks for Coastal Dolphins in Australia’, 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9-13th December 2013
  • E. Hawkins (2013) ‘Identifying critical habitat areas and developing decision making tools for the management and conservation of coastal dolphins’, 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9-13th December 2013
  • E. Hawkins, L. Brooks & A. Peterson (2013) ‘Structure of female Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the Southern Moreton Bay-Tweed Region, Australia’, Australian Marine Science Association Golden Jubilee Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 7-11th July 2013
  • E. Hawkins, K. Dimmock, K. Brown, J. Jenkins & T. Dick, 2011. Tourism driving environmental change: Can we manage whales?, International Sustainable Tourism Conference, Balaclava Fort, Mauritius, 21st-24th September 2011
  • B. Farr-Wharton, T. Dick, K. Brown, E. Hawkins & K. Dimmock, 2011. Bundling activities around anchors to create sustainable destinations, Sustainable Tourism Conference, Savonlinna, Finland, 19th-21stOctober 2011
  • E. Hawkins, L. Brooks, & A. Peterson, Coastal Dolphin Populations of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland – Research Information Management, NSW Coastal Conference, Tweed Heads, NSW, 8th – 11th November 2011
  • E. Hawkins, 2011. the Role of Island Communities in facilitating the management of sustainable cetacean tourism practices, International Small Island Cultures Conference, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, QLD, 12th-16th June 2011
  • Hawkins, E. 2009. Geographic Variations in the Whistles of Bottlenose Dolphins along the east & west coasts of Australia, 16th Biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference, Quebec, Canada Hawkins, E. & Gartside, D. 2009. Social and Behavioural Characteristics of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in northern New South Wales, Australia, Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Hawkins, E. & Gartside, D. 2007. Variation in the Acoustic & Behaviour Responses of Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) to Different Vessel Types, 5th Congress of Marine Tourism, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Hawkins, E. & Gartside, D. 2007. ‘Contextual Use of Whistles by Wild Bottlenose Dolphins’, 16th Biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Hawkins, E. & Gartside, D. 2006. ‘Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) Behaviour & Acosutic Patterns During Interactions with Vessels in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, Department of Environment & Heritage Marine Mammal Workshop, Adelaide, SA, 2006
  • Hawkins, E. & Gartside, D. 2005. ‘Association of acoustics and behaviour of provisioned Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) at Tangalooma, Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia. 15th Biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference, San Diego, USA.

 Student Thesis

  • Pogson-Manning, L. 2015. ‘Social systems and core area of use of Australian humpback dolphins (Sousa sahulensis) within Moreton Bay, Australia’, unpublished Honours thesis, Southern Cross University, Australia.
  • Peterson, A. 2012. ‘Population Ecology and Social Systems of Sousa chinensis and Tursiops aduncus on Queensland’s Gold Coast’, unpublished Masters thesis, Southern Cross University, Australia.
  • Ryan, J. 2012. ‘Whistle production of a female bottlenose dolphin before, during and after birthing’, unpublished Masters thesis, Southern Cross University, Australia.
  • Reiner, E. 2012. ‘Social Structure and residency patterns of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (T. aduncus) in the Cape Byron Marine Park: Implications for cohesive management, unpublished Masters thesis, Southern Cross University, Australia.
  • Goodwin-Brickhill, L. 2010. ‘Interactions between kayaks and bottlenose dolphins in Byron Bay, NSW’, unpublished Integrated Project report, Southern Cross University, Australia.
  • Lewis, B.2004. ‘Behavioural interactions of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) feeding from Ballina prawn trawlers, NSW,’  unpublished Honours thesis, Southern Cross University, Australia.