Ellen Hines


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Professor of Geography & Environment and Associate Director of Academic Programs
Marine & Coastal GIS and Marine Endangered Species
(415) 338-3512


Research Interests
My research addresses population and community ecology of threatened and endangered species as related to local conservation efforts and regional scale coastal and marine management science. The emphasis is on the evolution of consistent standards of field methodology and monitoring techniques and on the creation of educational materials that can be applied to community-based conservation planning. Current projects include international research on marine mammal bycatch in SE Asia

Selected Publications (* = graduate student co-author)

Verutes, GM, Johnson, AF, Caillat, M, Ponnampalam, LS, Peter, C, Vu, L, Junchompoo, C, Lewison, RL, and Hines, EM. 2020. Using GIS and stakeholder involvement to innovate marine mammal bycatch risk assessment in data-limited fisheries. PLoS ONE https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237835

Hines, EM, Johnson, A., Ponnampalam, L., Peter, C., Junchompoo, C., Vu, L., Thien, H., Caillat, M., and Verutes, G. 2020. Getting to the Bottom of Bycatch: A GIS-based toolbox to assess the risk of marine mammal bycatch. Endangered Species Research: https://doi.org/10.3354/esr01037 Johnson, AF, Caillat, M., Verutes, GM, Peter, C., Junchumpoo, C., Long, V., Ponnampalam, LS., Lewison, RL., and EM Hines. 2017. Poor fisheries struggle with U.S. import rule.  Science, 355: 1031.

Studwell AJ**, Hines E, Elliott ML, Howar J, Holzman B, et al. (2017) Modeling Nonresident Seabird Foraging Distributions to Inform Ocean Zoning in Central California. PLOS ONE 12(1): e0169517. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169517
Baldwin, C., Lewison, R., Lieske, S., Beger, M., Jones, C., Hines, E., Junchompoo, C, Satumanatpan, S. 2016. Using the Driver Pressure State Impact Response (DPSIR) framework for transdisciplinary and cross-border training and knowledge elicitation: social-ecological dynamics in the eastern Gulf of Thailand.  Ocean and Coastal Management 134: 163-172.

Ballenti, L*., Blesius, L, Hines, E., Kruse, B.  2016. Tree species classification using hyperspectral imagery: A comparison of two classifiers. Remote Sensing 8, 445; doi:10.3390/rs8060445

Lewison, R. L, Rudd, M.A., Al-Hayek, W., Baldwin, C., Beger, M., Lieskee, S. N., Jones, C., Suvaluck, Satumanatpan, S., Junchompoo, C., and E. Hines. 2016. How the DPSIR framework can be used for structuring problems and facilitating empirical research in coastal systems. Environmental Science & Policy 56: 110-119.

Hines, E., Ponnampalam, L.S., Hisne, F.I.J, Whitty, T.S., Jackson-Ricketts, J., Kuit, S.H, and J.M. Acebes. Report of the 3rd Southeast Asian Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAM III) 2015. Langkawi Island, Malaysia, 4-10 March 2013.  Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), United Nations Environment Program

Teh, SLL, Teh, CLL, Hines, E., Junchumpoo, C., and R. Lewison. 2015. Contextualizing the coupled socio-ecological conditions of marine megafauna bycatch. Ocean and Coastal Management 116: 449-465

Wedding, L. M, Maxwell, S., Briscoe, D., and E. Hines. Geospatial approaches to support pelagic conservation planning and adaptive management. In Press: Endangered Species Research

Hines, E., et al. In Memoriam, Kanjana Adulyanukosol. In Press: Marine Mammal Science

Jensen, C., E. Hines, J. Redfern, B. Holzman, et al. Spatial and temporal variability in shipping traffic entering and exiting San Francisco Bay. In Press: Coastal Management

McClure, A., Liu, XH, Hines, E. and M. Ferner. Evaluation of error reduction techniques on a lidar-derived salt marsh digital elevation model. In Press: Journal of Coastal Research

Smith, T.D., Bannister, J., Hines, E., Reeves, R., Rojas-Bracho, L., and P. Shaughnessy. World Ocean Assessment, Chapter 37: Marine Mammals. In Press: The Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea of the United Nations Secretariat www.worldoceanassessment.org

Hines, E., Strindberg, S., Jumchumpoo, C., Ponnampalam, L, Ilangakoon, A., and J. Jackson-Ricketts. 2015. Line transect estimates of Irrawaddy dolphin abundance along the eastern Gulf of Thailand. Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00063

Hines, E., Adulyanukosol, K., Charuchinda, M., Somany, P., and Sam Ath, L. 2004. Conservation of dugongs (Dugong dugon) along the Eastern Gulf of Thailand in Thailand and Cambodia. Final Report to Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong, and Project Aware, Australia.

Hines, E., Junchompoo, C., Ilangakoon, A., Ponnampalam, L., a 466 nd Jackson-Ricketts, J. 2013. Coastal cetaceans in Trat Province, Eastern Thailand (2013). Final Report to Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong and Indo-Pacific Cetacean Foundation, Australia.

Hines, E., Junchompoo, C., Ilangakoon, A., Ponnampalam, L., and Jackson-Ricketts J. 2014. Coastal cetaceans in Trat Province, Eastern Thailand (2012-2014). Final Report to Indo-Pacific Cetacean Foundation, Australia.

Edwards, H., Holguin, S.**, Hines, E., and B. Winning. Manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) Use of Turneffe Atoll in Belize, Central America. In Press, Caribbean Journal of Science

Funayama, K.**, Hines, E., Davis, J, and S. Allen. Effects of sea-level rise on northern elephant seals at Point Reyes peninsula, California. In Press, Aquatic Conservation

Briscoe, D.K., Hiatt, S., Lewison, R., Hines, E. 2014. Modeling habitat and bycatch risk for dugongs in Sabah, Malaysia. Endangered Species Research 24: 237-247.

Ponnampalam, L.S., Hines, E.M., Monanunsap,S., Ilangakoon, A.D., Junchompoo, C., Adulyanukosol, K. and Morse, L.J. 2013. Behavioral Observations of Coastal Irrawaddy Dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) in Trat Province, Eastern Gulf of Thailand. Aquatic Mammals 39(4): 401-408, DOI 10.1578/AM.39.4.2013.401

Keller, C.A., Garrison, L. Baumstark, R., Ward-Geiger, L.I., and E. Hines. 2012. Defining calving habitat for the North Atlantic right whale in the southeastern United States: An application of a habitat model. Endangered Species Research 18: 73-87.

Hines, E., Reynolds, J., Mignucci-Giannoni, A, Aragones, L., and M. Marmontel.  2012. Sirenian Conservation: Issues and Strategies in Developing Countries. University Press of Florida.

LaCommare, K.S.***, Self-Sullivan, C., Hines, E., and S. Brault.  2012. A boat-based method for monitoring sirenians: Antillean manatee case study.  Biological Conservation 152:169–177.

Hines, E. 2011. Conservation of the Dugong along the Andaman Coast of Thailand: An Example of the Integration of Conservation and Biology in Endangered Species Research. VDM Verlag, Germany.

Hines, E., Parsons, C., and J. Cigliano.  2011. Making marine science matter—a special issue highlighting the first International Marine Conservation Congress.  Bulletin of Marine Science 87(2).

Cleve, C*., Perrine, J., Holzman, B, and E. Hines. 2011. Addressing biased occurrence data in predicting potential Sierra Nevada red fox habitat for survey prioritization.  Endangered  Species Research 14:179-191.

Dick, D.M**. and E.M. Hines. 2011. Development and implementation of distance sampling techniques to determine bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) abundance at Turneffe Atoll, Belize. Marine Mammal Science: 27(3): 606-621.

Novak, A. B, Hines, E., Kwan, D., Parr, L., Than Tun, M., and H. Wen.  2009. Seagrasses of the Myeik Archipelago, Myanmar.  Aquatic Botany 91(3): 250-252.

Doukakis, J. P., Parsons, E.C.M., Burns, W.C.G., Salomon, A.K., Hines, E., and J.A. Cigliano.  2009. Gaining traction: Re-treading the wheels of marine conservation.  Conservation Biology 23(4): 841–846.

Hines, E., Adulyanukosol, K., Somany, P., Sam Ath, L., Cox, N., Boonyanate, P., and N.X. Hoa.  2008.  Community interviews to assess conservation needs of the dugong (Dugong dugon) in Cambodia & Phu Quoc, Vietnam.  Oryx 42(1): 113-121.

Ilangakoon, A. Sutaria, D., Hines, E., and R. Raghavan.  2008.  Historical status and future prospects for dugongs (Dugong dugon) in the Gulf of Mannar, based on interview surveys.  Marine Mammal Science 24(3): 704-710.