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Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

From the shoreline to the deep ocean, tackling issues from pure ecology
and physiology to aquaculture, marine spatial planning and conservation.

Mauvis Gore

Mauvis Gore is a zoologist with research interests in marine biology, behavioural ecology, nutrition and conservation biology. Dr. Gore leads projects in the west coast of Scotland, the Cayman Islands and Pakistan. She has considerable experience in the protection and management of tropical habitats and enjoys fieldwork. She focuses on large marine vertebrates as key members of the marine habitat, specifically on sharks, stingrays and cetaceans for a) their population abundance and dynamics and b) their movement and migration patterns using photo-identification, acoustic and satellite tagging, in relation to conservation management.

Dr Gore is a director of Marine Conservation International, a partnership formed by marine scientists to enable them to pursue projects with conservation objectives in the most effective way.


In press

Gore M, Ahmad E, Hussain B, Kiani S, Ormond R, Siddiqui J, Waqas U. Occurrence and Conservation of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in the coastal waters of Pakistan with reference to their relationship with fishing communities. J Cetacean Res Managem

Peer-reviewed publications

Rowat D, Speed CW, Meekan MG, Gore MA & Bradshaw CJA (2009) Population abundance and apparent survival estimates of the Seychelles whale shark aggregation. Oyrx 43: 591-598.

Jennings M & Prescott MJ (Ed), Buchanan-Smith HM, Gamble MR, Gore MA, Hawkins P, Hubrecht R, Hudson S, Keeley JR, Morris K, Morton DB, Owen S, Pearce PC, Robb D, Rumble RJ, Wolfenshohn S,  Buist D (2009) Refinements in husbandry, care and common procedures for non-human primates. 9th report of BVAAWF/FRAME/RSPCA/UFAW Joint Working Group on Refinement Lab. Anim. 43 (Suppl 1): S1:1-S1:47.

Parsons ECM, Wright AJ, Gore MA (2008). The Nature of Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Song. J Mar Anim Ecol 1: 22-31.

Rowat D, Gore MA, Meekan MG, Lawler IR, Bradshaw CJA (2008) Aerial survey as a tool to estimate whale shark abundance trends. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 368: 1-8.

Gore MA, Rowat D, Hall J, Gell FR, Ormond RF (2008) Transatlantic migration and deep mid-ocean diving by basking shark. Biol Lett 4: 395-398.

Rowat D, Gore MA, Baloch BB, Islam Z, Ahmad E, Ali QM, Culloch RM, Hameed S, Hasnain SA, Hussain B, Kiani S, Siddiqui PJ & Ormond RF (2008) New records of neonatal whale shark (Rhincodon typus) from the Northern Indian Ocean. Env Biol Fishes 82: 215-219.

Gore MA, Ahmad E, Ali QM, Culloch RMHasnain SA, Hussain B, Iqbal P, Kiani S, Macleod CD, Parsons ECM, Siddiqui PJ, Ormond RF, Waqas U (2007) Cuvier's beaked whale, Ziphius cavirostris, remains recovered on the Pakistani coast. J Mar Biol Ass UK 87: 363-364.

Rowat D, Gore MA (2007) Regional scale horizontal and local scale vertical movements of whale sharks in the Indian Ocean off Seychelles. Fisheries Research 84: 32-40.

Gore MA, Ahmad E, Ali QM, Culloch RM, Hameed S, Hasnain SA, Hussain B, Kiani S, Shaik N, Siddiqui PJ & Ormond RF (2007) Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, stranding on the Pakistani coast. J Mar Biol Ass UK 87: 363-364.

Gore MA, Hutchins M, Ray J (2006) A review of injuries caused by elephants in captivity: an examination of predominant factors. Int. Zoo Yearbook 40: 51-62.

Ormond RF & Gore MA (2005) No-take zones: does behaviour matter? In: Aquatic telemetry. Advances and applications. Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Fish Telemetry held in Europe (eds M.T. Spedicato, G. Lembo & G. Marmulla). Ustica, Italy, 9–13 June 2003. COISPA Tecnologia & Ricerca, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. pp. 71–89.

Einspanier A, Gore MA (2005) Reproduction: Definition of a Primate Model of Female Fertility. In The Handbook of Experimental Animals: The Laboratory Primate. Academic Press, Oxford, Chapt. 7, p 105-118.

Gore MA, Brandes F, Kaup F-J, Lenzner R, Mothes T & Osman AA (2001) Callitrichid nutrition and food sensitivity. J Med Primatol 30: 179-184.

Speake BK, Surai PF, Gore MA (2001) Lipid composition, fatty acid profiles, and lipid-soluble antioxidants of eggs of the Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni boettgeri). Zoo Biol 20: 75-87.

Gore MA, Nayudu PL, Vlaisavljevic V (1997) Attaining dominance in vivo: Distinguishing dominant follicles from challenger follicles in humans. Human Reprod. 12: 101-107.

Morrell J, Gore MA, Nayudu PL (1995) Retrospective observation of the effect of accidental exposure to organophosphates on the success of embryo transfer in mice. Lab Anim 45: 437-440.

Gore MA, Nayudu PL, Vlaisavljevic V, Thomas N (1995) Prediction of ovarian cycle outcome by follicular characteristics, stage 1. Human Reprod 10: 2313-2319.

Gore MA (1994) Dyadic and triadic aggression and assertiveness in adult female rhesus monkeys, Macaca mulatta and hamadryas baboons, Papio hamadryas. Anim Behav 48: 385-392.

Gore MA (1993) A Comparison of Morphometry from Laboratory and Free-ranging Macaca mulatta. J Med Primatol 22: 360-367.

Gore MA (1993) Effects of food distribution on foraging competition in rhesus monkeys, Macaca mulatta, and hamadryas baboons, Papio hamadryas. Anim Behav 45: 773-786.

Gore MA (1991) A comparative study of the relationships and behaviours in a female and a non-female bonded social system. In Primatology Today (ed. A. Ehara et al.) Elsevier Sci Publ BV pp 189-192.

Tartabini A, Gore MA (1990) The development of play behaviour in infant Macaca mulatta. Int. J. Anthropol. 5: 143 (abstract).

Simpson MJA, Gore MA, Janus M, Rayment FDG (1989) Prior Experience of Risk and Individual Differences in enterprise shown by Rhesus monkey infants in the second half of their first year. Primates 30: 493-509.

Huppert FA, Gore MA, Elliott BJ (1988) The Value of an improved scoring system (CGHQ) for the General Health Questionnaire in a representative British sample. Psychol Med 18: 1001-6.

Gore MA (1986) Mother-offspring conflict and interference at mother's mating in Macaca fascicularis. Primates 27: 205-214.

Borgia G, Gore MA (1986) Feather stealing in the Satin Bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus: Male Competition and the Quality of Display. Anim Behav 34: 727-738.

Gore MA (1984) Factors affecting the Feeding Behaviour of a coral reef fish, Chaetodon capistratus. Bull Mar Sci 34: 211-220.

Gore MA (1983) The Effect of a Flexible Spacing System on the Social Organization of a Coral Reef Fish, Chaetodon capistratus. Behaviour 85:118-145.

Gore MA (1980) Feeding Experiments on Penilia avirostris Dana (Cladocera: Crustacea). J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 44: 253-260


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  Mauvis Gore