First author academic papers

Remili, A., Dietz, R., Sonne, C., Iverson, S. J., Roy, D., Rosing-Asvid, A., Land-Miller, H., Pedersen, A. F. & Mckinney, M. A. 2022. Validation of quantitative fatty acid signature analysis for estimating the diet composition of free-ranging killer whales. Scientific Reports, 12, 7938.

Remili, A., Letcher, R.J., Samarra, F.I., Dietz, R., Sonne, C., Desforges, J.P., Víkingsson, G., Blair, D. and McKinney, M.A., 2021. Individual Prey Specialization Drives PCBs in Icelandic Killer WhalesEnvironmental Science & Technology55(8), pp.4923-4931.

Remili, A., Gallego, P., Pinzone, M., Castro, C., Jauniaux, T., Garigliany, M.M., Malarvannan, G., Covaci, A. and Das, K., 2020. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) breeding off Mozambique and Ecuador show geographic variation of persistent organic pollutants and isotopic nichesEnvironmental Pollution267, p.115575.

First author future conference presentation (accepted or invited)

NWFSC Monster Seminar Jam, NOAA, Online — December 2022 (Invited speaker): Newly validated quantitative fatty acid signature analysis reveals killer whale diet compositions across the North Atlantic

The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference 2022, Spokane (WA), USA — November 2022 (Invited speaker): Let’s talk about fat: using fatty acid signatures to assess diet composition and application to marine mammal research.

First author conference presentations

Society for Marine Mammalogy 2022, West Palm Beach, FL, USA — August 2022: Quantitative fatty acid signature analysis (QFASA) validated for killer whales and applied to estimate the diets of free-ranging killer whales across the North Atlantic.

European Cetacean Society Conference 2022, Ashdod, Israel (Online) — April 2022: Validation of quantitative fatty acid signature analysis for estimating the diet composition of free-ranging killer whales.

NRS Graduate Seminar McGill, Online – November 2021: Using dietary tracers to understand the feeding ecology and contaminant exposures of North Atlantic killer whales, A. Remili

SETAC Europe 2021, Online – May 2021: Individual Prey Specialization Drives PCBs in Icelandic Killer Whales, A. Remili et al.

NAMMCO Student Symposium 2021, Tromsø (Online), Norway – April 2021: “Individual Prey Specialization Drives PCBs in Icelandic Killer Whales”, A. Remili et al.

McGill North Day 2020, Montréal, Canada – January 2020: “Variation in blubber concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in Icelandic killer whales”, 2014-2016, A. Remili et al. 

World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain – December 2019: “A review of the current evidence on the classification of North Atlantic killer whales as distinct ecotypes”, A. Remili et al. (Poster presentation)

SETAC North America 2019, Toronto, Canada – November 2019: “Blubber persistent organic pollutants levels in Icelandic killer whales (Orcinus orca), 2014-2016”, A. Remili et al.

Arctic Circle Assembly*, Reykjavik, Iceland – October 2019: “Dual Approach to Understanding Killer Whale Feeding Ecology in the North Atlantic Ocean”, A. Remili. Won the first prize in the international “My Nordic Project” competition

Dioxin 2019 & Dioxin Student Session 2019, Kyoto, Japan – August 2019: “Persistent organic pollutants in humpback whales from the Southern Hemisphere: influence of sex, stock, and trophic ecology”, A. Remili et al.

Mon Projet Nordique 2019*, Québec, Canada – May 2019: “Dual Approach to Understanding Killer Whale Feeding Ecology in the North Atlantic Ocean”, A. Remili. Won first prize

SETAC YES 2019, Ghent, Belgium – February 2019: “Persistent organic pollutants in humpback whales from the Southern Hemisphere: influence of stock and trophic ecology”, A. Remili et al. (Poster presentation)  

VIVAs MER program 2018*, Plentzia Marine Station, Spain – September 2018: “Persistent organic pollutants in humpback whales from the Southern Hemisphere: influence of stock and trophic ecology”, A. Remili et al. Won first prize: Prof. MB Colins Best Master Thesis Presentation