Pierre Richard

Research Scientist, Marine Mammal Stock Assessment
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Research and/or project statements

Professional activities / interests

Professor at:

  • University of Manitoba

Education and awards

MSc Biology, Université du Québec à Montréal, 1983

Key publications

BOOKS:

  1. Richard, P. 2001. Marine Mammals of Nunavut. Qikiqtani School Operations, Dept. of Education, Nunavut. 97 p.
  2. Prescott, J. and P. Richard. 1982. Mammifères du Québec et de l'est du Canada. Montréal: Editions France-Amérique. 2 volumes.
  3. Prescott, J. and P. Richard. 1996. Mammifères du Québec et de l'Est du Canada. Guides Nature Quintin. Waterloo, Québec: Editions Michel Quintin. 399 p.
  4. Richard, P. and J. Prescott. 2005. Découvrir les baleines et autres mammifères marins du Québec et de l'Est du Canada. Guides Nature Quintin. Waterloo, Québec: Editions Michel Quintin. 303 p.

SENIOR AUTHORSHIP PRIMARY LITERATURE:

  1. Richard, P.R. 1991. Status of the belugas, Delphinapterus leucas, of southeast Baffin Island, Northwest Territories. Can.Field-Nat. 105: 206-214.
  2. Richard, P.R. 1991. Abundance and distribution of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) in northern Hudson Bay. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 48:276-283.
  3. Richard, P.R. 1993. Status of the beluga, Delphinapterus leucas, in western and southern Hudson Bay. Can.Field-Nat. 107: 524-532.
  4. Richard, P.R., Orr, J.R., and Barber, D.G.. 1990. The distribution and abundance of belugas, Delphinapterus leucas , in eastern Canadian subarctic waters: a review and update. p. 23-38. In: T.G. Smith, D.J. St.Aubin, and J.R. Geraci [ed.] Advances in research on the beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas . Canadian Bulletin of Aquatic Sciences 224.
  5. Richard, P.R., Weaver, P.A., Dueck, L.P., and Barber, D.G. 1994. Distribution and numbers of Canadian high Arctic narwhals (Monodon monoceros) in August 1984. Meddelelser om Grønland - Bioscience. 39: 41-50.
  6. Richard, P.R. and Pike, D.G. 1993. Small whale co-management in the eastern Canadian Arctic: a case history and analysis. Arctic 46: 138-143.
  7. Richard, P.R., Orr, J.R., Dietz, R., and Dueck, L. 1998. Sightings of belugas and other marine mammals in the North Water, late March 1993. Arctic 51: 1-4.
  8. Richard, P.R., Heide-Jørgensen, M.P. and St.Aubin, D. 1998. Fall movements of belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) with satellite-linked transmitters in Lancaster Sound, Jones Sound, and northern Baffin Bay. Arctic 51: 5-16.
  9. Richard, P.R., Martin, A. R. and Orr, J.R. 2001. Summer and autumn movements of belugas of the Beaufort Sea Region. Arctic 54: 223-236.
  10. Richard, P.R. , M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, Orr, J.R., R. Dietz and Smith, T.G.,. 2001. Summer and Autumn Movements and habitat use of belugas around Somerset Island and adjacent waters. Arctic 54: 207-222.

CO-AUTHORSHIPS PRIMARY LITERATURE:

  1. Barber, D.G. and Richard, P.R. 1992. Technical note: use of AVHRR imagery in Arctic marine mammal research. International Journal of Remote Sensing 13: 167-175.
  2. Barber, D.G., E. Saczuk, and P.R. Richard. .2001. Examination of beluga-habitat relationships through the use of telemetry and a Geographic Information System. Arctic 54: 305-316.
  3. Barber, D.G., Richard, P.R., Hochheim, K.P., and Orr, J.R., 1991. Calibration of aerial thermal infrared imagery for walrus population assessment. In: Remote Sensing of Arctic Environments p.58-65.
  4. Dietz, R,. M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, P. Richard and M. Acquarone. 2001. Summer and fall movements of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) from northeastern Baffin Island towards Northern Davis Strait. Arctic 54: 244-261.
  5. Dietz, R., Shapiro, A.D., Bakhtiari,M., Orr, J., Tyack,P.L., Richard, P., Grønborg Eskesen, I., and Marshall, G. 2007. Upside-down swimming behaviour of free-ranging narwhals. BMC Ecology 7:14 doi:10.1186/1472-6785-7-14.
  6. Dietz, R., Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., Richard, P., Orr, J. Laidre, K., Schmidt, H.C.., 2008. Movements of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) from Admiralty Inlet monitored by satellite telemetry. Polar Biology DOI 10.1007/s00300-008-0466-4.
  7. Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., R. Dietz, K. Laidre and P. Richard. 2002. Autumn movements, home range and winter density of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) from Tremblay Sound, Baffin Island. Polar biology 25: 331-341.
  8. Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., N. Hammeken, Dietz, R., Orr, J.R., and Richard, P.R. 2001. Surfacing times and dive rates for narwhals (Monodon monoceros) and belugas (Delphinapterus leucas). Arctic 54: 284-298.
  9. Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., P. Richard, M. Ramsay and S. Akeeagok: Three recent ice entrapments of Arctic cetaceans in West Greenland and the eastern Canadian High Arctic, In: Belugas in the North Atlantic and the Russian Arctic, pp. 143-148. Ed. by: M. P. Heide-Jørgensen and Ø. Wiig. NAMMCO Scientific Publications Vol. 4. Tromsø. 270 pp.
  10. Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., P.R. Richard and A. Rosing-Asvid. 1998. Dive patterns of belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) in waters near eastern Devon Island. Arctic 51:17-26.
  11. Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., P.R. Richard, R. Dietz, K.L. Laidre, J. Orr and H.C. Schmidt. 2003. An estimate of the fraction of belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) in the Canadian high Arctic that winter in West Greenland. Polar Biology 26: 318–326.
  12. Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., R. Dietz, K. Laidre, H.C. Schmidt, P. Richard, J.Orr. 2003. The migratory behaviour of narwhals (Monodon monoceros). Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 1298-1305.
  13. Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., R. Dietz, K., Laidre, Nicklen, P., Garde, E. Richard, P, and Orr, J. 2008. Resighting of a Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) instrumented with a satellite transmitter. Arctic 61: 395-398.
  14. Innes, S., M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, J. Laake, K. Laidre, H. Cleator, and P. Richard. 2002. Surveys of belugas and narwhals in the Canadian high Arctic in 1996. In: Belugas in the North Atlantic and the Russian Arctic, pp. 169-190. Ed. by: M. P. Heide-Jørgensen and Ø. Wiig. NAMMCO Scientific Publications Vol. 4. Tromsø. 270 pp
  15. Loseto L. L., P. Richard, G. A. Stern, J. Orr, S.H. Ferguson. Sexual segregation of Beaufort beluga whales during the open-water season. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:1743-1751.
  16. Martin, A.R., P.Hall and P.R. Richard. . 2001. Dive behaviour of belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) in the shallow waters of western Hudson Bay. Arctic. 54: 276-283.
  17. Orr, J.R., St.Aubin, D.J., Richard, P.R., and Heide-Jørgensen, M.P. 1998. Recapture of belugas, Delphinapterus leucas, tagged in the Canadian Arctic. Marine Mammal Science 14: 829-834.
  18. St. Aubin, D.J., S. DeGuise, P.R. Richard, T.G. Smith, and J.R. Geraci. 2001. Hematological and plasma chemistry as indicators of health and ecological status in beluga whales. Arctic. 54: 317-331.
  19. Wagemann, R., Innes, S., and Richard, P.R. 1996. Overview and regional and temporal differences of heavy metals in Arctic whales and ringed seals in the Canadian Arctic. Science Total Environ. 186: 41-66.

RESEARCH DOCUMENTS:

  1. Richard, P.R., M. Power, M. Hammill, and W. Doidge. 2003. Eastern Hudson Bay beluga precautionary approach case study: risk analysis models for co-management. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat. Research Document 2003/086.
  2. Richard, P.R., 2003. Incorporating Uncertainty in Assessments. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat. Research Document 2003/087: 13 p.
  3. Richard, P.R. 2005. An estimate of the Western Hudson Bay beluga population size in 2004. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat. Research Document 2005/017: 29 p.
  4. Richard, P.R. 2008. On determining the total allowable catch for Nunavut odontocete stocks. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document 2008/022: 16 p.
  5. Cosens, S.E., H. Cleator, and P. Richard. 2006. Numbers of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) in the eastern Canadian Arctic, based on aerial surveys in August 2002, 2003 and 2004. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat. Research Document. 2006/052.
  6. Dueck, L., P. Richard and S. Cosens. 2007. A review and re-analysis of Cosens et al. (2006) aerial survey assessment of bowhead whale abundance for the eastern Canadian Arctic. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat. Research Document. 2007/080
  7. Dueck, L., Richard, P, Cosens, S., Heide Jørgensen, M.P., Laidre, K. , and Fossette, S. An alternative analysis of the 2002-2003 aerial surveys of eastern Canadian Arctic bowhead whales. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat. Research Document 2009/xx in prep.
  8. Orr, J.R. and P.R. Richard. 1985. Information collected from beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) hunts in Cumberland Sound, Baffin Island, Northwest Territories. 1982-1984. Can. Data Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 490: iv + 32 p.
  9. Richard, P.R., A.R. Martin, And J.R. Orr. 1995. Study of Summer and Fall Movements and Dive Behaviour of Beaufort Sea Belugas, using Satellite Telemetry: 1992-1996. Environmental Studies Research Funds Report No. 134.
  10. Richard, P.R., A.R. Martin, And J.R. Orr. 1998. Study of Late Summer and Fall Movements and Dive Behaviour of Beaufort Sea Belugas, using Satellite Telemetry: 1997. Minerals Management Service OCS Study 98-0016.
  11. Richard, P.R. and Orr, J.R. 1986. A review of the status and harvest of white whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in the Cumberland Sound area, Baffin Island. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci.. 1447: iv + 25 p.
  12. Stewart, R.E.A., Richard, P.R., Kingsley, M.C.S., and Houston, J.J. 1986. Seals and sealing in Canada's northern and Arctic regions." Can.Tech.Rep.Fish.Aquat.Sci., 1463: iv + 31 p.