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Approved keywords

The IWC approved list of keywords for Scientific Publications

 

CONTENTS

 


KEYWORDS

Please choose Keywords for your paper from the following lists. They are not mutually exclusive and you may choose from more than one category of course. They have been listed very roughly by topic. Note that some keywords can appear in more than one category (e.g. trends can be relevant to life history parameters, population size etc.).

Species names should be the common names from the approved IWC list.

A pdf version of this list can be downloaded by clicking HERE

BEHAVIOUR

ENVIRONMENT

EXPLOITATION

AGGRESSION
COMMUNICATION
COMPETITION
DISPLAY
DIURNAL
DIVING
ECHOLOCATION
FEEDING
PREDATION
REPRODUCTION
SOCIAL
STRESS
TERRITORIALITY
VOCALISATION
LONG-TERM CHANGE
SHORT-TERM CHANGE
CLIMATE CHANGE
EL NINO
ECOSYSTEM
POLLUTANTS
HEAVY METALS
ORGANOCHLORINES
RADIOACTIVITY
EPIZOOTIC
HABITAT
NOISE
DEBRIS
MONITORING
OCEANOGRAPHY
ICE
TRENDS
DIRECT CAPTURE
EFFORT
FISHERIES
GILLNETS
INCIDENTAL CATCHES
LIVE-CAPTURE/CAPTIVITY
PURSE-SEINES
SHIP STRIKES
STATISTICS
TRAWLS
WHALING - ABORIGINAL
WHALING - HISTORICAL
WHALING - ILLEGAL
WHALING - MODERN
WHALING - REVISED CATCHES
WHALING - SMALL TYPE

FEEDING

GEOGRAPHY

HEALTH

CEPHALOPODS
COPEPODS
ENERGETICS
EUPHAUSIIDS
FEEDING GROUNDS
FISH
FOOD/PREY
INVERTEBRATES GENERAL
PATCHES
SQUID
ANTARCTIC
ARCTIC
NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
AFRICA
ASIA
AUSTRALASIA
EUROPE
NORTH AMERICA
SOUTH AMERICA
ARCTIC OCEAN
ATLANTIC OCEAN
INDIAN OCEAN
PACIFIC OCEAN
SOUTHERN OCEAN
[Names of seas where appropriate]
DISEASE
ENDOPARASITES
ECTOPARASITES
EPIZOOTIC
POLLUTANTS
HEAVY METALS
ORGANOCHLORINES
RADIOACTIVITY
STRANDINGS

MANAGEMENT

PHYSIOLOGY

POPULATION ASSESSMENT

CONSERVATION
MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE
MODELLING
MORATORIUM
REGULATIONS
SANCTUARIES
SCIENTIFIC PERMITS
SOWER
SUSTAINABILITY
WHALEWATCHING
ENERGETICS
HEARING
METABOLISM
NUTRITION
RESPIRATION
SMELL
TOUCH
VISION
ABUNDANCE ESTIMATE
CATCH PER UNIT EFFORT g(0)
INCIDENTAL SIGHTINGS
INDEX OF ABUNDANCE
MARK-RECAPTURE
MONITORING
SCHOOL SIZE
SURVEY - ACOUSTIC
SURVEY - AERIAL
SURVEY - COMBINED
SURVEY - SHORE-BASED
SURVEY - VESSEL
TRENDS

POPULATION PARAMETERS

STOCK IDENTITY

TECHNIQUES

AGE DISTRIBUTION
BIRTH RATE
GROWTH
MATURATION RATE
MODELLING
MORTALITY RATE
MSY RATE
PREGNANCY RATE
RECRUITMENT RATE
REPRODUCTION
SEX RATIO
SURVIVORSHIP
TRENDS
BREEDING GROUNDS
COLOURATION
DISTRIBUTION
EVOLUTION
FEEDING GROUNDS
GENETICS
MIGRATION
MORPHOMETRICS
MOVEMENTS
POLLUTANT BURDEN
SITE FIDELITY
TAXONOMY
ACOUSTICS
AGE DETERMINATION
BIOCHEMISTRY
BIOMARKERS
BIOPSY SAMPLING
DNA FINGERPRINTING
GENETICS
HISTOLOGY
IMMUNOLOGY
ISOZYME ANALYSIS
MARKING
MODELLING
PHOTOGRAMMETRY
PHOTO-ID
RADIO-TAGGING
SAMPLING STRATEGY
SATELLITE TAGGING
TELEMETRY

REPRODUCTION

   
AGE AT SEXUAL MATURITY
HORMONES
LACTATION
OVULATION
PARTURITION
PREGNANCY
SEASONALITY
SEGREGATION