Researcher biography

Jordan obtained his Master’s of Science degree from Trent University, Canada, while researching acoustic communication in humpback dolphins (genus Sousa).  Since 2011, he has been involved with research on a number of species of small cetaceans including botos, Irrawaddy dolphins, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, and critically endangered Taiwanese humpback dolphins.  His research focusses on conservation, passive acoustic monitoring, acoustic communication and population ecology.

During his time with CEAL, Jordan will be researching the population ecology and acoustic communication of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in Moreton Bay.



Hoffman, J.M., Wang, J.Y., Hung, S.K., and White, B.N.  (2016).  Regional differences in the whistles of Australasian humpback dolphin (genus Sousa).  Canadian Journal of Zoology, 95(7): 515-526. doi:10.1139/cjz-2016-0204

Hoffman, J.M., Ponnampalam, L.S., Araujo-Wang, C.C., Kuit, S.H., Hung, S.K., and Wang, J.Y.  (2016).  Description of whistles of Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) from the waters of Matang, Peninsular Malaysia.  Bioacoustics, 2016, 1-10. doi:10.1080/09524622.2016.1169558

Hoffman, J.M., Ponnampalam, L.S., Araujo, C.C., Wang, J.Y., Kuit, S.H., and Hung, S.K.  (2015).  Comparison of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) whistles from two areas of western Peninsular Malaysia.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138(5), 2829-2835. doi:10.1121/1.4934254

Wang, J.Y., Riehl, K.N., Klein, M.N., Javdan, S., Hoffman, J.M., Dungan, S.Z., Dares, L.E., and Araujo-Wang, C.  (2015).  Biology, ecology, and current status of humpback dolphins, genus Sousa.  Advances in Marine Biology, 72. doi:10.1016/bs.amb.2015.07.005

Dares, L.E., Hoffman, J.M., Yang, S.C., and Wang, J.Y.  (2014).  Habitat characteristics of the critically endangered Taiwanese humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) of the eastern Taiwan Strait.  Aquatic Mammals, 40(4), 368-374. doi:10.1578/AM.40.4.2014.368