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Research and Publications

Research interests of our faculty

Paul Arena, Ph.D. 

  • Ecology of Fish Assemblages
  • Age and Growth of Reef Fishes
  • Spider Ecology

Christopher Blanar, Ph.D.

  • Parasitism in coastal habitats
  • Parasites and migratory behavior in Everglades fishes
  • Parasite community ecology

Matthew Johnston, Ph.D.

  • Computer modeling and simulation
  • Invasive species ecology
  • Population connectivity

Jose Lopez, Ph.D.

  • Molecular biology
  • Microbiology
  • Systematics

Stephen James O'Brien, Ph.D.

  • Comparative genomics/bioinformatics
  • Conservation genetics/biodiversity
  • Genetic epidemiology

Aarti Raja, Ph.D.

  • Microbiology
  • Science education
  • Infectious disease

Deanne Roopnarine, D.P.M.

  • Metaplasia of shellfish
  • Effects of toxins on shellfish
  • Oil spill effects

Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D.

  • Genetics and genealogy
  • Gene expression in yeast exposed to toxins
  • Coral reef ecology and conservation

Mahmood S. Shivji, Ph.D.

  • Conservation Biology
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Movement Ecology (sharks and billfishes)

Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D.

  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Efficacy of electrostatic sprayers for the delivery of disinfectants
  • Identification of environmental bacteria

Omar Tonsi Eldakar, Ph.D.

  • Multilevel selection
  • Cooperation and conflict
  • Sexual Conflict

Santanu De, Ph.D.

  • STEM education
  • Pedagogy
  • Animal reproduction and development

Eben Gering, Ph.D.

  • Behavioral ecology
  • Invasion biology
  • Wildlife disease

Andrew Ozga, Ph.D.

  • Human and non-human primate genomics and genetics
  • Oral and gut microbiomes
  • Ancient DNA

 

 Recent Publications

* Student co-authors

2019

Gering E., D. Incorvaia*, R. Henrickson, J. Conner, T. Getty, and D. Wright. 2019. Getting Back to Nature: Feralization in Animals and Plants. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 34: 1137-1151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2019.07.018

Gering E., D. Incorvaia*, R. Henrickson, T. Getty, and D. Wright. 2019. Maladaptation in feral and domestic animals. Evolutionary Applications 12: 1274-1286.https:/doi.org/10.1111/eva.12784

Easson, C.G., and J.V. Lopez. 2019. Environmental drivers of bacterioplankton community structure in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 3175  https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.03175

Urakawa, H., J. Skutas* and  J.V. Lopez, JV. 2019. Draft Genome of Nitrosomonas sp. Strain APG5, a Betaproteobacterial Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacterium Isolated from Supralittoral Beach Sand. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8(21), e01573-18. https://mra.asm.org/content/ga/8/21/e01573-18.full.pdf

Baker, L.J.,  L.L.Freed*, C.G. Easson, J.V. Lopez, D. Fenolio, T.T. Sutton, S.V. Nyholm and T.A. Hendry. 2019. Diverse deep-sea anglerfishes share a genetically reduced luminous symbiont that is acquired from the environment. eLife 2019; 8:e47606  DOI: 10.7554/eLife.47606.

Freed, L.*, C. Easson, L.J. Baker, D. Fenolio, P. Blackwelder, Y. Khan*, T.T. Sutton, T.A. Hendry and J.V. Lopez. 2019. Characterization of the Microbiome and Bioluminescent Symbionts Across Life Stages of Ceratioid Anglerfishes of the Gulf of Mexico. FEMS-Microbiology Ecology. 95 (10) https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiz146

Lopez, J.V., R. Peixoto and A.S. Rosado. 2019. Inevitable Future: Space Colonization Beyond Earth with Microbes First. FEMS-Microbiology Ecology. 95 (10) : fiz127, doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiz127;  https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/95/10/fiz127/5553461.

Smith R.P.,  A. Doiron,*  R. Muzquiz,*  M.C. Fortoul,* M. Haas,* T. Abraham,* R. Quinn,*  I. Barraza,*   K. Chowdhury, * and L.R. Nemzer. 2019 The public and private benefit of an impure public good determines the sensitivity of bacteria to population collapse in a snowdrift game. Environmental Microbiology. 21 (11) 4330-4342. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.14796

Smith, R.P., C. Easson, S.M. Lyle,* R. Kapoor,* C.P. Donnelly,* E. Parikh,* J.V. Lopez, J. Tartar. 2019. Gut microbiome diversity is associated with sleep physiology in humans. PLoS One 14 (10). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222394

Ramirez, V., Ryan, C.P., Eldakar, O.T., and A. C. Gallup. 2019. Temperature manipulation of the neck alters contagious yawning in humans. Physiology and Behavior 207: 86-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.04.016

Dressler, M.D., *Conde, J., Eldakar, O.T., and R. P. Smith. 2019. Timing between successive introduction events determines establishment success in bacteria with an Allee effect. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286 (1902): 20190598. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.0598

Gallup, A.C., *Pietruch, K. and O. T. Eldakar. 2019. Plasticity of mating duration in response to slightly biased operational sex ratios in the water strider (Aquarius remigis): the effect of cohabitation under standard laboratory conditions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7: Article 75. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00075

Riegl, B., Johnston, M.W., Glynn, P.W., Keith, I., Rivera, F., Vera-Zambrano, M., Banks, S. and P.J. Glynn. 2019. Some environmental and biological determinants of coral richness, resilience and reef building in Galápagos (Ecuador). Nature Scientific Reports 9(1), 10322

Johnston, M.W., Milligan, R.J., Eassonm C.G., de Radam S,, English, D., Penta, B., and T.T. Sutton. 2019. An Empirically-validated Method for Characterizing Pelagic Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico Using Ocean Model Data. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 17(6), 363-375.https://doi.org/10.1002/lom3.10319

Johnston, M.W. and A.I. Larsson. 2019. 40 Perspectives of Biophysical Modelling with Implications on Biological Connectivity of Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals. In: Orejas C., Jiménez C. (eds) Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals: Past, Present and Future. Coral Reefs of the World, vol 9. Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91608-8_40

Bernard, A.M., M.W. Johnston, R. Pérez-Portela, M.F. Oleksiak, F.C. Coleman and M.S. Shivji. 2019. Genetic and biophysical modeling evidence of generational connectivity in the intensively exploited, western North Atlantic red grouper (Epinephelus morio). ICES Journal of Marine Science https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsz201

Gorman, J., N. Marra, M.S. Shivji and M.J. Stanhope. 2019. The complete mitochondrial genome of an Atlantic Ocean shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus. Mitochondrial DNA B. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2019.1677524

Queiroz, N., N.E. Humphries, ……… M. Shivji, (150 alphabetically listed co-authors on paper).…….and Sims, D.W. 2019. Global spatial risk assessment of sharks under the footprint of fisheries. Nature  doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1444-4 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1444-4

Byrne, M., J. Vaudo, G. Harvey, M. Johnston, B. Wetherbee and M. Shivji.  2019. Behavioral response of a mobile marine predator to environmental variables differs across ecoregions. Ecography 42: 1569–1578. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04463

Barkley, A.N., M. Gollock, M. Samoilys, F. Llewellyn, M. Shivji, B. Wetherbee and N.E. Hussey. 2019. Complex transboundary movements of marine megafauna in the Western Indian Ocean. Animal Conservation 22(5): 420-431.   https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12493

Marra, N.J., M.J. Stanhope, N. Jue, M.Wang, Q. Sun, P.P. Bitar, V.P. Richards, A. Komissarov, M. Rayko, S. Kliver, B.J. Stanhope, C. Winkler, S.J. O’Brien, A. Antunes, S. Jorgensen and M.S. Shivji. 2019. White shark genome: ancient elasmobranch adaptations associated with wound healing and the maintenance of genome stability.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 116(10): 4446-4455. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1819778116

Francis, M.P., M.S. Shivji, C.A.J. Duffy, P.J. Rogers, M.E. Byrne, B.M. Wetherbee, S.C. Tindale, W.S. Lyon and M.M. Meyers. 2019. Oceanic nomad or coastal resident? Behavioural switching in the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus). Marine Biology 166: 5 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-018-3453-5

 Ozga AT, R Nockerts, M Wilson, IC Gilby, A Pusey, AC Stone. 2019. Oral microbiome variation in chimpanzees from Gombe National Park. Scientific Reports 17354 https://doi.org/10/1038/s41598-019-53802-1

Aronsen GP, L Fehren-Schmitz, J Krigbaum, G Kamenov, G Conlogue, C Warinner, AT Ozga, K Sankaranarayanan, A Griego, D DeLuca, H Eckels, R Bycieweicz, T Grurich, N Pellatier, S Brownlee, A Marichal, K Williamson, Y Tonoike, NI Bellantoni. 2019. The Dead Shall Be Raised: Multidisciplinary Analysis of 19th Century Human Skeletons Reveals Complex New England Immigrant Socioeconomic History and Identity. PLOS One 14(9): e0219279.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219279

2018

Llanos-Almeida, M. McDermott, R. Sims, M. Scanlon, S. Hicks, M. Ballester, T. Shuster, K. Lopez-Moreno, M. Dore, R. Anderson, S. Fabius, and J. Torruellas Garcia. 2018. The E-STEAM (Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Project for Girls Mentoring Program. 11th annual mentoring conference proceedings: Mentoring, coaching, and leadership for innovation and entrepreneurship (11th ed.): [Special Issue 11]. The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, 2(1):667-8.

Torruellas Garcia. 2018. Communicating Discovery-Based Research Results to the News: A Real World Lesson in Science Communication for Undergraduate Students. J Microbiol Biol Educ. (1):doi:0.1128/jmbe.v19i1.1516http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.v19i1.1516

 de Azevedo Souza, K. Richards, J. Torruellas Garcia, Y.S. Park, M. Schwartz, S. Schesser Bartra and G.V. Plano. 2018. The YscE/YscG chaperone and YscF N-terminal sequences target YscF to the Yersinia pestis type III secretion apparatus Microbiol. 164(3):338-348. https://doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.000610

Henriksen R., E. Gering, and D. Wright (2018) Feralisation—The Understudied Counterpoint to Domestication. In: Pontarotti P. (eds) Origin and Evolution of Biodiversity. Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95954-2_11

Hendry, T. L. Freed*, D. Fader, D. Fenolio and J.V. Lopez. 2018. Recently evolved host dependence in the luminous symbionts of deep sea anglerfish.  mBio 9:e01033- https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.01033-18.

Hughes, G.M.,  J.M. Leech, S.J. Puechmaille, J.V. Lopez and E.C. Teeling. 2018. Is there a link between aging and microbiome diversity in exceptional mammalian longevity?   Peer J 6:e4174.  https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4174

O’Connell, L., S. Gao, J. Fleischer and J.V. Lopez.  2018. Fine Grained Compositional Analysis of Port Everglades Inlet Microbiome Using High Throughput DNA Sequencing. Peer J 6:e4671; DOI 10.7717/peerj.4671.   https://peerj.com/articles/4671/

Widmer, C. J. Skutas*, C. Easson, M. Flax, J.V. Lopez and T.C. Sayin. 2018. Culture-independent Characterization of the Microbiome of Healthy Pulp. Journal of Endodontics 44 (7): 1132-1139.e2  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joen.2018.03.009.

Milligan, R.J., A.M. Bernard, K.M. Boswell, H.D. Bracken-Grissom, M.A. D’Elia, S. DeRada, C.G. Easson, D. English, R.I. Eytan, C. Hu, C. Lembke, J.V. Lopez, B. Penta, T. Richards, I.C. Romero, M. Shivji, L. Timm, J.D. Warren, M. Weber, R.J.D. Wells and T.T. Sutton. 2018. The application of novel research technologies by the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium. Marine Technology Soc J. 52 (6): 81-86.  https://doi.org/10.4031/MTSJ.52.6.10

*Ripp, J., Eldakar, O.T., Gallup, A. C., and P. Arena. 2018. The successful exploitation of urban environments by the golden silk spider, Nephila clavipes (Araneae, Nephilidae). Journal of Urban Ecology 4: 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1093/jue/juy005

Eldakar, O.T., *Kammeyer, J.O., *Nagabandi, N., and A.C. Gallup. 2018. Hypocrisy and Corruption: How disparities in power shape the evolution of social control. Evolutionary Psychology 16(2): 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474704918756993

Gallup, A.C., Eldakar, O.T. *Schonning, M. and *M. Yanchus. 2018. Winner and loser effects in collegiate baseball and softball doubleheaders. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology 4(1): 108-120. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-017-0082-z

Riegl, B., Johnston, M.W., Bauman, A., Howells, E., Burt, J., Purkis, S., and CRC Sheppard. 2018. Population collapse dynamics in Acropora downingi, an Arabian/Persian Gulf ecosystem-engineering coral, linked to rising temperature. Global Change Biology 24(6): 2447-2462 https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14114

Bernard, A.M., V.P. Richards, M.J. Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 2018. Transcriptome derived microsatellites demonstrate strong genetic differentiation in Pacific white sharks. Journal of Heredity 109(7): 771–779 https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esy045 

Domingues, R.R.*, C.C. Bruel*, O.B.F. Gadig, D.D. Chapman, A.W.S. Hilsdorf and M.S. Shivji. 2018. Genetic connectivity and phylogeography of the night shark (Carcharhinus signatus) in the western Atlantic Ocean: implications for conservation management. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2961 

Perry, C.*, J. Figueiredo, J.J. Vaudo, J. Hancock, R. Rees and M. Shivji. 2018. Comparing length measurement methods and estimating growth parameters of free - swimming whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) near the South Ari Atoll, Maldives. Marine & Freshwater Research https://doi.org/10.1071/MF17393

Daly, R., M.J. Smale, S. Singh, D. Anders, M. Shivji, C.A. Keating Daly, J.S.E. Lea, L.L. Sousa, B.M. Wetherbee, R. Fitzpatrick, C.R. Clarke, M. Sheaves and A. Barnett. 2018. Refuges and risks: Evaluating the benefits of an expanded MPA network for mobile apex predators. Diversity and Distributions https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12758

Sequeira, A.M. et al. (and 57 co-authors, including M. Shivji). 2018. Convergence of marine megafauna movement patterns in coastal and open ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 115 (12): 3072–3077 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1716137115

Salinas-de-León, P., B. Philips, D. Ebert, M. Shivji, F. Cerutti-Pereyra, C. Ruck, C. Fisher and L. Marsh. 2018. Deep-sea hydrothermal vents as natural egg-case incubators at the Galapagos Rift. Scientific Reports 8: 1788 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-20046-4

Lea, J., B. Wetherbee, L. Sousa, C. Aming, N. Burnie, N. Humphries, N. Queiroz, G. Harvey, D. Sims and M.S. Shivji. 2018. Ontogenetic partial migration is associated with environmental drivers and influences fisheries interactions in a marine predator. ICES Journal of Marine Science DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsx238.

Ziesemer KA, J Ramos-Madrigal, AE Mann, BW Brandt, K Sankaranarayanan, AT Ozga, M Hoogland, DCS Garcia, B Frohlich, G Milner, AC Stone, M Aldernderfer, CM Lewis, CL Hofman, C Warinner, H Schroeder. 2018. The efficacy of whole genome capture on ancient dental calculus and dentin. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168:496-509. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23763

Mann AE, S Sabin, K Ziesemer, A Vågene, H Schroeder, AT Ozga, K Sankaranarayanan, CA Hofman, JF Yates, DS Garcia, B Frohlich, M Aldenderfer, M Hoogland, C Read, J Krause, C Hofman, K Bos, C Warinner. 2018. Differential preservation of endogenous human and microbial DNA in dental calculus and dentin. Scientific Reports 8:9822. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28091-9

Nieves-Colon MA, AT Ozga, WJ Pestle, A Cucina, V Tiesler, T Stanton, AC Stone. 2018. Comparison of two ancient DNA extraction protocols for skeletal remains from tropical environments. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 166: 824-836. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23472

2017

Gering E. 2017. Male-mimicking females increase male-male interactions, and decrease male survival and condition in a female-polymorphic damselfly. Evolution 71: 1390–1396. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13221

Kuczynski, M.*, T. Getty, and E. Gering. 2017. Larger females are choosier in the gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor). Behavioural Processes 135: 29-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2016.11.019

Ferrario, C., G. Alessandri, L. Mancabelli, E. Gering, (+10 other authors), and M. Ventura 2017. Untangling the cecal microbiota of feral chickens by culturomic and metagenomic analyses. Environmental Microbiology 19: 4771-4783. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.13943

Schuster, A. J.V. Lopez, L.E. Becking, M. Kelly, S.A. Pomponi, G. Wörheide, D. Erpenbeck and P. Cárdenas.  2017. Evolution of group I introns in Porifera: implications for intron mobility, systematics and molecular taxonomy. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:82 DOI 10.1186/s12862-017-0928-9. https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12862-017-0928-9.

GIGA Community of Scientists (Voolstra, C., et al.). 2017. Advancing Genomics through the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA) Invertebrate Systematics 31(1): 1-7. http://www.publish.csiro.au/is/Fulltext/IS16059

Hampton-Marcell, J.T., J.V. Lopez and J.A. Gilbert.  2017. The Human Microbiome: An Emerging Tool in Forensics. Microb Biotechnol 10(2):228-230. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.12699. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-7915.12699/full

Chaves-Fonnegra, A*., B. Riegl, Z. Zea, J.V. Lopez and D.S. Giliam. 2017. Bleaching events regulate shifts from corals to excavating sponges in algae dominated reefs. Global Change Biology 24(2), 773-785. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13962

Argibay, N.,* E. Vasquez,* C.E. Wilson*, T. Craddock and R.P. Smith. 2017. Engineering gene circuit: foundations and applications. Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine.

Dressler, M.,* C.J. Clark,* C.A. Thachettu, * Y. Zakaria,* O.T. Eldakar, R.P. Smith. 2017. Synthetically engineered microbes as a tool to study cooperation. Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering. 11:3-14  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11705-016-1605-z

Gallup, A.C. and O. T. Eldakar. 2017. Yawns are cool. Frontiers for Young Minds 5:52. doi: 10.3389/frym.2017.00052. https://kids.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frym.2017.00052

*Wilson, C. E., Lopatkin, A. J., Craddock, T. C., Driscoll, W. W., Eldakar, O. T., Lopez, J. and R. Smith. 2017. Cooperation and competition shape ecological resistance during periodic spatial disturbance of engineered bacteria. Scientific Reports 7: article 440. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-00588-9

Eldakar, O.T., Tartar, J., *Garcia, D., *Ramirez, V., *Dauzonne, M., *Armani, Y., and A. C. Gallup. 2017. Acute physical stress modulates the temporal expression of self-reported contagious yawning in humans. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology 3(2): 156-170. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-017-0060-5

Sylvain, P., Johnston, M.W.,  Vaissièrec, A.C., Bergerd, F., Jacoba, C., and R. Dodge. 2017. An update of the Visual_HEA software to improve the implementation of the Habitat Equivalency Analysis method. Ecological Engineering 105, 276-283.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.05.008

O’Brien, C.M.*, Johnston, M.W., Kerstetter, D. 2017. Ports and Pests: Assessing the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species Introduced by Maritime Shipping Activity in Cuba. Marine Pollution Bulletin 125(1-2), 92-102. 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.07.071

Johnston, M.W., Bernard, A.M. 2017. A bank divided: quantifying a spatial and temporal connectivity break between the Campeche Bank and the north-eastern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology 164(1), 1-15. doi: 10.1007/s00227-016-3038-0

Johnston, M.W., Bernard, A.M., Shivji, M.S. 2017. Forecasting lionfish sources and sinks in the Atlantic: Are Gulf of Mexico reef fisheries at risk? Coral Reefs 36, 169-181. doi: 10.1007/s00338-016-1511-3

Guy, D.S*, C.L. Ruck,* J.V. Lopez and M.S. Shivji. 2017. Complete mitogenome sequences of smooth hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna zygaena, from the eastern and western Atlantic. Mitochondrial DNA B https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2017.1390421

Domingues, R.R.*, A.W.S. Hilsdorf, M.S. Shivji, F.V.H. Hazin and O.B.F. Gadig. 2017. Effects of the Pleistocene on the mitochondrial population genetic structure and demographic history of the silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the western Atlantic Ocean. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-017-9504-z

Vaudo, J., B.M. Wetherbee, G. Harvey, J. Harvey, A. Prebble, M. Corcoran* M., Potenski*, K. Bruni, R. Leaf, J. Collie, A. Henningsen and M. Shivji. 2017. Characterization and monitoring of one of the world's most valuable ecotourism animals, the southern stingray at Stingray City, Grand Cayman: lessons for management of marine wildlife. Marine and Freshwater Research. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF17030

Vaudo, J.J., M.E. Byrne, B.M. Wetherbee, G.M. Harvey, A. Mendillo Jr., and M.S. Shivji. 2017. Horizontal and vertical movements of white marlin, Kajikia albida, tagged off the Yucatan Peninsula. ICES Journal of Marine Science https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsx176

Steinke, D., A.M. Bernard, R.L Horn*, P. Hilton, R. Hanner and M.S. Shivji. 2017. DNA analysis of traded shark fins and mobulid gill plates reveals a high proportion of species of conservation concern. Scientific Reports 7: 9505. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-10123-5  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-10123-5

Byrne. M.E., E. Cortés, J.J. Vaudo, G.C.M. Harvey, M. Sampson, B.M. Wetherbee and M. Shivji. 2017. Satellite telemetry reveals higher fishing mortality rates than previously estimated, suggesting overfishing of an apex marine predator. Proceedings Royal Society B284: 20170658. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.0658

Bernard, A.M., R.L. Horn, D.D. Chapman, K.A. Feldheim, R.C. Garla, E.J. Brooks, M.A. Gore and M.S. Shivji. 2017. Genetic connectivity of a coral reef ecosystem predator: the population genetic structure and evolutionary history of the Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi). J. Biogeography. 44: 2488 -2500   https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13062

Howey, L.A.*, B.M. Wetherbee, E.R. Tolentino and M.S. Shivji. 2017. Biogeophysical and physiological processes drive movement patterns in a marine predator. Movement Ecology. 5:16 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-017-0107-z

Rodriguez-Ferrer, G., B.M. Wetherbee, M. Schärer, C. Lilyestrom, J.P. Zegarra and M. Shivji. 2017. First Record of the Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios, (Family Megachasmidae) in the Tropical Western North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records. 10:20 DOI 10.1186/s41200-017-0117-y http://rdcu.be/tNEh

Ruck, C.L.*, N. Marra, M. Shivji and M. Stanhope. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of the endangered great hammerhead shark, Sphyrna mokarran. Mitochondrial DNA Part B. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2017.1318682

Fitzpatrick, C.K.*, K.A. Finnegan, F. Osaer, K. Narváez and M.S. Shivji. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of the critically endangered angelshark, Squatina squatina. Mitochondrial DNA Part B. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2017.1310609

Marra, N.J., V.P. Richards, A. Early, S.M. Bogdanowicz, P.P. Bitar, M.J. Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 2017. Comparative transcriptomics of elasmobranchs and teleosts highlight important processes in adaptive immunity and regional endothermy. BMC Genomics DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-3411-x http://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12864-016-3411-x

Vaudo, J.J., M.E. Byrne, B.M. Wetherbee, G.M. Harvey and M.S. Shivji. Long-term satellite tracking reveals region-specific movements of a large pelagic predator, the shortfin mako shark, in the western North Atlantic Ocean. 2017. Journal of Applied Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12852

 

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