Publications

Recent GHRI Scientific Publications

Teter, S.M., B.M. Wetherbee, D.A. Fox, C. H. Lam, D.A. Kiefer and M. Shivji. 2014. Migratory patterns and habitat use of the sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) in the Western North Atlantic. Marine & Freshwater Research, In Press.

Vaudo, J.J., B.M. Wetherbee, G. Harvey, R.S. Nemeth, C. Aming, N. Burnie, L.A. Howey Jordan and M.S. Shivji. 2014. Intraspecific variation in vertical habitat use by tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in the western North Atlantic. Ecology and Evolution 4(10):1768–1786.

Richards, V.P., H. Suzuki, M.J Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 2013. Characterization of the heart transcriptome of the white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). BMC Genomics 14: 697.

Bernard, A.M., A.W.S. Hilsdorf, A.F. Amorim, R.R. Domingues and M.S. Shivji. 2013. Development and characterization of thirteen microsatellite markers for the longbill spearfish (Tetrapturus pfluegeri). Conservation Genetics Resources.  DOI 10.1007/s12686-013-0038-y

Hester, J., K. Atwater,  A. Bernard, M. Francis and M. Shivji. 2013. The complete mitochondrial genome of the basking shark Cetorhinus maximus (Chondrichthyes, Cetorhinidae). Mitochondrial DNA (In Press).

Chapman, D.D., S.P. Wintner, D.L. Abercrombie, J. Ashe, A.M. Bernard, M.S. Shivji and K.A. Feldheim. 2013. The behavioural and genetic mating system of the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, an intrauterine cannibal. Biology Letters 9: 20130003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0003

Corcoran, M., B. Wetherbee, M. Shivji, M. Potenski, D. Chapman and G. Harvey. 2013. Supplemental feeding for ecotourism reverses diel activity and alters movement patterns and spatial distribution of the southern stingray, Dasyatis americana. PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0059235.

Bernard, A.M., M.S. Shivji, R.R. Dominques, F.H.V. Hazin, A.F. Amorim, A. Domingo, F. Arocha, E.D. Prince, J.P. Hoolihan and A.W. Hilsdorf. 2013. Broad geographic distribution of roundscale spearfish (Tetrapturus georgii) (Teleostei, Istiophoridae) in the Atlantic revealed by DNA analysis: implications for white marlin and roundscale spearfish management. Fisheries Research  139: 93-97.

Victor, B.C., and G.M. Wellington. 2013. Citharichthys darwini n. sp., a new endemic flatfish from the Galápagos Archipelago (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes: Paralichthyidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 6: 19-32.

Victor, B.C., M.E. Alfaro and L. Sorenson. 2013. Rediscovery of Sagittalarva inornata n. gen., n. comb. (Gilbert, 1890) (Perciformes: Labridae), a long-lost deepwater fish from the eastern Pacific Ocean: a case study of a forensic approach to taxonomy using DNA barcoding. Zootaxa 3669 (4): 551–570.

Victor, B.C. 2013. The Caribbean Roughhead Triplefin (Enneanectes boehlkei): DNA barcoding reveals a complex of four West Indian sympatric cryptic species (Teleostei: Blennioidei: Tripterygiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 7: 44-73.

Victor, B.C. 2013. Scorpaena wellingtoni n. sp., a new scorpionfish from the Galápagos Islands (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 8: 30-43.

Randall, J.E., and B.C. Victor. 2013. Bodianus atrolumbus (Valenciennes 1839), a valid species of labrid fish from the southwest Indian Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 8: 44-61.

Bernard, A.M., K. A. Feldheim and M.S. Shivji. 2012.. Development and characterization of eleven novel microsatellite loci for the roundscale spearfish Tetrapturus georgii and their cross-species amplification among other billfish species. Journal of Fish Biology 81: 1781–1786.

Serafy, J.E., S.J. Cooke, G.A. Diaz, J. Graves, M. Hall, M. Shivji and Y. Swimmer. 2012. Evaluating circle hooks in commercial, recreational and artisanal fisheries: research status and needs for improved conservation and management. Bulletin of Marine Science 88(3): 371–391.

Bernard, A.M., K.A. Feldheim, V.P. Richards, R.S. Nemeth and M.S. Shivji. 2012. Development and characterization of fifteen novel microsatellite loci for the Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) and their utility for cross-amplification on a suite of closely related species. Conservation Genetics Resources. DOI 10.1007/s12686-012-9688-4.

Gubili, C., C. Duffy, G. Cliff, S. Wintner, M. Shivji, D. Chapman, B. Bruce, A.P. Martin, D.W. Sims, C.S. Jones and L.R. Noble. 2012. Application of Molecular Genetics for Conservation of the Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias, L. 1758. In: Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the White Shark (Ed: M. Domeier). CRC Press.

Pinhal, D., M.S. Shivji, P.G. Nachtigall, D.D. Chapman and C. Martins. 2012. A streamlined DNA tool for global identification of heavily exploited coastal shark species (Genus Rhizoprionodon). PLoS ONE 7(4): e34797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034797.

Pinhal, D., M.S. Shivji, M. Vallinoto, D.D. Chapman, O.B.F. Gadig and C. Martins. 2012. Cryptic hammerhead shark lineage occurrence in the Western South Atlantic revealed by DNA analysis. Marine Biology 159:829–836.

Victor, B.C. 2012. Hypoplectrus floridae n. sp. and Hypoplectrus ecosur n. sp., two new Barred Hamlets from the Gulf of Mexico (Pisces: Serranidae): more than 3% different in COI mtDNA sequence from the Caribbean Hypoplectrus species flock. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 5: 1-19. 

Richards, V.P., M.J. Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 2011. Island endemism, morphological stasis, and possible cryptic speciation for two commensal Leucothoid amphipod species throughout Florida and the Caribbean. Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI 10.1007/s10531-011-0186-x

Hanner, R. R. Floyd, A. Bernard, B. Collette, M. Shivji. 2011. DNA Barcoding of Billfishes. Mitochondrial DNA 22(S1): 27–36.

Doukakis, P., R. Hanner, M. Shivji, C. Bartholomew, D. Chapman, E.H-K Wong, G. Amato. 2011. Applying genetic techniques to study remote shark fisheries in northeastern Madagascar. Mitochondrial DNA 22(S1): 15–20.

Fitzpatrick, S., M. Shivji, D. Chapman and P. Prodöhl. 2011. Development and characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the blue shark, Prionace glauca, and their cross shark-species amplification. Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 523–527.

Benavides, M.T. , R.L. Horn, K.A. Feldheim, M.S. Shivji, S.C. Clarke, S. Wintner, L. Natanson, M. Braccini, J.J. Boomer, S.J.B. Gulak and D.D. Chapman. 2011. Global phylogeography of the dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus: implications for fisheries management and monitoring the shark fin trade. Endangered Species Research 14: 13-22.

Baldwin, C.C., C.I. Castillo, L.A. Weigt, and  B.C. Victor. 2011. Seven new species within western Atlantic Starksia atlantica, S. lepicoelia, and S. sluiteri (Teleostei, Labrisomidae), with comments on congruence of DNA barcodes and species. ZooKeys 79: 21-72. 

Victor, B.C. 2011. Emblemariopsis carib and Emblemariopsis arawak, two new chaenopsid blennies from the Caribbean Sea: DNA barcoding identifies males, females, and juveniles and distinguishes sympatric cryptic species. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 4: 1-29

Feldheim, K.A., D. D. Chapman, C. A. Simpfendorfer, V. P. Richards, M. S. Shivji, T. R. Wiley, G. R. Poulakis, J. K. Carlson, R. Eng and S. Sagarese. 2010. Genetic tools to support the conservation of the endangered smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata. Conservation Genetics Resources. 2:105–113.

Feldheim, K.A., D. D. Chapman, D. Sweet, S. Fitzpatrick, P. A. Prodohl, M.S. Shivji and B. Snowden. 2010. Shark virgin birth produces multiple, viable offspring. Journal of Heredity. 101(3): 374–377.

Shivji, M.S. 2010. DNA Forensic Applications in Shark Management and Conservation. Pages 593-610. In: Sharks and Their Relatives II: Biodiversity, Adaptive Physiology, and Conservation (Eds: J.C. Carrier, M.R. Heithaus, J.A. Musick). CRC Press.

Victor, B.C. 2010. The Redcheek Paradox: the mismatch between genetic and phenotypic divergence among deeply-divided mtDNA lineages in a coral-reef goby, with the description of two new cryptic species from the Caribbean Sea. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 3: 1-16.  

Victor, B.C., and J.E. Randall. 2010. Gramma dejongi, a new basslet (Perciformes: Grammatidae) from Cuba, a sympatric sibling species of G. loreto. Zoological Studies 49(6): 865-871

Victor, B.C., L. Vasquez-Yeomans, M. Valdez-Moreno, L. Wilk, D.L. Jones, M.R. Lara, C. Caldow and M. Shivji. 2010. The larval, juvenile, and adult stages of the Caribbean goby, Coryphopterus kuna (Teleostei: Gobiidae): a reef fish with a pelagic larval duration longer than the post-settlement lifespan. Zootaxa. 2346: 53-61.

DeBiasse, M.B., V.P. Richards and M.S. Shivji. 2009. Genetic assessment of connectivity in the common reef sponge, Callyspongia vaginalis (Demospongiae: Haplosclerida) reveals high population structure along the Florida reef tract. Coral Reefs. 27: 47-55.

Chapman, D.D., D. Pinhal and M.S. Shivji. 2009. Tracking the fin trade: Genetic stock identification in Western Atlantic scalloped hammerheads sharks (Sphyrna lewini). Endangered Species Research. 9: 221-228.

Beerkircher, L., F. Arocha, A. Barse, E. Prince, V. Restrepo, J. Serafy and M. Shivji. 2009. Species misidentification effects on population assessment of overfished white marlin Tetrapturus albidus and roundscale spearfish Tetrapturus georgii. Endangered Species Research. In Press.

Victor, B.C., R. Hanner, M. Shivji, J. Hyde and C. Caldow. 2009. Identification of the larval and juvenile stages of the Cubera Snapper, Lutjanus cyanopterus, using DNA barcoding. Zootaxa 2215: 24\22636.

Owen, C.L, C.G. Messing, G.W. Rouse and M.S. Shivji. 2009. Using a combined approach to explain the morphological and ecological diversity in Phanogenia gracilisHartlaub, 1893 (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) sensu lato: two species or intraspecific variation? Marine Biology DOI 10.1007/s00227-009-1173-6.

Wong, E.H.-K, M.S. Shivji and R.H. Hanner. 2009. Identifying sharks with DNA barcodes: assessing the utility of a nucleotide diagnostic approach. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 243-256.

Richards, V.P., M. Henning, W. Witzell and M. Shivji. 2009. Species Delineation and Evolutionary History of the Globally Distributed Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari). Journal of Heredity 100(3): 273-283.

Smith, W.D., J. J. Bizzarro, V.P. Richards, J. Nielsen, J.F.M\341rquez-Far\355as, and M.S. Shivji. 2009. Morphometric convergence and molecular divergence: the taxonomic status and evolutionary history of Gymnura crebripunctata (Peters, 1869) and G. marmorata (Cooper, 1864) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology. 75:761-783.

Sebastian, H., P. Haye and M. Shivji. 2008. Characterization of the pelagic shark fin trade in north central Chile by genetic identification and trader surveys. Journal of Fish Biology 73:2293-2304.

Chapman, D., B. Firchau and M. Shivji. 2008. Parthenogenesis in a large-bodied requiem shark (family Carcharhinidae). Journal of Fish Biology 73:1473-1477.

Victor, B.C. 2008. Redescription of Coryphopterus tortugae (Jordan) and a new allied species Coryphopterus bol (Perciformes: Gobiidae: Gobiinae) from the tropical western Atlantic Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 1: 1-19

Shivji, M.S., and V. Richards. 2007. Bioinformatics Tools in Conservation Biology. In: Using Bioinformatics in the Exploration of Genetic Diversity. (Edited by M. He). Biomedical and Life Sciences Audio-Visual Online Presentation Series, Henry Stewart Talks Publishing. www.hstalks.com.

Feldheim, K.A., A.J. Stow, H. Ahonen, D.D. Chapman, M.S. Shivji, V. Peddemors and S. Wintner. 2007. Polymorphic microsatellite markers for studies of the conservation and reproductive genetics of imperilled sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus). Molecular Ecology Notes 7 (6), 1366-1368.

Chapman, D.D, M. S. Shivji, E. Louis, J. Sommer, H. Fletcher and P.A. Prod?hl. 2007. Virgin birth in a hammerhead shark. Biology Letters 3(4): 425-427.

Chapman, D.D., E.K. Pikitch, E.A. Babcock, and M.S. Shivji. 2007. Deep-diving and diel changes in vertical habitat use by Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 344: 271-275.

Magnussen, J.E., E.K. Pikitch, S.C. Clarke, C. Nicholson, A.R. Hoelzel and M.S. Shivji. 2007. Genetic Tracking of Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) Products in International Trade. Animal Conservation. Animal Conservation 10: 199-207.

Richards, V.P., J.D. Thomas, M.J. Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 2007. Genetic connectivity in the Florida reef system: comparative phylogeography of commensal invertebrates with contrasting reproductive strategies. Molecular Ecology 6: 139-157.

Victor, B.C. 2007. Coryphopterus kuna, a new goby (Perciformes: Gobiidae: Gobiinae) from the western Caribbean, with the identification of the late larval stage and an estimate of the pelagic larval duration. Zootaxa 1526: 51–61

Garla, R.C., D.D. Chapman, M.S. Shivji, B.M. Wetherbee and A.F. Amorim. 2006. Habitat of juvenile Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi, at two oceanic insular marine protected areas in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean: Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Atol das Rocas, Brazil . Fisheries Research. 81: 236-247.

Shivji, M.S, J.E. Magnussen, L.R.Beerkircher, G. Hinteregger, D.W. Lee, J.E. Serafy and E.D. Prince. 2006. Validity, identification and distribution of the roundscale spearfish, Tetrapturus georgii (Teleostei: Istiophoridae): morphological and molecular evidence. Bulletin of Marine Science. 79: 483-491.

Clarke, S.C., M.K. McAllister, E.J. Milner-Gulland, G. P. Kirkwood, C.G.J. Michielsens, D.J. Agnew, E.K. Pikitch, H. Nakano and M.S. Shivji. 2006. Global estimates of shark catches using trade records from commercial markets. Ecology Letters. 9: 1115-1126.

Hoelzel, R.A., M. S. Shivji, J. E. Magnussen and M.P. Francis. 2006. Low worldwide genetic diversity in the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus). Biology Letters 2(4): 639-642.

Garla, R.C., Chapman, D.D., Wetherbee, B.M., Shivji, M. 2006. Movement patterns of young Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi, at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Brazil: the potential of marine protected areas for conservation of a nursery ground. Marine Biology. 149:189-199.

Clarke, S.C., J.E. Magnussen, D.L. Abercrombie, M. McAllister and M.S. Shivji. 2006. Identification of shark species composition and proportion in the Hong Kong shark fin market using molecular genetics and trade records. Conservation Biology. 20: 201-211.

Shivji, M.S., D.D. Chapman, E.K. Pikitch and P.W. Raymond. 2005. Genetic profiling reveals illegal international trade in fins of the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias. Conservation Genetics. 6:1035-1039.

Pikitch, E.K. D.D. Chapman, E.A. Babcock and M.S. Shivji. 2005. Diversity, demographic population structure and habitat-partitioning of reef-associated elasmobranchs at a Caribbean oceanic atoll (Glover's Reef, Belize). Marine Ecology Progress Series. 302: 187-197.

Chapman, D., E.K. Pikitch, E. Babcock and M. Shivji. 2005. Marine reserve design and evaluation using automated acoustic telemetry: a case-study involving coral reef-associated sharks in the Mesoamerican Caribbean. Marine Technology Society Journal. 39: 42-53.

Abercrombie, D.L., S.C. Clarke and M.S. Shivji. 2005. Global-scale genetic identification of hammerhead sharks: Application to assessment of the international fin trade and law enforcement. Conservation Genetics. 6: 775-788.

Wirshing, H.H., C.G. Messing, C.J. Douady, J. Reed, M.J. Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 2005. Molecular evidence for multiple lineages in the gorgonian family Plexauridae (Anthozoa: Octocorallia). Marine Biology 147(2): 497-508.

Pank, M., L. Natanson, N. Kohler, M. Stanhope and M. Shivji. 2005. Rapid Species Identification of Pelagic Shark Tissues Using Genetic Approaches. In: Sharks of the Open Ocean: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation (eds. M. D. Camhi and E. K. Pikitch). Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. In Press.

Chapman, D.D., P.A. Prodohl, J. Gelsleichter, C.A. Manire and M.S. Shivji. 2004. Predominance of genetic monogamy by females in a hammerhead shark, Sphyrna tiburo: Implications for shark conservation. Molecular Ecology 13: 1965-1974.

Beerkircher, L., E. Cortes and M. Shivji. 2004. Characteristics of shark bycatch observed on pelagic longlines off the southeastern United States, 1992-2000. Marine Fisheries Review 64(4):40-49.

Chapman, D.D., M.J. Corcoran, G.M. Harvey, S. Malan and M.S. Shivji. 2003. Mating behavior of southern stingrays, Dasyatis americana (Dasyatidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes. 68 (3): 241-245.

Chapman, D., D. Abercrombie, C. Douady, E. Pikitch, M. Stanhope and M. Shivji. 2003. A streamlined, bi-organelle, multiplex PCR approach to species identification: application to global conservation and trade monitoring of the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias. Conservation Genetics. 4(4): 415-425.

L. Beerkircher, M. Shivji and E. Cortes. 2003. A Monte Carlo demographic analysis of the silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis: implications of gear selectivity. Fishery Bulletin. 101: 168-174.

L. Beerkircher, E. Cortes and M. Shivji. 2003. Characteristics of shark bycatch in the pelagic longline fishery off the southeastern U.S., 1992-1997. In: Sharks of the Open Ocean. E. Pikitch & M. Camhi (Eds.). Blackwell Science Ltd. (In Press).

C. J. Douady, M. Dosay, M. S. Shivji, and M. J. Stanhope. 2002. Molecular phylogenetic  evidence refuting the hypothesis of Batoidea (rays and skates) as derived sharks. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26: 215-221.

M. Shivji, S. Clarke, M. Pank, L. Natanson, N. Kohler and M. Stanhope. 2002. Genetic Identification of Pelagic Shark Body Parts for Conservation and Trade-Monitoring. Conservation Biology 16(4): 1036-1047.

White, C. M., Messing, C. G., Shivji, M. & Forstner, M.R.J. 2001. Initial phylogeny of the Comasteridae (Crinoidea) from mtDNA sequences. In: Echinoderms 2000. (M. Barker, Ed.). Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam.

M. Pank, M. Stanhope, L. Natanson, N. Kohler and M. Shivji . 2001. Rapid and simultaneous identification of body parts from the morphologically similar sharks Carcharhinus obscurus and Carcharhinus plumbeus (Carcharhinidae) using multiplex PCR. Marine Biotechnology 3:231-240.

 

Abstracts

Bernard, A., K. Feldheim, L. Howey, B. Wetherbee, M. Heithaus and M. Shivji. 2008. Defining Management Units of a Migratory Species: the Global Genetic Population Structure of the Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Elasmobranch Society 24th Annual Meeting, July, 2008. Montreal, Canada.

Corcoran. M, B. Wetherbee, M. Shivji, M. Potenski, D. Chapman, G. Harvey. 2008. Supplemental Feeding for Tourism Radically Alters Movement Patterns and Spatial Distribution of the Southern Stingray, Dasyatis america. Elasmobranch Society 24th Annual Meeting, July, 2008. Montreal, Canada.

Horn, R., W. Robbins, D. McCauley and M. Shivji. 2008. Genetic Structure of the Gray Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos), Based on Microsatellite and Mitochondrial DNA Analyses with Implications for Management. American Elasmobranch Society 24th Annual Meeting, July, 2008. Montreal, Canada.

Howey, L., B. Wetherbee and M. Shivji. 2008. Movement Patterns and Environmental Preferences of Blue Sharks (Prionace glauca) Determined by Satellite Archival Tagging. American Elasmobranch Society 24th Annual Meeting, July, 2008. Montreal, Canada.

Testerman, C., P. Prodohl and M. Shivji. 2008. Global Phylogeography of the Great (Sphyrna mokarran) and Smooth (Sphyrna zygaena) Hammerhead Sharks. American Elasmobranch Society 24th Annual Meeting, July, 2008. Montreal, Canada.

DeBiasse, M., V. P. Richards and M. S. Shivji. 2008. Genetic connectivity in the branching vase sponge (Callyspongia vaginalis) across the Florida reef tract and Caribbean. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, July 2008.

Hester, J.M., V. P. Richards, K. Feldheim and M. S. Shivji. 2008. Population structure in the brown tube sponge (Agelas conifera) in the Florida reef tract and Caribbean. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, July 2008.

Richards, V.P., M. Henning, W. Witzell and M. S. Shivji. 2008. A Molecular Assessment of Speciation and Evolutionary History of the Globally Distributed Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari). 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, July 2008.

Richards, V.P., and , Mahmood Shivji. 2008. Genetic Evidence Supports Larval Retention in the Western Caribbean for an Invertebrate with High Dispersal Capability (Ophiothrix suensonii: Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea). 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, July 2008.

Richards, V.P., K. Feldheim and M. S. Shivji. 2008. Contrasting patterns of population structure and dispersal for the giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta) within the Florida reef tract and Caribbean. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, July 2008.

Horn, R., W. Robbins, D. J. McCauley, P. Lobel and M.S. Shivji. 2008. Population Genetic Structure of a Coral Reef Ecosystem Apex Predator, the Gray Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos). 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, July 2008.

Shivji, M. E. Pikitch, J. Magnussen and D. Chapman. 2006. Application of genetic forensic tools in shark fishery monitoring and law enforcement. American Elasmobranch Society 22nd Annual Meeting, July, 2006. New Orleans, LA.

Shivji, M., J. Magnussen, L. Beerkircher, G. Hinteregger, D. Lee, J. Serafy and E. Prince. 2005. Validity of the roundscale spearfish: a morphological and molecular perspective. 4th International Billfish Symposium, Catalina Is. CA, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2005.

Magnussen, J., E. Prince, J. Serafy and M. Shivji. 2005. Single step genetic identification of Atlantic billfish. 4th International Billfish Symposium, Catalina Is. CA, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2005.

Chapman, D.D., P. Prodohl, J. Gelsleichter and M.S. Shivji. 2005.Mating systems of the bonnethead and scalloped hammerhead sharks in the southesat USA as revealed by microsatellite DNA profiling. American Elasmobranch Society 21st Annual Meeting, July, 2005. Tampa, FL.

Magnussen, J.E and M.S. Shivji. 2005. Efficient genetic identification of species and geographic origin of body parts from CITES and/or legislatively protected shark species. American Elasmobranch Society 21st Annual Meeting, July, 2005. Tampa, FL.

Henning, M. and M.S. Shivji. 2005. Streamlined genetic identification of ridgeback sharks for fisheries management and conservation. American Elasmobranch Society 21st Annual Meeting, July, 2005. Tampa, FL.

Richards, V.P. and M. S. Shivji. 2005. Strong population genetic structure in the southern stingray, Dasyatis americana, revealed by mtDNA control region sequences. American Elasmobranch Society 21st Annual Meeting, July, 2005. Tampa, FL.

Richards, V.P., J.D. Thomas, M.S. Shivji. 2005. Reproductive dispersal strategy and genetic connectivity in commensal, sponge dwelling, coral reef invertebrates. American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. June, 2005.

Shivji, M.S. 2004. Molecular genetic detection of shark fisheries products in international trade. Florida Marine Biotechnology Summit IV. Boca Raton, FL. Oct. 2004.

Magnussen, J.M. and M.S. Shivji, 2004. Streamlined genetic identification of species and geographic origin of CITES listed and/or legislatively protected shark species. Florida Marine Biotechnology Summit IV. Boca Raton, FL. Oct. 2004.

Henning, M., and M.S. Shivji. 2004. Genetic detection of protected shark species in the U.S. Atlantic fishery. Florida Marine Biotechnology Summit IV. Boca Raton, FL. Oct. 2004.

Shivji, M.S., J.E. Magnussen and S.C. Clarke. 2004. Applying streamlined genetic identification of shark body parts in U.S. fisheries enforcement and monitoring global-scale trade. Wildlife Forensics: The Missing Link in Conservation. Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists, Ashland, Oregon, Oct. 2004

Magnussen, J.M. and M.S. Shivji, 2004. An efficient multiplex PCR approach to identification of species and geographic origin of body parts from CITES listed and/or legislatively protected shark species. Wildlife Forensics: The Missing Link in Conservation. Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists, Ashland, Oregon, Oct. 2004

Richards, V.J. Thomas, M. Stanhope, and M. Shivji. 2004. High levels of gene flow in commensal, brooding marine amphipods: mitochondrial DNA variation in Florida populations of the Leocothoe spinicarpa species complex. 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, June 29-July 2, 2004. Okinawa, Japan.

Shivji, M.S., J.E. Magnussen, and E.K. Pikitch. 2004. Rapid genetic identification of shark body parts for monitoring fisheries and global trade. 4th World Fisheries Congress, Vancouver, BC. May, 2004.

Chapman, D.D., M. Shivji, E. Louis, and P. Prodohl. 2004. A genetic investigation into a shark "virgin-birth": asexual reproduction, inter-specific hybridization or long-term sperm retention? American Elasmobranch Society 19th Annual Meeting, June, 2004. Norman, OK.

Shivji, M.S., D.D. Chapman and E.K. Pikitch. 2004. Applying new DNA forensic methods to monitor trade in shark products, with special reference to great white sharks. Workshop on Conservation Research of Great White Sharks. Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, January 20-22, 2004.

Wirshing, H.H., C.G. Messing, J. Reed, M.J. Stanhope, and M.S. Shivji. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships in the gorgonian family Plexauridae (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Holaxonia) based on two mitochondrial genes. International Conference on Coelenterate Biology (ICCB), Kansas City, July 2003.

Hoenig, J., and M. Shivji. 2002. Estimating Species Composition of Shark Catches from DNA Assays: Group Testing Reduces the Number of Laboratory Tests. Elasmobranch Symposium. Nortn Atlantic Fisheries Organization. Spain. Sept. 2002.

Abercrombie, D., D. Chapman, E. Pikitch and M. Shivji. 2002. Rapid detection of great white shark tissues for international conservation and trade monitoring using a streamlined, nuclear (ITS2) and mitochondrial (cyt b) bi-locus, multiplex PCR approach. American Elasmobranch Society 18th Annual Meeting, July, 2002. Kansas City.

Smith, W., J. Bizzarro, J. Nielsen, J. M?rquez-farias, and M. Shivji. 2002. Taxonomic validity of Gymnura crebripunctata (Peters 1869) and Gymnura marmorata (Cooper 1863): a meristic, morphometric, and molecular approach. American Elasmobranch Society 18th Annual Meeting, July, 2002. Kansas City.

Clarke, S., E. Pikitch and M. Shivji. 2002. The Market for Shark Fins: Determination of Species Composition and Quantification of Global Trade. Shark 2002 Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 13-16 May 2002.

Clarke, S., M. Shivji and M. McAllister. 2001. Identification of Species Composition in the Hong Kong Shark Fin Trade using Genetic Techniques and Trader Records. European Elasmobranch Association Annual Meeting, Kiel, Germany, October 2001.

Shivji, M., and S. Clarke. 2001. Genetic approaches to rapid identification of shark body parts for conservation and trade monitoring. Second Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology. San Francisco, June 2001. Abstract Pg. 84.

Shivji, M., M. Pank, D. Chapman, D. Abercrombie and J. Neilsen. 2000. Use of genetic markers for rapid and accurate identification of shark body parts: applications for fisheries management, conservation and forensics. Florida Sea Grant Marine Biotechnology Summit II. Tampa, Florida, October 2000.

Chapman, D., P. Prodohl, C. Manire and M.S. Shivji. 2000. Microsatellite DNA profiling in the bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo: application to mating system and population structure studies. American Elasmobranch Society 16th Annual Meeting, June, 2000. La Paz, Mexico. Abstract Pg 112.

Shivji, M., M. Pank, L. Natanson, N. Kohler and M. Stanhope. 2000. Rapid, genetics-based identification of pelagic shark tissues using multiplex PCR. International Pelagic Shark Workshop, Monterey, CA. Feb. 2000. Abstract. Pg.17.

Prodohl, P., M. Stanhope and M. Shivji. 2000. Global population structure of the blue shark Prionace glauca as revealed by microsatellite polymorphisms. International Pelagic Shark Workshop, Monterey, CA. Feb. 2000. Abstract. Pg.16.

Beerkircher, L., E. Cortes and M. Shivji. 2000. Elasmobranch bycatch observed on pelagic longlines off the southeastern U.S. coast. International Pelagic Shark Workshop, Monterey, CA. Feb. 2000. Abstract. Pg.1.

Shivji, M., S.O. Rogers and M.J. Stanhope. 1999. Species-specific markers for PCR-based identification of sharks. American Elasmobranch Society 15th Annual Meeting, June, 1999. Pennsylvania. Abstract Pg. 204.

Prodohl, P., M.J. Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 1999. Microsatellite DNA profiling in the blue shark (Prionace glauca): development and potential application for population studies. American Elasmobranch Society 15th Annual Meeting, June, 1999. Pennsylvania. Abstract Pg. 187.

Walker, W., M.S. Shivji, M.J. Stanhope and S.O Rogers. 1999. Characterization of group I intron-like elements in shark ribosomal DNA spacers. American Elasmobranch Society 15th Annual Meeting, June, 1999. Pennsylvania. Abstract Pg. 227.

Hilkemann, B., M.J. Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 1999. Comparative structure and evolution of mitochondrial control region in sharks. American Elasmobranch Society 15th Annual Meeting, June, 1999. Pennsylvania. Abstract Pg. 127.

Balchowsky, H., and M.S. Shivji. 1999. Genetic approaches to rapid species identification of reef fishes. International Conference on Scientific Aspects of Coral Reef Assessment, Monitoring, and Restoration. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Abstract Pgs. 50-51.

Shivji, M., S.O Rogers and M.J. Stanhope. 1998. Shark ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers: structure, evolution, and use in fisheries management and systematics. International Workshop on Marine Genetics - Rio 98. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 1998. Pgs. 65-66.

Shivji, M.S., M.J. Stanhope and S.O. Rogers. 1998. Structure and Evolution of shark ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 78th Annual Meeting, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Absrt. No. 70

Ertan, B., L. Park, M.J. Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 1998. Characterization of blue shark (Prionace glauca) mitochondrial genome control region sequences for population genetic studies. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 78th Annual Meeting, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Absrt. No. 71

Balchowsky, H.A.. 1998. Quick and accurate identification of triggerfishes (Balistidae) using PCR with species-diagnostic mitochondrial (12S/16S) primers. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 78th Annual Meeting, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Absrt. No. 320 (note: abstract author is a graduate student in M. Shivji's laboratory).

Shivji, M., M. Stanhope and S. Rogers. 1997. Group I introns ("spintrons") are present in shark nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 77th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Pg. 268.

Lu, E., L. Bullock, M. Stanhope and M. Shivji. 1997. Sequence characterization of nuclear Ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) in groupers (F. Serranidae; subfamily Epinephelinae). American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 77th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Pg. 199.

Shivji, M., M. Stanhope and S. Rogers. 1997. Molecular markers for shark species identification. American Fisheries Society, 127th Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA. Pg. 129.