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  • Bernard, A.M., K.A. Finnegan, P. Pavinski Bitar, M.J. Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 2021. Genomic assessment of global population structure in a highly migratory and habitat versatile apex predator, the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Journal of Heredity 112 (6):497–507.
  • Schmidt-Roach, A.C.J., C.C. Bruels, A. Barnett, A.D. Miller, C.D.H. Sherman, D.A. Ebert, S. Schmidt-Roach, C. da Silva, C.G. Wilke, C. Thorburn, J.C. Mangel, J.M. Ezcurra, A. Irigoyen, A.J. Jaureguizar, M. Braccini, J. Alfaro-Shigueto, C. Duffy, and M.S. Shivji. 2021. Evidence of historical isolation and genetic structuring among broadnose sevengill sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus) from the world’s major oceanic regions. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 31: 433-447.
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  • Glaus, K.B.J., S.A. Appleyard, B. Stockwell, S. Appleyard, J.M. Brunnschweiler, M.S. Shivji, E. Clua, A.D. Marie, and C. Rico. 2020. Insights into insular isolation of the bull shark, Carcharinus leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839), in Fijian waters. Frontiers Marine Science 7:586015.
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  • Logan, R.K., J.J. Vaudo, L.L. Sousa, M. Sampson, B.M. Wetherbee and M.S. Shivji. 2020. Seasonal movement and habitat use of juvenile smooth hammerhead sharks in the western North Atlantic Ocean and significance for management. Frontiers Marine Science 7:566364.
  • Patel, E., A.M. Bernard, M. Mehlrose, S. Harned, K.A. Finnegan, C.K. Fitzpatrick, J.S. Lea and M.S. Shivji. 2020. The complete mitochondrial genome of a gray reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), from the Western Indian Ocean. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3): 3498-3499.
  • Pinhal, D., R. Domingues, C. Bruels, B. Ferrette, O. Gadig, M. Shivji and C. Martins. 2020. Restricted connectivity and population genetic fragility in a globally endangered hammerhead shark. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 30: 501-517.


  • 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 4(2): 3642-3643.
  • 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 116(10): 4446-4455.
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  • 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.
  • 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 29: 102-114.
  • 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.


  • 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). Journal of Biogeography 44(1): 2488 -2500.
  • 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 28: 213-227.
  • 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 2(1): 212-213.
  • 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 2(2): 806-807.
  • 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.
  • 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 18(87).
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Vaudo, J.J., M.E. Byrne, B.M. Wetherbee, G.M. Harvey and M.S. Shivji. 2017. Long-term satellite tracking reveals region-specific movements of a large pelagic predator, the shortfin mako shark, in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Applied Ecology 54(6): 1765-1775.


  • Bernard, A.M., K.A. Feldheim, M.R. Heithaus, S.P. Wintner, B.M. Wetherbee and M.S. Shivji. 2016. Global population genetic dynamics of a highly migratory, apex predator shark. Molecular Ecology 25: 5312–5329.
  • Marra, N.J., M. Wang, Q. Sun, P.D. Pavinski Bitar, M.J. Stanhope and M.S. Shivji. 2016. Mitochondrial genome of an Atlantic white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 1: 717-719,


  • Clarke, C.R., S.A. Karl, R.L. Horn, A.M. Bernard, J.S. Lea, F.H. Hazin, P.A. Prodöhl and M.S. Shivji. 2015. Global mitochondrial DNA phylogeography and population structure of the silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis. Marine Biology 162: 945-955.
  • Bernard, A.M., K.A. Feldheim and M.S. Shivji. 2015. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers from a globally distributed marine apex predator, the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 509-511.
  • Hester, J., K. Atwater, A. Bernard, M. Francis and M. Shivji. 2015. The complete mitochondrial genome of the basking shark Cetorhinus maximus (Chondrichthyes, Cetorhinidae). Mitochondrial DNA 26:5: 730-731.
  • Jabado, R.W., S.M. Al Ghais, W. Hamza, M.S. Shivji and A.C. Henderson. 2015. Shark diversity in the Arabian/Persian Gulf higher than previously thought: insights based on species composition of shark landings in the United Arab Emirates. Marine Biodiversity 45: 719–731.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.