Research Articles

173. Cardeñosa D, Fields AT, Shea SKH, Feldheim KA, Chapman DD. 2020. Relative contribution to the shark fin trade of Indo‐Pacific and Eastern Pacific pelagic thresher sharks. Animal Conservation >>

172. Flowers KI, Heithaus MR, Papastamatiou YP. 2020. Buried in the sand: uncovering the ecological roles and importance of rays. Fish and Fisheries >>

171. Flowers KI, Chapman DD, Kemp T, Wert D, Feldheim KA. 2020. Annual breeding in a captive smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata. Journal of Fish Biology >>

170. Papastamatiou YPP, Bodey TW, Caselle JE, Bradley D, Freeman R, Friedlander AM, Jacoby DMP. 2020. Multiyear social stability and social information use in reef sharks with diel fission-fusion dynamics. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20201063 >>

169. Cardeñosa D, Fields AT, Babcock EA, Shea SKH, Feldheim KA, Chapman DD. 2020. Species composition of the largest shark fin retail-market in mainland China. Scientific Reports 10: 12914 >>

168. Weideli OC, Papastamatiou YPP. 2020. Intestinal eversion in a pelagic shark evokes chase and bite attempts by large-bodied carangid fish. Journal of Ethology >>

167. MacNeil et al. (Chapman DD, Flowers KI, Clementi G, Ali K, García Barcia L, Cardeñosa D, Kasana D, Papastamatiou YP Quinlan J, & van Zinnicq Bergmann M ten of 121 authors). 2020. Global status and conservation potential of reef sharks. Nature 583: 801-806 >>

166. Postaire BD, Bakker J, Gardiner J, Wiley TR, Chapman DD. 2020. Environmental DNA detection tracks established seasonal occurrence of blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) in a semi-enclosed subtropical bay. Scientific Reports 10: 11847 >>

165. Labourgade P, Ballesta L, Huveneers C, Papastamatiou Y, Mourier J. 2020. Heterospecific foraging associations between reef‐associated sharks: first evidence of kleptoparasitism in sharks. Ecology >>

164. Papastamatiou YPP, Verbeck D, Hutchinson M, Bracken-Grissom HD, Chapman DD. 2020. An encounter between a pelagic shark and giant cephalopod. Journal of Fish Biology >>

163. Sabando MA, Rieucau G, Bradley D, Casselle JE, Papastamatiou YP. 2020. Habitat-specific inter and intraspecific behavioral interactions among reef sharks. Oecologia >>

162. Garcia Barcia L, Agiro J, Babcock E, Cai Y, Shea SKH, Chapman DD. 2020. Mercury and arsenic in processed fins from nine of the most traded shark species in the Hong Kong and China dried seafood markets: The potential health risks of shark fin soup. Marine Pollution Bulletin 157 >>

161. Fields AT, Fischer GA, Shea SKH, Zhang H, Feldheim KA, Chapman DD. 2020. DNA Zip‐coding: identifying the source populations supplying the international trade of a critically endangered coastal shark. Animal Conservation >>

160. Papastamatiou YPP, Britton C, Burgess GH. Using side-scan sonar to survey critically endangered smalltooth sawfish. 2020. Fisheries Research 228 >>

159. Flowers K, Kelley M. 2020. Resting whitespotted eagle ray Aetobatus narinari (Aetobatidae). Journal of Ichthyology 60: 122-123 >>

158. Feldheim KA, Jabado RW, Chapman DDCardeñosa D, Maddox JD. 2020. Microsatellite primer development in elasmobranchs using next generation sequencing of enriched libraries. Molecular Biology Reports >>

157. Thiele M, Mourier J, Papastamatiou Y, Ballesta L, Chateauminois E, Huveneers C. 2020. Response of blacktip reef sharks Carcharhinus melanopterus to shark bite mitigation products. Scientific Reports 10: 3563 >>

156. Dwyer RG, Krueck NC, Udyawer V, Heupel MR, Chapman D, Pratt Jr. HL, Garla R, Simpfendorfer CA. 2020. Individual and population benefits of marine reserves for reef sharks. Current Biology 30: 1-10 >>

155. Bakker J, Wagensteen OS, Baillie C, Buddo D, Chapman DD, Gallagher AJ, Guttridge TL, Hertler H, Mariani S. 2019. Biodiversity assessment of tropical shelf eukaryotic communities via pelagic eDNA metabarcoding. Ecology and Evolution >> 

154. Collings Bohaboy E, Guttridge TL, Hammerschlag N, Van Zinnicq Bergmann MPM, Patterson WF. 2019. Application of three-dimensional acoustic telemetry to assess the effects of rapid recompression on reef fish discard mortality. ICES Journal of Marine Science >> 


153. Haugen JB, Papastamatiou YP. 2019. Observation of a porbeagle shark Lamna nasus aggregation at a North Sea oil platform. Journal of Fish Biology >> 

152. Weideli OC, Bouyoucos IA, Papastamatiou YP, Mescam G, Rummer JL, Planes S. 2019. Same species, different prerequisites: investigating body condition and foraging success in young reef sharks between an atoll and an island system. Scientific Reports >>

151. Cardeñosa D. 2019. Genetic identification of threatened shark species in pet food and beauty care products. Conservation Genetics >>

150. Cardeñosa D, Shea KH, Zhang H, Feldheim K, Fischer GA, Chapman DD. 2019. Small fins, large trade: a snapshot of the species composition of low‐value shark fins in the Hong Kong markets. Animal Conservation >>

149. Gonzalez C, Gallagher AJ, Caballero S. 2019. Conservation genetics of the bonnethead shark Sphyrna tiburo in Bocas del Toro, Panama: Preliminary evidence of a unique stock. PLoS One >>

148. Collins RA, Bakker J, Wagensteen OS, Soto AZ, Corrigan L, Sims DW, Genner MJ, Mariani S. 2019. Non-specific amplification compromises environmental DNA metabarcoding with COI. Methods in Ecology and Evolution >>

147. Queiroz N et al. (Chapman DD & Papastamatiou YP two of about 150 authors). 2019. Global spatial risk assessment of sharks under the footprint of fisheries. Nature >> 

146. Bond ME, Valentin-Albanese J, Babcock EA, Heithaus MR, Grubbs RD, Cerrato R, Peterson BJ, Pikitch EK, Chapman DD. 2019. Top predators induce habitat shifts in prey within marine protected areas. Oecologia 190(2): 375-385 >>

145. Watanabe YY, Papastamatiou YP. 2019. Distribution, body size and biology of the megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios. Journal of Fish Biology >>

144. Cardeñosa D, Gollock MJ, Chapman DD. 2019. Development and application of a novel real‐time polymerase chain reaction assay to detect illegal trade of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Conservation Science and Practice >> 

143. Weideli OCPapastamatiou YP, Planes S. 2019. Size frequency, dispersal distances and variable growth rates of young sharks in a multi‐species aggregation. Journal of Fish Biology >>

142. Heupel MR, Papastamatiou YP, Espinoza M, Green ME, Simpfendorfer CA. 2019. Reef shark science- key questions and future directions. Frontiers in Marine Science >>

141. Domingues RR, Bruels CC, Gadig OBF, Chapman DD, Hilsdorf AWS, Shivji MS. 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 >>

140. Cardeñosa D, Quinlan J, Shea KH, Chapman DD. 2018. Multiplex real-time PCR assay to detect illegal trade of CITES-listed shark species. Scientific Reports 8 >>

139. Fuentes MMPB, Gillis AJ, Certain SA, Guttridge TL, Van Zinnicq Bergmann MPM, Smukall M, Gruber SH, Wildermann N. 2018. Informing marine protected areas in Bimini, Bahamas by considering hotspots for green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Biodiversity and Conservation >>


138. Leigh SC, Papastamatiou YP,  German DP. 2018. Seagrass digestion by a notorious 'carnivore'. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences >>

137. Cardeñosa D, Fields AT, Babcock EA, Zhang H, Feldheim K, Shea S, Fischer G, Chapman DD. 2018. CITES-listed sharks remain among the top species in the contemporary fin trade. Conservation Letters 11 >>

136. Rocha LA, Pinheiro HT, Shepherd B, Papastamatiou YP, Luiz OJ, Pyle RL, Bongaerts P. 2018. Mesophotic coral ecosystems are threatened and ecologically distinct from shallow water reefs. Science 361 (6399): 281-284 >>

135. Kessel ST, Hinojosa NA, Wilson H, Clementi G, Knapp CR. 2018. Varied response of garden eels to potential predators and other large-bodied organisms. Matters 4(7) >>

134. Curtis TH, Metzger G, Fischer C, McBride B, McAllister M, Winn LJ, Quinlan J, Ajemian M. 2018. First insights into the movements of young-of-the-year white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Scientific Reports 8 >>

133. Papastamatiou YP, Watanabe YY, Demsar U, Leos-Barajas V, Bradley D, Langrock R, Weng K, Lowe CG, Friedlander AM, Caselle JE. 2018. Activity seascapes highlight central place foraging strategies in marine predators that never stop swimming. Movement Ecology 6(9) >>

132. Langrock R, Adam T, Leos-Barajas V, Mews S, Miller DL, Papastamatiou YP. 2018. Spline‐based nonparametric inference in general state‐switching models. Statistica Neerlandica >>

131. Bond ME, Valentin-Albanese J, Babcock EA, Hussey NE, Heithaus MR, Chapman DD. 2018. The trophic ecology of Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) relative to other large teleost predators on an isolated coral atoll. Marine Biology 165 >>

130. Gallagher AJ, Papastamatiou YP, Barnett A. 2018. Apex predatory sharks and crocodiles simultaneously scavenge a whale carcasss. Journal of Ethology >>

129.Williams JJ, Papastamatiou YP, Caselle JE, Bradley D, Jacoby DMP. 2018. Mobile marine predators: an understudied source of nutrients to coral reefs in an unfished atoll. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172456 >>

128. Payne NL et al (Papastamatiou YP one of 14 authors). 2018. Combining abundance and performance data reveals how temperature regulates coastal occurrences and activity of a roaming apex predator. Global Change Biology >>

127. Bird C et al (Papastamatiou Y one of 73 authors). 2018. A global perspective on the trophic geography of sharks. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 229-305 >>

126. Papastamatiou YP, Iosilevskii G, Leos-Barajas V, Brooks EJ, Howey LA, Chapman DD, Watanabe YY. 2018. Optimal swimming strategies and behavioral plasticity of oceanic whitetip sharks. Scientific Reports 8: 551 >>

125. Feldheim KA, Fields AT, Chapman DD, Scharer RM, Poulakis GR. 2017. Insights into reproduction and behavior of the smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata. Endangered Species Research 34: 463 - 471 >>

124. Bakker J, Wangensteen OS, Chapman DD, Boussarie G, Buddo D, Guttridge TL, Hertler H, Mouillot D, Vigliola L, Mariani S. 2017. Environmental DNA reveals tropical shark diversity in contrasting levels of anthropogenic impact. Scientific Reports 7: 16886 >> 

123. Papastamatiou YP, Bodey T, Friedlander A, Lowe C, Bradley D, Weng K, Priestley V, Caselle J. 2017. Spatial separation without territoriality in shark communities. Oikos >>

122. Leigh S, Papastamatiou Y, German D. 2017. The nutritional physiology of sharks. Reviews in Fish and Fisheries 27 (3): 561-585 >>

121. Fields AT, Babcock EA, Fischer G, Zhang H, Shea KH, Abercrombie DL, Feldheim KA, Chapman DD. 2017. Species composition of the global chondrichthyan (shark, batoid, chimera) fin trade assessed by a retail market survey in Hong Kong. Conservation Biology 32(2): 376-389 >>

120. Cardeñosa D, Fields A, Abercrombie D, Feldheim K, Chapman D. 2017. A multiplex PCR mini-barcode assay to identify processed shark products in the global trade. PLoS One 12(10): e0185368 >>

119. Flowers KI, Henderson AC, Lupton JL, Chapman DD. 2017. Site affinity of whitespotted eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari) assessed using photographic identification. Journal of Fish Biology 91 (5): 1337-1349 >>

118. Guttridge TL, Van Zinnicq Bergmann MP, Bolte C, Howey LA, Finger JS, Kessel ST, Brooks JL, Winram W, Bond ME, Jordan LK, Cashman RC, Tolentino ER, Grubbs RD, Gruber SH. 2017. Philopatry and Regional Connectivity of the Great Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna mokarran in the US and Bahamas. Frontiers in Marine Science 4(3) >>


117. Bernard AM, Horn RL, Chapman DD, Feldheim KA, Garla RC, Brooks EJ, Gore MA, Shivji MS. 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(11): 2488-2500 >>


116. Ebert DA, Papastamatiou YP, Kajiura SM, Wetherbee BM. 2017. Etmopterus lailae sp. nov., a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Zootaxa 4237: 371-382 >>


115. Bradley D, Conklin E, Papastamatiou Y, McCauley D, Pollock K, Kendall B, Gaines S, Caselle J. 2017. Growth and life history variability of the grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhinchos) across its range. PLoS One 12(2):e0172370 >>


114. Bradley D, Conklin E, Papastamatiou YP, McCauley DJ, Pollock K, Pollock A, Kendall B, Gaines S, Caselle J. 2017. Resetting predator baselines in coral reef ecosystems. Scientific Reports 7:43131 >>

113. Hussey NE, DiBattista JD, Moore JW, Ward EJ, Fisk AT, Kessel S, Guttridge TL, Feldheim KA, Franks BR, Gruber SH, Weideli OC, Chapman DD. 2017. Risky business for a juvenile marine predator? Testing the influence of foraging strategies on size and growth rate under natural conditions. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 284 (1852): 20170166. The Royal Society 284 (1852) >>


112. Delacy CR, Olsen A, Howey LA, Chapman DD, Brooks EJ, Bond ME. 2017. Affordable and accurate stereo-video system for measuring dimensions underwater: a case study using oceanic whitetip sharks Carcharhinus longimanus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 574:75-84 >>


111. Bond ME, Valentin-Albanese J, Babcock EA, Abercrombie D, Lamb NF, Miranda A, Pikitch EK, Chapman DD. 2017. Abundance and size structure of a reef shark population within a marine reserve has remained stable for more than a decade. Marine Ecology Progress Series 576: 1-10 >>


110. Bradley D, Papastamatiou YP, Caselle JE. 2017. No persistent behavioral effects of scuba diving on reef sharks. Marine Ecology Progress Series 567:173-184 >>

109. Leos-Barajas V, Photopoulou T, Langrock R, Patterson T, Watanabe Y, Murgatroyd M, Papastamatiou Y. 2017. Analysis of animal accelerometer data using hidden Markov models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8:161-173 >>

108. Fields AT, Feldheim KA, Gelsleichter J, Pfoertner C, Chapman DD. 2016. Population structure and cryptic speciation in bonnethead sharks Sphyrna tiburo in the south‐eastern USA and Caribbean. Journal of Fish Biology 89 (5): 2219-2233 >>


107. Brooks JL, Guttridge TL, Franks BR, Grubbs RD, Chapman DD, Gruber SH, Dibattista JD, Feldheim KA. 2016. Using genetic inference to re‐evaluate the minimum longevity of the lemon shark Negaprion brevirostris. Journal of Fish Biology 88(5): 2067-2074 >>


106. Camargo SM, Coelho R, Chapman DD, Howey-Jordan L, Brooks EJ, Fernando D, Mendes NJ, Hazin FH, Oliveira C, Santos MN, Foresti F. 2016. Structure and genetic variability of the oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, determined using mitochondrial DNA. PloS one 11(5): p.e0155623 >>


105. Poulakis GR, Stevens PW, Timmers AA, Stafford CJ, Chapman DD, Feldheim KA, Heupel MR, Curtis C. 2016. Long-term site fidelity of endangered smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) from different mothers. Fishery Bulletin 114(4): 461-475 >>


104. O'Leary SJ, Martinez CM, Baumann H, Abercrombie DL, Conover DO, Poulakis GR, Murray CH, Feldheim KA, Chapman DD. 2016. Population genetics and geometric morphometrics of the key silverside, Menidia conchorum, a marine fish in a highly-fragmented, inland habitat. Bulletin of Marine Science 92(1): 33-50 >>


103. Flowers KI, Ajemian MJ, Bassos-Hull K, Feldheim KA, Hueter RE, Papastamatiou YP, Chapman DD. 2016. A review of batoid philopatry with implications for future research and population management. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 562:251-261 >>


102. Jacoby D, Papastamatiou YP, Freeman R. 2016. Inferring animal social networks and leadership: applications for passive monitoring arrays. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 13:20160676 >>


101. Iosilevskii G, Papastamatiou YP. 2016. Relations between morphology, buoyancy and energetics of requiem sharks. Royal Society Open Access. 3:160406 >>


100. Howey LA, Tolentino ER, Papastamatiou YP, Brooks EJ, Abercrombie DL, Watanabe YY, Williams S, Brooks A, Chapman DD, Jordan LKB. 2016. Into the deep: the functionality of mesopelagic excursions by an oceanic apex predator. Ecology and Evolution. 6: 5290-5304 >>


99. Towner AV, Leos-Barajas V, Langrock R, Schick RS, Smale MJ, Kaschke T, Jewell OJD, Papastamatiou YP. 2016. Sex-specific and individual preferences for hunting strategies in white sharks. Functional Ecology 30: 1397-1407 >>

98. Ashe J, Feldheim KA, Fields A, Brooks, EJ, Skomal G, Gruber SH, Chapman DD. 2015. Local population structure and context-dependent isolation by distance in a large coastal shark. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2015: 203-216 >>


97. O’Leary SJ, Feldheim KA, Fields AT, Natanson LJ, Wintner S, Hussey N, Shivji MS, Chapman DD. 2015. Genetic diversity of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias in the Northwest Atlantic and southern Africa. Journal of Heredity:  1–8 >>


96. Fields AT, Abercrombie DL, Eng R, Feldheim KA, Chapman DD. 2015. A novel mini-DNA barcoding assay to identify processed fins from internationally protected shark species. PloS one, 10(2) >>


95. Malvezzi AJ, Murray CS, Feldheim KA, DiBattista JD, Garant D, Gobler CJ, Chapman DD, Baumann H.  2015. A quantitative genetic approach to assess the evolutionary potential of a coastal marine fish to ocean acidification. Evolutionary Applications 8(4): 352-362 >>


94. Madigan DJ, Brooks EJ, Bond ME, Gelsleichter J, Howey LA, Abercrombie DL, Chapman DD. 2015. Diet shift and site-fidelity of oceanic whitetip sharks Carcharhinus longimanus along the Great Bahama Bank. Marine Ecology Progress Series 529:185-197 >>


93. Fields AT, Feldheim KA, Poulakis GR, Chapman DD. 2015. Facultative parthenogenesis in a critically endangered wild vertebrate. Current Biology 25(11): 446-447 >>


92. Brooks EJ, Brooks AM, Williams S, Jordan LK, Abercrombie D, Chapman DD, Grubbs RD. 2015. First description of deep-water elasmobranch assemblages in the Exuma Sound, The Bahamas. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 115: 81-91 >>


91. Gledhill KS, Kessel ST, Guttridge TL, Hansell A, Bester-van der Merwe AE, Feldheim KA, Gruber SH, Chapman DD. 2015. Genetic structure and population dynamics of blacktip sharks Carcharhinus limbatus Müller & Henle, 1839 from Bimini, Bahamas. Journal of Fish Biology 87(6): 1371-1388 >>


90. Portnoy DS, Puritz JB, Hollenbeck CM, Gelsleichter J, Chapman DD, Gold JR. 2015. Selection and sex-biased gene flow: philopatric sorting of adaptive alleles in bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo). Molecular Ecology 24(23): 5877-5885 >>


89. Jhaveri P, Papastamatiou Y, German D. 2015. Digestive enzyme activities in the guts of bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo) provide insight into their digestive strategy and evidence for microbial digestion in their hindguts. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 189: 76-83 >>


88. Papastamatiou Y, Watanabe Y, Bradley D, Dee L, Weng K, Lowe C, Caselle J. 2015. Drivers of daily routines in an ectothermic marine predator: hunt warm, rest warmer? PLoS One 10:e0127807 >>


87.Watanabe Y, Goldman K, Caselle J, Chapman DPapastamatiou Y. 2015. Comparative analyses of animal-tracking data reveal ecological significance of endothermy in fishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112: 6104-6109 >>


86. Papastamatiou Y, Grubbs D, Imhoff J, Gulak S, Carlson J, Burgess G. 2015. A subtropical embayment serves as essential habitat for sub-adults and adults of the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish. Global Ecology and Conservation. 3:764-775 >>


85. Gallagher AJ, Vianna GMS, Papastamatiou YP, Macdonald C, Guttridge TL, Hammerschlag N. 2015. Biological effects, conservation potential, and research priorities of shark diving tourism. Biological Conservation. 184:365-379 >>


84. Papastamatiou Y, Meyer C, Kosaki R, Wallsgrove N, Popp B. 2015. Movements and foraging of top predators associated with mesophotic reefs and their linking of ecological habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 521: 155-170 >>


83. Chapman D, Feldheim K, Papastamatiou Y, Heuter B. 2015. There and back again: a review of residence and return migrations in sharks with implications for population structure and management. Annual Review of Marine Science. 7:547-570 >>


82. Papastamatiou Y, Wood C, Bradley D, McCauley D, Pollock A, Caselle J. 2014. First records of the sicklefin lemon shark, Negaprion acutidens, at Palmyra atoll, central Pacific: a recent colonization event? Marine Biodiversity Records. 7:e114 >>


81. McCauley DM, DeSalles PA, Young HS, Papastamatiou YP, Caselle JE, Deakos MH, Gardner JPA, Garton DW, Collen JD, Micheli F. 2014. Reliance of mobile species on sensitive habitats: a case study of manta rays (Manta alfredi) and lagoons. Marine Biology 161:1987-1998 >>


80. Meyer C, O’Malley J, Papastamatiou Y, Dale J, Hutchinson M, Anderson J, Royer M, Holland K. 2014. Growth and maximum size of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in Hawaii. PLoS One 9:e84799 >>

79. Feldheim KA, Gruber SH, DiBattista JD, Babcock EA, Kessel SA, Hendry AP, Pikitch EK, Ashley MV, Chapman DD. 2014. Two decades of genetic profiling yields first evidence of natal philopatry and long-term fidelity to parturition sites in sharks. Molecular Ecology 23 (1):110-117 >>


78. Reyier EA, Franks BR, Chapman DD, Scheidt DM, Stolen ED, Gruber SH. 2014. Regional-scale migrations and habitat use of juvenile lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) in the US South Atlantic. PLoS ONE 9 (2), e88470 >>


77. O’Leary SJ, Dunton KJ, King TL, Frisk MG, Chapman DD. 2014. Genetic diversity and effective number of breeders of Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrhinchus oxyrhinchus. Conservation Genetics 15 (5): 1173-1181 >>


76. Nalluria D, Baumann Z, Abercrombie DL, Chapman DD, Hammerschmidt CR, Fisher N. 2014. Methylmercury in dried shark fins and shark fin soup from American restaurants. Science of the Total Environment 496: 644–648 >>


75. Kessel ST, Chapman DD, Franks BR, Gedamke T, Gruber SH, Newman MJ, White ER, Perkins RG. 2014. Predictable temperature regulated residency, movement and migration in a large, highly-mobile marine predator. Marine Ecology Progress Series 514: 175-190 >>

74. Howey-Jordan LA, Brooks EJ, Abercrombie DL, Jordan LK, Brooks A, Williams S, Chapman DD. 2013. Complex movements, philopatry and expanded depth range of a severely threatened pelagic shark, the oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus) in the Western North Atlantic. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56588 >>


73. Worm B, Davis B, Kettemer L, Ward-Paige CA, Chapman DD, Heithaus MR, Kessel S, Gruber SH. 2013. Global catches, exploitation rates, and rebuilding options for sharks. Marine Policy 40: 194-204 >>


72. Corcoran MJ, Wetherbee BM, Shivji MS, Potenski MD, Chapman DD, Harvey GM. 2013. Supplemental feeding for ecotourism reverses diel activity and alters movement patterns and spatial distribution of the southern stingray, Dasyatis americana. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59235 >>


71. Chapman DD, Frisk MG, Abercrombie DL, Safina C, Gruber SH, Babcock EA, Feldheim KA, Pikitch EK, Ward-Paige C, Davis B, Kessel S. 2013. Give shark sanctuaries a chance. Science 339(6121): 757-757 >>


70. O’Leary SJ, Feldheim KA, Chapman DD. 2013. Novel microsatellite loci for white, Carcharodon carcharias and sandtiger sharks, Carcharias taurus (order Lamniformes). Conservation Genetics Resources: 1-3 >>


69. O’Leary SJ, Feldheim KA, Chapman DD. 2013. Novel microsatellite loci for winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectus americanus). Conservation Genetics Resources: 1-4 >>


68. Chapman DD, Wintner SP, Abercrombie DL, Ashe J, Bernard AM, Shivji MS, Feldheim KA. 2013. The behavioral and genetic mating system of the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, an intrauterine cannibal. Biology Letters 9 (3) >>


67. O'Leary S J, Hice LA, Feldheim KA, Frisk MG, McElroy AE, Fast MD, Chapman DD. 2013. Severe inbreeding and small effective number of breeders in a formerly abundant marine fish. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66126 >>


66. Papastamatiou YP, Meyer C, Carlvaho F, Dale J, Hutchinson M, Holland K. 2013. Telemetry and random walk models reveal complex patterns of partial migration in a marine predator. Ecology. 94: 2595-2606 *With cover >>


65. Fagan W, Lewis M, Auger-Methe M, Avgar T, Benhamou S, Breed G, LaDage L, Schlaegel U, Tang W, Papastamatiou Y, Forester J, Mueller T. 2013. Spatial memory and animal movement. Ecology Letters. 16: 1316-1329 >>


64. Hoyos-Padilla M, Papastamatiou Y, O’Sullivan J, Lowe C. 2013. Observation of an attack by a cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis) on a white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Pacific Science. 67: 129-134 >>


63. Watanabe Y, Reyier E, Lowers R, Imhoff J, Papastamatiou Y. 2013. Behavior of American alligators monitored using multi-sensor data-loggers. Aquatic Biology. 18:1-8 >>

62. Dunton K, Chapman DD, O’Leary S,  Jordan A, Frisk M. 2012. Genetic mixed-stock analysis of Atlantic sturgeon Acispenser oxyrhincus oxyrhincus in a heavy exploited marine habitat indicates the need for routine genetic monitoring. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 207-217 >>


61. Bond ME, Babcock EA, Pikitch EK, Abercrombie DL, Lamb N, Chapman DD. 2012. Reef sharks exhibit site-fidelity and higher relative abundance in marine reserves on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. PLoS ONE 7(3): e32983 >>


60.. Pinhal D, Shivji MS, Nachtigall PG, Chapman DD, Martins C. 2012. A streamlined DNA tool for global identification of heavily exploited coastal shark species (Genus Rhizoprionodon). PLoS ONE 7(4): e34797 >>


59. Pinhal D, Shivji MS, Vallinoto M, Chapman DD, Gadig OBF, Martins C. 2012. Cryptic hammerhead shark lineage occurrence in the Western South Atlantic revealed by DNA analysis. Marine Biology 159:829–836 >>


58. Hussey NE, MacNeil MA, Olin JA, McMeans BC, Kinney MJ, Chapman DD, Fisk AT. 2012. Stable isotopes and elasmobranchs: tissue types, methods, applications and assumptions. Journal of Fish Biology (Special Issue: The Current Status of Elasmobranchs: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation) 80, 5: 1449–1484 >>


57. Papastamatiou Y, DeSalle P, McCauley D. 2012. Area restricted searching in manta rays and their response to spatial scale in lagoon habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 456: 233-244 >>


56. Papastamatiou Y, Lowe C. 2012. An analytical and hypothesis driven approach to elasmobranch movement studies. Journal of Fish Biology. 80: 1342-1360 >>


55. Iosilevski G, Papastamatiou Y, Meyer C, Holland K. 2012. Energetics of the yo-yo dives of predatory sharks. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 294: 172-181 >>


54. Bethea D, Carlson J, Hollensead L, Papastamatiou Y, Graham B. 2011. A comparison of the foraging ecology and bioenergetics of two sympatric hammerhead sharks. Bulletin of Marine Science. 87(4): 873-889 >>


53. Papastamatiou Y, Cartamil D, Meyer C, Lowe C, Wetherbee B, Holland K. 2011. Scales of orientation, directed walks, and movement path structure in sharks. Journal of Animal Ecology. 80:864-874 *With cover >>


52. Eble J, Toonen R, Sorenson L, Basch L, Papastamatiou Y, Bowen B. 2011. Escaping paradise: larval export from Hawaii in an Indo-Pacific reef fish, the Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens). Marine Ecology Progress Series. 428: 245-258 >>

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


50. Benavides MT, Feldheim KA, Duffy CA, Wintner S, Braccini M, Boomer J, Huveneers C, Rogers P, Mangel JC, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Cartamil DP, Chapman DD. 2011. Phylogeography of the copper shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus) in the Southern Hemisphere: implications for the conservation of a coastal apex predator. Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 1-9 >>


49. Benavides MT, Horn RL, Feldheim KA, Shivji MS, Clarke SC, Wintner S, Natanson L, Braccini M,  Boomer J, Gulak SJB, Chapman DD. 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 >>


48. Chapman DD, Simpendorfer CA, Wiley TR, Poulakis GR, Trigali M, Curtis C, Carlson  J, Feldheim KA. 2011. Genetic diversity despite population collapse in an endangered sawfish: Pristis pectinata. Journal of Heredity 102 (6): 643-652. *With cover >>


47. Hussey NE, Chapman DD, Abercrombie DL, Fisk A. 2011. Fin-icky samples: using shark fin for stable isotope analysis. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 9: 524-532 >>


46. Wagner D, Papastamatiou Y, Kosaki R, Gleason K, McFall G, Boland R, Pyle R, Toonen R. 2011. New records of commercially valuable black corals (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands at mesophotic depths. Pacific Science. 65(2): 249-255 >>


45. Nakamura I, Watanabe Y, Papastamatiou Y, Sato K, Meyer C. 2011. Yo-yo vertical movements suggest a foraging strategy for tiger sharks. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 424: 237-246 >>

44. Fitzpatrick S, Shivji MS, Chapman DD, Prodöhl PA. 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(3): 523-527 >>


43. Papastamatiou Y, Itano D, Dale J, Meyer C, Holland K. 2010. Site fidelity and movements of sharks associated with ocean-farming cages in Hawaii. Marine and Freshwater Research. 61: 1366-1375 *With cover >>


42. Meyer C, Papastamatiou Y, Holland K. 2010. A multiple instrument approach to quantifying the movement patterns and habitat use of tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier) and Galapagos sharks (Carcharhinus galapagensis) at French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii. Marine Biology. 157: 1857-1868 >>


41. Papastamatiou Y, Wetherbee B, O’Sullivan J, Goodmanlowe G, Lowe C. 2010. Foraging ecology of cookiecutter sharks (Isistius brasiliensis) on pelagic fishes in Hawaii, inferred from prey bite wounds. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 88: 361-368 >>


40. Meyer C, Papastamatiou Y, Clark T. 2010. Differential movement patterns and site fidelity among trophic groups of reef fishes in a Hawaiian Marine Protected Area. Marine Biology. 157: 1499-1511 >>


39. McCauley D, Papastamatiou Y, Young H. 2010. An observation of mating in free-ranging blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus. Pacific Science. 64(2): 349-352 >>


38. Papastamatiou Y, Friedlander A, Caselle J, Lowe C. 2010. Long term movement patterns and trophic ecology of blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) at Palmyra Atoll. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 386: 94-102 >>


37. Feldheim KA, Chapman DD, Sweet D, Fitzpatrick S, Prodöhl PA, Shivji MS, Snowden B. 2010. Shark virgin birth produces multiple, viable offspring. Journal of Heredity 101 (3): 374-377 >>


36. Feldheim KA, Chapman DD, Simpendorfer CA, Richards VP, Shivji MS, Wiley TR, Poulakis GR, Carlson JK, Eng R, Sagarese SK. 2010. Genetic tools to support conservation of the endangered smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata. Conservation Genetics Resources 2(1): 105-113 >>

35. Papastamatiou Y, Caselle J, Friedlander A, Lowe C. 2009. Distribution, size frequency and sex ratios of blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus, at Palmyra Atoll: a predator dominated ecosystem. Journal of Fish Biology 75: 647-654 >>


34. Meyer C, Dale J, Papastamatiou Y, Whitney N, Holland K. 2009. Seasonal cycles and long-term trends in abundance and species composition of sharks associated with cage diving ecotourism in Hawaii. Environmental Conservation. 36(2): 104-111 >>

33. Chapman DD, Babcock EA, Gruber SH, Dibattista JD, Franks BR, Kessel SA, Guttridge T, Pikitch EK, Feldheim KA. 2009. Natal site-fidelity in immature lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris, at a subtropical island. Molecular Ecology 18(16): 3500-3507 *With cover >>


32. Chapman DD, Pinhal D, Shivji MS. 2009. Tracking the fin trade: genetic stock identification in endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna lewini. Endangered Species Research 9: 221-228 >>


31. Meyer C, Clark T, Papastamatiou Y, Whitney N, Holland K. 2009. Long term movement patterns of tiger sharks, Galeocerdo cuvier, in Hawaii. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 381:223-235 >>


30. Papastamatiou Y, Lowe C, Caselle J, Friedlander A. 2009. Scale dependent effects of habitat on movements and path structure of reef sharks at a predator dominated atoll. Ecology. 90(4): 996-1008 >>

29. Chapman DD, Firchau B, Shivji MS. 2008. Parthenogenesis in a large-bodied requiem shark (family Carcharhinidae). Journal of Fish Biology 73:1473-1477 >>


28. Clark T, Papastamatiou Y, Meyer C. 2008. Intestinal eversion in a free-ranging manta ray (Manta birostris). Coral Reefs. 27: 61 >>


27. Meyer C, Burgess B, Papastamatiou Y, Holland K. 2008. Use of an implanted sound recording device (Bioacoustic probe) to document the acoustic environment of a blacktip reef shark, Carcharhinus melanopterus. Aquatic Living Resources 20(4): 291-298 >>


26. Whitney N, Papastamatiou Y, Lowe C, Holland K. 2008. Use of an acceleration data-logger to measure activity patterns in captive whitetip reef sharks, Triaenodon obesus. Aquatic Living Resources 20(4): 299-305 >>


25. Papastamatiou Y, Meyer C, Holland K. 2008. A new acoustic pH transmitter for studying the feeding habits of free-ranging sharks. Aquatic Living Resources. 20(4): 287-290 >>


24. Meyer C, Papastamatiou Y, Holland K. 2007. Seasonal, diel, and tidal movements of green jobfish (Aprion virescens) at remote Hawaiian atolls: implications for the design of Marine Protected Areas. Marine Biology151: 2133-2143 >>


23. Lowe C, Moss G, Hoisington G, Vaudo J, Cartamil D, Marcotte M, Papastamatiou Y. 2007. Caudal spine shedding periodicity and site fidelity of round stingrays, Urobatus halleri, at Seal Beach, California: implications for management of human injuries. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Science 106(1): 16-26 >>


22. Papastamatiou Y, Meyer C, Maragos J. 2007. Sharks as cleaners for reef fish. Coral Reefs 26(2): 277 >>


21. Papastamatiou Y, Purkis S, Holland K. 2007. The response of gastric pH and motility to feeding and fasting in free-swimming blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 345: 129-140 >>


20. Papastamatiou Y. 2007. The potential influence of gastric acid secretion during fasting on digestion time in leopard sharks (Triakis semifasciata). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 147: 37-42 >>


19. Meyer C, Holland K, Papastamatiou Y. 2007. Seasonal and diel movements of giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) at remote Hawaiian atolls: implications for the design of Marine Protected Areas. Marine Ecology Progress Series333: 13-25 >>


18. Chapman DD, Shivji MS, Louis E, Sommer J, Fletcher H, Prodöhl PA. 2007. Virgin birth in a hammerhead shark. Biology Letters 3(4): 425-427 *With cover >>


17. Chapman DD, Pikitch EK, Babcock EA, Shivji MS. 2007. Deep-diving and diel changes in vertical habitat use by Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi. Marine Ecology Progress Series 344: 271–275 >>


16. Feldheim KA, Stow AJ, Ahonen H, Chapman DD, Shivji MS, Peddemors V, Wintner S. 2007. Polymorphic microsatellite markers for studies of the conservation and reproductive genetics of imperiled sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus). Molecular Ecology Notes 7(6): 1366-1368 >>

15. Chapman DD, Pikitch EK, Babcock EA. 2006. Marine Parks Need Sharks? Science 312: 526-527 >>


14. Garla RC, Chapman DD, Wetherbee BM, Shivji MS. 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 >>


13. Garla RC, Chapman DD, Wetherbee BM, Shivji MS, Amorim AF. 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 >>


12. Papastamatiou Y, Wetherbee B, Lowe C, Crow G. 2006. Distribution and diet of four species of Carcharhinid shark in the Hawaiian Islands: evidence for resource partitioning and competitive exclusion. Marine Ecology Progress Series 320: 239-251 >>

11. Pikitch EK, Chapman DD, Babcock EA, Shivji MS. 2005. Habitat use and demographic population structure of elasmobranchs at a Caribbean atoll (Glover’s Reef, Belize). Marine Ecology Progress Series 302:187-197 >>


10. Shivji MS, Chapman DD, Pikitch EK, Raymond PW. 2005. Genetic profiling reveals illegal international trade in fins of the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias. Conservation Genetics 6: 1035-1039 >>


9. Papastamatiou Y, Lowe C. 2005. Variations in gastric acid secretion during periods of fasting between two species of shark. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 141: 210-214 >>


8. Meyer C, Holland K, Papastamatiou Y. 2005. Sharks can detect changes in the geomagnetic field. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2: 129-130 >>

7. Chapman DD, Pikitch EK, Babcock EA, Shivji MS. 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 >>


6. Papastamatiou Y, Lowe C. 2004. Postprandial response of gastric pH in leopard sharks (Triakis semifasciata) and its use to study foraging ecology. Journal of Experimental Biology 207: 225-232 >>

5. Chapman DD, Prodöhl PA, Gelsleichter J, Manire CA, Shivji MS. 2004. Predominance of genetic monogamy by females in a hammerhead shark, Sphyrna tiburo: Implications for shark conservation. Molecular Ecology 13: 1965-1974 >>


4. Lowe C, Topping D, Cartamil D, Papastamatiou Y. 2003. Movement patterns, home range and habitat utilization of kelp bass (Paralabrax clathratus) in a temperate no-take marine reserve. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 256: 205-216 >>

3. Chapman DD, Corcoran MJ, Harvey GM, Malan S, Shivji MS. 2003. Mating behavior of southern stingrays, Dasyatis americana (Dasyatidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 68: 241-245 >>

2. Chapman DD, Abercrombie DL, Pikitch EK, Doudy C, Stanhope M, Shivji MS. 2003. A streamlined, bi-organelle, multiplex PCR approach to species identification: global conservation and trade monitoring for the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias. Conservation Genetics 4: 415-425 >>

1. Chapman DD, Gruber, SH. 2002. A further observation of the prey-handling behavior of the great hammerhead shark, Sphyrna mokarran: predation upon a spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari. Bulletin of Marine Science 70(3): 947-952 >>

Book Chapters

6. Huber D, Wilga C, Dean M, Ferry L, Gardiner J, Habegger L, Papastamatiou Y, Rmasay J, Whitenack L. 2019. Feeding in Cartilaginous Fishes: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis. In Feeding in Vertebrates (eds. Bels V, Whishaw IQ). Springer Nature >>

5. Cardeñosa D, Chapman DD. 2018. Shark CSI—The Application of DNA Forensics to Elasmobranch Conservation. In Shark Research: Emerging Technologies and Applications for the Field and Laboratory (eds. Carrier J, Heithaus MR, Simpfendorfer CA). CRC Press.

4. Papastamatiou YP, Meyer CG, Watanabe YY, Heithaus MR. 2018. Animal-Borne Video Cameras and Their Use to Study Shark Ecology and Conservation. In Shark Research: Emerging Technologies and Applications for the Field and Laboratory (eds. Carrier J, Heithaus MR, Simpfendorfer CA). CRC Press >>

3. Whitney N, Papastamatiou Y,  Gleiss A. 2012. Integrative multi-sensor tagging: emerging techniques to link elasmobranch behavior, physiology, and ecology. In Biology of sharks and their relatives II (eds. Carrier J., Musick J., Heithaus M.). CRC Press, Boca Raton >>

2. Gubili C, Duffy C, Cliff G, Wintner S, Shivji M, Chapman DD, Bruce B, Martin AP, Sims DW, Jones CS, Noble LR. 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. >>


1. Cortes E, Papastamatiou Y, Carlson J, Ferry-Graham L, Wetherbee B. 2008. An overview of the feeding ecology and physiology of elasmobranch fishes. In: Feeding and digestive functions in fishes (eds. J Cyrino, D Bureau, B Kapoor). Science publishers, New Hampshire >>

Identification Guides

5. Abercrombie DL, Cardeñosa D & Chapman DD. 2018. Genetic Approaches for identifying shark fins and other products: A tool for international trade monitoring and enforcement. Abercrombie & Fish, Marine Biological Consulting, Suffolk County, NY. 17 pg. >>

4. Abercrombie DL, Chapman DD. 2015. Identifying sharks fins: silky and threshers. Field Identification guide. Pew Environment Group and School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University. Distributed with listing proposals and directly at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) 17, September 2016. Also available for free download in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese at 

3. Abercrombie DL, Chapman DD, Gulak JB, Carlson JK. 2013. Visual identification of fins from common elasmobranchs in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. NMFS-SEFSC-643 >>

2.  Abercrombie DL, Chapman DD. 2012. Identifying sharks fins: oceanic whitetip, porbeagle and hammerheads. Field Identification guide. Pew Environment Group and School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University. Distributed with listing proposals and directly at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) 16, March 2013. Also available for free download in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese at

1. Chapman DD, Abercrombie DL. 2010. Genetic Identification of Shark Body Parts In Trade: Rapid, Reliable, Inexpensive. Ocean Science Fact Sheet, Pew Environment Group. Distributed at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) 15, March 2010 >>

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