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Elasmobranch Lab Q & A: Save Our Seas Shark Research Center & Guy Harvey Research Institute

Lab: Save Our Seas Shark Research Center & Guy Harvey Research Institute

Institution: Nova Southeastern University, Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center

Lead reasearcher: Dr. Mahmood Shivji

 

What is the central focus of your research group? Are there any big questions you’re guided by?

Our lab uses genetic tools and satellite telemetry to increase knowledge to aid in the understanding, conservation, and management of marine fishes, with a particular focus on elasmobranchs and billfishes.




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2014 AES Abstracts

ANDERSON, JAMES; QUEIROZ, LUISA; HOLLAND, KIM. 2014

(JA) Department of Biology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA; (LQ) Laboratório de Oceanografia Pesqueira, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil; (KH) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

Perception and Discrimination of Magnetic Fields in Sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) and Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) Sharks


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Award Winner Q & A - John Swenson

Q. What award did you receive and when?

I was fortunate to receive the AES Research Award at the 2016 AES meeting in New Orleans.

Q. What degree are you seeking, from what institution, under whose guidance?

I am seeking a Masters degree in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University. My adviser, Karen Crow-Sanchez, is amazing.

Q. What is the most important (actual or potential) finding of your research?  Give us a little background on the subject.


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Award Winner Q & A - Jenny Kemper

Q. What award did you receive and when?

A. Mollet Elasmobranch Research Award, July 2016

Q. What degree are you seeking, from what institution, under whose guidance?

A. I’m working towards my PhD in Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina under Dr. Gavin Naylor.

Q. What is the most important (actual or potential) finding of your research?  Give us a little background on the subject.


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Award Winner Q & A - Matt Kolmann

Q. What award did you receive and when?

I received the AES Gruber Award this year at the annual meeting in New Orleans.

Q. What degree are you seeking, from what institution, under whose guidance?

I just finishing my doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto.  My advisor is Dr. Nathan Lovejoy.

Q. What is the most important (actual or potential) finding of your research?  Give us a little background on the subject.


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Applications now open for AES diversity initiative

We are now 

welcoming applications for the 2nd year of our Young Professional Recruitment Fund diversity initiative. Awardees will be given one year of Society membership, in addition to specialized professional development training, mentorship, and networking opportunities specific to their needs as scientists and professionals from developing nations or historically underrepresented minority groups.


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Award Winner Q & A - Kyle Newton

Q. What award did you receive and when?

2015 Research Award

Q. What degree are you seeking, from what institution, under whose guidance?

Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, Steve Kajiura

Q. What is the most important (actual or potential) finding of your research?  Give us a little background on the subject.


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Award Winner Q & A - Chris Mull

Q. What award did you receive and when?

The Gruber Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Chattanooga

The Henry and Anne Mollet Elasmobranch Research Award, 2013

Q. What degree are you seeking, from what institution, under whose guidance?

I am finishing up my PhD at Simon Fraser University working with Dr. Nick Dulvy and Dr. Kara Yopak

Q. What is the most important (actual or potential) finding of your research?  Give us a little background on the subject.