Shark Expert Available for Media Interviews

Article ID: 591288

Released: 9-Jul-2012 3:30 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Nova Southeastern University

Expert Pitch

Nova Southeastern University Professor, Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D., is available for media interviews on recent great white shark sightings/attacks.

Shivji is also the Director of NSU's Guy Harvey Research Institute

Background:Shivji's research, which has garnered international attention, integrates genetic and field research to provide information that improves conservation of threatened populations of sharks and billfish. The focus of his research is on developing and using molecular genetic approaches to investigate various aspects of the ecology, evolution, conservation and management of marine organisms, with an emphasis on elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) and coral reef biota. He also utilizes acoustic and satellite telemetry techniques to examine movement patterns of elasmobranchs. Shivji's research has garnered international attention, and is consistently covered in major media outlets, including Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, the BBC and National Public Radio. His research on the shark fin trade and its impacts on shark populations is currently being exhibited in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. His research interests include molecular ecology, genetic biodiversity and connectivity, elasmobranchs, coral reefs, and conservation biology.


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