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Dr. Demian Chapman

Senior Scientist & Director, Center for Shark Research

Center for Shark Research, Sharks & Rays Conservation Research Program

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


As a Senior Scientist in Mote’s Research Division, Dr. Chapman also serves as the Manager for the Sharks & Rays Conservation Research Program and holds the title of Perry W. Gilbert Chair in Shark Research.

Current Publications

J. Goetze, M. Heithaus, M. MacNeil, et al (2024). Directed conservation of the world’s reef sharks and rays. Nature Ecology & Evolution , 8, 1118–1128.
Neil D. Cook, Gina M. Clementi, Kathryn I. Flowers, Lanya Fanovich, Jo Cable, Sarah E. Perkins, Aljoscha Wothke, Ryan S. Mohammed and Demian D. Chapman (2024). Elasmobranch diversity around the southern Caribbean island of Tobago: opportunities for conservation in a regional trade hub. Journal of the marine biological association of the united kingdom, 104(e8), 1-10.
Neil D. Cook, Gina M. Clementi, Kathryn I. Flowers, Lanya Fanovich, Jo Cable, Sarah E. Perkins, Aljoscha Wothke, Ryan S. Mohammed, Demian D. Chapman (2024). Elasmobranch diversity around the southern Caribbean island of Tobago: opportunities for conservation in a regional trade hub. Journal of the marine biological association of the united kingdom, 104(e8), 1-10. S0025315423000917
Oliver N. Shipley, Philip Matich, Nigel E. Hussey, Annabelle M. L. Brooks, Demian Chapman, Michael G. Frisk, Annie E. Guttridge , Tristan L. Guttridge, Lucy A. Howey, Sami Kattan, Daniel J. Madigan, Owen O’Shea, Nicholas V. Polunin, Michael Power, Matthew J. Smukall, Eric V. C. Schneider, Brendan D. Shea, Brendan S. Talwar, Maggie Winchester, Edward J. Brooks and Austin J. Gallagher (2023). Energetic connectivity of diverse elasmobranch populations- implications for ecological resilience. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 290, 20230262.
Floriaan Devloo-Delva1,2,3 | Christopher P. Burridge3 | Peter M. Kyne4 | Juerg M. Brunnschweiler5 | Demian D. Chapman6 | Patricia Charvet7 | Xiao Chen8 | Geremy Cliff9 | Ryan Daly10,11 | J. Marcus Drymon12,13 | Mario Espinoza14 | Daniel Fernando15 | Laura Garcia Barcia6 | Kerstin Glaus16 | Blanca I. González-Garza17 | Michael I. Grant18 | Rasanthi M. Gunasekera1 | Sebastian Hernandez19,20 | Susumu Hyodo21 | Rima W. Jabado18,22 | Sébastien Jaquemet23 | Grant Johnson24 | James T. Ketchum17,25 | Hélène Magalon23 | James R. Marthick26 | Frederik H. Mollen27 | Stefano Mona28,29 | Gavin J. P. Naylor30 | John E. G. Nevill31 | Nicole M. Phillips32 | Richard D. Pillans33 | Bautisse D. Postaire23 | Amy F. Smoothey34 | Katsunori Tachihara35 | Bree J. Tillet36 | Jorge A. Valerio-Vargas14 | Pierre Feutr (2023). From rivers to ocean basins: The role of ocean barriers and philopatry in the genetic structuring of a cosmopolitan coastal predator. Ecology and Evolution, 13(2), e9837.
Brendan S. Talwar, Edward J. Brooks Debra L. Abercrombie, Brenda Anderson, Mark E. Bond, Annabelle M. L. Brooks, Demian D. Chapman, Gina M. Clementi, Candace Y. A. Fields, Jim Gelsleichter, R. Dean Grubbs, Lucy A. Howey, Lance K. B. Jordan, Jeremy J. Kiszka, Ryan J. Knotek, Yannis P. Papastamatiou, Cheston T. Peterson, Eric V. C. Schneider, Oliver N. Shipley, Sean Williams, Maggie M. Winchester and Michael R. Heithaus (2023). Insights into the Relative Abundance, Life History, and Ecology of Oceanic Sharks in the Eastern Bahamas. Sustainability, 16(1), 200.
D. Cardenosa, Y. L. Robles, D. A. Ussa, C. M. del Valle, S. Caballero, & D. D. Chapman (2023). Pre-export shark fin processing to conceal CITES-listed species: a case-study from a shark fin seizure in Colombia. Animal Conservation, 26, 781-788.
Brendan S. Talwar, Mark E. Bond, Sean Williams, Edward J. Brooks, Demian D. Chapman, Lucy A. Howey, Ryan Knotek, Jim Gelsleichter (2023). Reproductive timing and putative mating behavior of the oceanic whitetip shar Carcharhinus longimanus in the eastern Bahamas. Endangered Species Research, 50, 181-194.
Simpfendorfer, C. A., Heithaus, M. R., Heupel, M. R., MacNeil, M. A., Meekan, M., Harvey, E., Sherman, C. S., Currey-Randall, L. M., Goetze, J. S., Kiszka, J. J., Rees, M. J., Speed, C. W., Udyawer, V., Bond, M. E., Flowers, K. I., Clementi, G. M., Valentin-Albanese, J., Adam, M. S., Ali, K., … Chapman, D. D. (2023). Widespread diversity deficits of coral reef sharks and rays. Science, 380(6650), 1155-1160.

Additional Publications

1. Chapman D.D., Gruber, S.H. 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.

2. Chapman, D.D., Abercrombie, D.L., Pikitch, E.K., Doudy, C., Stanhope, M., Shivji, M.S.
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.

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

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

5. Chapman, D.D., Pikitch, E.K., Babcock, E.A., Shivji, M.S. 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. Pikitch, E. K., Chapman, D.D., Babcock, E.A., Shivji, M.S. 2005. Habitat use and
demographic population structure of elasmobranchs at a Caribbean atoll (Glover’s Reef, Belize).
Marine Ecology Progress Series 302:187-197.

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

8. Chapman, D. D., Pikitch, E.K., Babcock, E.A. 2006. Marine Parks Need Sharks? Science
312: 526-527.

9. Garla, R.C., Chapman, D.D., Wetherbee, B.M., Shivji, M.S. 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.

10. Garla, R.C., Chapman, D.D., Wetherbee, B.M., Shivji, M.S., Amorim, A.F. 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.

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

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

13. Feldheim, K.A., Stow, A.J., Ahonen, H., Chapman, D.D., Shivji, M.S., 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.

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

15. Chapman, D.D., et al. 2009. Natal site-fidelity in immature lemon sharks, Negaprion
brevirostris, at a subtropical island. Molecular Ecology 18(16): 3500-3507 (With cover).

16. Chapman, D.D., Pinhal, D., Shivji, M.S. 2009. Genetic stock identification in endangered
scalloped hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna lewini. Endangered Species Research 9: 221-228.
17. Feldheim, K.A., Chapman, D.D., Sweet, D., Fitzpatrick, S., Prodöhl, P.A., Shivji, M.S.,
Snowden, B. 2010. Shark virgin birth produces multiple, viable offspring. Journal of Heredity
101 (3): 374-377.

18. Feldheim, K.A., Chapman, D.D., Simpendorfer, C.A., Richards, V.P., Shivji, M.S., Wiley,
T.R., Poulakis, G.R., Carlson, J.K., Eng, R.*, Sagarese, S.K. 2010. Genetic markers to support
conservation of the endangered smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata: rapid forensic
identification, sawfish DNA-barcodes, and polymorphic microsatellites. Conservation Genetics
Resources 2(1): 105-113.

19. Fitzpatrick, S., Shivji, M.S., Chapman, D.D., Prodöhl, P.A. 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.

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

21. Benavides, M.T.*, Feldheim, K.A., Duffy, C.A., Wintner, S., Braccini, M., Boomer, J.,
Huveneers, C., Rogers, P., Mangel, J.C., Alfaro-Shigueto, J., Cartamil, D.P., Chapman, D.D.
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.

22. Benavides, M.T.,* Horn, R.L., Feldheim, K.A., Shivji, M.S., Clarke, S.C., Wintner, S.,
Natanson, L., Braccini, M., Boomer, J., Gulak, S.J.B., Chapman, D.D. 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.
23. Chapman, D.D., Simpendorfer, C.A., Wiley, T.R., Poulakis, G.R., Trigali, M., Curtis, C.,
Carlson, J., Feldheim, K.A. 2011. Genetic diversity despite population collapse in an endangered
sawfish: Pristis pectinata. Journal of Heredity 102 (6): 643-652. With cover.

24. Hussey, N.E., Chapman, D.D., Abercrombie, D.L., Fisk, A. 2011. “Fin-icky” samples: using
shark fin for stable isotope analysis. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 9: 524-532.

25. Dunton K., Chapman, D.D., 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.

26. Bond, M.E.*, Babcock, E.A., Pikitch, E.K., Abercrombie, D.L., Lamb, N., Chapman, D.D.
2012. Reef sharks exhibit site-fidelity and higher relative abundance in marine reserves on the
Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. PLoS ONE 7(3): e32983.

27. Gubili, C., Duffy, C., Cliff, G., Wintner, S., Shivji, M., Chapman, D.D., Bruce, B., Martin,
A.P., Sims, D.W., Jones, C.S., 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.

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

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

30. Hussey, N.E., MacNeil, M.A., Olin, J.A., McMeans, B.C. Kinney, M.J., Chapman, D.D.,
Fisk, A.T. 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.

31. Howey-Jordan, L. A., Brooks, E. J., Abercrombie, D. L., Jordan, L. K., Brooks, A., Williams,
S., Chapman, D. D. 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.

32. Abercrombie, D.L., Chapman, D.D., Gulak, J.B., and Carlson, J.K. 2013. Visual identification of fins from common elasmobranchs in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. NMFS-

33. Worm, B., Davis, B., Kettemer, L., Ward-Paige, C. A., Chapman, D.D., Heithaus, M. R.,
Kessel, S., Gruber, S. H. 2013. Global catches, exploitation rates, and rebuilding options for
sharks. Marine Policy 40: 194-204.

34. Corcoran, M. J., Wetherbee, B. M., Shivji, M. S., Potenski, M. D., Chapman, D. D., Harvey,
G. M. 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):

35. Chapman, D. D. et al. 2013. Give shark sanctuaries a chance. Science 339(6121): 757-757.

36. O’Leary, S. J.*, Feldheim, K. A., Chapman, D. D. 2013. Novel microsatellite loci for white,
Carcharodon carcharias and sandtiger sharks, Carcharias taurus (order Lamniformes).
Conservation Genetics Resources: 1-3.

37. O’Leary, S. J.*, Feldheim, K. A., Chapman, D. D. 2013. Novel microsatellite loci for winter
flounder (Pseudopleuronectus americanus). Conservation Genetics Resources: 1-4.

38. Chapman, D.D., Wintner, S.P., Abercrombie, D.L., Ashe*, J., Bernard, A.M., Shivji, M.S.,
Feldheim, K.A. 2013. The behavioral and genetic mating system of the sand tiger shark,
Carcharias taurus, an intrauterine cannibal. Biology Letters 9 (3).

39. O'Leary, S. J.*, Hice, L. A., Feldheim, K. A., Frisk, M. G., McElroy, A. E., Fast, M. D.,
Chapman, D. D. 2013. Severe inbreeding and small effective number of breeders in a formerly
abundant marine fish. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66126.

40. Feldheim, K.A., Gruber, S.H., DiBattista, J.D., Babcock, E.A., Kessel, S.A., Hendry, A.P.,
Pikitch, E.K., Ashley, M.V., Chapman, D. D. 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.
41. Reyier, E.A., Franks, B.R., Chapman, D.D., Scheidt, D.M., Stolen, E.D., Gruber, S.H. 2014.
Regional-scale migrations and habitat use of juvenile lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) in
the US South Atlantic. PLoS ONE 9 (2): e88470.

42. O’Leary*, S.J., Dunton, K.J., King, T.L., Frisk, M.G., Chapman, D.D. 2014. Genetic
diversity and effective number of breeders of Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrhinchus
oxyrhinchus. Conservation Genetics 15(5): 173-1181.

43. Nalluria D., Baumann Z., Abercrombie D.L., Chapman, D.D., Hammerschmidt, C.R.,
Fisher, N. 2014. Methylmercury in dried shark fins and shark fin soup from American
restaurants. Science of the Total Environment 496: 644–648.

44. Kessel, S.T., Chapman, D. D., Franks, B. R., Gedamke, T., Gruber, S. H., Newman, M.J.,
White, E. R., Perkins, R. G. 2014. Predictable temperature regulated residency, movement and
migration in a large, highly-mobile marine predator. Marine Ecology Progress Series 514: 175-

45. Chapman, D.D., Feldheim, K.A., Papastamatiou, Y., Hueter, R.H. 2015.There and Back
Again: A review of residency and return migrations in sharks, with implications for population
structure and management. Annual Reviews in Marine Science 7: 547–570.

46. Ashe, J.*, Feldheim, K.A., Fields, A.*, Brooks, E.J., Skomal, G., Gruber, S.H., Chapman,
D.D. 2015. Local population structure and context-dependent isolation by distance in a large
coastal shark. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2015: 203-216.

47. O’Leary, S.J.*, Feldheim, K.A., Fields, A.T.*, Natanson, L.J., Wintner, S., Hussey, N.,
Shivji, M.S., Chapman, D.D. 2015. Genetic diversity of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias
in the Northwest Atlantic and southern Africa. Journal of Heredity 2014: 1–8.

48. Fields, A.T.*, Abercrombie, D.L., Eng, R.*, Feldheim, K.A., Chapman, D.D. 2015. A novel
mini-DNA barcoding assay to identify processed fins from internationally protected shark
species. PloS ONE 10(2): e0114844

49. Malvezzi, A.J.*, Murray, C.S., Feldheim, K.A., DiBattista, J.D., Garant, D., Gobler, C.J.,
Chapman, D.D., 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.

50. Madigan, D. J., Brooks, E. J., Bond, M. E.*, Gelsleichter, J., Howey, L. A., Abercrombie, D.
L., Chapman, D. D. 2015. Diet shift and site-fidelity of oceanic whitetip sharks Carcharhinus
longimanus along the Great Bahama Bank. Marine Ecology Progress Series 529:185-197.

51. Fields, A. T*., Feldheim, K. A., Poulakis, G. R., Chapman, D. D. 2015. Facultative
parthenogenesis in a critically endangered wild vertebrate. Current Biology 25(11): 446-447.

52. Brooks, E. J., Brooks, A. M., Williams, S., Jordan, L. K., Abercrombie, D., Chapman, D.
D., Grubbs, R. D. 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.

53. Watanabe, Y. Y., Goldman, K. J., Caselle, J. E., Chapman, D. D., Papastamatiou, Y. P.
2015. Comparative analyses of animal-tracking data reveal ecological significance of
endothermy in fishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (19): 6104-6109.

54. Gledhill, K. S., Kessel, S. T., Guttridge, T. L., Hansell, A., Bester-van der Merwe A. E.,
Feldheim, K. A., Gruber, S. H., Chapman, D. D. 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.

55. Portnoy, D.S., Puritz, J.B., Hollenbeck, C.M., Gelsleichter, J., Chapman, D.D., Gold, J.R.
2015. Selection and sex-biased gene flow: philopatric sorting of adaptive alleles in bonnethead
sharks (Sphyrna tiburo). Molecular Ecology 24(23): 5877-5885.

56. Fields A.T.*, Feldheim, K.A., Gelsleichter, J., Pfoertner, C.*, Chapman, D.D. 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.

57. Brooks, J.L., Guttridge, T.L., Franks, B.R., Grubbs, R.D., Chapman, D.D., Gruber, S.H.,
Dibattista, J.D., Feldheim, K.A. 2016. Using genetic inference to re-evaluate the minimum
longevity of the lemon shark Negaprion brevirostris. Journal of Fish Biology 88(5): 2067-2074.

58. Camargo, S.M., Coelho, R., Chapman, D.D., Howey-Jordan, L., Brooks, E.J., Fernando, D.,
Mendes, N.J., Hazin, F.H., Oliveira, C., Santos, M.N., Foresti, F. 2016. Structure and genetic
variability of the oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, determined using
mitochondrial DNA. PloS one 11(5): p.e0155623.

59. Poulakis, G.R., Stevens, P.W., Timmers, A.A., Stafford, C.J., Chapman, D.D., Feldheim,
K.A., Heupel, M.R., Curtis, C. 2016. Long-term site fidelity of endangered smalltooth sawfish
(Pristis pectinata) from different mothers. Fishery Bulletin 114(4):

60. O'Leary, S.J.*, Martinez, C.M.*, Baumann, H., Abercrombie, D.L., Conover, D.O., Poulakis,
G.R., Murray, C.H.*, Feldheim, K.A., Chapman, D.D. 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.

61. Flowers, K.I., Ajemian, M.J., Bassos-Hull, K., Feldheim, K.A., Hueter, R.H., Papastamatiou,
Y. P., Chapman, D. D. 2016. A review of batoid philopatry, with implications for future
research and population management. Marine Ecology Progress Series 562: 251-261.

62. Hussey, N.E., DiBattista, J.D., Moore, J.W., Ward, E.J., Fisk, A.T., Kessel, S., Guttridge,
T.L., Feldheim, K.A., Franks, B.R., Gruber, S.H., Weideli, O.C., Chapman, D.D. 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):

63. Delacy, C.R., Olsen, A., Howey, L.A., Chapman, D.D., Brooks, E.J., Bond, M.E.* 2017.
Affordable and accurate stereo-video system for measuring dimensions underwater: a case study
using oceanic whitetip sharks Carcharhinus longimanus. Marine Ecology Progress Series

64. Bond, M.E.*, Valentin-Albanese, J.*, Babcock, E.A., Abercrombie, D., Lamb, N.F.,
Miranda, A., Pikitch, E.K., Chapman, D.D. 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.

65. Flowers, K.I., Henderson, A.C., Lupton, J.L., Chapman, D.D. 2017. Site affinity of
whitespotted eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari) assessed using photographic identification. Journal
of Fish Biology 91(5): 1337-1349.

66. Feldheim, K.A., Fields, A.T.*, Chapman, D.D., Scahrer, R.M., Poulakis, G.R. 2017.
Insights into reproduction and behavior of the smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata. Endangered
Species Research 34: 463 - 471.

67. Cardeñosa, D.*, Fields, A.T.*, Abercrombie, D., Feldheim, K., Chapman, D. D. 2017. A
multiplex PCR mini-barcode assay to identify processed shark products in the global trade. PloS
ONE 12(10): e0185368.

68. Fields, A.T.*, Babcock, E.A., Fischer, G., Zhang, H., Shea, K.H., Abercrombie, D.L.,
Feldheim, K.A., Chapman, D.D. 2017. Species composition of the global shark fin trade
assessed by a retail market survey in Hong Kong. Conservation Biology 32(2): 376-389.

69. Bakker, J., Wangensteen, O.S., Chapman, D.D., Boussarie, G., Buddo, D., Guttridge, T.L.,
Hertler, H., Mouillot, D., Vigliola, L., Mariani, S. 2017. Environmental DNA reveals tropical
shark diversity in contrasting levels of anthropogenic impact. Scientific Reports 7(1): 16886.

70. Papastamatiou, Y.P., Iosilevskii, G., Leos-Barajas, V., Brooks, E.J., Howey, L.A.,
Chapman, D.D., Watanabe, Y. Optimal swimming performance strategies and behavioral
plasticity of oceanic whitetip sharks. Scientific Reports 8: 551.

71. Bernard, A.M., Horn, R.L., Chapman, D.D., Feldheim, K.A., Garla, R.C., Brooks, E.J.,
Gore, M.A., Shivji, M.S. 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.

72. Bond, M.E.*, Valentin-Albanese, J.*, Babcock, E.A., Hussey, N.E., Heithaus, M.R.,
Chapman, D.D. 2018. The trophic ecology of Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi)
relative to other large teleost predators on an isolated coral atoll. Marine Biology 165(4): 67.

73. Cardeñosa, D.*, Fields, A.T.*, Babcock, E.A., Zhang, H., Feldheim, K., Shea, S.K., Fischer,
G.A., Chapman, D.D. 2018. CITES‐listed sharks remain among the top species in the
contemporary fin trade. Conservation Letters: 12457.

74. Cardeñosa, D.*, Chapman, D.D. 2018. Shark CSI: The Application of DNA Forensics to
Elasmobranch Conservation. In: Shark Research: Emerging Technologies and Applications for
the Field and Laboratory. CRC Press.

75. Domingues, R.R., Bruels, C.C., Gadig, O.B.F., Chapman, D.D., Hilsdorf, A.W.S., Shivji.
M.S. 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 (1): 102-114.

76. Cardeñosa, D*., Quinlan, J.*, Shea, K. H., Chapman, D. D. 2018. Multiplex real-time PCR
assay to detect illegal trade of CITES-listed shark species. Scientific reports, 8(1): 16313.

77. Cardeñosa, D.*, Gollock, M. J., Chapman, D. D. 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 1(5): e39.

78. Bond, M. E.*, Valentin-Albanese*, J., Babcock, E. A., Heithaus, M. R., Grubbs, R. D.,
Cerrato, R., Chapman, D. D. 2019. Top predators induce habitat shifts in prey within marine
protected areas. Oecologia 190(2): 375-385.

79. Queiroz, N., et al. (Chapman, D.D. one of ~ 150 authors) 2019. Global spatial risk
assessment of sharks under the footprint of fisheries. Nature 572(7770): 461-466.

80. Cardeñosa, D.*, Shea, K. H., Zhang, H., Feldheim, K., Fischer, G. A., Chapman, D. D.
2019. Small fins, large trade: a snapshot of the species composition of low-value shark fins in the
Hong Kong markets. Animal Conservation 23(2): 203-211.

81. Dwyer, R.G., Krueck, .C., Udyawer, V., Heupel, M.R., Chapman, D. D., Pratt Jr, H.L.,
Garla, R., Simpfendorfer, C.A. 2020. Individual and population benefits of marine reserves for
reef sharks. Current Biology 30 (3): 480-489.

82. Feldheim, K. A., Jabado, R. W., Chapman, D. D., Cardeñosa, D., Maddox, J. D. 2020.
Microsatellite primer development in elasmobranchs using next generation sequencing of
enriched libraries. Molecular Biology Reports, 1-7.

83. Fields, A.T.*, Shea, K. H., Zhang, H., Feldheim, K., Fischer, G. A., Chapman, D. D. 2020.
DNA Zip-coding: identifying the source populations supplying the international trade of an
endangered coastal shark. Animal Conservation 23(6):670-678.

84. Barcia Garcia, L.*, Argiro, J., Babcock, E.A., Cai, Y., Shea, S.K.H., Chapman, D. D. 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: 111281.

85. MacNeil, M. A., Chapman, D.D. et al. 2020. Global Status and Conservation Potential of
Reef Sharks. Nature 583(7818): 801-806.

86. Cardeñosa, D.*, Fields, A.T.*, Babcock, E.A., Shea, K. H., Feldheim, K., Chapman, D. D.
2020. Species composition of the largest shark fin retail-market in mainland China, the world’s
foremost consumer of shark fin soup. Scientific Reports 10(1): 1-10.

87. Cardeñosa, D.*, Fields, A.T.*, Shea, S.K.H., Feldheim, K.A., Chapman, D.D. 2020.
Relative contribution to the shark fin trade of Indo‐Pacific and Eastern Pacific pelagic thresher
sharks. Animal Conservation. doi:10.1111/acv.12644

88. Postaire, B., Bakker, J., Gardiner, J.M., Wiley, T., Chapman, D.D. 2020.
Environmental DNA tracks established seasonal occurrence of blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus
limbatus) in a semi-enclosed subtropical bay. Scientific Reports 10(1):1-8.

89. Cardeñosa, D.*, Fields, A.T.*, Shea, K. H., Feldheim, K., Kraft, D.W., Hutchinson, M.,
Caballero, S., Chapman, D.D. 2020. Indo-Pacific origins of silky shark fins in major shark fin
markets highlights supply chains and management bodies key for conservation Conservation
Letters e12780.

90. Flowers, K.I., Chapman, D.D., Kemp, T., Wert, D. and Feldheim, K.A. 2020. Annual
breeding in a captive smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata. Journal of Fish Biology 97(5): 1586-

91. Clementi, G.*, Babcock, E.A., Valentin-Albanese, J.R.*, Bond, M.E.*, Flowers, K.I.,
Heithaus, M.R., Whitman, E.R., van Zinnicq Bergmann, M.P.M., Guttridge, T.L., O’Shea, O.R.,
Shipley, O.N., Brooks, E.J., Kessel, S.T., Chapman, D.D. 2021. Assessing anthropogenic
pressures on reef-associated sharks in jurisdictions with and without directed shark fishing.
Marine Ecology Progress Series 661:175-86.

92. Clementi, G.*, Bakker, J., Flowers, K.I., Postaire, B.D., Babcock, E.A., Bond, M.E., Buddo,
D., Cardeñosa, D., Currey-Randall, L.M., Goetze, J.S., Harvey, E.S., Heupel, M.R., Kizska, J.J.,
Kyne, F., MacNeil, M. A., Meekan, M.J. Rees, M., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Heithaus, M.R.,
Chapman, D.D. 2021. Moray eels are more common on coral reefs subject to higher human
pressure in the greater Caribbean. iScience 24(3): 102097.

93. Clark-Shen, N., Tingting, K.X., Rao, M., Cosentino-Roush, S., Sandrasegeren, R., Gajanur,
A.R., Chapman, D.D., Ying, E.L.X., Flowers, K.I., Feldheim, K.A., Manjaji-Matsumoto, B.M.
2021. The sharks and rays at Singapore’s fishery ports. Fisheries Research 235: 105805.

94. Quinlan, J.*, O’Leary, S.J.*, Fields, A.*, Benavides, M.*, Stumpf, E., Carcamo, R., Cruz, J.,
Lewis, D., Wade, B., Amato, G., Kolokotronis, S., Chapman, D.D. 2021. Removing critical data
gaps for shark conservation using fisher-contributed fins. Conservation Biology

95. van Zinnicq Bergmann, M.P., Postaire, B.D., Gastrich, K., Heithaus, M.R., Hoopes, L.A.,
Lyons, K., Papastamatiou, Y.P., Schneider, E.V., Strickland, B.A., Talwar, B.S., Chapman,
D.D., Bakker, J. 2021. Elucidating shark diets with DNA metabarcoding from cloacal swabs.
Molecular Ecology Resources

96. Cardeñosa, D.*, Chapman, D.D., Caballero. (Accepted) Fast molecular identification of
population of origin of wildlife subject to illegal trade: the matata turtle (Chelus fimbriata) as a
case study. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

97. Postaire, B.D, Feldheim, K.A., Clementi, G.*, Quinlan, J.*, van Zinnicq Bergmann, M.P.M.,
Brooks, E.J., Grubbs, R.D., Guttridge, T.L., Henderson, A.C., Tavares, R., Chapman, D.D.
Small localized breeding populations in a widely distributed coastal shark
(Accepted). Conservation Genetics.

Abercrombie, D.L., Cardeñosa, D*, Chapman, D.D. 2018. Genetic Approaches for Identifying
Shark Fins and Other Products: A tool for international trade monitoring and enforcement. Pew
Charitable Trusts and distributed at CITES meetings.

Abercrombie, D.L., Chapman, D.D. 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

Chapman, D.D., Abercrombie, D.L. 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.