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Dey, CJ, Yurkowski, DJ, Schuster, R, Shiffman, DS, and Bittick, SJ. (2018). Patterns of uncertainty in life-history and extinction risk for Arctic vertebrates. Arctic Science (LINK to open access paper).

Coristine, LE, Jacob, L, Schuster, R, Otto, SP, Baron, NE, Bennett, NJ, Bittick, SJ, Dey, C, Favaro, B, Ford, A, Nowlan, L, Orihel, D, Palen, WJ, Polfus, JL, Shiffman, DS, Venter, O, and Woodley, S. (2018). Informing Canada’s commitment to biodiversity conservation: a science-based framework to help guide protected areas designation through Target 1 and beyond. FACETS. (LINK to open access paper).

Shiffman, DS. (2018). Social media for fisheries science and management professionals: How to use it and why you should. Fisheries. (Shiffman Fisheries Social Media).

Bangley, C, Paramore, L, Shiffman, DS, and Rulifson, R. (2018). Increased Abundance and Nursery Habitat Use of the Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) in Response to a Changing Environment in a Warm-Temperate Estuary. Scientific Reports. (Read it online here).

Bird, C.,… Shiffman, DS, … and Trueman, C (70+ coauthors). A global perspective on the trophic geography of sharks. Nature Ecology and Evolution. (Will post a copy on July 18 when embargo ends).


Macdonald, C, Gallahger, AJ, Barnett, A, Brunnschweiler, J., Shiffman, DS, and Hammerschlag, N. Conservation potential of apex predator tourism. Biological Conservation 215: 132-141. (Read it online here: Macdonald Shiffman shark ecotourism)

Shiffman, DS, and Hueter, R. (2017). A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries. Marine Policy. (Read it online here: Shiffman Hueter Fin Ban )

Shiffman, DS, Macdonald, C, Ganz, HY, and Hammerschlag, N. (2017). Fishing practices and representations of shark conservation issues among users of a land-based shark angling online forum. Fisheries Research 196: 13-26. (Read it online here: (Shiffman et al land based fishing ) 

Smith, NS, Cote, IM, Martinez-Esteves, L, Hind-Ozan, EJ, Quiros, AL, Johnson, N, Green, SJ, Cornick, L, Shiffman, DS, Malpica-Cruz, L, Besch, AG, and Shiel-Rolle, N. (2017). Diversity and inclusion in conservation: a proposal for a marine diversity network. Frontiers in Marine Science 2. (PDF here)

Gallagher, AJ, Shiffman, DS, Byrnes, EE, Hammerschlag-Peyer, CM, and Hammerschlag, N. (2017). Patterns of resource use and isotopic niche overlap among three species of sharks occurring within a protected subtropical estuary. Aquatic ecology, online first. (PDF here)

Hammerschlag, N, Skubel, RA, Calich, H, Nelson, ER, Shiffman, DS, Wester, J, Macdonald, C, Cain, S, Jennings, L, Enchelmaier, A, and Gallagher, AJ. (2017). Nocturnal and crepuscular behavior in elasmobranchs: a review of movement, habitat use, foraging, and reproduction in the dark. Bulletin of Marine Science 93: 355-374. (PDF here)


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Collins, K., Shiffman, DS, and Rock, J. (2016). How are scientists using social media in the workplace? PLOS ONE. (LINK:)

Shiffman, DS and Hammerschlag, N. (2016). Preferred conservation policies of shark researchers. Conservation Biology. (Shiffman_et_al-Conservation_Biology🙂

Shiffman, DS and Hammerschlag, N. (2016). Shark conservation and management policy: a review and primer for non-specialists. Animal Conservation  (Link: Shiffman and Hammerschlag Animal Conservation) (Featured on cover)


Thaler, AD and Shiffman, DS. (2015). Fish tales: combating fake science in popular media. Ocean and Coastal Management (International Marine Conservation Congress special issue) (LINK)

D.S. Shiffman, A.J. Gallagher, J. Wester C.C. Macdonald, A.D. Thaler, S.J. Cooke, and N. Hammerschlag. (2015). A letter of clarification from the authors of “trophy fishing for species threatened with extinction”. Marine Policy 53, 213-214. (Link)


Ferry, L., and Shiffman, D.S. (2014). The Value of Taxon-focused Science: 30 Years of Elasmobranchs in Biological Research and Outreach. Copeia 743-746. (Link)

Shiffman D.S., Hammerschlag N. (2014). An assessment of the scale, practices, and conservation implications of Florida’s charterboat-based recreational shark fishery. Fisheries, 39(9): 395-407 (Link) Featured on cover:

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Shiffman, D.S, Gallagher AJ, Wester, Macdonald C, Thaler AD, Cooke SJ, Hammerschlag N (2014). Trophy fishing for species threatened with extinction: a way forward building on a history of conservation Marine Policy, 50: 318-322 (Link)

Shiffman, D.S. (2014) Commentary: Keeping swimmers safe without killing sharks is a revolution in shark control. Animal Conservation DOI: 10.1111/acv.12155 (Link)

Shiffman, DS, Frazier, B, Kucklick, J, Abel, D, Brandes, J and Sancho, G. (2014). Feeding ecology of the sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) in South Carolina estuaries revealed through δ13C and δ15N stable isotope analysis. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. (Link(One of the 5 most downloaded papers of 2014) (Featured study in Fisheries)

Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N, Shiffman DS, Giery ST (2014) Evolved for extinction: the cost and conservation implications of extreme specialization in hammerhead sharks. BioScience (Link). Featured on cover:


Staaterman ER, Bhandiwad AA, Gravinese PM, Moeller PM, Reichenbach ZC, Shantz AA, Shiffman DS, Toth LT, Warneke AM, Gallagher AJ. (2014). Lights, camera, science: The utility and growing popularity of film festivals at scientific meetings. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 7: 11-16. (Link)

ECM Parsons, DS Shiffman, ES Darling, N Spillman, and AJ Wright. (2013) How Twitter Literacy Can Benefit Conservation Scientists. Conservation Biology. (LINK)


Darling E, Shiffman D, Drew J, and Cote Isabelle (2013) The role of twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 6, 32-43. (Link) 

Shiffman, DS. A review of “Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives”. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142 (6), 1773.


Shiffman, D.S (2012). Twitter as a tool for conservation outreach and education: what scientific conferences can do to promote live-tweeting. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. (Link)

Shiffman, D. S., Gallagher, A. J., Boyle, M. D., Hammerschlag-Peyer, C. M., and Hammerschlag, N. (2012).  Stable isotope analysis as a tool for elasmobranch conservation research: a primer for non-specialists. Marine and Freshwater Research 63, 635–643. (Link) Featured on cover:

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Thaler, A.D., K.A. Zelnio, A. Freitag, R. MacPherson, D.S. Shiffman, H. Bik, M.C. Goldstein, C. McClain (2012). Digital Environmentalism: Tools and strategies for the evolving online ecosystem. In D. Gallagher (ed.) Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook. SAGE (Link)


Shiffman, DS (2011). Feeding ecology of the sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) in South Carolina estuaries using delta13C and delta15 stable isotope analysis. MS Thesis, College of Charleston.


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