Dr. Mahmood Shivji awarded the Oceanographic Center & NSU President’s Distinguished Professor of the Year for 2013
Dr. Mahmood Shivji
has been awarded the Oceanographic Center Professor of the year 2013 and was recently selected to be the Distinguished Professor of the Year for the University as a whole
. The President and Provost presented the award Oct 20 at the Faculty Reception.
Dr. Shivji’s research is in the field of conservation biology, conservation genetics, ecology, and fisheries, with a focus on marine fishes and coral reefs. He is the director of the Guy Harvey Research Institute (established in 1999) and the Save Our Seas Shark Center (established in 2010), both housed at NSU’s Oceanographic Center. His research has brought extensive and consistent (over a decade) national and international recognition for NSU. He is internationally recognized for using an innovative combination of multi-disciplinary approaches, including laboratory-based genetics/genomics methodologies and oceanic field explorations, to understand the ecology, general biology and conservation of threatened and endangered marine species. Dr. Shivji’s shark DNA research has been on permanent display (since 2008) in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum Ocean Hall (Washington DC).
Dr. Shivji has published 69 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and one on-line, audio-visual teaching publication. He also occasionally contributes research discovery stories to popular magazines. From 1997 to date at NSU his research funding has shown a high success rate. His research funding sources are diverse, encompassing the federal government, private foundations, charitable entities and private philanthropists.
- Los Angeles Times: DNA Helps Nab Illegal Shark Fin Traders
- New York Times: Big and Fearsome, but Vulnerable
- National Geographic News: New Hammerhead Shark Species Found in U.S.
- Washington Post: DNA Test Tracks Shark Catch
- ScienceNOW: Great Whites on the Menu
- Washington Post: DNA helps nab illegal shark fin traders
Various versions of this AP story were also reported in:
- Sun Sentinel (FL), Orlando Sentinel (FL), Bradenton Herald (FL), The Ledger (FL), Monterey County Herald (CA), ContraCosta Times (CA), Charleston Post Courier (SC), The State (SC), Wilmington Star (NC), Wilmington Morning Star (NC), Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN), Fort Wayne Sentinel (IN), Houston Chronicle (TX), Fort Worth Star Telegram (TX), Worcester Telegram (MA), Press of Atlantic City (NJ), Town Hall (DC), Biloxi Sun Herald (MS), KSL-TV (UT), Arizona Central.com (AZ), Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA), Newsday (NY), Twin Cities Pioneer-Press (MN)
- LeadingtheCharge.com (Australia), The Globe and Mail (Canada), The Guardian (UK), The New Zealand Royal Society Daily News
- ESPN Outdoors: DNA helps nab illegal shark fin traders
- News-Press.com: Fla. fisherman penalized for shark finning
- Miami Herald: Shedding light on artificials' impact
- Discovery Channel: New S.C. Shark Species Found
- Miami Herald: Stingray feeding effects studied
- Davie and Cooper City Gazette: Researchers find unique shark DNA, possible new species
- San Jose Mercury News: Previously unknown species of hammerhead shark discovered
- Miami Herald: Another Shark Species is Found
- Die Welt (Germany): Gentest beweist den illegalen Handel mit Haifisch-Flossen
- Stars and Stripes: Gumshoe scientist helps fed track great white poaching caper
- Honolulu Advisor: New weapon against illegal shark-fin trade
- Tiede science magazine (Finland): Hait hupenevat keittolihoiksi
- Miami Herald: Sharks Under Attack
- Sun-Sentinel: Nova scientist helps feds build case for poaching of great white sharks