My areas of research
include the conservation and population genetics of marine teleosts and
elasmobranchs. The bulk of my research involves the assessment of both the
historical and contemporary genetic connectivity of populations of marine
species across their distribution. I am also particularly interested in
evaluating the impacts of overfishing on the genetic diversity of heavily
Bachelor's of Science in Marine and Freshwater Biology, University of Guelph
Master's of Science in Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Ph.D. – Marine Biology, Nova Southeastern University
A.W.S. Hilsdorf, A.F. Amorim, R.R. Domingues, and M.S. Shivji. 2014.
Development and characterization of thirteen microsatellite markers for the
longbill spearfish (Tetrapturus
pfluegeri). Conservation Genetics Resources, 6: 169-171.
Hester, J., K. Atwater, A. Bernard,
M. Francis, and M.S. Shivji. 2013. The complete mitochondrial genome of the
basking shark Cetorhinus maximus (Chondrichthyes, Cetorhinidae).
Mitochondrial DNA (doi: 10.3109/19401736.2013.845762)
Bernard, A.M., M.S.
Shivji, R.R. Domingues, F.H.V. Hazin, A.F. Amorim, A. Domingo, F. Arocha, E.D.
Prince, J.P. Hoolihan, and A.W.S. Hilsdorf. 2013. Broad geographic distribution
of roundscale spearfish (Tetrapturus georgii) (Teleostei, Istiophoridae)
in the Atlantic revealed by DNA analysis: Implications for white marlin and
roundscale spearfish management. Fisheries Research, 139: 93-97.
Chapman, D.D., S.P. Wintner, D.L.
Abercrombie, J. Ashe, A.M. Bernard, M.S. Shivji, and K.A. Feldheim.
2013. The behavioral and genetic mating system of the sand tiger shark, Carcharias
taurus, an intrauterine cannibal. Biology Letters, 9(3): 20130003.
Bernard, A.M., K.A. Feldheim, V.P.
Richards, R.S. Nemeth, and M.S. Shivji. 2012. Development
and characterization of fifteen novel microsatellite loci for the Nassau
grouper (Epinephelus striatus) and their utility for cross-amplification
on a suite of closely related species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 4(4):
Bernard, A.M., K.A.
Feldheim, and M.S. Shivji. 2012. Development and characterization
of 11 novel microsatellite loci for the roundscale spearfish Tetrapturus georgii and their cross-species
amplification among other istiophorid species. Journal of Fish Biology, 81(5): 1781-1786.
Hanner, R., R. Floyd, A. Bernard,
B.B. Collette, and M.S. Shivji. 2011. DNA barcoding of billfishes.
Mitochondrial DNA, 22(S1): 27-36.
Moles, M. D., T.A. Johnston, B.W. Robinson,
A.M. Bernard, C.C. Wilson, M.D. Wiegand, and W.C. Leggett. 2011.
Reproductive divergence between growth forms of Lake Winnipeg walleye (Sander
vitreus). Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 20(1): 52-66.
Bernard, A.M., M.M.
Ferguson, D.L.G. Noakes, B.J. Morrison, and C.C. Wilson. 2009. How different is
different? Defining units for management and conservation in a problematic and
exploited species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences,
Hoolihan, J.P., N.F. Perez, R.M. Faugue, A.M.
Bernard, R.L. Horn, D. Snodgrass, and D.R. Schultz. 2009. Surface mucous as
a source of genomic DNA from Atlantic billfishes (Istiophoridae) and swordfish
(Xiphiidae). Fishery Bulletin, 107(3):339-342.
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