Over the last decade, the study of shark biology has benefited from the development, refinement, and rapid expansion of novel techniques and advances in technology. These have given new insight into the fields of shark genetics, feeding, foraging, bioenergetics, imaging, age and growth, movement, migration, habitat preference, and habitat use. This pioneering book, written by experts in shark biology, examines technologies such as autonomous vehicle tracking, underwater video approaches, molecular genetics techniques, and accelerometry, among many others. Each detailed chapter offers new insights and promises for future studies of elasmobranch biology, provides an overview of appropriate uses of each technique, and can be readily extended to other aquatic fish and marine mammals and reptiles.
Series: CRC Marine Biology Series
- Jeffrey C. Carrier, Editor. Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biology at Albion College, MI (USA; Adjunct Research Scientist with Mote Marine Laboratory’s Center for Shark Research, Sarasota, FL (USA).
- Michael R. Heithaus, Editor. Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education. Florida International University in Miami, FL (USA); Co-Lead of the Global FinPrint project - a world-wide survey of elasmobranchs on coral reefs.
- Colin Simpfendorfer, Editor. PhD., Professor, Associate Dean Research. College of Science and Engineering at James Cook University (Queensland, Australia); Serves on Australia’s National Threatened Species Scientific Committee.
- Publisher: CRC Press
- Publication date (print): 2018-09
- ISBN (print): 978-1-1380-3292-7