ABSTRACT

Since the award-winning first volume, The Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, published in 2004, the field has witnessed tremendous developments in research, rapid advances in technology, and the emergence of new investigators beginning to explore issues of biodiversity, distribution, physiology, and ecology in ways that eluded more traditional

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Section I: Chondrichthyan Biodiversity: Ecosystems and Distribution of Fauna

chapter 1|34 pages

Epipelagic Oceanic Elasmobranchs

ByJohn D. Stevens

chapter 2|78 pages

Deepwater Chondrichthyans

ByPeter M. Kyne, Colin A. Simpfendorfer

chapter 3|44 pages

Chondrichthyans of High Latitude Seas

ByDavid A. Ebert, Megan V. Winton

chapter 4|82 pages

Elasmobranchs of Tropical Marine Ecosystems

ByWilliam T. White, Emma Sommerville

chapter 5|42 pages

Biology of the South American Potamotrygonid Stingrays

ByRicardo S. Rosa, Patricia Charvet-Almeida, Carla Christie Diban Quijada

chapter 6|34 pages

Life History Strategies of Batoids

ByMichael G. Frisk

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Section II: Adaptive Physiology

chapter 7|32 pages

Ontogenetic Shifts in Movements and Habitat Use

ByR. Dean Grubbs

chapter 9|42 pages

Sensory Adaptations to the Environment: Electroreceptors as a Case Study

ByStephen M. Kajiura, Anthony D. Cornett, Kara E. Yopak

chapter 11|32 pages

Physiological Responses to Stress in Sharks

ByGregory Skomal, Diego Bernal

chapter 12|48 pages

Pollutant Exposure and Effects in Sharks and Their Relatives

ByJames Gelsleichter, Christina J. Walker

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Section III: Conservation

chapter 13|26 pages

Factors Contributing to Shark Attacks on Humans: A Volusia County, Florida, Case Study

ByGeorge H. Burgess, Robert H. Buch, Felipe Carvalho, Brittany A. Garner, Christina J. Walker

chapter 14|26 pages

Shark Control: Methods, Efficacy, and Ecological Impact

BySheldon F.J. Dudley and Geremy Cliff

chapter 15|18 pages

DNA Forensic Applications in Shark Management and Conservation

ByMahmood S. Shivji

chapter 16|28 pages

Unraveling the Ecological Importance of Elasmobranchs

ByMichael R. Heithaus, Alejandro Frid, Jeremy J. Vaudo, Boris Worm, Aaron J. Wirsing

chapter 17|42 pages

Life Histories, Population Dynamics, and Extinction Risks in Chondrichthyans

ByNicholas K. Dulvy, Robyn E. Forrest