Scientific Peer-Reviewed Articles

In Print 

55. Gallagher AJ, Papastamatiou YP, Barnett A. (2018) Apex predatory sharks and crocodiles simultaneously scavenge a whale carcass. Journal of Ethology 00:000-000. PDF

54. Hammerschlag N, Skubel RA, Irschick DJ, Sulikowski J, Gallagher AJ (2018) A comparison of reproductive and energetic states in a marine apex predator (the tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 00:000-000.

53. Staaterman ER, Brandl SJ, Hauer M, Casey JM, Gallagher AJ, Rice AN (2018) Individual Voices in a Cluttered Soundscape: Acoustic Ecology of the Bocon Toadfish, Amphichthys cryptocentrus. Environmental Biology of Fishes 00:000-000.

52. Maxwell MJ, Zolderdo AJ, de Bruijn R, Brownscombe JW, Staaterman ER, Gallagher AJ, Cooke SJ.  (2018) Does motor noise from recreational boats alter stage-specific parental care behaviour of a nesting freshwater fish? Aquatic Conservation 00:000-000.

51. Lawrence MJ, Schlaepfer SJ, Zolderdo AJ, Algera DA, Gilmour KA, Gallagher AJ, Cooke SJ. (2018) Is 3 minutes good enough for obtaining baseline physiological samples from teleost fish? Canadian Journal of Zoology 00:000-000.

50. Jerome J, Gallagher AJ, Cooke SJ, Hammerschlag (2017) Integrating reflexes with physiological measures to evaluate coastal shark stress response to capture. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsx191 PDF

49. Gallagher AJ, Shiffman DS, Byrnes E, Hammerschlag-Peyer CM, Hammerschlag N. (2017) Patterns of resource use and isotopic niche overlap among three species of sharks occurring within a protected subtropical estuary. Aquatic Ecology 51:435–448. PDF

48. Macdonald C, Gallagher AJ, Barnett A, Shiffman DS, Brunschweiler J, Hammerschlag N. (2017) Conservation potential of apex predator tourism. Biological Conservation 215:132-141. PDF

47. Hammerschlag N, Gutowsky L, Gallagher AJ, Matich PL, Cooke SJ (2017) Diel activity patterns of a marine apex predator (tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier) in relation to dive tourism in a critical habitat. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 495: 24-34. PDF

46. Hammerschlag N, Gallagher AJ (2017) Extinction risk and conservation of the Earth’s national symbols. BioScience 8:744-749 PDF

45. Twardek W, Peiman KS, Gallagher AJ, Cooke SJ. (2017) Fido, fluffy, and wildlife conservation: The environmental consequences of domesticated animals. Environmental Reviews 25:381-395. PDF

44. Gallagher AJ, Szekeres P, Cooke SJ, Farrell JM. (2017) Tracking young-of-year northern pike and muskellunge: monitoring behavior and habitat use during fall outmigration from nursery sites. American Fisheries Society Symposium PDF

43. Gallagher AJ, Skubel RA, Pethybridge HC, Hammerschlag N (2017) Energy metabolism in mobile, wild-sampled sharks inferred by plasma lipids. Conservation Physiology cox002 PDF

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42. Cooke SJ, Gallagher AJ, Sopinka NM, Nguyen VM, Skubel RA, Hammerschlag N, Boon S, Young N, Danylchuk AJ. (2017) Considerations for effective science communication. FACETS 2:233-248 PDF

41. Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N, Danylchuk AJ, Cooke SJ (2017) Shark recreational fisheries: status, challenges, and research needs. Ambio 46:385-398. (with cover) PDF

40. Gallagher AJ, Creel S, Wilson RJ, Cooke SJ. (2017) Energy landscapes and the landscape of fear. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32:88-96. PDF

39. Gallagher AJ, Staaterman ER, Cooke SJ, Hammerschlag N. (2017) Behavioral responses to fisheries capture among various shark species reveal mechanisms of species-specific sensitivity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74:1-7. PDF

38. Gallagher AJ, Brandl SJ, Stier AC (2016) Intraspecific variation in body size does not alter the effects of a mesopredator. Royal Society Open Science 3:160414. PDF

37. Gallagher AJ, Lawrence MJ, Jain-Schlaepfer S, Wilson ADM, Cooke SJ. (2016) Avian predators transmit fear in three-dimensions and influence parental care of prey. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94:863-870. PDF

36. Gallagher AJ (2016) Coexistence with sharks: a response to Carter and Linnell. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31:817-818. PDF

35. Hammerschlag N, Skubel RA, Calich H, Cain S, Enchelmaier A, Jennings L, Macdonald CC, Nelson ER, Shiffman DS, Wester J, Gallagher AJ. (2016) 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

34. Hammerschlag N, Bell I, Fitzpatrick R, Gallagher AJ, Hawkes LA, Meekan MG, Stevens JD, Thums MD, Witt MJ, Barnett A. (2016) Behavioral evidence suggests facultative scavenging by a marine apex predator during a food pulse. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70:1777-1788. PDF

33. Birnie-Gauvin K, Peiman KS, Gallagher AJ, de Bruijn R, Cooke SJ.  (2016).  Sublethal consequences of urban life for wild vertebrates.  Environmental Reviews 24:416-425 PDF

32. Roemer RP, Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N. (2016) Shallow water tidal flat use and associated specialized foraging behavior of the great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran). Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 49: 235-249. PDF

31. Ward TD, Algera DA, Gallagher AJ,  Hawkins E, Horodysky A, Jorgensen C, Killen SS, McKenzie DJ, Metcalfe JD, Peck MA, Vu M, Cooke SJ. (2016) Understanding the Individual to Implement the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management. Conservation Physiology 4: cow005 PDF

30. Sulikowski J, Wheeler C, Gallagher AJ, Prohaska B, Hammerschlag N. (2016) Steroid hormones reveal individual differences in the reproductive biology of an apex marine predator. Aquatic Biology 24:175-184. PDF

29. Cooke SJ, Nguyen VM, Wilson ADM, Donaldson MR, Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N,  Haddaway NR.  (2016). The need for speed in a crisis discipline: perspectives on peer review duration and implications for conservation science.  Endangered Species Research 30:11-18. PDF

28. Gallagher AJ, Cooke SJ, Hammerschlag N. (2015) Risk perceptions and conservation ethic among Florida recreational anglers targeting threatened sharks. Endangered Species Research 29:81-93. PDF

27. Gallagher AJ, Staaterman ER, Dreyer N. (2015) Kelp gulls prey on the eyeballs of juvenile cape fur seals off southwestern Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 37:411-414. PDF

26. Nguyen VM, Haddaway NR, Gutowsky LFG, Wilson ADM, Gallagher AJ, et al. (2015) How Long Is Too Long in Contemporary Peer Review? Perspectives from Authors Publishing in Conservation Biology Journals. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0132557 PDF

25. Gallagher AJ, Vianna GMS, Papastamatiou YP, Macdonald C, Guttridge T, Hammerschlag N (2015). Biological effects, conservation potential, and research priorities of shark diving tourism. Biological Conservation 184: 365-379. PDF

24. Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N, Cooke SJ, Costa DP, Irschick DJ. (2015) Evolutionary theory as a tool for predicting risk of extinction. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 61-65. (with cover) PDF

23. Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N, Cooke SJ, Costa DP, Irschick DJ (2015). One size doesn’t always fit all: A response to Stroud and Feeley. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33: 1-2. PDF

22. Shiffman DS, Gallagher AJ, Wester J, Macdonald C, Thaler AD, Cooke SJ, Hammerschlag N. (2015). A letter of clarification from the authors of “trophy fishing for species threatened with extinction” Marine Policy 53: 213-214. PDF

21. Shiffman DS, Gallagher AJ, Wester J, 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. PDF

20. Gallagher AJ, Orbesen ES, Hammerschlag N, Serafy JE (2014) Vulnerability of oceanic sharks to pelagic longline bycatch. Global Ecology and Conservation 1: 50-59. PDF

19. Hammerschlag N, Cooke SJ, Gallagher AJ, Godley BJ (2014) Considering the fate of electronic tags: user responsibility and interactions when encountering tagged marine animals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 1147–1153 (with cover) PDF

18. Gallagher AJ, Wagner DN, Irschick DJ, Hammerschlag N (2014) Body condition predicts energy stores in apex predatory sharks. Conservation Physiology 2: cou022 PDF

17. Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N, Shiffman DS, Giery ST (2014) Evolved for extinction? The price of specialization in apex marine predators. BioScience 67: 619-624. (with cover) PDF

16. Staaterman ER, Reichenbach ZC, Bhandiwad AA, Gravinese PM, Moeller PM, 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: 1-8. PDF

15. Gallagher AJ, Romeiro J, Canabal D, Canabal V, Hammerschlag N (2014) Novel social behaviors in open ocean sharks at a Bahamian reef. Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution 26: 413-417. PDF

14. Cooke SJ, Hogan ZS, Butcher PA, Stokesbury MJW, Raghavan R, Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N, Danylchuk AJ (2014) Angling for endangered fish: conservation problem or conservation action? Fish and Fisheries PDF

13. Gallagher AJ, Serafy JE, Cooke SJ, Hammerschlag N (2014) Physiological stress response, reflex impairment, and survival of five sympatric shark species following experimental capture and release. Marine Ecology Progress Series 496: 207-218. PDF

12. Fallows C, Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N (2013) White sharks (Carcharodon carcharhias) scavenging on whales and its potential role in further shaping the ecology of an apex predator. PLoS ONE 8: e60797. PDF

11. Hammerschlag N, Gallagher AJ, Carlson JK (2013) A revised estimate of daily ration in the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) with implications for assessing ecosystem impacts of apex predators. Functional Ecology 27: 1273-1274. PDF

10. Carr LA, Stier AC, Fietz K, Montero I, Gallagher AJ, Bruno JF (2013) Illegal shark fishing in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Marine Policy 39:317-321. PDF

9. Hammerschlag N, Gallagher AJ, Wester J, Luo J, Ault JS (2012) Don’t bite the hand that feeds: behavioral impacts of provisioning ecotourism on an apex marine predator. Functional Ecology 26:567-576. (with cover) PDF

8. Gallagher AJ, Kyne PK, Hammerschlag N (2012) Ecological risk assessment and its application to elasmobranch conservation and management. Journal of Fish Biology 80:1727-1748. PDF

7. Shiffman DS, Gallagher AJ, Boyle MD, Hammerschlag-Peyer CM, 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 (with cover) PDF

6. Gallagher AJ, Jackson T, Hammerschlag N (2011) Occurrence of tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) scavenging on avian prey and its possible connection to several large-scale bird die-offs in the Florida Keys. Florida Scientist 74:264-269. PDF

5. Staaterman E, Clark CW, Gallagher AJ, Claverie T, deVries M, Patek SN (2011) Rumbling in the benthos: acoustic ecology of the California mantis shrimp (Hemisquilla californiensis). Aquatic Biology 13:97-105. (Feature article with cover) PDF

4. Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N (2011) Global Shark Currency: The distribution and frequency, and socio-economics of shark ecotourism. Current Issues in Tourism 14:797-812. PDF

3. Hammerschlag N, Gallagher AJ, Lazarre DM (2011) A review of shark satellite tagging studies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 398(1-2):1-8. PDF

2. Hammerschlag N, Gallagher AJ, Lazarre DM, Slonim C. (2011) Range extension of the endangered great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) in the Northwest Atlantic: Preliminary data and significance for conservation. Endangered Species Research 13:111-116. PDF

1. Gallagher AJ, Frick LH, Bushnell P, Brill RW, Mandelman JW (2010) Blood gas, oxygen saturation, pH, and lactate values in elasmobranch blood measured with a commercially available portable clinical analyzer and standard laboratory equipment. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 22:229-234. PDF

Book Chapters + Reviews

Gallagher AJ (2014) The Biology of Sharks and Rays by A Peter Klimley; 2013. The University of Chicago Press.  Bulletin of Marine Science 90:745-746.

Staaterman E, Clark CW, Gallagher AJ, Claverie T, deVries M, Patek SN (2012) The acoustic ecology of the California mantis shrimp. In: Popper, A. N. and Hawkins, A. eds. Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York.

In Review

Trull PF, Finnegan S, Gallagher AJ (In Review) A new method for catching Wilson's storm petrels at sea.

Gonzalez C, Gallagher AJ, Caballero S. (In Review) Conservation genetics of the bonnethead shark Sphyrna tiburo in Bocas del Toro, Panama: Preliminary evidence of a unique stock. 

Gallagher AJ, Lawrence M, Jain-Schlaepfer S, Gilmour K, Cooke SJ. (In Review) Chronic exposure to avian predators does not alter baseline and stress-induced glucocorticoid hormone concentrations in a freshwater fish.

Gallagher AJ, Huveneers C. (In Review) Emerging challenges to shark-diving tourism.

Gallagher AJ, Klimley AP. (In Review) The biology, ecology, life history, and conservation status of the large hammerhead shark complex: the great, scalloped, and smooth hammerheads

Gallagher AJ, Trull PF, Faherty MS, Freidenfelds N, Heimbuch J, Cherry MJ. (In Review) Coyotes strategically utilize coastal landscapes to hunt large prey. 

Lennox RJ, Gallagher AJ, Ritchie EG, Cooke SJ. (In Review) Evaluating the efficacy of predator removal in a conflict-prone world.

Barreto R, Lessa R, Mancini P, Santander-Neto J, Santana F, Kotas J, Gallagher AJ, Andrade H, Ferretti F, Worm B. (In Review) Life history, demography, and conservation concerns for South Atlantic pelagic sharks.