Tag Archives: project-tiger

New publication on genetic analyses of tiger sharks in the Indo-Pacific region

Bonnie’s latest genetic study suggests that tiger sharks in the Indo-pacific move and interbreed within the region. The study shows that nations in the region need to cooperate to jointly manage and conserve this shared population. Photo: Jenny Ovenden (left) and Bonnie Holmes (right). Holmes, B., Williams, S., Otway, N., Nielsen, E. E., Maher, S., Bennett, M. & […]

MFL project tiger expanded to encompass white sharks

Project tiger has been upgraded! Collaborative research on historical collections of jaws in 2015 was the basis for the scaling up of the project to include new species (white sharks). The project is now an international collaboration of Australian and Danish population genomics and elasmobranch experts. It is funded by research councils from those nations. […]

Welcome to new PhD student Dani Davenport

Hi my name is Danielle Davenport and I am from Gippsland in country Victoria, Australia. I have recently joined the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory (MFL) as a new PhD student under the supervision of Jennifer Ovenden. Prior to joining the MFL, I completed my undergraduate studies in the marine environment at the University of Tasmania and worked for […]

Contemporary and retrospective genomic analyses of tiger and white sharks

Thanks to the Brisbane Times for an accurate summary of a new project starting at MFL in Jan 2017 funded by the Australian Research Council. The project will use detailed genomic analyses on living and long-dead tiger and white sharks to provide new information about the spatial and temporal dimensions of populations to inform conservation and […]

PhD scholarship available for shark genetics project

If you are looking for a world-beating PhD project, here it is! Einar Nielsen in Denmark is looking for applicants to work on a collaborative project on the population genetics of Tiger and White sharks. It follows on from a recently published study that Einar led during his 2015 visit to MFL. Download the details […]

Genetic status of Tiger Shark in Australia

Congratulations to Safia Maher who has completed her BSc Hons project on tiger shark genetics at MFL. Safia gave a seminar at UQ last Friday summarising her work. By analysing DNA extracted from tiger shark jaws and modern samples, Safia has been able to quantify a change in genetic diversity on the eastern compared to the western coast […]

Shark and ray presentations at OCS conference in New Zealand

This week postgrads from MFL and the Bennett lab at UQ are presenting their work at the Oceania Chondrichthyian Society conference in New Zealand. Left to right: Safia Maher – tiger sharks, Deb Bowden – grey nurse sharks, Carolina Vagas-Caro – Chilean skates, Bonnie Holmes – tiger sharks, Kate Burgess – Manta rays Photo: Carlos Bustamante