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About Mahmood Shivji

The focus of Dr. Shivji's research is on developing and using integrative approaches (molecular genetics, genomics, telemetry and field work) to investigate various aspects of the ecology, conservation, evolution and management of marine organisms, with an emphasis on elasmobranchs (sharks and rays), billfishes and coral reef biota.

Positions

2010 Present Director - The Save Our Seas Shark Research Center, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
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2006 Present Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
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2002 Present Director - The Guy Harvey Research Institute, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
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19932006 Assistant / Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
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20002002 Assistant Director - The Guy Harvey Research Institute, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
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Honors and Awards

  • Nova Southeastern University President's Distinguished Professor Award 2012-2013
  • Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center Professor of the Year Award 2012-2013
  • Florida Sea Grant "Research to Application" Award: October 17, 2012
  • Selected by Nova Southesatern University’s Provost’s office to represent the University Core Value of Research and Scholarship at the 2012 University Team 2020 Assembly
  • Finalist (top five) for Nova Southeastern University Provost’s Research Award 2011
  • Student Choice Award (for best presentation by a professional scientist), Sharks International Conference, Cairns, Australia, 2010
  • Broward Business Alliance World Class Faculty Award, 2007
  • Nova Southeastern University Professor of the Year 2006
  • Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center Professor of the Year 2005
  • Best Student Paper Award, XIII International Seaweed Symposium, Vancouver, B.C. 1989
  • Best Student Paper Prize (Harold C. Bold Award), Phycological Society of America, 1987
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC, Canada) Doctoral Fellowship , 1986 1988
  • Fisheries Memorial Scholarship, School of Fisheries, University of Washington, 1988
  • Cobb Memorial Scholarship, School of Fisheries, University of Washington, 1987
  • Scholastic Achievement Award, Puget Sound Institute of Food Technologists, 1987
  • Egtvedt Scholar, School of Fisheries, University of Washington, 198
  • Faculty Merit Award, School of Fisheries, University of Washington, 1986
  • Melvin G. Anderson Memorial Scholarship, School of Fisheries, University of Washington, 1985
  • Simon Fraser University Open Scholarship, 1978, 1980

Education

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1990 Ph.D. Molecular Marine Biology, University of Washington - Seattle Campus
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1984 M.A. Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
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1980 B.Sc. Biology, Simon Fraser University
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