Publications

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Papers in peer-reviewed journals

2017

Brunnschweiler J.M., Huveneers C., Borucinska J. (2017) Multi-year growth progression of a neoplastic lesion on a bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas). Matters Select.

Brunnschweiler J.M., Payne N.L., Barnett A. (2017) Hand feeding can periodically fuel a major portion of bull shark energy requirements at a provisioning site in Fiji. Animal Conservation (in press)

Macdonald C., Gallagher A.J., Barnett A., Brunnschweiler J.M., Shiffman D.S., Hammerschlag N. (2017) Conservation potential of apex predator tourism. Biological Conservation 215: 132-141

Ramírez-Macias D., Queiroz N., Pierce S.J., Humphries N.E., Sims D.W., Brunnschweiler J.M. (2017) Oceanic adults, coastal juveniles: tracking the habitat use of whale sharks off the Pacific coast of Mexico. PeerJ 5: e33271

Trave C., Brunnschweiler J.M., Sheaves M., Diedrich A., Barnett A. (2017) Are we killing them with kindness? Evaluation of sustainable marine wildlife tourism. Biological Conservation 209: 211-222

Cardeñosa D., Glaus K.B.J., Brunnschweiler J.M. (2017) Occurrence of juvenile bull sharks (Carcharhinus leuas) in the Navua River in Fiji. Marine and Freshwater Research 68: 592-597

2015

Glaus K.B.J., Adrian-Kalchhauser I., Burkhardt-Holm P., White, W.T., Brunnschweiler J.M. (2015) Characteristics of the shark fisheries of Fiji. Scientific Reports 5: 17556

Kocsis L., Vennemann T.W., Ulianov A., Brunnschweiler J.M. (2015) Characterizing the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas habitat in Fiji by the chemical and isotopic compositions of their teeth. Environmental Biology of Fishes 98: 1609-1622

2014

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2014) Know your instruments: ensuring depth and temperature data from pop-up satellite archival tags are reported correctly. Journal of Ecosystem & Ecography S4: 004

Brunnschweiler J.M., Abrantes K.G., Barnett A. (2014) Long-term changes in species composition and relative abundances of sharks at a provisioning site. PLoS ONE 9(1): e86682

2013

Brunnschweiler J.M., Barnett A. (2013) Opportunistic visitors: long-term behavioural response of bull sharks to food provisioning in Fiji. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58522

2012

Brunnschweiler J.M., Sims D.W. (2012) Diel oscillations in whale shark vertical movements associated with meso- and bathypelagic diving. American Fisheries Society Symposium 76: 457-469

2011

Brunnschweiler J.M., Baensch H. (2011) Seasonal and long-term changes in relative abundance of bull sharks from a tourist shark feeding site in Fiji. PLoS ONE 6(1): e16597

  • Among the top 25% most cited PLoS ONE articles (July 2017)

Brunnschweiler J.M., Nielsen F., Motta P. (2011) In situ observation of stomach eversion in a line-caught Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus). Fisheries Research 109: 212-216

2010

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2010) The Shark Reef Marine Reserve: a marine tourism project in Fiji involving local communities. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 18: 29-42

Brunnschweiler J.M., Sazima I. (2010) Swift swimming reef fish as hosts of small juvenile sharksuckers. Coral Reefs 29: 843

Brunnschweiler J.M., Queiroz N., Sims D.W. (2010) Oceans apart? Short-term movements and behaviour of adult bull sharks Carcharhinus leucas in Atlantic and Pacific Oceans determined from pop-off satellite archival tagging. Journal of Fish Biology: 77: 1343-1358

Humphries N.E., Queiroz N., Dyer J.R.M., Pade N.G., Musyl M.K., Schaefer K.M., Fuller D.W., Brunnschweiler J.M., Doyle T.K., Houghton J.D.R., Hays G.C., Jones C.S., Noble L.R., Wearmouth V.J., Southall E.J., Sims D.W.(2010) Environmental context explains Lévy and Brownian movement patterns of marine predators. Nature 465: 1066-1069

Rasalato E., Maginnity V., Brunnschweiler J.M. (2010) Using local ecological knowledge to identify shark river habitats in Fiji (South Pacific). Environmental Conservation 37: 90-97

2009

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2009) Tracking free-ranging sharks with hand-fed intra-gastric acoustic transmitters. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 42: 201-209

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2009) Species record and mistaken identifications: the case of bull sharks at Chumphon Pinnacle, Thailand. Marine Biodiversity Records 2: e94

Brunnschweiler J.M., Baensch H., Pierce S.J., Sims D.W. (2009) Deep-diving behaviour of a whale shark Rhincodon typus during long-distance movement in the western Indian Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology 74: 706-714

2008

Brunnschweiler J.M., Compagno L.J.V. (2008) First record of Carcharhinus leucas from Tonga, South Pacific. Marine Biodiversity Records 1: e51

Brunnschweiler J.M., Pratt H.L. (2008) Putative male – male agonistic behaviour in free-living zebra sharks, Stegostoma fasciatum. The Open Fish Science Journal 1: 23-27

Brunnschweiler J.M., Sazima I. (2008)  A new and unexpected host for the sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates) with a brief review of the echeneid-host interactions. Marine Biodiversity Records 1: e41

Mucientes G.R., Queiroz N., Pierce S.J., Sazima I., Brunnschweiler J.M. (2008) Is host ectoparasite load related to echeneid fish presence? Research Letters in Ecology vol. 2008: 107578

2006

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2006) Sharksucker-shark interaction in two carcharhinid species. Marine Ecology 27: 89-94

Brunnschweiler J.M., Earle J.L. (2006) A contribution to marine life conservation efforts in the South Pacific: The Shark Reef Marine Reserve, Fiji. Cybium 30 (Supplement): 133-139

2005

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2005) Water-escape velocities in jumping blacktip sharks. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2: 389-391

Brunnschweiler J.M., Andrews P.L.R., Southall E.J., Pickering M., Sims D.W. (2005) Rapid voluntary stomach eversion in a free-living shark. Journal of the Marine Biological Association U.K. 85: 1141-1144

Posters

Testerman C, Brunnschweiler J.M., Heithaus M., Gulak S., Werry J., Jabado R., Jones C., Shivji M. (2012) Global population genetic structure and parentage analysis of the bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas). Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, Vancouver, Canada.

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2010) The Bull Shark Tagging Programme: an integrated approach to study bull shark behaviour and ecology in Fiji. Sharks International, Cairns, Australia

Rasalato E., Maginnity V., Brunnschweiler J.M. (2009) Where there is water there are sharks: using local ecological knowledge to identify shark river habitats in Fiji, South Pacific. 13th annual meeting of the European Elasmobranch Association, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2009) The Bull Shark Tagging Programme: an integrated approach to study bull shark behaviour and ecology in Fiji. Fiji Islands Conservation Science Forum, Suva

Brunnschweiler J.M., Rasalato E. (2009) The Shark Reef Marine Reserve: a marine tourism project in Fiji involving local communities. Fiji Islands Conservation Science Forum, Suva

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2008) An integrated approach to study bull shark behaviour and ecology in the South Pacific: The Bull Shark Tagging Programme. 12th annual meeting of the European Elasmobranch Association, Lisbon, Portugal

Videos 

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Books 

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2005) Was Haie sind. Cuvillier Verlag Göttingen

Reports, comments, newspaper articles and media

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2015) Shark attacks and shark diving. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 26: 276-277

Brunnschweiler J.M., Ward-Paige C.A. (2014) Shark fishing and tourism. Oryx 48: 486-487

Brunnschweiler J.M. (2012) Two faces of marine ecology research. Nature 486: 34

Brunnschweiler J.M., McKenzie J (2010) Baiting sharks for marine tourism: Comment on Clua et al. (2010). Marine Ecology Progress Series 420: 283-284

Brunnschweiler J.M., Van Buskirk J. (2006) Satellite tagging of bull sharks at Walker’s Cay in the Bahamas. Bahamas Naturalist & Journal of Science 1: 30-34

Noch immer kein Patentrezept. Neue Zürcher Zeitung 30 July 2014

Marine Riesen im Rausch der Tiefe. Neue Zürcher Zeitung 24 June 2009

Jungfernzeugung bei einem Hammerhai. Neue Zürcher Zeitung 30 May 2007

Schweizer Haiforscher. MTW 15 February 2007

Haiunfälle – verschiedene Ursachen und viele offene Fragen. Neue Zürcher Zeitung 10 January 2007

Der “aggressive” Hai – ein ungerechtfertigter Mythos. Neue Zürcher Zeitung 12 June 2002

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