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Devloo-Delva, F., […], Brunnschweiler, J.M., […], Feutry, P. (2023) From rivers to ocean basins: The role of ocean barriers and philopatry in the genetic structuring of a cosmopolitan coastal predator. Ecology and Evolution 13: e9837


Ward-Paige, C.A., Sykes, H., Osgood, G.J., Brunnschweiler, J.M. (2022) Community-driven shark monitoring for informed decision making: a case study from Fiji. Pacific Conservation Biology in press

Meyer, L., […], Brunnschweiler, J.M., […], Huveneers, C. (2022) Redefining provisioning in marine wildlife tourism. Journal of Ecotourism 21: 210-229


Bouveroux, T., Loiseau, N., Barnett, A., Marosi, N.D., Brunnschweiler, J.M. (2021) Companion and casual acquaintances: the nature of associations among bull sharks at a shark feeding site in Fiji. Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 678074


Glaus, K.B.J., Appleyard, S.A., Stockwell, B., Brunnschweiler, J.M., Shivji, M., Clua, E., Marie, A.D., Rico, C. (2020) Insight into insular isolation of the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas (Müller and Henle, 1839), in Fijian waters. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 586015 

Brunnschweiler, J.M., Vignaud, T.M., Côté, I.M., Maljković, A. (2020) The costs of cohabiting: the case of sharksuckers (Echeneis naucrates) and their hosts at shark provisioning sites. Ecology 101: e03160

Rohner, C.A., […],  Brunnschweiler, J.M., […], Pierce, S.J. (2020) No place like home? High residency and predictable seasonal movement of whale sharks off Tanzania. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 423

Brunnschweiler, J.M., Marosi, N.D. (2020) Two years of impairment: plastic packing strap on a bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) in Fiji. Pacific Conservation Biology 26: 208-209


Glaus, K.B.J., Brunnschweiler, J.M., Piovano, S., Mescam, G., Genter, F., Fluekiger, P., Rico, C. (2019) Essential waters: Young bull sharks in Fiji’s largest riverine system. Ecology and Evolution 9: 7574-7585

Glaus K.B.J., Adrian-Kalchhauser I., Piovano S., Appleyard S.A., Brunnschweiler J.M., Rico C. (2019) Fishing for profit or food? Socio-ecnomic drivers and fishers’ attitudes towards sharks in Fiji. Marine Policy 100: 249-257


Vierus T., Gehring S., Brunnschweiler J.M., Glaus K., Zimmer M., Marie A.D., Rico C. (2018) Discovery of a multispecies shark aggregation and parturition area in the Ba Estuary, Fiji Islands. Ecology and Evolution 8: 7079-7993

Abrantes K.G., Brunnschweiler J.M., Barnett A. (2018) You are what you eat: Examining the effects of provisioning tourism on shark diets. Biological Conservation 224: 300-308

Brunnschweiler J.M., Payne N.L., Barnett A. (2018) Hand feeding can periodically fuel a major portion of bull shark energy requirements at a provisioning site in Fiji. Animal Conservation 21: 31-35

Bird C.S., […], Brunnschweiler J.M., […], Trueman, C.N. (2018) A global perspective on the trophic geography of shark. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 299-305


Brunnschweiler J.M., Huveneers C., Borucinska J. (2017) Multi-year growth progression of a neoplastic lesion on a bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas). Matters Select 3: e201709000002

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

  • Top 5 most viewed article in its subject areas (January 2018)

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


See on Vimeo


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

Reports, comments, newspaper articles and media

“Kielings Wilde Welt – Kreislauf des Lebens

“Einstein” unter Haien – Teil 1

“Einstein” unter Haien – Teil 2

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