Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022-12-01 Ontogenetic shifts in the olfactory system of the sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka.Journal of Morphology..  284:e21539. 2022-12-01
2022-01-01 Too Hot to Handle? Effects of Increased Temperature on Brain and Sensory Development in the Port Jackson Shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni).Brain, Behavior, and Evolution..  97:367. 2022-01-01
2021-01-01 Comparative morphology of the spinal cord and associated vasculature in shallow versus deep diving cetaceans.Journal of Morphology..  2021:1-17. 2021-01-01
2021-01-01 The scaling of gill surface area and brain size between two populations of blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus).J Fish Biol..  99:990-998. 2021-01-01
2020-01-01 Convergence of olfactory inputs within the CNS of a cartilaginous and a bony fish: an anatomical indicator for olfactory sensitivity.Brain Behavior and Evolution..  95:139-161. 2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Maternal investment, ecological lifestyle, & brain evolution in sharks, rays, and chimaeras.American Naturalist..  195:1056-1069. 2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Multimodal imaging and analysis of the neuroanatomical and functional organisation of the primary olfactory inputs in the brownbanded bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum.Frontiers in Neuroanatomy..  14:560534. 2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Ontogenetic shifts in brain size and brain organization in the Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terranovae.Brain Behavior and Evolution.  95:162-180. 2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Volumetric analysis of the ascending olfactory pathway in fishes using diceCT.Brain Structure and Function.  225:2347-2375. 2020-01-01
2020-01-01 diceCT: an emerging tool to visualise the nervous system of fishes.eNeuro.  7:1-23. 2020-01-01
2019-01-01 Comparative brain morphology of the Greenland and Pacific sleeper sharks and its functional implications.Scientific Reports..  9:10022. 2019-01-01
2019-01-01 Not all electric shark deterrents are made equal: Effects of a commercially available electric anklet deterrent on white shark behaviour.PLoS One..  14:e0212851. 2019-01-01
2019-01-01 Reply to Froese and Froese "Comparisons of static brain–body allometries across vertebrates must distinguish between indeterminate and determinate growth.Nature Ecology and Evolution..  3:1405– 1406. 2019-01-01
2019-01-01 The Effect of Underwater Sounds on Shark Behaviour.Scientific Reports..  9:6924. 2019-01-01
2018-01-01 Decoupling of brain size and body size facilitated the exceptional encephalization of mammals and birds.Nature Ecology & Evolution..  2:1492-1500. 2018-01-01
2017-01-01 Effects of auditory and visual stimuli on shark feeding behaviour: the disco effect.Marine Biology..  165. 2017-01-01
2017-01-01 Ontogenetic shifts in brain organization in the blue- spotted stingray, Neotrygon kuhlii (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae).Brain, Behavior and Evolution..  89:68-83. 2017-01-01
2016-01-01 How close is too close? The effect of non-lethal electric fields on white shark behavior.PLoS One..  11:e0157717. 2016-01-01
2016-01-01 Quantitative classification of cerebellar foliation in cartilaginous fishes (Class: Chondrichthyes) using 3D shape analysis and its implications for evolutionary biology.Brain, Behavior and Evolution..  87:252-264. 2016-01-01
2015-01-01 Not all sharks are “swimming noses”: Variation in olfactory bulb size in cartilaginous fishes.Brain Structure and Function..  220:1127-1143. 2015-01-01
2015-01-01 Ontogenetic shifts in brain scaling reflect behavioral changes in the life cycle of the pouched lamprey Geotria australis.Frontiers in Neuroscience.  9. 2015-01-01
2014-01-01 Is bigger always better? Developing quantitative measures of cognitive ability in early vertebrates.Brain, Behavior and Evolution..  84. 2014-01-01
Ontogenetic development of all four inner ear maculae in school sharks (Galeorhinus galeus).Hearing Research..  424:108600.


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2014-01-01 Shark Repellant Expedition, Live Blog: Day 11, Shark Brains.supportoursharks.com2014-01-01


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2022-01-01 Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives.  New York: CRC Press. 2022-01-01


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2022-01-01 Advances in Chondrichthyan Neurobiology -- Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives.  CRC Press. 105-142. 2022-01-01
2021-08-01 Thirteen Outstanding Questions in Whale Shark Biology and Conservation -- Whale Sharks: Biology, Ecology, & Conservation.  Taylor & Francis: London. 301-318. 2021-08-01
2021-01-01 Whale Shark Sensory Biology and Neuroanatomy. -- Saving Earth’s Largest Fish: The Biology and Conservation of Whale Sharks..  Taylor & Francis/CRC Press.. 47-64. 2021-01-01
2020-01-01 The Cerebellum of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates. -- Evolutionary Neuroscience.  Elsevier Publishers.. 247-262. 2020-01-01
2018-01-01 Imaging Technologies in the Field and Laboratory. -- Shark Research: Emerging Technologies and Applications for the Field and Laboratory.  Taylor & Francis/CRC Press.. 157-176. 2018-01-01
2018-01-01 Sharks - Elasmobranch Cognition. -- Field and Laboratory Methods in Animal Cognition: A Comparative Guide.  Cambridge University Press. 354-380. 2018-01-01
2017-01-01 Structure and Function of Regional Specialization in the Vertebrate Retina. -- Evolution of Nervous Systems.  Elsevier Publishers.. 351-372. 2017-01-01
2017-01-01 The Cerebellum of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates. -- Evolution of Nervous Systems.  Elsevier.. 373-385. 2017-01-01
2015-01-01 How Elasmobranchs Sense their Environment. In Fish Physiology: Physiology of Elasmobranch Fishes. -- Fish Physiology: Physiology of Elasmobranch Fishes..  New York: Elsevier.. 19-99. 2015-01-01
2014-01-01 The Ecology of Leadership. -- Leading the Way: The First 20 Years of LDW.  UWA Publishing.. 2014-01-01
2010-01-01 Sensory adaptations to the environment: Electroreceptors as a case study. -- Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives: Vol II: Biodiversity, Adaptive Physiology, and Conservation.  CRC Press. 393-431. 2010-01-01


Investigator On

  • Applied Learning Funds. 2022-01-01
  • Project Advancement. 2022-01-01
  • Effects of water quality on olfactory system development in Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka. 2021-01-01 - 2022-01-01
  • Quantification of neurogenesis in a bony and cartilaginous fish. 2021-01-01 - 2022-01-01
  • Department of Biology and Marine Biology Applied Learning Funds. 2021-01-01
  • The effect of temperature on brain development in elasmobranch fishes. 2021-01-01
  • Finding Their Way Home: Ontogenetic shifts in the nervous system in the sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka. 2020-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • Home on the brain: Variation in the olfactory system in sea turtles. 2020-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • How do sharks localize sound? 2019-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • CSURF Research Supply Award. 2020-01-01
  • Developing ‘iDisco’ for investigation of the skate brain. 2020-01-01
  • In hot water: The effects of temperature on brain development. 2020-01-01
  • MR Imaging of the Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni. 2019-01-01
  • Ontogenetic Shifts in Brains of Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks. 2019-01-01
  • Ontogenetic shifts in the Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae. 2019-01-01
  • The effect of temperature on brain development in the epaulette shark. 2019-01-01
  • UNCW Dept of Biology and Marine Biology Applied Learning Funds. 2019-01-01
  • CAS Undergraduate Research & Creativity Award. 2018-01-01 - 2019-01-01
  • Characterization of the elasmobranch community in the tidal Cape Fear River. 2017-01-01 - 2019-01-01
  • American Elasmobranch Society Member Travel Grant. 2018-01-01
  • Hot brains: The effect of temperature on brain development in the little skate. 2018-01-01
  • MRI analysis of the little skate: effect of temperature on brain development. 2018-01-01
  • UNCW, Office of International Programs, Faculty International Travel Grant. 2018-01-01
  • The Effect of Temperature on Brain Development. 2017-01-01
  • Enhancing Single Cell Characterisation. 2016-01-01
  • 3D printing in the classroom: The use of bioimaging and 3D printing for comparative vertebrate neuroanatomy. 2015-01-01 - 2016-01-01
  • 3-Dimensional printing of vertebrate brains for comparative neuroanatomical assessment. 2015-01-01
  • A high resolution and high-throughput method for counting neurons and synapses in the vertebrate brain 2015-01-01
  • Anatomical proxies for cognitive abilities in vertebrates. 2015-01-01
  • NHMRC Equipment Grant Scheme: BD FACS Canto II Flow Cytometer, with High Throughput Sampler. 2014-01-01
  • UWA Professional Development Award. Aspire Program, Perth Convention Bureau 2014-01-01
  • Vision and Light Detection in Chondrichthyans. 2012-01-01 - 2014-01-01
  • In Search of a Magnetoreceptor in the Shark CNS. 2013-01-01
  • Full Name

  • Kara Erin Yopak Shaw