Prof Paul Shaw PhD
I am leader of the Aquatic, Behavioural & Evolutionary Biology (ABEB) research group.
My research interests lie in understanding the distribution and maintenance of genetic biodiversity within species (particularly in aquatic systems) using molecular genetic methods, the main aim of such work being to define mechanisms underlying population connectivity, evolution and speciation. The applications of this work are to improve assessment and conservation of genetic biodiversity within exploited (fished) species.
- genetic management of exploited natural populations and species of potential aquaculture interest (cephalopods and fish)
- investigating larval dynamics and dispersal in marine species
- evolution of behavioural / reproductive strategies of aquatic organisms (particularly cephalopods)
My aim is to understand the effect on genetic biodiversity of processes occurring at the level of individuals to populations to species.
Multiple paternity in egg clutches of green turtles in Redang Island and Sabah Turtle Islands Park, Malaysia. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 12 (1) pp. 12-22.2017.
Congruent Molecular and Morphological Diversity of Macaronesian Limpets: Insights into eco-evolutionary Forces and Tools for Conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science 4 75 10.3389/fmars.2017.00075 Cadair2017.
Microsatellite genotyping of brown crab Cancer pagurus reveals fine scale selection and 'non-chaotic' genetic patchiness within a high gene flow system. Marine Ecology Progress Series 566 pp. 91-103. 10.3354/meps12044 Cadair2017.
Divergence of cryptic species of Doryteuthis plei Blainville, 1823 (Loliginidae, Cephalopoda) in the Western Atlantic Ocean is associated with the formation of the Caribbean Sea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 106 pp. 44-54. 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.09.014 Cadair2017.
Phenotypic divergence despite high gene flow in Chokka squid Loligo reynaudii (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae): implications for fishery management. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 96 pp. 1507-1525 . 10.1017/S0025315415001794 Cadair2016.
Isolation by distance and non-identical patterns of gene flow within two river populations of the freshwater fish Rutilus rutilus (L. 1758). Conservation Genetics 17 pp. 861-874. 10.1007/s10592-016-0828-3 Cadair2016.
Molecular genetic, life-history and morphological variation in a coastal warm-temperature sciaenid fish: Evidence for an upwelling-driven speciation event. Journal of Biogeography 43 (9) pp. 1820-1831. 10.1111/jbi.12829 Cadair2016.
Multiple Mating, Paternity and Complex Fertilisation Patterns in the Chokka Squid Loligo reynaudii. PLoS One 11 (2) e0146995 10.1371/journal.pone.01469952016.
Past and present drivers of population structure in a small coastal fish, the European long snouted seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus. Conservation Genetics 16 (5) pp. 1139-1153. 10.1007/s10592-015-0728-y Cadair2015.
Species-specific PCR-RFLP for identification of early life history stages of squid and other applications to fisheries research. Fisheries Research 167 pp. 207-209. 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.02.007 Cadair2015.
Integrating genetic and otolith microchemistry data to understand population structure in the Patagonian Hoki (Macruronus magellanicus). Fisheries Research 164 pp. 1-7. 10.1016/j.fishres.2014.10.004 Cadair2015.
Incipient genetic isolation of a temperate migratory coastal Sciaenid fish (Argyrosomus inodorus) within the Benguela Cold Current system. Marine Biology Research 11 (4) pp. 423-429. 10.1080/17451000.2014.952309 Cadair2015.
Molecular Phylogeny of the Genus Lolliguncula Steenstrup, 1881 Based on Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA Sequences Indicates Genetic Isolation of Populations from North and South Atlantic, and the Possible Presence of Further Cryptic Species. PLoS One 9 (2) e88693 10.1371/journal.pone.0088693 Other Cadair2014.
Population Connectivity and Phylogeography of a Coastal Fish, Atractoscion aequidens (Sciaenidae), across the Benguela Current Region: Evidence of an Ancient Vicariant Event. PLoS One 9 (2) e87907 10.1371/journal.pone.0087907 Other Cadair2014.
Testing the performance of a fragment of the COI gene to identify western Palaearctic stag beetle species (Coleoptera, Lucanidae). ZooKeys 365 pp. 105-126. 10.3897/zookeys.365.55262013.
Genetic variation in a newly established population of the Atlantic rock crab Cancer irroratus in Iceland. Marine Ecology Progress Series 494 pp. 219-230. 10.3354/meps105372013.
New molecular phylogeny of the squids of the family Loliginidae with emphasis on the genus Doryteuthis Naef, 1912: Mitochondrial and nuclear sequences indicate the presence of cryptic species in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68 (2) pp. 293-299. 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.0272013.
Characterization of microsatellite loci developed for the Mexican four-eyed octopus Octopus maya. Conservation Genetics Resources 5 (3) pp. 803-805. 10.1007/s12686-013-9912-x2013.
Evidence of deep genetic divergence between populations of an important recreational fishery species, Lichia amia L. 1758, around southern Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 34 (4) pp. 585-591. 10.2989/1814232X.2012.749809 Cadair2012.
Isolation of 12 microsatellite markers for geelbeck (Atractoscion aequidens (Cuvier, 1860), Sciaenidae), an overexploited marine fish. Conservation Genetics Resources 4 (1) pp. 85-87. 10.1007/s12686-011-9480-x Cadair2011.
Historical and contemporary population genetic connectivity of the European short-snouted seahorse Hippocampus hippocampus and implications for management. Journal of Fish Biology 78 (6) pp. 1738-1756. 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02974.x Cadair2011.
Physiological responses of three crustacean species to infection by the dinoflagellate-like protist Hematodinium (Alveolata: Syndinea). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 105 (2) pp. 194-196. 10.1016/j.jip.2010.06.007 Cadair2010.
Microsatellite DNA markers and morphometrics reveal a complex population structure in a merobenthic octopus species (Octopus maorum) in south-east Australia and New Zealand. Marine Biology 156 (6) pp. 1183-1192. 10.1007/s00227-009-1160-y Cadair2009.
Testing hypotheses of population structuring in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea using the common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis. Molecular Ecology 16 (13) pp. 2667-2679. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03333.x Cadair2007.
Molecular and histological identification of the crustacean parasite Hematodinium sp (Alveolata, Syndinea) in the shore crab Carcinus maenas. Acta Protozoologica 46 (3) pp. 183-192. Cadair2007.
Genetic population structure across a range of geographic scales in the commercially exploited marine gastropod Buccinum undatum. Marine Ecology Progress Series 317 pp. 157-169. 10.3354/meps317157 Cadair2006.