John Mandelman, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Scientist
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Ph.D., Biology, Northeastern University, 2006
B.A., Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1996
Dr. John Mandelman is Vice President and Chief Scientist of the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, the Aquarium’s solutions-based ocean research, policy, and technical advising institute. Dr. Mandelman has resided at the Aquarium in various capacities since 2004. In collaboration with various colleagues around the globe, John’s scientific research has focused on better understanding and reducing negative effects of human-induced disturbances on vulnerable ocean species, including sharks in the North Atlantic, and has routinely been used to inform fisheries management, industry practices and ocean policy. In addition to his primary role at the New England Aquarium, John is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School of Marine Science and Technology, and the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Lawrence, M. J., Eliason, E. J., Brownscombe, J. W., Gilmour, K. M., Mandelman, J. W., Cooke, S. J. 2017. An experimental evaluation of the role of the stress axis in mediating predator-prey interactions in wild marine fish. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 207:21-29. doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2017.02.001
Talwar, B., Brooks, E., Mandelman, J., Grubbs, D. 2017. Stress, post-release mortality, and recovery of commonly discarded deep-sea sharks caught on longlines. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 582:147-161. doi.org/10.3354/meps12334
Capizzano, C.W., Mandelman, J.W., Hoffman, W.S., Dean, M.J., Zemeckis, D.R., Benoit, H.P., Kneebone, J., Jones, E. A., Stettner, M.J., Buchan, N.J., Langan, J.A., Sulikowski, J.A. 2016. Estimating and mitigating post-release mortality of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the Gulf of Maine’s recreational rod-and-reel fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsw058
McClellan K., Mandelman J.W., Burgess E., Cooke, S.J., Nguyen V.M., and Danylchuk A.J. 2016. Catching sharks: recreational saltwater angler behaviors and attitudes regarding shark encounters and conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 26: 689–702. doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2581
Benoȋt, H.P., Capizzano, C.W., Knotek, R.J., Rudders, D.B., Sulikowski, J.A., Dean, M.J., Hoffman, W.S., Zemeckis, D.R., Mandelman, J.W. 2015. A generalized model for longitudinal short- and long-term mortality data for commercial fishery discards and recreational fishery catch-and-releases. ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsv039
Jordan, L.K., Mandelman, J.W., McComb, D.M., Fordham, S.V., Carlson, J.C., Werner, T.B. 2013. Linking sensory biology and fisheries bycatch reduction in elasmobranch fishes: A review with new directions for research. Conservation Physiology. 1. doi.org/10.1093/conphys/cot002
Cicia, A.M., Schlenker, L.S., Sulikowski, J.A., Mandelman, J.W. 2012. Seasonal variations in the physiological stress response to discrete bouts of aerial exposure in the little skate, Leucoraja erinacea. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A. 162:130–138. doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2011.06.003
Skomal, G.B., Mandelman, J.W. (equal contribution to authorship). 2012. The physiological response to anthropogenic stressors in marine elasmobranch fishes: a review with a focus on the secondary response. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A. 162: 146–155. doi.org/10.1007/s11160-008-9084-z
Mandelman, J.W., Cooper, P.W., Werner, T.B and Lageaux, K. 2008. Shark bycatch and depredation in the U.S. Atlantic pelagic longline fishery. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 18(4): 427–442.
Mandelman, J.W., and Skomal, G. 2009. Differential sensitivity to capture stress assessed by blood acid-base status in five carcharhinid sharks. Journal of Comparative Physiology, Part B. 179 (3): 267–277. doi.org/10.1007/s00360-008-0306-4
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
- Research Faculty, School of the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- Research Associate Faculty, Department of Marine Sciences, University of New England