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Some of Dr. Dove’s research highlights include:

  1. Co-leading the group that sequenced and assembled the genome of the whale shark, the first shark to have its genome fully assembled.
  2. Awarded US Patent No. 9,994,466 for co-invention of a system for denitrification of water
  3. Describing, with collaborators, the largest aggregation of whale sharks known to science.
  4. Discovering potential whale shark mating grounds in St Helena, south Atlantic
  5. Expeditionary filed work in Galapagos (Ecuador), St Helena (UKOT), Indonesia and Mexico.
  6. Describing a new non-infectious disease in American lobsters related to environmental changes.
  7. Documenting for the first time the presence of the Asian fish tapeworm in Australian freshwater fishes.
  8. Describing new genera and species of parasites in Australian marine and freshwater fishes

 Selected publications (or go to Full Bibliography or to his ResearchGate profile or OrcID profile):



58. Burns A.S., Padilla C.C., Pratte Z.A., Gilde K., Regensburger M., Hall E., Dove A.D.M. and Stewart F.J. (2018) Broad phylogenetic diversity associated with nitrogen loss through sulfur oxidation in a large public marine aquarium. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 4: e01250-18.  DOI:

57. Patin N.V., Pratte Z.A., Regensburger M., Hall E., Gilde K., Dove A.D.M. and Stewart F.J. (2018) Microbiome dynamics in a large artificial seawater aquarium. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84(10): e00179-18.

56. Tessler M., Marancik D., Champagne D., Dove A.D.M., Camus A., Siddall M.E., and Kvist S. (2018) Marine leech anticoagulant diversity and evolution. Journal of Parasitology. 104(3): 210-220.

55. McKinney J.A., Hoffmayer E.R., Holmberg J., Graham R.T., Driggers W.B. III, de la Parra-Venegas R., Galvan-Pastoriza B.E., Fox S., Pierce S.J. and Dove A.D.M. (2017) Long-term assessment of whale shark population demography and connectivity using photo-identification in the Western Atlantic Ocean. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0180495.

54. Read T.D., Petit R.A, Joseph S.J., Alam M.T., Weil M.R., Ahmad M., Bhimani R, Vuong J.S., Haase C.P., Webb D.H., Tan M., Dove A.D.M. (2017) Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark: Rhincodon typus Smith 1828. BMC Genomics 18: 532.

53. Norman, B.M., Holmberg J.A., Arzoumanian Z., Reynolds S., Wilson R.P., Rob D., Pierce S.J., Gleiss A.C., De La Parra R., Galvan B., Ramirez-Macias D., Robinson D., Fox S., Graham R., Rowat D., Potenski M., Levine M., McKinney J.A., Hoffmayer E., Dove A.D.M., Hueter R., Ponzo A., Araujo G., Aca E., David D., Rees R., Duncan A., Rohner C.A., Prebble C.M., Hearn A., Acuna Marrero D., Berumen M.L., Vazquez A., Green J., Bach S.S., Schmidt J.V., Beatty S. & Morgan D.L. (2016)  Undersea Constellations: ‘Citizen Scientists’ Elucidate the Global Biology of a Threatened Marine Mega-vertebrate.  BioScience67(12): 1029–1043.

52.  De la Parra R., Dove A.D.M., Galvan B., Hueter R., Tyminski J., Vasquez L. & Maslanka M. (2015) El tiburón ballena (Rhincodon typus) de Quintana Roo, y sus movimientos  en el Golfo de México y el Mar Caribe. Episteme 1: 41-58

51.  Hacohen-Domené A., Martínez-Rincón R., Galván-Magaña F., Cárdenas-Palomo N., de la Parra-Venegas R., Galván B. and Dove A.D.M. (2015)  Habitat suitability and environmental factors affecting whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregations in the Mexican Caribbean. Environmental Biology of Fishes 98: 1953-1964

50.  Dove A.D.M., Clauss T.M., Marancik D.P. and Camus A.C.  (2015) Some Emerging Diseases of Elasmobranchs in Aquariums. In: (M. Smith ed.) Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual 2nd Ed.

49.  Clingham E., Brown J., Henry L., Beard A. and Dove A.D.M. (2014) Evidence that St Helena island is important multi-use habitat for whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, with the first description of mating in this species. PeerJ. (in press)

48.  Read T.D, Petit R.A. III, Joseph S.J., Alam M.T., Weil M.R., Ahmad M., Bhimani R., Vuong J.S., Haase C.P., Webb D.H., A.D.M. Dove (2015) Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark: Rhincodon typus Smith 1828. PeerJ. Pre-print 837  

47.  Hill H.M., Dietrich S., Yeater D., McKinnon M., Miller M., Aibel S., Dove A.D.M. (2015) Developing a catalog of socio-sexual behaviors of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in the care of humans. Animal Behavior and Cognition. 2(2): 105-123

46.  Bik H.M., Dove A.D.M., Goldstein M.C., Helm R., MacPherson R., Martini K., Warneke A. and McClain C. (2014)  Ten simple rules for effective online outreach. PLOS Computational BiologyDOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003906

45. Dove, A.D.M. (2014) Foraging and ingestive behaviors of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, in response to chemical stimulus cues. Biological Bulletin. 228: 65-74.

44.  McClain C.R., Balk M., Benfield M.C., Branch T.A., Chen C., Cosgrove J.A., Dove A.D.M., Helm R.R., Hochberg E., Gaskins L., Lee F., Marshall A., McMurray S., Schanche C., Stone S.N. and Thaler A.D. (2014)  Sizing ocean giants: Patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna. PeerJ. 3: e715

43.  Sadana R., Major T., Dove A.D.M. and Stasko J. (2014) OnSet: A Visualization Technique for Large-scale Binary Set Data. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  DOI 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346249

42.  Cipriano R.C., Smith M.L., Vermeersch K.A., Dove A.D.M. and Styczynski M.P. (2015) Differential lipid and metabolite levels in response to spawning-induced inappetence in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. 13: 52-59   

41.  Alam M.D., Pettit R.A., Read T.D. and Dove A.D.M. (2014) The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) and its comparison with those of related shark species. Gene. 539: 44-49

40.  Webb D.W., Marrero C., Ellis H., Merriwether L. and Dove A.D.M. (2013) A simple reagent-free spectrophotometric assay for monitoring metronidazole therapy in aquarium water.   Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 25: 165-170

39.  Dove A.D.M., Leisen J., Zhou M., Byrne J.J., Lim-Hing K., Webb H.D., Gelbaum L., Viant M.R., Kubanek J. and Fernández F.M. (2012) Biomarkers of whale shark health: a metabolomic approach.  PLoS ONE.  7(11): e49379   

38.  Marancik D.P., Dove A.D.M. and Camus A.C. (2012) Experimental infection of yellow stingrays, Urobatis jamaicensis with the marine leech Branchellion torpedinis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 101: 51-60. doi:10.3354/dao02508

37.  Dove A.D.M. (2013) Metabolomics has great potential for clinical and nutritional care and research with exotic animals. Zoo Biology. 32(3): 246-250. Published online 29 May 2012  doi: 10.1002/ZOO.21024

36.  Haman K.H., Norton T.M., Thomas A.C., Dove A.D.M. and Tseng, F. (2012) Baseline Health Parameters and species comparisons between free-ranging Atlantic sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae), bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo), and spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) sharks in Georgia, Florida, and Washington.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases48(2): 295-306 

35.  Homerding M., McElroy A., Taylor G., Dove A.D.M. and Allam, B. (2012) Investigation of epizootic shell disease in American lobsters (Homarus americanus) from Long Island Sound: II. Immune parameters in lobsters and relationships to the disease.  Journal of Shellfish Research. 31(1): 495-504 

34.  Bell S.L., Allam B., McElroy A., Dove A.D.M. and Taylor G.T. (2012) Investigation of epizootic shell disease in American lobsters (Homarus americanus) from Long Island Sound: I. Characterization of associated microbial communities.  Journal of Shellfish Research. 31(1): 473-484.

33.  Marancik D., Berliner A.L., Cavin J.M., Clauss T.M., Dove A.D.M., Sutton D.A., Wickes B.L., Camus A.C. (2011) Disseminated fungal infection in two species of captive sharks. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.  42(4): 686-693.

32.  De la Parra Venegas R., Hueter R., Cano J.G., Tyminski J., Remolina J.F.G., Maslanka M., Ormos A., Weigt L., Carlson B., and Dove A.D.M. (2011) An unprecedented aggregation of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, in Mexican coastal waters of the Caribbean Sea. PLoS ONE. 6 (4) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018994

31.  Cipriano, R.C. and Dove, A.D.M. (2011) Far From Superficial: Microbial Diversity Associated With the Dermal Mucus of Fish. In: Health and Diseases of Aquatic Organisms: Bilateral Perspectives (R. Cipriano and I. Schelkunov eds).  Proceedings of the 3rd US/Russian Bilateral Exchange on Aquatic Animal Health. MSU Press: East Lansing Michigan. pp. 156-167.

30.  Cipriano, R.C., Bowser, P.R., Dove, A.D.M., Goodwin, A. and Puzach C. (2011) Prominent Emerging Diseases Within the United States. In: Health and Diseases of Aquatic Organisms: Bilateral Perspectives (R. Cipriano and I. Schelkunov eds).  Proceedings of the 3rd US/Russian Bilateral Exchange on Aquatic Animal Health. MSU Press: East Lansing Michigan. pp. 6-17.

29.  Dove, A.D.M., Coco C., Binder T., Schreiber C., Davis R., Carlson B. and Clauss T.M.  (2011) Acquisition, husbandry and veterinary care of whale sharks in a public aquarium setting.  In: Health and Diseases of Aquatic Organisms: Bilateral Perspectives (R. Cipriano and I. Schelkunov eds).  Proceedings of the 3rd US/Russian Bilateral Exchange on Aquatic Animal Health. MSU Press: East Lansing Michigan. pp. 251-258. 

28.  Dove, A.D.M., Clauss, T.M. and Arnold, J. (2010) Blood cells and serum chemistry in the world’s largest fish: the whale shark, Rhincodon typus, Smith 1828.  Aquatic Biology. 10: 177-184. doi: 10.3354/ab00252

27.  Allam B, Dove, A.D.M., McElroy, A., Taylor, G. and Fast, M. (2009) Characterization of microbial communities and immune system responses associated with shell disease in the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Journal of Shellfish Research. 28: 677-678

26.  Clauss, T.M., Dove, A.D.M. and Arnold, J. (2008) Haematologic disorders of fish.  Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice. 11(3): 445-462.

25.  Carlson, B., Curlee, K., Hall, K. and Dove, A.D.M. (2008) Designing and maintaining a large closed-system reef exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium.  In: Advances in Coral Husbandry in Public Aquaria.  Vol II.  Lewis R.J. and Janse M. eds.  Burgers Zoo: Arnem, the Netherlands. pp.255-268. (Book Chapter)

24.  Bartlett, S.L., Wooster, G.A., Sokolowski, M.S., Dove, A.D.M. and Bowser, P.R. (2008) Naturally-occurring bacteraemia in American lobsters, Homarus americanus Milne-Edwards, in the Long Island Sound, USA.  Journal of Aquatic Animal Health31(1): 19-25 

23.  Dove, A.D.M. & Cribb, T.H. (2006)  Species accumulation curves and their use in parasite ecologyTrends in Parasitology 22(12): 568-74

22.  Vianna, R.T., Boeger, W.A. and Dove, A.D.M. (2007) Neotropical Monogenoidea XX.  Scutualatus magnoancoratus gen. n. et sp. n. (Gyrodactylidae) from the South American electric eels, Electrophorus electricus (Gymnotidae: Gymnotiformes), and redescription of Mormyrogyrodactylus gemini from the African bulldog, Marcusenius macrolepidotus (Mormyridae, Osteoglossiformes).  Acta Zoologica. 88: 89-94. 

21. Sokolowski, M.S. and Dove, A.D.M. (2006) Histopathological examination of wild American eels infected with Anguillicola crassusJournal of Aquatic Animal Health. 18(4): 257–262. 

20. Dove, A.D.M. (2006) Defining parasite communities is a challenge for neutral theory.  Journal of Parasitology92(3): 673-675.

19. Clarke, L.M., Dove, A.D.M. and Conover, D.O. (2006)  Prevalence, intensity and effect of a nematode parasite, Philometra cf saltatrix, in the ovaries of bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrixFisheries Bulletin.  104: 118-124. 

18. Dove, A.D.M., Sokolowski, M.S., Bartlett, S.L. and Bowser, P.R. (2005) Spatiotemporal variation in serum chemistry of the lobster Homarus americanusJournal of Fish Diseases.  28: 663-675

17. Dove, A.D.M., Allam, B., Powers, J.J. and Sokolowski, M.S. (2005).  A simple thermal stress experiment with the lobster, Homarus americanus. Journal of Shellfish Research24(3): 761-765

16. Dove, A.D.M. (2005) Ultrastructural features of excretory calcinosis in the lobster, Homarus americanusJournal of Fish Diseases28(5): 313-316.

15. Dove, A.D.M., Bowser, P.R. and Cerrato, R.M. (2005) Histological analysis of an outbreak of QPX disease in hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, in New York.”  Journal of Aquatic Animal Health16:246-250.

14. Dove, A.D.M. and O’Donoghue, P.J. (2005)  Trichodinids (Ciliophora: Trichodinidae) from native and exotic Australian freshwater fishes.  Acta Protozoologica44: 51-60.

13. Sangster, C., Dove, A.D.M. & Bowser, P.R. (2004) Diplostomum in pond-reared Walleye Stizostedion vitreum: implications of a management strategy for control.  Aquaculture236: 95-102.

12. Dove, A.D.M., LoBue, C.P., Bowser, P.R. & Powell, M. (2004)  Excretory calcinosis: a new fatal disease of wild American lobsters, Homarus americanusDiseases of Aquatic Organisms58: 215-221.

11. Benz, G.W., Bullard, S.A., and Dove, A.D.M. (2001)  Metazoan parasites of fishes: synoptic information and portal to the literature for aquarists.  Proceedings of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association  AZA: Silver Spring MD. pp.1-15.

10. Chambers, C.B., Cribb, T.H. & Dove, A.D.M. (2001) Lecithocladium invasor n. sp. with a description of the pathology it causes in Naso vlamingii. Parasitology Research. 87: 666-673

9.  Dove, A.D.M. & Fletcher, A.S. (2000) Host range and geographical distribution of Bothriocephalus acheilognathi in Australia. Journal of Helminthology. 74: 121-127

8.  Dove, A.D.M. (2000) Richness patterns in the parasite communities of introduced poeciliid fishes. Parasitology. 120: 609-627.

7.  Dove, A.D.M. (1999) A new index of interactivity in parasite communities. International Journal for Parasitology. 29: 915-920. 

6.  Cribb, T.H.; Anderson, G.R.; and Dove, A.D.M. (1999) Pomphorhynchus heronensis and restricted movement of Lutjanus carponotatus on the Great Barrier Reef. Journal of Helminthology. 74: 53-56

5.  Dove, A.D.M. & Ernst, I. (1998) Concurrent invaders - four exotic species of Monogenea now established on exotic freshwater fishes in Australia. International Journal for Parasitology. 28: 1755-1764.

4.  Dove, A.D.M. (1998) A silent tragedy - parasites and exotic freshwater fishes in Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. 107: 109-113. 

3.  Dove, A.D.M. & Cribb, T.H. (1998) Two new genera, Provitellus and Ovipusillus, and four new species of monorchiid digeneans from carangid fishes of Australia. Systematic Parasitology. 41(1): 21-33.

2.  Dove, A.D.M., Cribb, T.H., Mockler, S.P. & Lintermans, M. (1997) The Asian fish tapeworm, Bothriocephalus acheilognathi, in Australian freshwater fishes. Marine and Freshwater Research. 48: 181-183.

1.  Dove, A.D.M. & Cribb, T.H. (1995) Coomera: a new genus of Fellodistomidae (Digenea) from Monodactylus argenteus (Monodactylidae) of southern Queensland, Australia. International Journal for Parasitology. 25: 1159-1162.