Key Papers

Bombieri, G., V. Nanni, M. d. M. Delgado, J. M. Fedriani, J. V. López-Bao, P. Pedrini, and V. Penteriani. 2018. Content analysis of media reports on predator attacks on humans: toward an understanding of human risk perception and predator acceptance. Bioscience 68:577-584.  Download

Bradshaw, C. J. A., P. Meagher, M. J. Thiele, R. G. Harcourt, and C. Huveneers. 2021. Predicting potential future reduction in shark bites on people. Royal Society Open Science 8:201197.  Download

Clua, E. E. G., and J. D. C. Linnell. 2018. Individual shark profiling: an innovative and environmentally responsible approach for selectively managing human fatalities. Conservation Letters:e12612.  Download


Crossley, R., C. M. Collins, S. G. Sutton, and C. Huveneers. 2014. Public perception and understanding of shark attack mitigation measures in Australia. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 19:154-165.  External resource

Engelbrecht, T., A. Kock, S. Waries, and M. J. O’Riain. 2017. Shark spotters: successfully reducing spatial overlap between white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) and recreational water users in False Bay, South Africa. Plos One 12:e0185335.  Download


Ferretti, F., S. Jorgensen, T. K. Chapple, G. De Leo, and F. Micheli. 2015. Reconciling predator conservation with public safety. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13:412-417.  External resource


Gallagher, A. J. 2016. Coexisting with sharks: a response to Carter and Linnell. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31:817-818.  External resource


Gibbs, L., and A. Warren. 2015. Transforming shark hazard policy: learning from ocean-users and shark encounter in western Australia. Marine Policy 58:116-124.  External resource


Gray, G. M. E., and C. A. Gray. 2017. Beach-user attitudes to shark bite mitigation strategies on coastal beaches; Sydney, Australia. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 22:282-290.  External resource


Hazin, F. H. V., and A. S. Afonso. 2014. A green strategy for shark attack mitigation off Recife, Brazil. Animal Conservation 17:287-296.  Download


Huveneers, C., S. Whitmarsh, M. Thiele, L. Meyer, A. Fox, and C. J. A. Bradshaw. 2018. Effectiveness of five personal shark-bite deterrents for surfers. Peerj 6:e5554.  Download


Iwane, M. A., K. M. Leong, M. Vaughan, and K. L. L. Oleson. 2021. When a shark is more than a shark: a sociopolitical problem-solving approach to fisher-shark interactions. Frontiers in Conservation Science 2.  Download

Lagabrielle, E., A. Allibert, J. J. Kiszka, N. Loiseau, J. P. Kilfoil, and A. Lemahieu. 2018. Environmental and anthropogenic factors affecting the increasing occurrence of shark-human interactions around a fast-developing Indian Ocean island. Scientific Reports 8:3676.  Download


Le Busque, B., J. Dorrian, and C. Litchfield. 2021. The impact of news media portrayals of sharks on public perception of risk and support for shark conservation. Marine Policy 124:104341.  External resource


Le Busque, B., P. Roetman, J. Dorrian, and C. Litchfield. 2021. People’s fear of sharks: a qualitative analysis. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.  External resource


McCagh, C., J. Sneddon, and D. Blache. 2015. Killing sharks: the media’s role in public and political response to fatal human–shark interactions. Marine Policy 62:271-278.  External resource


McPhee, D. 2014. Unprovoked shark bites: are they becoming more prevalent? Coastal Management 42:478-492.  External resource


Meeuwig, J. J., and L. C. Ferreira. 2014. Moving beyond lethal programs for shark hazard mitigation. Animal Conservation 17:297-298.  Download


Midway, S. R., T. Wagner, and G. H. Burgess. 2019. Trends in global shark attacks. Plos One 14:e0211049.  Download


Muter, B. A., M. L. Gore, K. S. Gledhill, C. Lamont, and C. Huveneers. 2013. Australian and U.S. news media portrayal of sharks and their conservation. Conservation Biology 27:187-196.  External resource


Neff, C. 2012. Australian beach safety and the politics of shark attacks. Coastal Management 40:88-106.  External resource


Neff, C. 2015. The Jaws effect: how movie narratives are used to influence policy responses to shark bites in western Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science 50:114-127.  External resource


Neff, C., and R. Hueter. 2013. Science, policy, and the public discourse of shark “attack”: a proposal for reclassifying human–shark interactions. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 3:65-73.  Download


Neff, C. L., and J. Y. H. Yang. 2013. Shark bites and public attitudes: policy implications from the first before and after shark bite survey. Marine Policy 38:545-547.  External resource


O'Connell, C. P., S. Andreotti, M. Rutzen, M. Meӱer, and P. He. 2014. The use of permanent magnets to reduce elasmobranch encounter with a simulated beach net. 2. The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Ocean & Coastal Management 97:20-28.  External resource


O'Connell, C. P., S.-Y. Hyun, S. H. Gruber, T. J. O'Connell, G. Johnson, K. Grudecki, and P. He. 2014. The use of permanent magnets to reduce elasmobranch encounter with a simulated beach net. 1. The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas). Ocean & Coastal Management 97:12-19.  External resource


O’Connell, C. P., S. Andreotti, M. Rutzen, M. Meÿer, C. A. Matthee, and P. He. 2014. Effects of the Sharksafe barrier on white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) behavior and its implications for future conservation technologies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 460:37-46.  External resource


Pepin-Neff, C., and T. Wynter. 2018. Save the sharks: reevaluating and (re)valuing feared predators. Human Dimensions of Wildlife:1-8.  Download


Simmons, P., M. Mehmet, B. Curley, N. Ivory, K. Callaghan, K. Wolfenden, and G. Xie. 2021. A scenario study of the acceptability to ocean users of more and less invasive management after shark-human interactions. Marine Policy 129:104558.  External resource

Simmons, P., and M. I. Mehmet. 2018. Shark management strategy policy considerations: community preferences, reasoning and speculations. Marine Policy 96:111-119.  External resource


Taylor, J., L. McLean, A. Korner, and N. Glozier. 2018. Direct and indirect psychological impacts of shark-bite events. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 0:0004867418808899.  External resource