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Joshua Moyer

Ph.D. Candidate at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Areas of expertise

  • Elasmobranch Biology
  • Comparative Morphology
  • Marine Biology

Major works

Bemis, W. E., M. Riccio, and J.K. Moyer (2015) Homology of lateral cusplets in the teeth of lamnid sharks (Lamniformes: Lamnidae). Fishes and Morphology Today, G. Arratia and D. Johnson, eds. Copeia 103: 961-972. Moyer et al. (2015) Development and Microstructure of Tooth Histotypes in the Blue Shark, Prionace glauca (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) and the Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias (Lamniformes: Lamnidae). Journal of Morphology. Moyer et al. (2015) Identification of Shark Teeth (Elasmobranchii: Lamnidae) from a Historic Fishing Station on Smuttynose Island, Maine, Using Computed Tomography Imaging. Northeastern Naturalist. Moyer, J. K. and W. E. Bemis (2017) Shark teeth as edged weapons: Serrated teeth of three species of selachians. Zoology 120: 101-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.zool.2016.05.007 Moyer, J. K. and W. E. Bemis (2016) Tooth microstructure and replacement in the Gulper Shark, Centrophorus granulosus (Squaliformes: Centrophoridae). Copeia 104: 529-539. https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-15-288

About Me

Joshua Moyer specializes in the biology of elasmobranch fishes (sharks, skates, and rays). After completing his Bachelors of Science with Departmental Honors in Biology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Joshua earned his Masters of Science from Cornell University, where he studied the comparative anatomy of the jaws and teeth of White Sharks and their relatives. Joshua is currently a doctoral candidate in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is studying anatomy and function of shark feeding.

Joshua has co-authored papers on shark dentitions and teaches college courses in marine biology, evolution, and vertebrate anatomy. A member of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) and the American Elasmobranch Society (AES), Joshua enjoys visiting shark localities wherever they may be and working with the many people who share his love of these fascinating fishes.

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