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Testing the Effectiveness of an International Conservation Agreement: Marketplace Forensics and CITES Caviar Trade Regulation

  • Phaedra Doukakis mail,

    pdoukakis@ucsd.edu

    Affiliations: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Ellen K. Pikitch,

    Affiliation: Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • Anna Rothschild,

    Affiliation: Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Rob DeSalle,

    Affiliation: Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • George Amato,

    Affiliation: Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis

    Affiliations: Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America, Department of Biology, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: July 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040907

About the Authors

Phaedra Doukakis
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Phaedra Doukakis, Ellen K. Pikitch
Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America
Phaedra Doukakis, Anna Rothschild, Rob DeSalle, George Amato, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis
Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America
Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis
Department of Biology, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pdoukakis@ucsd.edu

Competing Interests

RD and S-OK are PLoS ONE Editorial Board members. This does not, however, alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. The authors have declared that no other competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PD EKP RD S-OK. Performed the experiments: PD AR S-OK. Analyzed the data: PD AR S-OK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PD RD GA S-OK. Wrote the paper: PD EKP RD S-OK.