Aaron Bush



Brownson Hall, 234

Aaron Bush received his PhD in zoology from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, studying the feeding ecology of juvenile, scalloped hammerhead sharks. He maintains an academic interest in organismal biology, ecology, and animal movement. With more than twenty years of college-level teaching experience in Hawai’i, New Jersey, and New York, Aaron joined the biology department at Manhattanville University in 2018 and currently teaches principle courses for nursing students. He has served on the board of directors of non-profit charitable organizations, and despite a firm belief that no one needs advanced degrees in multiple fields, he also earned an MFA in film production. In his spare time, Aaron practices the Japanese martial arts of aikido and battodo and enjoys traveling, riding, and working on motorcycles.

Animal Behavior
General Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Human Biology
Human Genetics

Zoology, BS, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Film Production, MFA, University of Southern California
Zoology, PhD, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

“Diet and Diel Feeding Periodicity of Juvenile Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Sphyrna lewini, in Kāne’ohe Bay, Ō’ahu, Hawai’i”
Environmental Biology of Fishes 67, 1–11, 2003
Author, Research Paper


Food Limitation in a nursery area: estimates of daily ration in juvenile scalloped hammerheads, Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith, 1834) in Kāne’ohe Bay, Ō’ahu, Hawai’i
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 278:157-178, 2002
Co-Author, Research Paper


Five Tags Applied to a Single Species in a Single Location: The Tiger Shark Experience In J.R. Sibert and J. Nielsen (Eds.)
Electronic Tagging and Tracking in Marine Fisheries, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 237-248, 2001
Co-Author, Research Paper


Sharks and People
Sharks: Reader’s Digest Explores Series, Reader’s Digest Association, Pleasantville NJ, 124-153, 1998
Co-Author, Chapter