Joe Roman is a visiting scholar at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, and a research associate at the New England Aquarium. Dr. Roman is a conservation biologist with research interests in biodiversity and ecosystem services, biological invasions, and marine population genetics and ecology. During his tenure as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he co-developed an interdisciplinary program on Biodiversity and Human Health at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Roman received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003 in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. He has a Masters degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida. He is a member of the Society for Conservation Biology, Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Society for Marine Mammalogy.
Roman is now investigating the role of marine mammals in the nitrogen cycle and the effects of biodiversity loss on human health and well-being. He is also engaged in research on invasion genetics, focused on the global invader, the European green crab (Carcinus maenas). He is writing a book about the benefits of endangered species conservation. His popular articles appear in The New York Times, New Scientist, and other journals. His most recent book is the cultural history Whale.
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