Joe Roman is a conservation biologist, author, and Fellow in the Gund Institute. His broad research interests span endangered species policy, marine mammals, and biodiversity and human health. Joe teaches marine ecology and graduate workshops (ateliers) on emerging problems of conservation interest, such as marine spatial planning and the disease ecology of bats. Joe came to the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics as an Environmental Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He is the author of Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act (Harvard University Press, 2011), the recipient of the 2012 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, and Whale (Reaktion 2006), a cultural and population history of whales and whaling. His science and nature writing has appeared in The New York Times, New Scientist, Audubon, Conservation, among others. His research has been covered by the Associated Press, National Public Radio, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other outlets. Joe has also completed work related to invasive species genetics and heads a public online forum, Eat the Invaders.