University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Joe Roman

Joe Roman Fellow

PhD, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

MA, Wildlife Ecology/Conservation, University of Florida


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Joe Roman is a conservation biologist and author with research interests in biodiversity and ecosystem services, biological invasions, marine population genetics, and marine ecology. 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 as an Environmental Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. During his AAAS fellowship, he helped start an interdisciplinary program on Biodiversity and Human Health at the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is also a research associate at the New England Aquarium. Joe is the author of Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act (Harvard University Press, 2011), the history and economics of endangered species conservation, 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 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

AT UVM: Joe Roman is a Research Assistant Professor at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

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At the Gund, Joe's projects include cetacean conservation and the role of great whales as ocean engineers, marine spatial planning in Massachusetts using MIMES simulation modeling, and conservation and human well-being in Brazil's Atlantic Forest


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