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Joe Roman

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Joe Roman Ph.D. is conservation biologist, writer, editor, and traveling naturalist from Burlington, Vermont. He is a Research Assistant Professor at the Rubenstein School for the Environment and Natural Resources, Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and Editor 'N Chef of Eat the Invaders.

He authored a recently published book by the Harvard University Press entitled, Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act. He also wrote Whale, a book that explores the role cetaceans have played in history, the human imagination, and the oceans themselves.


Roman received his AB and Ph.D. from Harvard University in Visual and Environmental Studies, and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, with a MS from the University of Florida in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.


  • 2011 Rachel Carson Environmental Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists for "Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act"
  • Fulbright Fellow, Brazil 2012

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