Around the world, freshwater ecosystems support tens of thousands of unique species and hundreds of millions of people. Zeb Hogan leads a multi-year effort to document the 30+ species of giant freshwater fish, the real life Loch Ness monsters of the aquatic world. Through the project, Hogan travels to the most endangered of these environments, striving to understand and save threatened fish and identify ways to sustain the livelihoods of people who share their habitats. Zeb’s search for the world’s largest freshwater fish is about far more than finding the big one. It is the story of the health of the world’s rivers and lakes. It is the story of the people who depend on fish and freshwater to survive. And it’s the story of how we view our world, and how the existence of these amazing fish make our lives richer, and Earth a better home, not just for us but for all life, big and small.
Presenter information: Dr. Zeb Hogan has spent the last 20 years studying the world’s freshwater ecosystems, working to merge conservation science with education and action. He is currently a research assistant professor at the University of Nevada-Reno, a National Geographic Society Fellow, United Nations Convention on Migratory Species Scientific Councilor for Fish, and presenter for the National Geographic television series “Monster Fish.” Zeb’s research with the Mekong Fish Conservation Project and other National Geographic-sponsored projects have aided in understanding migratory patterns and population structures of imperiled giant freshwater fish. Zeb received his Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis in 2004. His research has been featured in scientific journals including Science, American Scientist, and Conservation Biology and popular publications such as Wired, Time, and National Geographic Magazine.
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Details07/26/2018 18:30:0007/26/2018 19:30:00America/Los_AngelesFrances Humphrey Lecture Series: Monster Fish by Zeb HoganReno, NV
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