UM Rosenstiel School marine ecologist speaks at Capitol Hill Ocean Week

UM Rosenstiel School marine ecologist speaks at Capitol Hill Ocean Week

Neil Hammerschlag, director of the Shark Research and Conservation program at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School, collects biological data on a Tiger Shark in the Bahamas alongside UM Ph.D. student Chelsea Black and Hannah Verkamp, Sulikowski Lab.

Video credit: Josh Liberman and Kjell Redal

By Diana Udel

Neil Hammerschlag, director of the Shark Research and Conservation program at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School, collects biological data on a Tiger Shark in the Bahamas alongside UM Ph.D. student Chelsea Black and Hannah Verkamp, Sulikowski Lab.

Video credit: Josh Liberman and Kjell Redal

UM Rosenstiel School marine ecologist speaks at Capitol Hill Ocean Week

By Diana Udel
UM Rosenstiel School researcher Neil Hammerschlag will join the June 9 virtual panel

MIAMI— Neil Hammerschlag, a marine ecologist and research associate professor at the University of Miami UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy, will speak at Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) 2020 on June 9, 2020.

During the 11:15 a.m. panel on June 9, “Cooperating for Our Global Ocean,” Hammerschlag will discuss successful partnerships in marine conservation including recent work on biodiversity monitoring as part of his involvement in the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) of South Florida. MBON is a growing global initiative to improve our understanding of changes and connections between marine biodiversity and ecosystem function.

Hammerschlag serves as director of the Shark Research & Conservation Program at the University of Miami. His research centers on the behavioral ecology and conservation biology of marine top predators under global change. Hammerschlag’s current research activities focus on determining the biophysical drivers, ecosystem impacts and conservation implications of large shark movements exposed to urbanization, overfishing and climate change. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CHOW 2020 will be a virtual meeting that focuses on the global issue of protecting biodiversity. The public is invited to attend. Learn more at: CapitolHillOceanWeek.org.