Dr. Neil Hammerschlag is a marine ecologist and Research Associate Professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. He also serves as Director of the Shark Research & Conservation Program at the University of Miami.
Neil’s research centers broadly on the behavioral ecology, conservation biology, and movement ecology of marine predators, particularly sharks. His current research has three core themes: (1) understanding the ecological and evolutionary effects of sharks; (2) determining the biological drivers and conservation consequences of shark movement patterns; and (3) examining how urbanization affects the behavior and health of coastal sharks. He has projects currently underway in Florida, Bahamas, and South Africa.
Neil’s research has been publicized widely in the media, including features on Discovery Channel, National Geographic, NBC’s Today Show, CNN, and ABC’s Good Morning America – to name a few. In print and online, his work has been featured in the Washington Post, Miami Herald, LA Times, New York Post, NPR News, Science Daily, and various fishing magazines. He has assisted in the development of several shark specials for BBC, National Geographic Shark Fest, and Discovery Shark Week. His lab has even found an audience in diverse publications like Forbes and Oprah Magazine.