Dr. Zeb Hogan

Dr. Zeb Hogan is an assistant research professor at the University of Nevada-Reno, the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species Councilor for Fish, and a National Geographic Society Fellow. Zeb also hosts the National Geographic Television series "Monster Fish". Zeb received his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis in 2004. His research interests include freshwater fish ecology, fisheries management, and endangered species issues. Since 2006, Zeb has worked with the University of Nevada and the National Geographic Society to merge conservation science with education and action. Project outputs to date have included contributions to understanding the migratory patterns and population structures of focal fish species, designation of the Mekong giant catfish and other species as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, and awareness-raising through international and local media. Zeb's recent articles include "Engaging Recreational Fishers in Management and Conservation: Global Case Studies", "Endangered River Fish: Factors Hindering Conservation and Restoration", and "Size-biased extinction risk of the world's freshwater and marine fishes". Zeb's research has also been featured in Science (2007), Bioscience (2005), and American Scientist (2004). A web series on Zeb's research won the Science Journalism Award (online category) from the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2008.