Researcher

Dr. Zeb Hogan

Dr. Zeb Hogan is a native of Tempe, Arizona and received his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis in 2004. His research interests include migratory fish ecology, multi-species fisheries management, the status and conservation of giant freshwater fish, endangered species issues, and conservation genetics. Zeb is also very involved in environmental education and outreach. Since 1996, Zeb has worked primarily in the lower Mekong River Basin. He has been studying the giant Mekong catfish (Pangasianodon gigas) and other large fish of the lower Mekong River, and has served as director of the Mekong Fish Conservation Project (MFCP). The MFCP works to merge conservation science with conservation education and action. The project's outputs to date have included important contributions to understanding the migratory patterns and population structures of focal fish species; designation of the giant Mekong catfish as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List; awareness-raising through international media and local communications about the plight of giant catfish; and the live release of numerous rare catfish otherwise destined for fish markets. In addition to ongoing efforts in the Mekong, Zeb is working on two new projects: Salmon Conservation in Mongolia through Sustainable Fly-fishing and Ecology and Conservation of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish. Zeb was recently designated a Conservation Science Fellow at the World Wildlife Fund and an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society. His most recent article, "The Imperiled Giants of the Mekong," was the feature story of the May 2004 issue of American Scientist.

Center for Limnology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
680 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 USA
Office Phone: 608-262-9464
Cell Phone: 530-219-0942
Email: zebhogan at hotmail.com


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