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Joe Roman

Harvard University


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Listed: Dispatches from Ame, The Complete Guide to I, Whale, Pablo Neruda: Chilean P, King Philip ‑ Wampan

For other people with similar names, see the disambiguation page Jose Roman (disambiguation)


Joe Roman is a conservation biologist and author of the books Whale and Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act. His conservation research includes studies of the historical population size of whales, the role of cetaceans in the nitrogen cycle, the relationship between biodiversity and disease, and the genetics of invasions. He received his PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University in 2003 and is currently the Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Visiting Fellow in Conservation Biology at Harvard (2014–15). Born in Queens, New York, Roman lives in Vermont.


  • Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act (2011, Harvard University Press) ISBN 978-0-674-04751-8
  • Whale (2006, Reaktion Books) ISBN 1-86189-246-2
  • Journal articles

  • Blakeslee, A., J. E. Byers, J. Darling, J. Pringle, and J. Roman. 2010. A hitchhiker’s guide to the Maritimes: anthropogenic transport facilitates long-distance dispersal of an invasive marine crab to Newfoundland. Diversity and Distributions 16:879-891.
  • Pongsiri, M. J., J. Roman, V. O. Ezenwa, T. L. Goldberg, H. S. Koren, S. C. Newbold, R. S. Ostfeld, S. K. Pattanayak, D. J. Salkeld. 2009. Biodiversity loss impacts global disease ecology. Bioscience 59:945-954.
  • Echelle, A. A, J. C. Hackler, J. B. Lack, S. R. Ballard, J. Roman, S. F. Fox, D. M. Leslie, Jr., and R. A. Van Den Bussche. 2009. Conservation genetics of the alligator snapping turtle: cytonuclear evidence of range-wide bottleneck effects and unusually pronounced geographic structure. Conservation Genetics doi:10.1007/s10592-009-9966-1.
  • Roman, J., and J. Darling. 2007. Paradox lost: genetic variation and the success of aquatic invasions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22:454-464.
  • Roman, J., and S. R. Palumbi. 2003. Whales before whaling in the North Atlantic. Science 301:508-510.
  • Roman, J., S. D. Santhuf, P. E. Moler, and B. W. Bowen. 1999. Population structure and cryptic evolutionary units in the alligator snapping turtle. Conservation Biology 13:135-142.
  • “Can the Plover Save New York?” Slate, August 23, 2013.
  • "Where Bright Lights and Night Life Are Nature's Doing." The Sunday New York Times, March 6, 2005.
  • "A Place Where All the Snowflakes Are Still Different." The New York Times, January 2, 2004.
  • References

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