Dr. Neil Hammerschlag is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, a joint position between the Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric Science & Leonard & Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy.
Neil's research centers on the behavioral ecology of marine predators. His current research has two main foci: (1) understanding how predator-prey interactions structure communities, particularly those involving sharks; and (2) determining habitat use and migratory patterns of large coastal sharks using satellite technologies. Other research interests include understanding how toxins biomagnify up the marine food chain. The goal of this research is advance ocean conservation through science. As part of Dr. Hammerschlag's work, he is also interested in developing and implementing unique outreach and education programs for students, providing them with practical-hands on field and virtual experiences in marine conservation research.
Dr. Hammerschlag is also founder and director of the new RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program at the University of Miami. The mission of the Program is to advance ocean conservation and scientific literacy by combining cutting edge research and outreach activities. Neil is also working in collaboration with the National Parks Service to establish a unique virtual distance education project to bring ocean exploration into classrooms via live online interactive wireless communications.
any projects yet.