Do you have a thirst for new knowledge? SRC podcasts and Twitter Teach-in’s contain engaging lectures on a wide array of marine conservation hot topics.
Welcome to the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami. We are excited to have you join us on this adventure through the scientific, education and multi-media worlds. Together we can make waves, generating positive change for our oceans and marine ecosystems.
Directed by Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, the Predator Ecology Lab and Shark Research & Conservation Program (SRC) at the University of Miami conducts science centered broadly on food-web dynamics and the behavioral ecology, conservation biology and movement ecology of marine predators. Research projects currently underway are primarily focused on the ecology, movement and conservation of sharks.
A core component of our work is to foster scientific literacy and environmental ethic in youth and the public by providing exciting hands-on field research experiences in marine conservation biology. Opportunities are especially made available for under-served populations in the sciences. To impact a global, we employ online outreach tools, including webinars, curricula, videos, blogs, and social media. Focusing primarily on the study and conservation of sharks, we employ a full-immersion educational approach that allows students to actively grow as future scientists.