I joined the faculty of Queens College as a tenured
Biology in 2004. For the previous twenty
years I was employed by the Hudson River Foundation for Science and
Environmental Research, most recently as Senior Scientist. I received my
Ph.D. in 1986 from the Joint Program in Evolutionary Biology between
Museum of Natural History and the City University of New York, and prior to that an
Marine and Environmental Sciences from Long Island University.
an aquatic conservation biologist I've authored more than 80 scientific
articles and several
popular books, in addition to a number of scientific volumes. I've also
been an occasional contributor to the New York Times and other
concern for the watery world sprang from my growing up playing on Long
Island Sound in the Bronx. Today, I live with my family--again not too
far from the shore--in Sea Cliff, NY.