David Ebert

Dr David Ebert



I am the Program Director for the Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC) and a research faculty member at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML), and an honorary research associate for the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) and the California Academy of Sciences Department of Ichthyology (CAS). I have been researching chondrichthyans around the world for more than three decades and having conducted research on six continents and in over 20 countries. I have authored 20 books, including a popular field guide to the Sharks of the World and most recently revised the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (United Nations) Catalogue of Sharks of the World.

I have published over 360 scientific papers and book chapters, and contributed over 100 IUCN Shark Specialist Group Red List species assessments. I am the regional co-Chair of the IUCN Northeast Pacific Regional Shark Specialist Group, IUCN Vice Chair for taxonomy, and a member of the American Elasmobranch Society and Oceania Chondrichthyan Society. I currently serve as an advisor and consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, on Chondrichthyan related issues.



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