Invasive Species Cuisine

Joe Roman, a biologist at University of Vermont, believes we can best tackle outbreaks of non-native species by serving them up—for dinner.

Joe Roman is a conservation biologist, author, and researcher at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. The author of Whale and Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act, Joe was born and raised in New York. (He counts King Kong as an early conservation influence.) Joe received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003 in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and his Master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida.  He is currently on a Fulbright Fellowship in Brazil researching invertebrate conservation.

Most recently, he has become Editor ‘n’ Chef of, a site dedicated to “fighting invasive species, one bite at a time.”