Public Lecture

The Organising Committee for Fish Passage 2018 is pleased to announce an evening public lecture on Wednesday 12th December 2018 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm at the Albury Entertainment Centre Theater to be presented by Dr. Zeb Hogan, fish biologist and National Geographic Explorer and presenter of the Nat Geo Wild show Monster Fish

All registered delegates will receive a complimentary ticket that they can add to their registration by logging into their Currinda profile here:

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The iconic Murray Cod, which can grow up to 1.8 m long and weigh over 100 kg, showcased in Series 3 of Monster Fish, where Zeb investigated ways to keep these legendary fish alive.  Zeb’s expeditions have taken him to all corners of the globe to learn about, and advocate for, large migratory fish species. Zeb will take the audience on a journey around the world, sharing experiences and knowledge about the world’s biggest freshwater fish, the challenges they face and the various ways people are trying to save them.

Dr. Zeb Hogan

Fish Biologist and National Geographic Explorer

Dr. Zeb Hogan is an assistant research professor at the University of Nevada-Reno, the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species Councilor for Fish, and a National Geographic Society Explorer.  Zeb also hosts Nat Geo WILD’s series Monster Fish, taking viewers to remote locations around the world to find the most elusive fish; which has included episodes on Australia’s Murray cod and Sawfish.

Zeb’s research interests include freshwater fish ecology, fisheries management, and endangered species issues.  Since 2006, Zeb has worked with the University of Nevada and the National Geographic Society to merge conservation science with education and action. Project outputs to date have included contributions to understanding the migratory patterns and population structures of focal fish species, designation of the Mekong giant catfish and other species as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, and awareness-raising through international and local media. 

Zeb’s articles include “Engaging Recreational Fishers in Management and Conservation: Global Case Studies”, “Endangered River Fish: Factors Hindering Conservation and Restoration”, and “Size-biased extinction risk of the world's freshwater and marine fishes”.  Zeb’s research has also been featured in Science (2007), Bioscience (2005), and American Scientist (2004).  A web series on Zeb’s research won the Science Journalism Award (online category) from the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2008.

Zeb received his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis in 2004.