Dr. Demian Chapman is a research scientist at the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science and head of the Institute's Shark Research Program. Dr. Chapman's research expertise lies in molecular biology and telemetry tracking, which he integrates to address research questions related to the dispersal and reproduction of sharks and rays. He is particularly interested in how shark reproduction and movements impact population dynamics, population genetic diversity and geographic population structure and their implications for conservation. Dr. Chapman is the author of more than fifteen scientific articles and currently manages field research projects on sharks in Belize, the Bahamas, New Zealand and Florida. He was previously a research scientist with the Pew Institute for Ocean Science.