(Incognito with the head of a Flag Cabrilla,
Epinephelus labriformis
, Galapagos Islands, June 2004)

Douglas J. Long, Ph.D.

Research Associate - Department of Ichthyology
Research Associate - Department of Ornithology & Mammalogy
California Academy of Sciences
875 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3009
(415) 321-8370 fax (415) 321-8637

My research interests center on varied aspects of ecology, evolution, and conservation of vertebrates. Ongoing studies include descriptions of new species of deepwater fishes from the Pacific, biogeography and ecology of elasmobranchs, and paleontology and evolution of sharks. More recent mammalian research includes work on terrestrial and marine mammals of California, Elephant Shrews in Southern Africa, and fruit bats of western China. Other interests include captive and field studies of turkey vultures, and avian conservation in New Zealand and Mexico. I have been interested in application of aviculture to bird conservation and behavioral studies for many years, and have raised over 200 different species of birds since the age of four. Recent expeditions and research have taken me to South Africa, Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, China, western Africa, Mexico, and Alaska. I am currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, and have taught at San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, and the University of California, Berkeley. After two post-doctoral assignments in the California Academy of Sciences Ichthyology department from 1994-1998, I was the Ornithology & Mammalogy Collections Manager from 1998-2005, the Department Chariman from 2000-2003, and I continue with research and field work as a Research Associate in both departments.

Abridged CV

(Above: Gwa River, Myanmar, December 2000)

(Above: No explanation needed)

Research & Expeditions

Ornithology & Mammalogy 150th Anniversary
Northern Fur Seals at the Farallon Islands
Research in Burma
Gulf of Guinea Expedition
Sao Tome & Principe
Yunnan Expedition - 2003
Yunnan Expedition - 2003 (more)
A particularly bad expedition I don't care to repeat

Upcoming (and past) Academy Natural History Travel:

Patagonia (March 7-19, 2000)
Copper Canyon & Alamos, Mexico (Nov. 2-13, 2002)
Amazon & Machu Picchu (May 24 - 6 June, 2003)
Galapagos Islands & Ecuador (23 Jul - 01 Aug, 2004)
Burma & Cambodia (24 September - 14 October 2005)
Peru (August 8-21, 2006)

Press Samples

We're on the move - all 130,000 of us !
Dead Whale
Dodo DNA
It happens every fall.. .
At least I'm not the only one with a cold, lonely existence
I've hit the big time - Dar Al Hayat !
I don't think it tastes like chicken
Application of Evolution to Popular Science
My Friend Joe

Other Items

The Baptista Symposium - I was your moderator
The Tentacle Sessions - Blatant Self Promotion

Worst Neilsen Ratings EVER!

More Self-Glorifying Photos!

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