Dr. Anthony Mazeroll

Founder, Executive Director, and Board Member

Dr. Anthony Mazeroll received his Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University in the field of zoology. Dr. Mazeroll has spent decades studying fish around the world.

Dr. Mazeroll was a professor of biology at West Texas A&M University for eight years where he received honors including the West Texas A&M President’s Research Excellence Award and West Texas A&M President’s Teaching Excellence Award.

He is a recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Jordan. He has been at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, CA, since 2002 and in 2006 was nominated by his students to Who’s Who among American Teachers. At Soka, Dr. Mazeroll teaches courses in sustainable aquaculture, fish biology, aquatic conservation, freshwater biology, and marine biology.

He began working in the Amazon in 2004. His research focuses on the impacts of invasive species on the aquatic ecosystem of the Amazon Basin in Peru. Dr. Mazeroll has been an invited lecturer in Japan, Cambodia, Peru, Costa Rica and throughout the United States. A prolific scholar, Dr. Mazeroll has won tens of thousands in research grants to support his study of ornamental fishes in the Peruvian Amazon and to support the work of talented students interested in learning more about this fascinating region.