Jon Moore received his doctorate in biology from Yale University in 1993, and is now Assistant Professor of Biology at Florida Atlantic University. His research focuses on the systematics and biogeography of deep sea fishes and issues of deep sea fisheries. He is currently pursuing the use of towed cameras and submersibles for quantitative assessments of the benthic ecology and habitat distribution of macrofauna in seamount communities, by conducting transects, looking at spatial distribution, habitat use and behavior of deep sea animals associated with the seamounts. In Florida he also is a herpetologist, studying the ecology of gopher tortoises, colonization of ponds by frogs, and the impact of invasive curly-tailed lizards and geckos. He grows epiphytic orchids as a hobby.