These are members of the Independent Scientific Review Panel (ISRP) and Independent Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), as recommended by the National Academy of Sciences in 2019201420112008, and 2005. The Council appoints ISRP members, while the Council, NOAA Fisheries, and the Columbia River Indian Tribes appoint ISAB members. All qualified members are appointed without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identify (including gender expression), sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or military or veteran status.

ISRP Members

Richard Carmichael, M.S., Consulting Fisheries Scientist, formerly Program Director Northeast-Central Oregon Fish Research and Monitoring, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Patrick Connolly, Ph.D., Retired, Emeritus Lead Research Fish Biologist at the United States Geological Survey’s Columbia River Research Laboratory in Cook, Washington

Kurt Fausch, Ph.D., Professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University

Kurt Fresh, M.S., formerly Program Manager for the Estuary and Ocean Ecology Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries

Chair: Stanley Gregory, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Fisheries at Oregon State University (also ISAB Chair)

Dana Infante, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University

Josh Korman, Ph.D., President of Ecometric Research and an Adjunct Professor, Institute of Ocean and Fisheries, University of British Columbia

Thomas Quinn, Ph.D., Professor of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences at the University of Washington

Kenneth Rose, Ph.D., France-Merrick Professor in Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration at Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Thomas Turner, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Research at the University of New Mexico

Alisa Wade, Ph.D., Research Coordinator for the United States Geological Survey, North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center

ISAB Members

Courtney Carothers, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Fisheries, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Vice-Chair: John Epifanio, Ph.D., recently retired as Principal Scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey and as a Research Professor with the University of Illinois; now based in Portland, Oregon

Chair: Stanley Gregory, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Fisheries at Oregon State University (also serves on ISRP)

Dana Infante, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University

James Irvine, Ph.D., Emeritus Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Yolanda Morbey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Western University, Ontario, Canada

Thomas Quinn, Ph.D., Professor of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences at the University of Washington (also serves on ISRP)

Kenneth Rose, Ph.D., France-Merrick Professor in Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration at Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Desiree Tullos, Ph.D., P.E., Professor at Oregon State University, Biological and Ecological Engineering Department

Thomas Wainwright, Ph.D., retired Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries; now based in Bend, Oregon

Ellen Wohl, Ph.D., Professor of Geology and University Distinguished Professor, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Past Members

(affiliation at time of appointment)

Rich Alldredge, Ph.D., Professor of statistics at Washington State University (former ISAB and ISRP Chair)

Robert Bilby, Ph.D., Ecologist at Weyerhaeuser Company, an expert in riparian ecology

Peter A. Bisson, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at the Olympia (Washington) Forestry Sciences Laboratory of the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station

James Congleton, Ph.D., Emeritus Fisheries Professor, University of Idaho, an expert in salmon physiology and the effects of the hydrosystem on fish behavior and survival

Charles C. Coutant, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Ecologist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, past president of the American Fisheries Society, with expertise in fish-habitat relationships

Robert Francis, Ph.D., Professor of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences at the University of Washington

Daniel Goodman, Ph.D., An expert in ecological risk assessment at Montana State University in Bozeman (deceased)

Robert Gramling, Ph.D., Professor of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Susan Hanna, Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University (past member of the IEAB, ISRP and ISAB)

Linda Hardesty, Ph.D., Associate Professor of range management at Washington State University, an expert in the biological diversity of eastern Washington

David Heller, M.S., Aquatic Habitat Management and Restoration Consultant, formerly Fisheries Program Leader for the Pacific Northwest Region, USDA Forest Service

Charles Henny, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Corvallis, Oregon, an expert in wildlife and environmental toxicology

Wayne Hubert, Ph.D., Fisheries Consultant and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wyoming, Department of Zoology and Physiology

Nancy Huntly, Ph.D., Executive Director, Ecology Center at Utah State University (former ISAB Chair)

Stuart Hurlbert, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Director, Center for Inland Waters at San Diego State University, an expert in limnology and biostatistics

William Jaeger, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Economics at Oregon State University (also serves on IEAB)

Cynthia Jones, Ph.D., Eminent Scholar and Professor of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences; Director of the Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology; and A.D. and Annye L. Morgan Professor of Sciences at Old Dominion University, Virginia

Roland Lamberson, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and Director of Environmental Systems Graduate Program at Humboldt State University

Dennis Lettenmaier, Ph.D., Professor Water Resource Engineering and Hydrology, University of Washington

Colin Levings, Ph.D., Research Scientist and Past Section Head Marine Environment and Habitat Science Division, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Jim Lichatowich, M.S., Consulting Fisheries and Aquatic Scientist, author of Salmon Without Rivers, formerly Assistant Chief of fisheries, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (former ISAB and ISRP Chair)

William Liss, Ph.D., Professor of Fisheries at Oregon State University

Eric J. Loudenslager, Ph.D., Consulting Fisheries Scientist and Adjunct Professor of Fisheries Biology, Humboldt State University, California, an expert in genetics and fish culture (former ISAB and ISRP Chair)

R. Scott Lutz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin

Alec Maule, Ph.D., Consulting Fisheries Scientist, formerly head of the Ecology and Environmental Physiology Section, United States Geological Survey, Columbia River Research Laboratory (former ISAB chair)

Lyman McDonald, Ph.D., Consulting statistician at Western Ecosystems Tech., Inc., Cheyenne, Wyoming, formerly a professor at the University of Wyoming

Peter Moyle, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and associate director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis

Phillip Mundy, Ph.D., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Consultant

Katherine Myers, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington (Retired)

Robert Naiman, Ph.D., Professor of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, an expert in river ecology (former ISAB Chair)

William Pearcy, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Oceanography at Oregon State University

David P. Philipp, Ph.D., Principal Scientist of fisheries conservation at the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois and Board Chair, Fisheries Conservation Foundation

Thomas P. Poe, M.S., Consulting Fisheries Scientist, an expert in behavioral ecology of fishes, formerly with the U.S. Geological Survey

Brian Riddell, Ph.D., An expert in the biology of Pacific salmon and international fisheries management at the Pacific Biological Station, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Bruce Rieman, Ph.D., Emeritus Research Scientist and Program Manager with the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Boise, Idaho, and also a current member of NOAA’s regional Recovery Implementation Science Team

Greg Ruggerone, Ph.D., Fisheries Scientist for Natural Resources Consultants (former ISAB and ISRP Chair)

Laurel Saito, Ph.D., P.E., Nevada Water Program Director, The Nature Conservancy of Nevada, Reno

Dennis Scarnecchia, Ph.D., Professor of Fish and Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho, an expert in large river fisheries population dynamics, and salmon, trout and char

Daniel Schindler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Zoology at the University of Washington

Steve Schroder, Ph.D., Fisheries Consultant and former Fisheries Research Scientist at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (former ISRP chair)

Carl Schwarz, Ph.D., Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada 

William Smoker, Ph.D., Professor of Fisheries Emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Peter Smouse, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University, an expert in biometrics and population theory

Jack Stanford, Ph.D., Jessie M. Bierman Professor of Ecology at the University of Montana

Thomas Turner, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Research at the University of New Mexico

Bruce Ward, Fisheries Scientist, Ministry Of Environment, Aquatic Ecosystem Science Section, U.B.C., Vancouver

Richard R. Whitney, Ph.D., Consulting fisheries scientist, Leavenworth, Washington, formerly a professor in the School of Fisheries, University of Washington (deceased)

Richard Williams, Ph.D., Affiliated Research Scientist, Center for Salmonid and Freshwater Species at Risk, University of Idaho, an expert in population and evolutionary genetics, ecology (former ISRP and ISAB chair)

Chris Wood, Ph.D., Former Research Scientist at the Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada