InFish Members Directory







InFish Members Directory


Surname Given Name Highest level of
education
Title Country Email Social Media Career Summary Area(s) of
Expertise
Confirmed
Abell Robin M.S. Freshwater Lead Unites
States of America
rabell@conservation.org Robin Abell is
Conservation International’s Freshwater Lead. She joined Conservation
International from The Nature Conservancy’s Global Water program, where she
led an ambitious project to demonstrate and quantify the benefits of water
protection. Before that, Robin spent 17 years with World Wildlife Fund’s
Conservation Science Program, where she led a team that produced foundational
publications on freshwater conservation. Robin’s professional interests
include freshwater biodiversity, freshwater protected areas, inland
fisheries, corporate stewardship and conservation impact assessment. She
holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.S. in Aquatic Ecology from the
University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and
Environment.​​
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Ainsworth Rachel Ph.D. Post
Doctoral Research Associate
United Kingdom r.ainsworth@hull.ac.uk @RachelAinswor10 I am an early career researcher having been awarded my PhD in
January 2020. I recently published a report with FAO titled "A review of
major river basin and large lake relevant to inland fisheries." I work
as part of the European CHEMPOP project which seeks to evaluate the impact of
historical pollution on freshwater fish and juvenile ppopulations in England.
Prior to that I have co- written a report for the CERES project, outlining
the potential impact of climate change on fish and fisheries in Europe. I
contributed to the update of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture
(2018) and Review of the State of World Fishery Resources: Inland Fisheries
(2018). My role involved collating the most up to date review of 45 river
basins worldwide which support major inland fisheries, including threats to
specific fisheries and I also provided re-estimation values of global inland
fisheries production. As part of my PhD I have created a replacement model
that estimates the additional water, pasture and agricultural land and carbon
emissions as a result of capture fish replacement with alternative foods.
Over the last five years I have gained experience of a wide variety of
fieldwork assessment methods including electric fishing, seine netting, age
and growth analysis and fish tagging to assess fish movements. I have carried
out numerous fish surveys for flow trials to assess fish populations and
recruitment in the Yorkshire region for Yorkshire Water and the Environment
Agency (EA), and I have experience in carrying out juvenile fish and lamprey
surveys.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Amarasinghe Upali Sarath Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Sri Lanka zoousa@kln.ac.lk   Professor Upali S. Amarasinghe is the senior
professor in the Department of Zoology and Environmental Management and is a
part of the Faculty of Science in University of Kelaniya. He holds a Ph. D.
from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka and a D.Sc. from Bangor University,
UK. Some of his research interests include management of reservoir fisheries,
trophic dynamics in lake and reservoir ecosystems in tropical Asian
countries, culture-based fisheries in small reservoirs and stream ecology. He
has taken part in many collaborative research projects such as the Trophic
evaluation in Asian lakes and reservoirs, Management of reservoir fisheries
and is currently part of an ongoing project for Promoting Pro-Poor Water
Governance and Management in a Major River Basin of Sri Lanka.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Arlinghaus Robert Ph.D. Professor Germany arlinghaus@igb-berlin.de @RArlinghausFish Social-ecological fisheries scientist mainly working on
recreational fisheries.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Arthur Robert Ph.D. Dr United Kingdom robert.arthur677@gmail.com Robert has
significant experience working on issues of fisheries management and
governance, related to small-scale fisheries and collaborative partnerships
between communities, scientists, and governments. He often leads
interdisciplinary teams with a focus on inland fisheries in Africa and Asia
and on capacity building and demand-led action research.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Social Science TRUE
Human Dimension TRUE
Atique Usman Ph.D. Postdoctoral
Research Fellow
South Korea physioatique@gmail.com Twitter: @ecophillic, Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Usman_Atique2 Usman Atique has studied in Chungnam National University, South
Korea. He is interested in Longitudinal River Connectivity, Invasive Fish
Species, Fish Ecology and Biodiversity, and Ecological Health Assessment. Mr.
Atique has many publications which include “Reservoir Water Quality
Assessment Based on Chemical Parameters and the Chlorophyll Dynamics in
Relation to Nutrient Regime,” “Linking weir imprints with riverine water
chemistry, microhabitat alterations, fish assemblages, chlorophyll-nutrient
dynamics, and ecological health assessments,” and “Landscape heterogeneity
impacts water chemistry, nutrient regime, organic matter and chlorophyll
dynamics in agricultural reservoirs.” Apart from fish ecology and limnology,
he has done research in aquaculture, socioeconomic of the fishermen
communities, fish histology and hematology as well as dealing with the heavy
metal pollution in rivers and streams. He is also representing his country
(Pakistan) for the translation of AS-ISK.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Aquaculture TRUE
Fish Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Ecological health
assessment
TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Invasive fish species TRUE
Bartley Devin Ph.D. Professor Unites States of America devinmichaelbartley@gmail.com Devin has worked
with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for over 30
years on issues of fishery and aquaculture development. His work primarily
involved aquaculture development, stock enhancement, genetic resources
management and the responsible use and control of non-native species. He is
now a part-time professore at Michigan State University and private
consultant for World Fisheries Trust in Canada.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Aquaculture TRUE
Berry Nicole
(Nikki)
M.S. Graduate
Student (working towards PhD)
Unites States of America berrynl@miamioh.edu @berry_fishy10
(Twitter)
Nicole Berry is currently a graduate student in the Global
Change Limnology Lab at Miami University (OH) studying the role of solar UV
radiation in regulating aquatic ecosystems. She is working with collaborators
from the Laurentian Great Lakes to investigate solar UV radiation as an
environmental regulator of native and invasive foraging fish.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Water Transparency TRUE
Solar UV Radiation TRUE
Dissolved Organic Matter TRUE
Betts Joel M.S. Conservation Planner Unites States of America joel.t.betts@gmail.com; joel.betts@usda.gov @JoelTBetts (Twitter) Joel Betts is a
stream ecologist from Michigan who has focused his work on freshwater
ecosystem and protected area conservation in Nicaragua, as well as ecosystem
restoration in the northern US. Since 2016 he has worked in support of a
collaboration between Global Widlife Conservaiton and Michigan State to
support indigenous-led conservation efforts in Mesoamerica, such as the
Rama-Kriol action plan for Indio-Maíz. He has published on the topics of
fishing with pesticides, impacts of cattle ranch expansion on protected
tropical streams, and dam removal in Michigan. He is a passionate naturalist
and conservationist, and currently works with the USDA in Massachusetts
supporting water quality and soil health initiatives. He plans to focus his
career on protecting the freshwater fishes of Latin America, with an emphasis
on rivers of the Central American Caribbean.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Tropical Aquatic
Macroinvertebrates
TRUE
Birnie-Gauvin Kim Ph.D. Postdoctoral
fellow
Denmark kbir@aqua.dtu.dk Twitter:
@kbg_conserv
Kim has an MSc in biology from Carleton University and a PhD in
fish ecology from the Technical University of Denmark. She is currently a
postdoctoral fellow between the Technical University of Denmark and the
University of California Santa Barbara, studying the links between physiology
and ecology in salmonids. She dedicates much of her time to 'offer a voice'
for freshwater biodiversity.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Bower Shannon D Ph.D. Fisheries researcher Canada Shannonbower@infinityses.com   Shannon Bower is the Co-Founder and Director of
the Fisheries Research. She has been working in the arena of fish and
wildlife conservation for over 15 years in various charity and non-profit
roles as a researcher, educator, consultant, and life-long learner. Dr.
Bower’s research works to make fisheries activities sustainable for fish and
humans, with an emphasis on social-ecological systems analysis, sustainable
development, and partnerships. This work has taken her to many countries
around the world, offering insights into the important role cultural systems
and beliefs play in our relationships with the world aquatic and the
solutions we create to solve our problems. Her dream is for a future filled
with free-flowing rivers, healthy fish, and healthy communities.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Brooks Jill M.S. PhD
Candidate
Canada jillbrooks85@gmail.com   Jill Brooks is a Ph.D. Candidate at Carleton University, Ottawa,
Canada. Her research interests are spatial ecology and conservation of fish,
acoustic telemetry, life history of sharks, anthropogenic effects on fish
populations, and science communication. For several years Jill was the
manager of Bimini Biological Field Station in the Bahamas, where she tagged
and tracked a variety of shark species, recruited and trained interns, and
continues to co-PI a coastal shark telemetry project on the coast of Florida.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Brumm Kyle M.S. Graduate
Research Assistant
Unites States of America brummkyl@msu.edu Kyle holds a B.S.
from Central Michigan University, an M.S. from Clemson University, and is a
current Ph.D. student in the Aquatic Landscape Ecology Laboratory at Michigan
State University. His research uses traits-based approaches, species
distribution modelling techniques, and systematic conservation planning
algorithms to inform the conservation of stream fish communities. His
dissertation will seek to characterize the ecological resilience of fish
communities under various climate change scenarios to promote the temporal
sensitivity of regional planning efforts.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Bunnell David
"Bo"
Ph.D. Research
Fish Biologist
Unites States of America dbunnell@usgs.gov   Bo received his B.S. in Biology from Centre College, his M.S.
from Clemson University and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He has been
a Research Fishery Biologist at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center in Ann
Arbor, Michigan since 2004. Trained as an Aquatic Ecologist, his research has
been focused on trophic interactions involving prey fishes that support key
recreational and commercial fisheries.
He is also interested in how these interactions are influenced by
anthropogenic stressors, such as nonindigenous species and climate change. In
2020, he became the Director of Coregonine Science Program for USGS, a
position that is funded by the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission and is
charged with providing science support to an adaptive management framework
endorsed by the Council of Lake Committee and that seeks to restore and
conserve native ciscoes and whitefishes throughout the basin.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Buijse Tom Ph.D. Professor Netherlands tom.buijse@gmail.com   Prof. Dr. Tom Buijse (1962) is a specialist in
ecological restoration of inland waters and fish-based assessment. He
graduated from Wageningen University in 1987 as population biologist and
obtained his PhD degree in 1992 on fish population dynamics in a large
shallow freshwater lake. From 1993 onwards his research and consultancy
concentrated on ecological rehabilitation of large rivers such as the Rhine,
Danube and Volga and fish communities as indicator for freshwater ecosystem
quality. His expertise on the potential to restore freshwater ecosystems was
subsequently applied to implement the European Water Framework Directive in
the Netherlands and to develop fish-based assessment methods for rivers.
April 2020 he has been appointed as extraordinary professor freshwater fish
ecology at the WUR to optimize fish resources and species diversity in inland
waters. His present research focuses on the hydromorphological rehabilitation
of rivers and tuning the implementation of environmental legislation with
other socio-economic demands such as flood protection and navigation and
fisheries management.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Carlson Andrew Ph.D. Asst. Unit Leader, Asst. Professor Unites States of America andrew.carlson@ufl.edu @CarlsonFishLab Andrew Carlson is Assistant Unit Leader at the
USGS Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Assistant
Professor at the University of Florida, where he advises graduate students
and postdoctoral researchers and teaches graduate-level courses in fisheries
ecology and management. Andrew works with students and partners to explore
fisheries as ecosystems, human systems, and coupled human-natural systems.
His mission is to conduct research that informs fisheries management and
conservation while preparing students and advisees for professional success.
From sport fish to imperiled species, Andrew studies fishes and their
habitats to develop strategies for sustaining fish production and
biodiversity amid stressors such as land-use change, species invasion, and
groundwater withdrawal. He also studies fisheries stakeholders and associated
human systems to design fisheries management and conservation approaches that
incorporate perspectives of diverse user groups.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Claussen Julie M.S. Director of Operations, Fisheries Conservation
Foundation
Unites States of America jclaussen@fishconserve.org Twitter @julielovesfish @fishconserve /
Instagram @iheartfish @fishconserve
Julie Claussen is
a research biologist whose main focus is in sustainable fisheries management
and the conservation of native fish populations. For over 30 years, Julie
worked as a fisheries research associate with the University of Illinois
Natural History Survey in the areas of conservation genetics, reproductive
life histories, and sustainable fisheries practices and management.
Recognizing the need for scientist to engage with natural resource
constituents, Julie was one of the founding partners of the Fisheries
Conservation Foundation where she now serves as their Director of Operations.
Her work now focuses on ways to share science-based research with
stakeholders so that decisions can be made for the long-term health of
aquatic ecosystems. Her work has taken her to fisheries projects across the
US and abroad including Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan
and Bhutan to balance fisheries conservation efforts amid the growing
pressures of hydropower, poverty reduction, and economic development.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Cooney Patrick M.S. Director
of Electrofishing Science
Unites States of America pcooney@smith-root.com   Patrick Cooney has two decades of global experience leading
scientific research, supervising scientists, and publishing in the field of
fish conservation and aquatic resource management. His international
experience includes work on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, desert pools
in Mexico, the largest freshwater lake in Guatemala, freshwater streams in
Puerto Rico, fishes of the St. Lawrence River in Canada, diadromous fishes in
New Zealand, and tide pools in the Bahamas. Within the United States he has
carried out fisheries work in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona,
Nevada, Hawaii, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee,
Alabama, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia. Patrick's research
is published in top tier scientific journals. Further, he serves on the
governing board of the American Fisheries Society and has been awarded for
excellence in communicating fisheries research to both scientists and the
general public. In his current role, Patrick is business development director
for the world's largest fisheries conservation equipment developer and
manufacturer. His background and expertise give him a unique ability to
understand the diverse research needs and scientific equipment demands of
aquatic resource managers and scientists from around the globe. Patrick is
the lead instructor of electrofishing certification courses that focus on
three objectives: meeting research objectives, ensuring personnel safety, and
monitoring aquatic organism safety. He has certified over 1,000 fisheries
scientists in these practices and regularly develops research plans for
scientists that are using electrofishing techniques. Patrick has a history of
leading science research teams, often in remote regions where English is not
the primary language. He knows how to foster and develop individuals into
strong professionals who now hold research positions at private companies,
federal agencies, universities, and state natural resource agencies.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Cooperman Michael Ph.D. Fish
& Fisheries Ecologist
Unites States of America mcooperman@omega-advisors.com Founder and principal of PlusFish Philanthropy, an organization
dedicated to research and engagement to protect aquatic biodiversity &
the benefits derived from healthy aquatic ecosysems. Geographic focus is
suhb-Sahara Africa; Affiliated faculty University of Montana - Flathead Lake
Biological Station; Advisort board to SHOAL, the FW species inititaive of
Global Wildlife Conservation and Synchronicty Earth. Prior to PlusFish, spent
9 years with Conservation International.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Cowx Ian Ph.D. Professor United Kingdom i.g.cowx@hull.ac.uk   Ian Cowx is Professor of Applied Fisheries Science and Director
of the Hull international Fisheries Institute at the University of Hull, UK.
He is also Adjunct Professor in Inland Fisheries a Michigan State University,
USA. Ian has extensive experience of management strategies for inland
fisheries and aquaculture in South East Asia and East and Southern Africa.
Current projects include optimising hydropower development in the Mekong and
Zambezi with sustainable inland fisheries and understanding the environmental
costs of replacing inland fisheries with other food production systems. He
also has considerable consultancy experience in rehabilitation techniques for
freshwater fisheries, developing conservation strategies for endangered
freshwater fish and integrated aquatic resource management planning..
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Deines Andrew Ph.D. Managing
Scientist
Unites States of America andrewdeines@gmail.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewdeines/ Dr. Deines is a quantitative ecosystem and fishery scientist. He
uses data analytic techniques to glean environmental insight from large and
convoluted data sources. He specializes in data-limited problems requiring
integration of disparate data sets to address knowledge gaps common to
environmental impact and risk assessment. Dr. Deines has particular expertise
in determining the relationship between populations and drivers of
environmental changes such as river flow alterations, invasive species, and chemical
releases.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development FALSE
DeWeber Tyrell Ph.D. Mr. Germany jtdeweber@gmail.com   Tyrell DeWeber's research aims to inform applied fisheries and
environmental management through spatial analyses, modeling, and decision
science. Much of his work has focused on understanding how human activities
affect freshwaters and fishes, including topics such as land use change,
climate change, fisheries, and environmental flows. While his work is
generally applied, he often uncovers interesting ecological relationships
that can also help inform management. Some of Mr. Weber’s skills and
expertise include water quality, water resource management, hydrological
modeling, water hydrology, and spatial analysis.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Elliott Vittoria Ph.D. Technical
Advisor and Research Associate
Germany vittoriaelliottemail@gmail.com Biodiversity TRUE FALSE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Embke Holly M.S. PhD
Candidate/USGS Pathways Biologist
Unites States of America hembke@wisc.edu @fishandbugs Holly Embke is
Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Limnology
and a Pathways Biologist at the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science
Center. Holly’s research seeks to understand the conditions necessary to
support self-sustaining inland fish communities in a changing climate.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Endyke Sarah B.S. Student Contractor for the NCASC Unites States of America sendyke.usgs@outlook.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahendyke/ Sarah Endyke holds a B.S. in environmental science from the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Commonwealth Honors College (2020).
Sarah is currently working as a student contractor at the National Climate
Adaptation Science Center on three projects: 1) an evidence synthesis on
ungulates and climate change, 2) a critical thresholds and ecosystem services
assessment for coastal, ecological, and human climate adaptation, and 3) a
global assessment of threats to inland fisheries. Her research interests include
endangered species issues, conservation genetics, and evolutionary
mechanisms.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Engman Augustin Engman Ph.D. Assistant Professor Unites States of America aengman@utk.edu   Augustin C.
Engman is an Assistant Professsor of Fisheries Conservation in the Department
of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee. Dr.
Engman studies how aquatic ecological functions, communities, populations,
and individual life-histories are shaped by natural and anthropogenic forces.
His research seeks to find ways for healthy fish communities and beneficial
fisheries to persist in a human-dominated world.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Fiorella Kathryn
(Katie)
Ph.D.,
MPH
Assistant
Professor
Unites States of America kfiorella@cornell.edu Twitter:
@katiefiorella

Katie Fiorella is an environmental scientist and epidemiologist, and her
research aims to understand the interactions among environmental change and
livelihood, food, and nutrition security. Her work is focused on global
fisheries and the households that are reliant on the environment to access
food and income. She uses interdisciplinary methods and her work aims to
foster a deeper understanding of how ecological and social systems interact,
the ways communities and households adapt to and mitigate environmental
change, and the links between human well being and ecological
sustainability.

She holds a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management and a
Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and an
AB in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University.

Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology FALSE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Fluet-Chouinard Etienne Ph.D. Postdoctoral researcher Unites States of America efluet@stanford.edu   Etienne Fluet-Chouinard is currently a
postdoctoral research of the Dept. of Earth System Science of Stanford
University in California. Prior to his
current position, he complete a doctoral degree in 2018 from the Center for
Limnology of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For his research, Etienne uses global
geospatial tools, remote sensing and modeling to assess the status of
freshwater ecosystem and inland fisheries across the world. Aside from fisheries, his research
interests range from mapping aquatic ecosystems, understanding the impact of
anthropogenic stressors, as well as carbon cycling in wetlands.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Harrison Ian Ph.D. Dr. Unites States of America iharrison@conservation.org   Ian Harrison obtained his Ph.D. in systematic
ichthyology at the University of Bristol, UK. He has conducted research on
marine and freshwater fishes from several parts of the world, including
fieldwork in Europe, Central and South America, West and Western Central
Africa, the Philippines, and the Central Pacific. He has worked for
Conservation International (CI) and IUCN’s Global Species Programme since
2008 and is currently the Freshwater Specialist for the CI’s Moore Center
for Science, where he is helping develop CI’s Freshwater Science Strategy
as well as CI’s broader, institutional-wide Freshwater Initiative. He has
served as the Technical Officer for the Freshwater Fish Specialist Group of
IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC), is part of the Steering Committee
for SSC, and co-chair of the IUCN-SSC Freshwater Conservation Subcommittee.
He is an Adjunct Professor for the School of Earth and Sustainability,
Northern Arizona University. Dr. Harrison was an Associate Editor for the
Journal of Fish Biology for several years and has published over 50
scientific papers and book/report chapters on the biology and conservation of
fishes, and conservation of freshwater ecosystems. He has led several
workshops at international conferences, presenting the work of both
Conservation International and IUCN.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Hayhurst Lauren M.S. Fisheries Research Biologist Canada lhayhurst@iisd-ela.org   Lauren is a
Fisheries Research Biologist at IISD-ELA. Her areas of expertise include
water quality sampling, fish population estimation, environmental studies,
direct mercury analysis, and bioenergetics modelling. She has completed a
Master’s Degree in Biology at Lakehead University, evaluating bioenergetic
response of Yellow Perch to a whole-ecosystem nanosilver addition. Lauren
holds memberships in the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, the
Society of Canadian Limnologists, the Manitoba Chapter of The Wildlife
Society, and the Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Hogan Zeb Ph.D. Associate
Professor
Unites States of America zhogan@unr.edu   Zeb Hogan is a research biologist in the Department of Biology
and the Global Water Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. Zeb's research focuses on migratory fish
ecology, multi-species fisheries management, the status and conservation of
giant freshwater fish, endangered species issues and conservation
genetics. Zeb is currently the project
lead of the Wonders of the Mekong Project, and has implemented transboundary
projects in the Mekong region, working with the Fisheries Administration and
the Ministry of Environment in Cambodia, as well as the Mekong River
Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and
the Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Program.
Zeb is a National Geographic grantee and has hosted, produced and
written for television, videos, books, news, exhibits, NG Live, and NG
Learning.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Infante Dana Ph.D. Professor Unites States of America infanted@msu.edu   Dana Infante is a member of the Michigan State
University (MSU) Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Assistant Director
for Natural Resources with AgBioResearch at MSU. She holds M.S. in Resource
Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in
Resource Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan. Dr. Infante
is also a professor whose research focuses on applying a landscape approach
to understand condition of and limits to aquatic habitats and the organisms
they support. Her work links themes of landscape ecology with traditional
objectives of conservation biology and fisheries management. She has been
lead PI on a national project to assess the condition of all US streams
including those of Alaska and Hawaii, and she is currently working to model
distributions of stream fishes nationally for the USGS Aquatic AGAP Program.
Her research interests include effects of landscape-scale factors on physical
and biological features of river systems, river catchment hydrology and
stream channel geomorphology, ecological assessment and sustainable
management of aquatic systems.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Jeanson Amanda M.S. Ph.D.
Candidate
Canada amanda.l.jeanson@gmail.com   I study the social and environmental factors influencing
populations of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), an iconic species that
have been distributed worldwide. My dissertation characterizes how major
threats (recreational fishing, climate change) interact in driving population
declines to provide informed management recommendations to achieve
sustainable fisheries for all stakeholders.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Kangur Külli Ph.D. Senior researcher Estonia kylli.kangur@emu.ee   Külli Kangur is a senior researcher at the
Centre for Limnology, Estonian University of
Life Sciences, Estonia. For many years, he has studied the ecology of
large lakes and the effects of various anthropogenic and natural stressors on
species and communities. More
recently, his research has focused on the long-term dynamics of fish
populations and the impact of climate change, especially extreme weather
events, on cold-water fish and fish communities as a whole.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Kao Yu-Chun Ph.D. Biologist Unites States of America kyuchun@umich.edu @Dr_KaoYC I am a biologist
at USGS Great Lakes Science Center. My research focuses on using quantitative
methods to better understand the causal links between anthropogenic stressors
and ecosystem changes. When I say "anthropogenic stressors", it
usually means nutrients, invasive species, and climate change. When I say
"ecosystems", it usually means lakes. When I say
"changes", it usually means changes in fisheries resources. In
general, I strive to provide useful information to support decision-making
for ecosystem-based management.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Koehn John Ph.D. Principal
Research Scientist
Australia John.Koehn@dse.vic.gov.au   John is one of Australia‚Äôs leading fish biologists in the
ecology and management of Australian freshwater fish. His research has
resulted in over 270 scientific publications. This original research has been
of an applied nature and aimed at providing information, understandable
science and advice to improve management. Research has covered many native
species, Murray cod, Carp, movements, habitats, environmental flows,
threatened species recovery and restoration. Scientific recognition has been
manifested through awards for scientific research and inclusion on
Ministerial committees, national recovery teams and advisory/expert
committees (Murray-Darling Basin Commission drought expert panel, Murray,
Ovens, Murrumbidgee environmental flow panels, member of the Murray-Darling
Basin Commission Native Fish Management Strategy Advisory panel and several
MDB fish taskforces). He was author of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission’s
Native Fish Strategy and has led or participated in a wide range of projects
for Commonwealth, State and New Zealand research and management agencies. He
is a past President of the Australian Society for Fish Biology and an adjunct
professor at Charles Sturt University.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Kolding Jeppe Ph.D. Professor Norway jeppe.kolding@uib.no Jeppe Kolding is
professor in fisheries at University of Bergen, specializing in small-scale
fisheries in developing countries and their importance in terms of food
security. Previously he was employed by the Institute of Marine Research,
Centre for Development Cooperation in Fisheries, where he worked with the R/V
Dr. Frito Nansen programme under FAO. He has lived and worked several years
in various African countries and has experience from shorter term engagements
in more than 25 developing countries. Primary research interest is fish stock
assessment, ecology, harvest strategies and management of small-scale
tropical fisheries. He has been a member of the IUCN/CEM Fisheries Expert
Group (FEG http://www.ebcd.org/en/IUCN_CEM_FEG/) since 2008 where he initiated
the work on balanced harvest.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Kwak Tom Ph.D. Professor and Unit Leader Unites States of America tkwak@ncsu.edu   Tom Kwak earned
a PhD in Fisheries from University of Minnesota, and after faculty positions
at San Diego State University and University of Arkansas, he joined the USGS,
North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at NC State
University (USA). His research program is on fish and river ecology and
management, and he instructs courses in fisheries science.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Lawrence Ted Ph.D. Executive
Director
Unites States of America ted@agl-acare.org   Ted Lawrence is the Executive Director of IISD-ACARE. He works
to ensure scientists from North America, African, and globally, collaborate
and share knowledge to protect freshwater Great Lakes around the world. Mr.
Lawrence has been living, working, and researching in Africa for over 20
years. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, researching
governance and management of large, multijurisdictional freshwater resources,
specifically on Lake Victoria. Based on his background and research, Ted and
other freshwater, large-lake specialists, formed the African Center for
Aquatic Research and Education (ACARE), a highly collaborative organization
whose goals are to positively affect policy and management on Africa's Great
Lakes by executing a long-term network of freshwater experts to strengthen
science in Africa.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Loury Erin M.S. Communications Director and Fisheries Biologist Unites States of America erinloury@fishbio.com   Erin Loury holds
the position of Communications Director and Fisheries Biologist and has
fisheries research experience in the western United States and Southeast
Asia. She has extensive experience communicating scientific findings to broad
audiences via multiple media platforms such as FISHBIO’s website, blog,
newsletter, and social media channels; prepares press materials; and assists
with video production and community outreach. Additionally, she helps
coordinate FISHBIO’s Mekong program, including directing communications as a
partner of the USAID-funded Wonders of the Mekong project in Cambodia and for
the Mekong Fish Network. Ms. Loury has a master’s degree in marine science
with a focus in ichthyology from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, where she
worked with recreational and commercial fishers to conduct fish monitoring
surveys in Central California’s marine protected areas. She also holds a
graduate certificate in science communication from the University of
California, Santa Cruz. Erin received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the
University of California, Davis.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Lynch Abigail
J.
Ph.D. Research
Fish Biologist
Unites States of America ajlynch@usgs.gov   Abigail J. Lynch is a Research Fish Biologist with the U.S.
Geological Survey's National Climate Adaptation Science Center. Abby conducts
science and science synthesis on the impacts of global change to inland
fishes at local, national, and global scales. Her work aims to inform
conservation and sustainable use and assist fishers, managers, and other
practitioners adapt to change. She received her Ph.D. in Fisheries and
Wildlife from Michigan State University on climate impacts to Great Lakes
Lake Whitefish. She serves as the coordinator for the international 'InFish'
research network and a steward for the Fish and Climate Change Database
(FiCli). Abby is also a member of the IUCN Freshwater Fish Specialist Group,
the International Steering Committee for the UN International Year of
Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022, and the 2021 World Fisheries
Congress International Program Committee.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Marttin Felix M.S. Fishery
Resources Officer (Inland Fisheries)
Italy Felix.marttin@fao.org   Felix Marttin holds a M.S, in Aquaculture and Fisheries from
Wageningen University. He has held important positions in many projects such
as an information and Statistics Officer in the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations, a Senior Fishery Officer for the African
Development Bank, and currently working as the Fishery Resources Officer for
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Mr. Marttin’s skills
endorsed by his colleagues include capacity building, fisheries and sustainable
development.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
McIntyre Peter Ph.D. Associate Professor Unites States of America pbm3@cornell.edu Pete McIntyre is
an aquatic conservation ecologist who focuses on the interfaces between
freshwater biodiversity, ecosystem dynamics, and fishery management. He
enjoys integrating diverse perspectives that account for both the interests
of those reliant on inland fisheries and the conservation needs of the animal
species that support them. Taking a
collaborative approach, he and colleagues try to devise fishery management
strategies that balance food security and biodiversity conservation using
landscape, genetic, and ecosystem perspectives.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Midway Steve Ph.D. Dr. Unites States of America smidway@lsu.edu   Steve Midway is an assistant professor at Louisiana State
University. He holds a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries from the University of
Vermont, a M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from North Carolina State
University, and PhD in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina
Wilmington. Some interests that Midway have are aquatic and costal ecology,
macroecology, fisheries science, data analysis, statistical methods.
Biodiversity FALSE FALSE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Coastal Fisheries TRUE
Mumladze Levan Ph.D. Prof. Assoc. Georgia levan.mumladze@iliauni.edu.ge   After completion of PhD (molluscan biodiversity
studies in the Cacuasus biodiversity hot-spot) in 2013, I was working at the
ilia State university as an researcher for 2 years, and then got a position
of Assistant professor in 2015. Since 2019, I am an acting director of
Insititute of Zoology of Ilia State university. My research topics are
related to biodiversity inventory and conservation of freshwater animals
(including fishes and invertebrates) and biodiveristy patterns in freshwaters
and terrestrial habitats.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Murchie Karen Ph.D. Director of Freshwater Research Unites States of America karen.murchie@gmail.com @KarenJMurchie Karen Murchie is
the director of freshwater research at Shedd Aquarium and runs a migratory
fishes program focused in the Laurentian Great Lakes. She explores how human
activities and environmental change can influence fish behavior. Her aim is
to undertake a research approach that embraces the complexity of the
environment and the human dimension to further understand fisheries, leading
to effective conservation and management strategies. Karen engages community
scientists in data collection on migratory fish phenology and emphasizes
education and outreach in her work. Murchie holds a BSc and MSc from the
University of Waterloo, and PhD from Carelton University.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Conservation TRUE
Myers Bonnie M.S. PhD
Candidate/Career Pathways Biologist
Unites States of America bemyers2@ncsu.edu;
bjmyers@usgs.gov
  Bonnie has an M.S. in Fish and Wildlife Conservation from
Virginia Tech and a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management
from the University of Wyoming. She was also a 2014 Knauss Fellow in NOAA
Research's Office of Communications, where her main role was to translate
science to diverse audiences on a variety of topics from global climate
change to tsunami research. Her current research focuses on synthesizing the
impacts of climate change on inland fish, addressing the impacts of extreme
events on fish biotic resistance and resilience to climate change on island
ecosystems, and better quantifying the value of freshwaters in the Caribbean.
She's also involved with managing, FiCli, Fish and Climate Change Database,
through her role at U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Adaptation
Science Center.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Nguyen Vivian Ph.D. Assistant Professor Canada vivian.nguyen@carleton.ca @vivmn
Vivian Nguyen is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Environmental
and Interdisciplinary Science and the Department of Biology at Carleton
University. Her research focuses on the interface of science, society and
policy within the themes of environmental change, natural resource management
(including fisheries and forestry), and food insecurity. Dr. Nguyen also has
expertise in the human dimensions of environmental issues and mobilizing
ecological knowledge into decisions, policy, and practice.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Obiero Kevin Ph.D. Centre Director and Research Scientist Kenya kevobiero@gmail.com Twitter @Kev_Obiero Dr Kevin Obiero is a Research Scientist working with Kenya
Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI). He holds a PhD Degree in
Natral Resources and Life Sciences from the University of Natural Resources
and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria. He is the Centre Director at KMFRI
Sangoro Centre in-charge of coordinating research, administrative and
financial functions to ensure research activities are aligned to the
Institute’s strategic plan, vision and mandate. Dr Obiero is the Board Chair
of the African Center for Aquatic Research and Education (ACARE), a highly
collaborative organization whose goals are to positively affect policy and
management on Africa's Great Lakes by executing a long-term network of
freshwater experts to strengthen science in Africa. He is also a board member
of IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA), the World's freshwater laboratory
comprised of 58 small lakes and their watersheds set aside for scientific
research in Manitoba, Canada.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology FALSE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Olden Julian Ph.D. Professor Unites States of America olden@uw.edu Twitter: @oldenfish Julian Olden is a
professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of
Washington (http://fish.washington.edu/research/oldenlab/). His research
seeks to advance the science and inform the practice of conserving freshwater
ecosystems and fisheries with a focus on invasive species, climate change,
and hydrology.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Philipp David Ph.D. Chair,
Board of Directors
Unites States of America philipp@illinois.edu   Dave is emeritus at the University of
Illinois, retiring as Principal Scientist,
emeritus at the Natural Histroy Survey, where he focused on
conservation genetics and reporductive ecology of fishes. He now helps direct the Fisheries
Conservation Foundation and spearheads conservation projects in Bhutan (Mahseer),
Bahamas (Bonefish), and Canada (Bass) that involve telemetry, genetics, and
the impact of fishing on populations
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Pope Kevin Ph.D. Research Fish Biologist (and Unit Leader) Unites States of America kpope2@unl.edu   Kevin Pope is director of the Nebraska
Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. He received his B.S from Texas
A&M University, his M.S. from Auburn University, and his Ph. D. from
South Dakota State University. His research interests include Complex
Social-Ecological Systems, with emphasis on inland recreational fisheries.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Regu Atufa M.S. Ph.D.
Research Scholar
India atufaaliregu@gmail.com @atufa_regu Instagram Atufa Regu is a
Ph.D student at the Fisheries Economics, Extension and Statistics Division,
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India. She focuses on
research on Gender and Valuation Studies in Lake Fisheries on north Kashmir
region. In her Masters she has worked on Sustainability, Socio - Economic
Vulnerability & Climate Change aspects of Lake Fisheries. Her skills and
expertise include fishers livelihoods, lake fisheries, vulnerability
assessment, gender, and fisheries sustainability.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Reid Andrea Ph.D. Assistant
Professor
Canada a.reid@oceans.ubc.ca   Dr. Andrea Reid is a citizen of the Nisga’a Nation and a new
Assistant Professor with the University of British Columbia’s Institute for
the Oceans and Fisheries. She is helping to launch and lead the Centre for
Indigenous Fisheries, working to build a national and international hub for
the study and protection of culturally significant fish and fisheries. Her
research program adopts highly interdisciplinary and applied approaches to
improving our understanding of the complex interrelationships between fish,
people and place. Reid’s PhD in Biology (Governor General’s Gold Medal;
Carleton University ’20) centered on multiple stressor effects on Pacific
salmon, using tools and insights from Western and Indigenous sciences in
tandem. Reid is a cofounder of Riparia, a Canadian charity that connects
diverse young women with science on the water to grow the next generation of
water protectors. She is also a National Geographic Explorer and a Fellow of
The Explorers Club.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Gutmann Roberts Catherine Ph.D. Lecturer in Environmental Science United Kingdom catherine.gutmannroberts@plymouth.ac.uk Twitter: @CatieGR Dr Catherine Gutmann Roberts researched
Population ecology of European barbel at Bournemouth University. She has
postdoctoral experience in coastal and freshwater ecosystems, determining
genetic variation, trophic impacts and movement dynamics. She has an interest
in sexual dimorphism, repsoductive strategies and early life stage success.
Her work has a conservation and management focus and works with recreational
anglers, charities and environmental regulators and well as engaging the
public. She is just starting a lecturing position in Environmental Science.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Rogers Mark Ph.D. Research
Fish Biologist
Unites States of America mwrogers@tntech.edu   Mark is the Unit Leader for the U.S. Geological Survey Tennessee
Cooperative Fishery Research Unit.
Mark received his Bachelor's from NC State, his Master's from
University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point, and PhD from University of
Florida. Mark worked for the USGS
Great Lakes Science Center for 5 years before moving to the Tennessee Coop
Unit in 2015. His research focuses on
reservoir and lake fisheries, invasive species, and native species
restoration. He has special interest
in using population dynmics, genetics, and statistical models to inform
management decisions.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology FALSE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Rogosch Jane S. Ph.D. Research Fish Biologist Unites States of America jsrogos@gmail.com Twitter: @jrogos Jane S. Rogosch
holds the position of Assistant Unit Leader at the USGS Texas Cooperative
Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. She has numerous publications varying from
designing flow regimes to support entire river ecosystems to the
co-occurrence dynamics of native and nonnative species. Her research
interests include conservation and management of fishes in response to
changes in flow, invasive species, and other environmental change.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Roy Koushik M.S. Employed
doctoral researcher
India/ Czech Republic kroy@frov.jcu.cz Twitter:
@koushik_roy
Doctoral Researcher,
Institute of Aquaculture and Protection of Waters,
Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters,
University of South Bohemia,
České Budějovice 370 05, Czech Republic.

Ex-Senior Research Fellow (Climate change & Inland fisheries,
2015-2018) at ICAR - Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore
(Govt. of India).
Ex- #1 waitlisted Scientist (Fisheries) in Indian Space Research
Organization roster (2017-18).
M.F.Sc. (Aquaculture) 2014 IGKV, Raipur - First Class First.
B.Sc. (Industrial Fish and Fisheries) 2011 University of Calcutta - First
Class First.
ICAR-JRF (2011), NET (2014), ARS Mains (2014), SRF (2015) Qualified.

Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Shephard Samuel Ph.D. Senior Research Officer Ireland sam.shephard@fisheriesireland.ie   Samuel Shephard is a senior scientist at Inland
Fisheries Ireland. His main research interest is development of methods for
assessing the state of data-limited fish populations. He hopes that this work
can contribute to sustainabiity in fisheries that support food security in
developing countries. Other current contributions address river
hydromorphology and also the impacts of sea lice from aquaculture on wild
salmonids. Sam started his career as a deckhand on commercial fishing boats
working out of the west of Ireland. He then worked a fishing gear
technologist, before completing a PhD in floodplain river fisheries in
Mississippi. Sam subsequently undertook a series of postdocs, mainly focused
on development of ecological indicators to support fish community descriptors
under the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries TRUE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Souter Nick Ph.D. Freshwater Manager -
Greater Mekong
Australia nsouter@conservation.org     Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Steel E.
Ashley
B.A. Forest
Officer
Italy Ashley.Steel@FAO.org @eashleysteel E. Ashley Steel is a Forest Officer (Statistics) at FAO working
at the intersection of forests, fish, and statistics. She is currently working on integrating
forest and fisheries data at the watershed scale for integrated forestry and
fisheries management, building new models for global wood fuel production,
bringing statistical capacity building on-line, quantifying informally-traded
forest products including inland fish and other wild foods, and leveraging
official statistics to better understand global trends.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Stokes Gretchen M.S. PhD Candidate/National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellow
Unites States of America gstokes@ufl.edu   Gretchen Stokes
is a PhD candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
at the University of Florida, where she is working to develop a geospatial
framework for assessing threats to global inland fisheries. Gretchen holds a
MS in Fish and Wildlife Conservation from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
State University and a BS in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
from North Carolina State University, and is a certified Associate Fisheries
Professional (AFS). Broadly, her research interests include movement ecology,
community-based natural resource management, and geospatial analysis related
to global change ecology.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Geospatial Analyses TRUE
Taylor William Ph.D. University
Distinguished Professor
Unites States of America taylorw@msu.edu   Dr. William (“Bill”) Taylor is a University Distinguished
Professor in Global Fisheries Systems in the Department of Fisheries and
Wildlife and the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at
Michigan State University. He is an internationally recognized expert in
Great Lakes fisheries ecology, population dynamics, governance, and
management. Throughout his career, Taylor has been active in the American
Fisheries Society (AFS), serving as President of the society, the Michigan
Chapter, and the North Central Division. Currently, he holds a U.S.
Presidential appointment as a U.S. Commissioner (alternate) for the Great
Lakes Fishery Commission and serves as its Chair.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Tharme Rebecca Ph.D. Principal United Kingdom rebeccatharme@riverfutures.com Twitter: @riverfutures Rebecca is an aquatic ecologist working in the
area of environment, water, and sustainable development, focused on the
Global South. As an independent consultant and Principal of Riverfutures, she
provides policy appropriate technical advice, solutions, and capacity to meet
challenges in ecosystem conservation and natural resources management. She
serves on the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Freshwater Conservation
Committee and is an Adjunct Principal Research Fellow of the Australian
Rivers Institute, Griffith University.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Thieme Michele M.S. Deputy Director and Lead Scientist, Freshwater Unites States of America michele.thieme@wwfus.org @MicheleThieme Michele
Thieme is Deputy Director of Freshwater for WWF-US and supports WWF’s efforts
to conserve freshwater ecosystems and manage river basins to support
biodiversity and human livelihoods. She works with WWF offices around the
world to build the resiliency of freshwater systems with a particular focus
on river-related infrastructure, dams, and planning, as well as evaluation of
basin health. WWF-US’ freshwater team focuses on interventions that support
transboundary water governance, finance for bankable nature solutions,
corporate water stewardship, and river conservation with the aim of
maintaining and restoring healthy, connected freshwater ecosystems for people
and nature. Michele has 25 years of experience in freshwater and spatial
planning with over 30 scientific publications. Through relationships with
academia, she brings the latest in science to applied river basin policy,
management and conservation projects. She holds a B.S. in biology from
University of Virginia and a Master’s in Fisheries Science from University of
Arizona.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
van Treeck Ruben M.S. Ecologist Germany ruben@fishmigration.org @rubenvantreeck   Biodiversity FALSE FALSE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Walker Nick Ph.D. Researcher Unites States of America nickwalker703@gmail.com     Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development FALSE
Youn So-Jung M.S. Knauss Fellow/PhD Candidate Unites States of America younsojung@gmail.com @syoun88 So-Jung Youn is a
PhD Candidate at Michigan State University and a Knauss Fellow with the
Policy and Constituent Affairs Division within the National Ocean Service of
NOAA. She is interested in global utilization of inland capture fisheries and
the inland fisheries value chain. She is studying ways to assess and value
inland fisheries, such as using consumption surveys and household dynamics to
estimate inland fisheries harvest. Her master's thesis, "The Importance
of Inland Fisheries to Global Food Security," focused on the
contribution of inland fisheries to food security and livelihoods. So-Jung
received an MS in fisheries and wildlife from Michigan State University and a
BS in biology, with a minor in management and organizational leadership, from
the College of William and Mary.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology FALSE
Management FALSE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Valbo-Jorgensen John M.S. Fisheries
Resources Officer
Italy john.jorgensen@fao.org   John Valbo-Jorgensen has his degree from University of
Copenhagen. He has worked with fisheries in major river systems in Asia and
Latin America ie. Ganges, Mekong and Orinoco. He is currently working with
FAO on inland fisheries globally but with particular focus on Latin America.
Biodiversity FALSE TRUE
Climate Change FALSE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries TRUE
Sustainable Development TRUE
Zeenatul Basher Ph.D. Habitat Biologist/Spatial Ecologist Unites States of America zbasher@gmail.com   Zeenautl Basher is a Habitat Biologist in the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management
Council, Tampa, Florida. Basher got
his PhD in marine science from University of Auckland, New Zealand. Basher worked in several multinational
organization internationally including UNDP and IUCN. Basher got involved
with infish during his time with USGS NCASC and MSU CSIS as postdoc where he worked on developing
concepts for measuring riverine fishery productivity as global scale.
Primarily Basher's work forcused on using spatial ecology to model aquatic
fish and inveterate habitats in both
freshwater and marine ecosystems. Basher received his masters in Integrated
Tropical Coastal Zone Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok
and a second masters in Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology from Khulna
University Bangladesh.
Biodiversity TRUE TRUE
Climate Change TRUE
Ecology TRUE
Management TRUE
Recreational Fisheries FALSE
Small Scale Fisheries FALSE
Sustainable Development TRUE