Scott Heppell, speaker
Scott Heppell is an associate professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. His research interests include the physiological ecology and conservation of fishes, in particular how physiology, behavior, and life history traits affect the interactions between fish populations, their respective fisheries, and the environment. He has worked on bluefin tuna in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, on groupers throughout the southeast Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, on rockfish in Oregon and Alaska, on sharks in the Adriatic, on forage fishes in the eastern Bering Sea, and on trout, steelhead, and salmon in Japan and the high deserts of Oregon and Nevada. Basically he loves working wherever fish can be found and where interesting scientific questions can be asked and conservation issues solved. He is on the Habitat Committee for the Pacific Fishery Management Fishery Council and the Science and Data Committee for the Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership. Scott teaches classes in Fishery Biology, Salmon Biology and Management, and Fish Physiology, plus an undergraduate, non-majors course called Food from the Sea, which explores the social, cultural, biological, environmental, and economic aspects how seafood ends up on our plates.