Stanford, Jack

Professor and Director
Division of Biological Sciences
Flathead Lake Biological Station
Professional Summary: 

Jack A. Stanford is the Jessie M. Bierman Professor of Ecology and Director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station at The University of Montana, where he has worked since 1971. The Biological Station is a multi-disciplinary research and education center with 8 resident faculty and 20 staff members, including graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. Professor Stanford is well known internationally for his research on natural and cultural interactions in large river ecosystems. He has published 200 juried papers and books in limnology and ecology since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1975 and has graduated 13 PhD and 29 MS students. He is most noted for his long-term studies of the 18,200 km2 Flathead River-Lake ecosystem in Montana and British Columbia and for research on the ecology of rivers regulated by dams. Since 1999, Dr. Stanford has conducted research with colleagues on salmon rivers in Kamchatka, Argentina, Alaska, and British Columbia; the research focuses on cross-site studies of salmon and steelhead life histories and floodplain nutrient cycling. He has served on many national and international science review panels and editorial boards concerning the ecology and conservation of freshwater ecosystems. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and has received the Award of Excellence of the Society for Freshwater Science, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International of the Society for River Science, the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award of the International Federation of Fly Fishermen and other awards recognizing his scholarship.

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