Department: Flathead Lake Biological Station
University System: University of Montana - Missoula
Jack Stanford has retired as Director/Professor at the Flathead Lake Biological Station. He was the Director and Bierman Professor of Ecology from 1980-2016. Stanford graduated 21 Ph.D. and 28 MS students and published over 220 scientific papers and books on ecosystem processes and influences of human activities. Over his 45 year career at FLBS, Stanford’s research was supported by over $50M in competitive research grants from the US National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Palo Alto, CA) and the McKnight Foundation (Minneapolis, MN). Professor Stanford received the Award of Excellence of the Society for Freshwater Science in 2004, and in 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society for River Science. His continued research focuses on food web dynamics in Flathead Lake, the ecology of Pacific Rim salmon rivers and brown bear–salmon interactions in the Karluk region of Kodiak, Alaska.