Scott A. Bonar

Unit Leader and Professor

Conservation Biology
Fisheries Conservation and Management


My students and I study practical ways to better manage and conserve fishes. We have worked on projects including native-nonnative fish interactions & management, aquatic habitat conservation, captive breeding of rare fishes, & fish sampling methods.


Resources Profession (Biopolitics); co-teach Fisheries Management and associated seminars;and have authored books on both subjects. I feel good practical skills - either for working with people or in fisheries management - are important.


  • Ph.D. Fisheries, 1990, School of Fisheries, College of Ocean and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • BS.,Secondary Science Education, 1983 (Biology and Physics), University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana