Noah Adams

I have been a research scientist at the Columbia River Research Laboratory since 1989.  Most of my work centers on providing safe downstream passage for juvenile salmonids at multiple dams in Oregon, Washington, and California.  These data are used to make water management decisions and have resulted in multiple manuscripts and presents at national and international meetings.



M.S. Fisheries Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR   

B.S.  Biology/Chemistry, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR           


Research Interests:

My researches interest revolves around the desire to quantify resource related problems and aid in the development and evaluation of solutions.  I find it particularly rewarding to be able to design and implement studies that lead to the collection of previously unattainable data. In this endeavor the team I lead has made significant advances in state-of-the-art research tools that allow us to gather one-of-a-kind data to aid in shaping the management of rivers in an attempt to reach a balance between protecting and preserving endangered salmon populations and the regional need for agriculture, transportation, and electricity.



1993 to Present - Research Fishery Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA

1991-1993 - Fishery Biologist, Cooperative Education Agreement Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK. Graduate student at Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

1989-1991 - Fishery Biologist, U.S. Forest Service, Wind River Ranger District, Carson, WA

1989 - Biological Lab Technician, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA