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Scott VanderKooi

Scott VanderKooi is a Supervisory Biologist with 30 years of experience with imperiled fishes as well as applied science and adaptive management in support of resource management.

Scott is the Director of the Southwest Biological Science Center. He began his career as a fish biologist conducting research on salmonids, catostomids and cyprinids in the western U.S. throughout the 1990s and early 2000s and shifted to managing science programs in the mid 2000s first in the Klamath River basin, and most recently in the Colorado River basin as Chief of the USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center.




Education and Certifications

  • B.S. 1991. Marine Biology, Oregon State University

  • M.S. 1999. Fishery Science, Oregon State University

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