Scott A. Bonar

Scott A. Bonar

Scott Bonar is an Associate Professor of Natural Resources at the University of Arizona and Leader of the USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. He has conducted award-winning natural resources work in natural resources programs of state and federal government, universities, and private industry for over twenty-five years, authoring over 100 publications and supervising over eighty employees. In 2005 and 2007, his unit won the highest award in the nation for relations with cooperators, and science respectively. He holds a B.S. degree in Science education from the University of Evansville and a Ph.D. in Fisheries Science from the University of Washington.

Dr. Bonar's fisheries work focuses on management and biology of fishes in the Western United States. He led over 250 biologists from 107 agencies, universities and private organizations to standardize freshwater fisheries monitoring in North America, the first time this has been done on such a large scale in history. He is currently president of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, and has spoken to a diverse array of groups both nationally and internationally, most notably, the NATO Environmental Security Council in Brussels, Belgium, and international fisheries conferences in North America and Europe.

In his free time, Dr. Bonar enjoys time with his wife Ann, and his two daughters, Sophia and Sonja. His hobbies include hiking, rock hounding, scuba diving, snorkeling, and history. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he spends considerable time explaining why the desert Southwest is a wonderful place for a fish biologist.

You can write Dr. Bonar at:

USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
104 Biological Sciences East
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, 85721, USA

or click here to send an e-mail to Scott

About the Book