Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Five scientists, recognized as experts in the disciplines of fisheries biology, fluvial geomorphology, hydraulic engineering, hydrology, riparian ecology, wildlife biology, or aquatic ecology, form a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Each member is appointed by the Executive Director and serves a four-year rotating term.


John Buffington, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service;

John Buffington (Ph.D. Geological Sciences) research interests include geomorphic controls on salmonid habitat at watershed scales and the use of streambed topography to predict channel hydraulics, sediment transport, and aquatic habitat.


Chris Jordan, Ph.D., NOAA;

Chris Jordan (Ph.D. Fisheries) is a Research Fisheries Biologist with NOAA/NMFS’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Program Manager for the Mathematical Biology and Systems Monitoring Program.


Andrew J. Paul, Ph.D., Alberta Environment and Parks;

Andrew Paul (Ph.D. Population Ecologist) is the Provincial Environmental Flow Specialist for Fish and Wildlife Habitat Policy with the Alberta Government.