Robin Waples | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Robin Waples

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Voices from the Science Centers

Voices from the Science Centers is an oral history initiative dedicated to documenting the institutional knowledge of fisheries scientists and administrators in the labs of NOAA’s Fisheries Science Centers.

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10.VSC/1234567890
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Date of Interview
08-08-2016
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Biographical Sketch

Robin Waples was born in Berkeley, California. He received a Bachelor’s degree in American studies from Yale University and his Ph.D. in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In 1986, Waples joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center as a National Research Council Research Associate. From 1997 to 2000 he was the Director of the Conservation Biology Division. In 2001, he became the center's Senior Scientist. His research interests include population genetics of anadromous and marine fishes.

Interview contains discussions of: salmon, population structures, Endangered Species Act, habitat degradation, impacts of dams and culverts on salmon spawning, genetic testing, mixed stock genetics and hatchery fish.


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