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Seth White
(503) 731-1300

Employee since: 2009

Senior Fishery Scientist

Fishery Science Department
Portland Main Office


Through interdisciplinary research, mentorship, and teaching, my principal goal is to advance knowledge on how river restoration can mitigate the impacts of anthropogenic stressors—including climate change—on salmon and other aquatic life. I combine field methods—such as hydrological assessments, surveys of fluvial geomorphology, and aquatic bioassessments— with quantitative tools and spatial modeling to understand complex ecological systems. With this increased understanding, I provide natural resource decision makers with the knowledge they require to make informed choices about river restoration. Along with my wife and three daughters, I enjoy hiking, music, and art inspired by the extraordinary landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.


  • Ph.D., Fish Ecology, Oregon State University, 2008
  • M.S., Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming, 2003
  • B.S., Biology, Oregon State University, 1999

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