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David Noakes Oral History Interview. June 4, 2015

David Noakes Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

June 4, 2015

Location:  Oregon Hatchery Research Center, Alsea, Oregon.

David Noakes (b. 1947) is a professor of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU as well as director and senior scientist at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center (OHRC). Noakes came to Oregon State in 2005 after a long and distinguished career at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, where he developed an international reputation as a scholar of fish behavior, evolution and genetics. Under Noakes' leadership, the OHRC engages with researchers from around the world as well as local groups in exploring the relationship between hatchery raised fish, wild fish, and the environment. Noakes' interview focuses on his upbringing and education in Canada, his academic work in fish behavior, and the on-going work of the OHRC.