in the areas of genetics, evolution, and phylogeny of native North American fishes.
William Stewart Grant is associate professor in the Department of Genetics at Wits University in the Republic of South Africa. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, in fishery genetics. His present research includes studies in systematics and biogeography of marine fishes.
Terrance J. Quinn II is an associate professor at the Juneau Center, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in biomathematics. His research is in the areas of fish population dynamics and biometrics.
Saul B. Saila is professor emeritus at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in fishery biology. His research interests are in the area of fishery biology and population dynamics. Dr. Saila has made outstanding contributions in modeling and fish population dynamics.
Lynda Shapiro is professor of biology and director of the Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Oregon. She earned her Ph.D. from Duke University. Her area of expertise is marine phytoplankton ecology. Dr. Shapiro currently serves on the NRC's Ocean Studies Board.
E. Don Stevens is professor of zoology at the University of Guelph in Canada. He earned his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of British Columbia. His expertise is in the area of the physiology, primarily of fish; mechanisms of respiration, especially as affected by muscular exercise; and comparative physiology of muscle contraction.