Jack Stanford is Professor Emeritus at the Flathead Lake Biological Station of The University of Montana, where he has worked since 1972. He has graduated 13 PhD and 28 MS students and published over 220 scientific papers. Professor Stanford is most noted for his long-term studies
in the 18,200 km 2 Flathead River-Lake Ecosystem in Montana and British Columbia that demonstrated the 4 dimensional nature of rivers, ecological connectivity of aquatic systems, and food web cascades caused by introduction of nonnative species. In 1999 Dr. Stanford began long term research on a suite of observatory salmon rivers in Kamchatka, Argentina, Alaska, and Washington, Montana and British Columbia. The research focuses on cross-site comparisons of salmon and steelhead phenology, adaptation and productivity and relationships with brown bears and other consumer species. Professor Stanford has served on many national and international science review panels and editorial boards concerning issues such as climate warming, endangered species and water quantity and quality. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science in 2000. In 2004 Professor Stanford received the Award of Excellence of the Society for Freshwater Science, and in 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for River Science. He resides on the Twisp River, Washington, with wife, Bonnie.