Robert J. Naiman, Ph.D
Dr. Robert Naiman’s career highlights include being a research scientist and director of the Matamek Research Program of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, director of the Center for Streamside Studies at the University of Washington, a visiting scientist on numerous occasions with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Toulouse, France), and a professor at the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management at the University of Western Australia for several years.
Dr. Naiman’s research addresses the structure and dynamics of riverine ecosystems – including riparian vegetation, and the role of large animals in influencing ecosystem dynamics. These research activities laid the foundation for ~11 books on aquatic ecology and watershed management and produced 230+ journal articles.
In 2008 Dr. Naiman was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France), in 2012 he received the Eminent Scientist award from the Ecological Society of America and in 2013 he presented the E. Baldi memorial lecture to the International Society of Limnology. Until recently Dr. Naiman chaired the Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the restoration and management of the Columbia River (USA).