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Steve Willhite (2018)
Brian Light (2017)

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Make your dinner reservations
for the monthly meeting
SAVE THE DATE for Oregon State Scholar Thaddeus Buser on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm.

This month's presenter is our Oregon State Scholarship recipient, Thaddeus Buser. He will be discussing his research on the evolution, ecology, and biology of sculpin fishes, as well as how his experiences as a fisher have influenced and in turn been influenced by his experiences as a fish scientist. Here is what Thaddeus has to say about his work:

"The link between an organism and the environment that sustains it is one of the most basic but critical elements in life sciences. Understanding this link is important not only for scientists, but also for fishers and other outdoors enthusiasts. As a scientist, I have explored this topic in a group of bizarre and often overlooked fishes commonly known as sculpins or "bullheads." I've used highly-sophisticated methods such as CT scanning and 3D video motion tracking, as well as extremely low-tech methods such as solo-backpacking across Adak Island with little more research equipment than a camera and a bottle of preservative. In each case though, the question of how a species fits in and is shaped by its environment is what drove my curiosity. Growing up fishing, I spent innumerable hours pursuing game fishes throughout Washington State. From targeting steelhead in gorge country, to Coho salmon and lingcod along Washington's exposed Pacific coast, I was immersed (sometimes literally) in a variety of habitats while I targeted the different fishes that they contain, and developed some of the questions that I continue to drive my research today."

Thaddeus' Bio:
Thaddeus grew up in western Washington and spent much of his time on local rivers fishing for steelhead with his dad. He often found himself drawn to the bizarre fish that they would sometimes encounter such as sculpin, suckers and whitefish. This fascination with atypical (some would say "ugly") fishes stayed with him over the years and eventually turned into an undergraduate project on sculpin biology (University of Washington), which turned into a master's thesis (University of Alaska, Fairbanks), and ultimately a Ph.D. dissertation (Oregon State University). He has traveled the Pacific coast of North America from Attu Island in the Aleutian Archipelago, to Newport, Oregon collecting and studying sculpins. He uses the insights that he's gained by observing these fishes in nature to develop hypotheses about how each fish makes a living and fits into its environment. When he's not in the lab or flipping over rocks looking for sculpins, he still pursues salmonids on northwest rivers, often with his four weight, hoping for a sea-run cutthroat and praying for a steelhead.

Monthly dinner meeting speaker

Make your dinner reservations here.
(please pay with the provided link to PayPal)


Appetizer: Oregon Pink Bay Shrimp and Asparagus Salad with Lemon Aioli
Smoked Pork Chop - Bourbon Maple Glaze Slow Roasted Halibut - Grapefruit Beurre Fondue Roasted Tomatoes - Wilted Spinach and Sauce Trinity
Sides dishes with the above entrees include Broccolini and Olive Oil Forked Potatoes

Dessert: Philippe’s special treat: the Flyfisher’s Camp S’Mores with Homemade Marshmallows and Fine French Chocolate

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