Ethics and the

    Columbia River Treaty

    Righting Historic Wrongs

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     Allan Scholz Ph.D.

Dr. Allan T. Scholz received BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1976, 1977 and 1980 respectively. 

Since 1980 he has been employed as a professor in the Biology Department at Eastern Washington University, where he teaches courses in Ichthyology, Fisheries Management, Marine Biology, a three quarter Introduction to Biology series for majors, Growth of Biological Thought for graduate students and History of Biology for undergraduates. 

He is the author (or coauthor of six books and 147 publications or technical reports, most of them about fishes in eastern Washington. He has received 145 research grants and contracts to support his research. His major research interest is on olfactory imprinting and homing in salmonid fishes. (Young salmon form a permanent memory to the odor of their home stream at a time when they experience a surge of thyroid hormone, which serves as a cue to guide the adults back there during their spawning migration. 

He was awarded the Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees Medal in 1986. In 2007 he received a commendation from the Northwest Power and Conservation Council / Bonneville Power Administration for his leadership in implementing the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.