Dr. Robert T. Lackey was named a Fellow of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) at the society’s 146th Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. Fellows of the American Fisheries Society are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the diversity of fields that are included in the American Fisheries Society. Career contributions may include, but are not restricted to, accomplishments in leadership, research, teaching and mentoring, fisheries resource management and/or conservation, and outreach or interaction with the public.

Lackey, currently a fisheries professor at Oregon State University and a 52 year AFS member has worked on an assortment of natural resource issues from various positions in government and academia. Most recently, he retired after 27 years with the Environmental Protection Agency’s national research laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon, where he served as Deputy Director, Associate Director for Science, and in other senior leadership positions. Throughout his career, his professional assignments involved diverse aspects of natural resource management, but mostly he has operated at the interface between science and policy. He has published over 100 articles in scientific and professional journals. Dr. Lackey has long been an educator, having taught at five North American universities and currently teaches a graduate course in ecological and natural resource policy at Oregon State University.

Founded in 1870, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest fisheries science society. The mission of AFS is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals. With five journals and numerous books and conferences, AFS is the leading source of fisheries science and management information in North America and around the world.

Source: American Fisheries Society