Scott A. Bonar

USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (AFS President Elect)

Scott A. Bonar is a professor at the University of Arizona and is leader of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.  His book on communication, The Conservation Professional’s Guide to Working with People was called “a must read” by the journal Ecology; “brimming with insights from hands-on experience” by Paul R. Ehrlich, Stanford University Professor and Author of The Population Bomb; and “a guidepost (which) should be a part of college curricula in every natural resources program” by Mamie Parker, former assistant director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bonar has conducted award winning research in natural resources programs of state and federal governments, universities and private industry for over 30 years, authoring over 130 publications. He presents communication workshops around the U.S. and teaches a natural resources communication class at the University of Arizona. He is currently President-Elect of the American Fisheries Society.

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