Scott Heppell is an assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. His research interests include the physiological ecology and conservation of fishes, in particular how physiology, behavior, and life history traits affect the interactions between fish populations, their respective fisheries, and the environment. He has worked on bluefin tuna on the Atlantic high seas, Mediterranean, and east coast of the United States, on groupers throughout the southeast Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, on rockfish in Oregon and Alaska, on sharks in the Adriatic, on forage fishes in the eastern Bering Sea, and on trout, steelhead, and salmon in Japan and the high deserts of eastern Oregon and Northern Nevada. Basically he loves working with fish wherever they can be found and where interesting scientific questions can be asked and conservation issues solved. He teaches classes in Fishery Biology, the Biology of Marine Fishes, Salmon Management in the Pacific Northwest, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills for Fisheries and Wildlife, and Fish Physiology. He has worked on the REEF Grouper Moon project for 13 years.