Portland Speaker Series

RRNW Portland Speaker Series March 10th: Dan Bingham, Senior Biologist and Regional Genetics Manager for Cramer Fish Sciences

Join us March 10th for the next installment of the Portland RRNW Speaker Series!

Speaker: Dan Bingham, Senior Biologist and Regional Genetics Manager for Cramer Fish Sciences

Title:How Genetic Science Informs River Restoration

Where: NW Lucky Lab  1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209

When: Thursday, March 10th, 5:30 pm Networking, 6:00 pm Presentation

Dan will discuss five key applications of genetics in river restoration, including (1) the effective number of breeders (Nb) as a metric of adult reproduction supported by a given habitat; (2) pedigree analysis for understanding success of trap-and-haul mitigation for salmon; (3) eDNA metabarcoding for detection of endangered and invasive species; (4) differentiating crucial life histories, such as adult migration timing; and (5) new genomic considerations for making informed conservation decisions, such as how to conserve life histories controlled by many genes of small effect versus few genes of large effect.  This talk will advance understanding genetics in 21st Century river restoration.

Dan Bingham, M.S. is a project manager in fisheries science and population genetics at Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) where he serves as Senior Biologist and Regional Genetics Manager. Prior to joining CFS, he founded Rogue Biological Consulting, LLC, an environmental firm focused on using genetic tools to support the conservation efforts of tribes, utilities, and government agencies across the Pacific Northwest. Dan also spent several years as a biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service where his work concentrated on recovery of ESA-listed fish across the Columbia River basin. Dan also volunteers as President of the Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals.

There is no charge for the event and you do not need to be an RRNW member to attend; however, we encourage you to join RRNW.  The current membership year is from February 10, 2020 through February 9, 2021, so don’t forget to renew your membership. By becoming a RRNW member you will receive a discount on registration fees for the annual River Restoration Symposium the first week in February and other benefits, connect to a network of restoration professionals, and help support future speaker events! Annual membership is only $50 ($25 students).


This event has been sponsored by Cramer Fish Sciences

If you would like to sponsor this or future events contact Alex at amorton@geoengineers.com.

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Past Speakers

  • Bruce Roll – December 2019
  • Gabe Sheoships – May 2019
  • Randy Reeve – March 2019
  • Leslie Bach – December 2018
  • Matthew Johnson – September 2018
  • Daniel Newberry – May 2018
  • Esther Lev – December 2017
  • Rose Wallick – March 2017
  • Desiree Tullos – December 2016
  • Janine Castro – October 2016
  • Gordon Grant – May 2016
  • Matt Van Ess – March 2016
  • Mike Houck – November 2015
  • Celeste Searles Mazzacano – October 2015
  • Dan Bottom – June 2015
  • Bob Beschta – April 2015
  • Michael Pollock – December 2014
  • Laura Brophy – October 2014
  • Colin Thorne – June 2014
  • Bill Bradbury – April 2014
  • Stan Gregory – December 2013
  • Ken Bierly – October 2013
  • Janine Castro – October 2013