Wayne Hubert

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2023

Wayne Hubert of Laramie is a retired fisheries biologist who is responsible for having a tremendous influence on fisheries conservation in Wyoming. Wayne joined the University of Wyoming’s Department of Zoology and Physiology and the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 1982. Hubert has researched almost every fish species in the state and focused heavily on the ecology and habitat of freshwater fisheries. His research also included fish culture, aquatic macroinvertebrates, waterfowl and riparian bird communities. His research has contributed to the substantial management efforts by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to conserve and restore fish populations and habitats. In addition to his research and teaching, he has helped set national policies and protocols regarding fisheries through his involvement with the American Fisheries Society. He has published nearly 300 peer-reviewed papers and has advised 90 graduate students at the University of Wyoming. Today it is estimated about one-quarter of all fisheries management professionals in Wyoming were his students. Over his 30-plus-year career, Hubert has influenced almost every aspect of fisheries management within the state.

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