Boyd Kynard, adjunct professor of Environmental Conservation, has been named to the board of trustees of the Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts.

His research focus includes the life history and fish passage of migratory fish. He has studied sturgeon and other migratory fish in New England, as well as in China and Brazil. Kynard has donated time to the World Wildlife Fund Danube River sturgeon program and has served on sturgeon restoration committees of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

He is also the owner of BK Riverfish, LLC, a small Amherst-based consulting business on migratory fish and fish passage.