Noel Alfonso is an ichthyologist with the Canadian Museum of Nature and has been with the Museum for twenty-six years. He’s had a fascination with fishes and the natural world for as long as he can remember. His work deals with fishes; identifying and occasionally naming species, concentrating on Canadian fishes. He is part of the museum’s expertise in Arctic fishes; contributing to a field guide to Arctic Marine Fishes of Canada, doing the mapping and writing a chapter on Arctic flatfishes. He also works on flatfishes, lake trout and suckers. He is a GIS specialist for the Museum. He purses environmental concerns; helping the museum be greener by initiating and advising on projects and activities. Noel now runs the Environmental Monitoring Program, which is the means of the museum’s conservation of its 76 hectares of mixed bush in the Aylmer sector of Gatineau, Québec.