Current Research Projects



Assessing the ecological implications of the altered flow and sediment regimes within the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, Texas.



An exploration of the direct and indirect effects of climatic warming on arctic lake ecosystems.



Understanding the effects of wildfire on fish populations and stream geomorphology in Twitchell Canyon.



Improving estimates of vital rates of endangered fishes on the San Juan River using novel applications of PIT-tag technology.

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MS Graduate Research Assistantship

Many opportunities to join the Fish Ecology Lab are available to Graduate School candidates, Post-Doctoral Fellow candidates, Technicians, and Internship candidates.

I am currently seeking motivated and independent post-doctoral candidates who are interested in drafting a NSF post-doctoral fellowship proposal to work on fish population dynamics and climate change associated with the Toolik NSF LTER program, located in northern Alaska.

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Post-doctoral Research Fellow Position

We seek a quantitative post-doctoral or post graduate (MS) research scientist to assist with three food web modeling experiments and a variety of other analytical projects for data sets describing two large and important lake ecosystems, Pyramid Lake, NV and Utah Lake, UT. In addition, the successful candidate will supervise the summer collection of fisheries field data on beautiful Bear Lake, UT/ID.

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News & Announcements


Humpback Chub Successfully Released In Bright Angel Creek In Grand Canyon National Park

On May 14, biologists with the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation released endangered humpback chub into Bright Angel Creek in Grand Canyon National Park.



Evaluating the Conservation Potential of Tributaries for Native Fishes in the Upper Colorado River Basin



Modeling the fish community population dynamics and forecasting the eradication success of an exotic fish from an alpine stream

Management actions aimed at eradicating exotic fish species from riverine ecosystems can be better informed byforecasting abilities of mechanistic models.


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