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Federal Staff

Dr. Scott A. Bonar

Scott Bonar Unit Leader Website: http://www.cals.arizona.edu/research/azfwru/scott/ Tel: (520) 349 - 1894

Originally from Mt. Vernon Indiana, attended University of Evansville in Indiana (BS Science Education), then Ph.D. at University of Washington in Seattle. Managed inland fish research program at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for almost 10 yrs. before coming to the USGS Arizona Coop Unit.

Melanie Culver

Melanie Culver Assistant Unit Leader Website: http://www.cals.arizona.edu/research/azfwru/melanie/ Tel: (520) 626 - 3775

Conservation genetics specializing in molecular taxonomy, population genetics, landscape genetics, behavior ecology, wildlife management, and forensics; including the application of genome technologies to wildlife related issues.

University Staff

Brandon Aday

Yashica Anderson

Wende Bauer

Devon Beck

Novik Begay

Jacy Bell

Josh Bridgers

Heidi Briles

Sylvester Burnside

Shawna Collins

Sarah Cortina

Laura Coughlin

Fabian Cromwell

Ronald Dorman

Mary Farber

Lindsey Fera

Andrea Francis

Mike Gaspar

Andrea Gooden

Ashleigh Grogan

Elizabeth Haynes

Diana Hulbert

Alison Iles

Sandra Jimenez

Christopher Kirkpatrick

Leonard Kisto

Alana Kurosaki

Gerald Lamolinare

Susan Malusa

Summer Maughan

Jake Mundy

Domenic Myers

Joy Noise

Anastasia Olander

Jesse Palmer

Mike Perkins

Judith Ramirez with bat

Judith Ramirez

Pilar Rivera

Jill Rubio

Jim Sanderson

Catherine Schwach

Jatta Sheehy

Cora Varas-Nelson

Cora Varas-Nelson

Students and Post Docs

Summer Allen

Sara Amiot

Sierra Frydenlund

Jaqueline Hannifan

Maria Johnson

Hannah Lackey

Larissa Lee Website: http://www.azcfwru.com/meet-the-students-and-staff

Larissa Lee earned a B.A. from Colby College in 2013, with majors in both Environmental Studies and Global Studies. Since 2013, she has worked with fish populations in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. In Wyoming, she helped to remove invasive lake trout from Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park. Larissa spent a year working as an AmeriCorps member at Trout Unlimited, where she developed a restoration strategy for a degraded watershed in Montana. In Idaho, she monitored salmonid populations as a fisheries technician for Idaho Fish and Game. Larissa came to the University of Arizona in 2016 to complete her M.S. in Natural Resources, with a focus on fisheries conservation and management. As a graduate research assistant at the University of Arizona, Larissa is developing habitat suitability criteria for native and nonnative species in multiple Arizona rivers and streams. She is also examining the relationship between hydrologic flow regime and fish community structure throughout these rivers and streams. Her research will inform fisheries managers on how to best protect flow regime to promote the success of native fish populations.

Seltzer Madie

Justin Mapula Tel: (520) 621 - 1959

John Mello

Zachary Nemec

Sally Petre holding bear in White Mountains

Sally Petre

Joy Price in Aravaipa Canyon, Arizona

Joy Price

Amelia Rosenberg

Jack Ruggirello on a mountaintop

Jack Ruggirello

Alan Sandoval

Chad Teal

Kyle Thompson

Taylor Ulrich

Karla Vargas Tel: (469) 396 - 2434

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 43

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 22

Scientific Publications: 49

Presentations: 105

 

Contact Us

Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Tucson, AZ 85721-0001 Phone: (520) 621 - 1959 Fax: (520) 621 - 8801 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Scott Bonar
Dr. Scott A. Bonar

Originally from Mt. Vernon Indiana, attended University of Evansville in Indiana (BS Science Education), then Ph.D. at University of Washington in Seattle. Managed inland fish research program at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for almost 10 yrs. before coming to the USGS Arizona Coop Unit.

Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Arizona Game Fish Department
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Arizona
  5. Wildlife Management Institute