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Control of introduced species in aquatic systems of the desert southwest


August 2007 - October 2010


1. To evaluate several mechanical techniques for removing introduced populations of northern pike in Parker Canyon and Rainbow Lakes to test if pike can be effectively suppressed in smaller systems.
2. To identify specific life-history stages of northern crayfish that might be susceptible to control.
3. To develop breeding and rearing techniques for native fishes. These will be useful for restocking programs in areas cleared of nonnative nuisance species.
4. Researchers will employ minority students that will receive training and tutoring in general scientific and research procedures.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 43

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 21

Scientific Publications: 47

Presentations: 84



Funding Agencies

  • Cooperative Research Unit Program

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