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Evaluation & Control of Whirling Disease in the White River, CO

Research Associate, Alissa Gigliotti, deploying rainbow trout sentinel fish cages in the White River, near Meeker, Colorado

Duration

July 2007 - June 2011

Narrative

Field observations and experiments are being conducted to estimate the impact of new artificial trout ponds on the prevalence and severity of whirling disease (Myxobolus cerebralis) in the White River, CO. We are monitoring triactinomyxon production, Tubifex tubifex lineage composition, as well as the prevalence of the parasite in fish populations in the White River. Manipulative experiments are also being conducted to evaluate the potential for using parasite resistant T. tubifex to control the severity of whirling disease in pond environments.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 22

Scientific Publications: 82

Presentations: 87

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Colorado Division of Wildlife

Links

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  2. Colorado State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute