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Use of Otolith Elemental Signatures in Estimating Sources of Northern Pike Recruitment


August 2004 - September 2008


We used otolith microchemistry to develop elemental signatures that could be used to identify sources of northern pike recruitment throughout the Yampa River basin in Colorado

Research Products and Activities


  • Fitzpatrick, Ryan M. 2008. Use of otolith elemental signatures in estimating sources of northern pike recruitment in the Yampa River, Colorado. Master's Thesis. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Download  | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 19

Scientific Publications: 87

Presentations: 91



Funding Agencies

  • Colorado Division of Wildlife
  • DOI-Bureau of Reclamation


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