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Yellowstone cutthroat trout hybridization in the North Fork Shoshone River

Duration

July 2016 - September 2018

Narrative

The goal of this project is to identify priority tributaries and determine conservation potential of Yellowstone cutthroat trout in the North Fork Shoshone River drainage. Specific objectives that will be addressed are:
1. Determine extent of YSC and RBT hybridization within the North Fork Shoshone River drainage, and variation in hybridization among tributaries.
2. Evaluate the relationship between hybridization in tributary populations and environmental variables (temperature, discharge, slope).
3. Examine the extent of population genetic structure among tributaries to assess the degree of spawning site fidelity among tributaries.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • USDA Forest Service
  • Wyoming Game and Fish Department

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