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Conservation Planning for Fishes in the Upper Colorado River Basin

Duration

May 2010 - December 2013

Narrative

The Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB) has one of the most threatened fish faunas in the United States (Tyus and Saunders 2000). There are only 14 native fish species in the UCRB and most have declined in their range and abundance in the last 100 years (Carlson and Muth 1989; Valdez and Muth 2005). Native fishes in the Colorado River Basin have been adversely impacted by modifications to natural flow regimes, physical habitat, stream temperatures and other human-induced agents of environmental change, in addition to the negative effects of invasive species. Therefore, the development of criteria for conservation will aid future considerations to protect aquatic species in the basin.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 234

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 60

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 671

Scientific Publications: 1868

Presentations: 4326

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Gap Analysis Program (GAP)

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Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey