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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: 101

Masters Students: 234

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 60

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 671

Scientific Publications: 1868

Presentations: 4326



Funding Agencies

  • Colorado Division of Wildlife
  • DOI-Bureau of Reclamation


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey