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Determining the Limiting Factors of Pecos Bluntnose Shiner in the Farmlands Reach of the Pecos River


January 2011 - September 2014


The goal of the proposed project will be to identify conservation needs for the Pecos bluntnose shiner. Conservation needs for the species can be met if restoration efforts and habitat improvements are focused on ameliorating limiting factors for the threatened shiner.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Chase, N., C.A. Caldwell, S.A. Carleton, and W.R. Gould, J.A. Hobbs. 2015. Movement patterns and dispersal potential of Pecos bluntnose shiner (Notropis simus pecosensis) revealed using otolith microchemistry. Canadian Journal if Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72:1575-1583. Abstract | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 673

Scientific Publications: 1905

Presentations: 4235



Funding Agencies

  • U.S. FIsh and Wildlife Service Science Support


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey