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Assessment of hybridization between candy and variegate darters in the Greenbrier River drainage


April 2005 - December 2006


The candy darter is endemic to the New River drainage, and is hybridizing with the recently introduced variegate darter. This study examined the extent of hybridization between these to species, and documented that genetic swamping is a major conservation concern for the candy darter population in the Greenbrier River drainage.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 244

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 251

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 680

Scientific Publications: 1916

Presentations: 4252



Funding Agencies

  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey