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

Duration

April 2005 - December 2006

Narrative

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: 100

Masters Students: 236

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 57

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 712

Scientific Publications: 1967

Presentations: 4391

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

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Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey