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Distribution and abundance of the Diamond Darter in the Elk River, West Virginia


June 2014 - September 2014


The Diamond Darter, a federally-endangered species of fish, is known only from the Elk River in West Virginia. This study will increase understanding of the distribution range of this species, which is critical information for management and conservation efforts by natural resource managers


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



  • Stuart WelshPrincipal Investigator
  • Austin RizzoStudent
  • Patricia ThompsonStudent

Funding Agencies

  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey