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Development and Validation of Models to Assess the Threat to Freshwater Fishes from Environmental Change and Invasive Species.


June 2009 - September 2011


Primary Questions/Objectives
1. What are the primary anthropogenic and biotic threats to freshwater ecosystems in the Lower Colorado River Basin, and how do they vary across different spatial scales?
2. Which regional fish faunas are at greatest risk to anthropogenic and biotic threats?
3. What is the association between species distributions and community composition (both taxonomic and functional) and specific threat indices at different spatial scales, and what are the predicted effects of future environmental change?


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 22

Scientific Publications: 77

Presentations: 254



Funding Agencies

  • Alaska Biological Science Center
  • Associate Director, USGS-BRD


Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Missouri Department of Conservation
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Missouri
  5. Wildlife Management Institute