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Dr. Colleen Caldwell

Research Publications

  • Peterson, D., R.B. Trantham, T.G. Trantham, and C.A. Caldwell. Tagging effects of passive integrated transponder and visual implant elastomer on the small-bodied White Sands pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa). Journal of Fisheries Research (online publication completed 24 September 2017); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fisheries.2017.08.019. Abstract | 
  • Alvarez, G., C.A. Caldwell, and C. Kruse. Effects of CFT Legumine (5% ROTENONE) On tadpole survival and metamorphosis of Chiricahua leopard frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis), northern leopard frog (L. pipiens), and American bullfrog (L. catebeinanus). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:3 512-522.
  • Cain III, J.W., M.M. Avery, C.A. Caldwell, L.B. Abbot, and J.L. Holechek. 2017. Diet composition, quality, and overlap of sympatric American pronghorn and gemsbok. Wildlife Biology wlb00296:1-10. Download  | 
  • Zeigler, M.P. and C.A. Caldwell. 2017. Feasibility study: Establishing native fish fauna to McKittrick Creek, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. National Park Service Natural Resource Technical Report Series.
  • J. Whitney, R. Al-Chokhachy, D. Bunnell, C. Caldwell, S. Cooke, E. Eliason, M.Rogers, A. J. Lynch, C. Paukert. 2016. Physiological basis of climate change impacts
    on North American inland fish. Fisheries. 41(7): 332-345.
  • Whitney, J. E., and 8 coauthors. 2016. Mechanistic basis of climate change impacts on the physiology of North American inland fishes. Fisheries 41:332-345.
  • Galindo, R., W.D. Wilson, and C.A. Caldwell. 2016. Geographic Distribution of Genetic Diversity in Populations of Rio Grande chub Gila pandora. Conservation Genetics. 10.1139/cjfas-2014-0574. (release on line; not scheduled for release in print until 2017)
    Abstract | 
  • 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 | 
  • Kalb, B.W. and C.A. Caldwell. 2014. Restoration of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis to the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Report to Mescalero Apache Tribe. Agreement No. GR3386. 59 pp. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Overstreet, M.W., J.W. Cain III, and C.A. Caldwell. 2014. Adult survival, apparent lamb survival, and body condition of desert bighorn sheep in relation to habitat and precipitation on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS NCTC. 20 pages
  • Ayre, K.K., C.A. Caldwell, J. Stinson, and W.G. Landis. Analysis of regional scale risk to whirling disease in populations of Colorado and Rio Grande cutthroat trout using a Bayesian belief network model. Journal of Risk Analysis 34:1589-1605. Abstract | 
  • Caldwell, C.A., G. Alvarez, K.G. Boykin. 2014. Toxicity effects of piscicide CFT Legumine (5% rotenone) on Lithobates sp. of New Mexico. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish – Share with Wildlife (#13-516-0000-00043). 19 pp. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Caldwell, C.A., G.Z. Jacobi, M.C. Anderson, R.R. Parmenter, J. McGann, W.R. Gould, R. DuBey, and M.D. Jacobi. In press. Prescription fire effects on an aquatic community of a southwest montane grasslands system. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 33:1049-1062. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Zeigler, M.P., A.S. Todd, and C.A. Caldwell. 2013. Water temperature and baseflow discharge of Rio Grande cutthroat trout streams in Colorado and New Mexico- 2010 and 2011. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1051, 18 p. +appendices. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Young, K.E., L.B. Abbottt, C.A. Caldwell, and T.S. Schrader. 2012. Estimating Suitable Environments for Invasive Plant Species Across Large Landscapes: A Remote Sensing Strategy using Landsat 7 ETM+. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 5:122-134.
  • Zeigler, M.P., S.F. Brinkman, C.A. Caldwell, A.S. Todd, M. S. Recsetar, and S.A. Bonar. Upper thermal tolerances of Rio Grande cutthroat trout under constant and fluctuating temperatures. FSP intitated. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142:1395-1405. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Zeigler, M.P., S.F. Brinkman, C.A. Caldwell, A.S. Todd, M. S. Recsetar, and S.A. Bonar. Upper thermal tolerances of Rio Grande cutthroat trout under constant and fluctuating temperatures. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142:1395-1405 Abstract | 
  • Recsetar, M. S., M. P. Zeigler, D. L. Ward, S. A. Bonar, and C. A. Caldwell. 2012. Relationship Between Fish Size and Thermal Tolerance. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1433-1438.




  • Zeigler, M.P., A.S. Todd, and C.A. Caldwell. 2012. Evidence of recent climate change within the historic range of Rio Grande cutthroat trout: Implications for management and future persistence. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1045-1059 Abstract | 
  • Sykes, C.L., C.A. Caldwell, and W.R. Gould. Physiological effects of potassium chloride, formalin and handling stress on bonytail Gila elegans. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 31:291-298. Abstract | 
  • Caldwell, C.A., F.T. Barrows, M. Ulibarri, and W.R. Gould. 2010. Diet optimization of juvenile Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus Cyprinidae). North American Journal of Aquaculture 72:57-64.
  • Cho, S.J., C.A. Caldwell, W.R. Gould. 2009. Physiological stress reponses of Rio Grande silvery minnow: Effects of individual and multiple physical stressors of handling, confinement, and transport. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
  • Caldwell, C.A., 2008. Climate change and fisheries: Winners and losers. Fisheries 33(12) 618.
  • Sanchez, B. C., and C. A. Caldwell. 2008. Assessment of exposure risk of polychlorinated biphenyls to interior least terns (Sterna antillarum). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27:617-622.
  • DuBey, R., C. A. Caldwell, and W. R. Gould. 2007. Relative Susceptibility and Effects on Performance of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout and Rainbow Trout Challenged with Myxobolus cerebralis. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 136:1406-1414.
  • Caldwell, C. A., P. Swartzendruber, E. Prestbo. 2006. Concentration and dry deposition of mercury species in arid south central New Mexico (2001-2002). Environmental Science and Technology. In press.
  • DuBey, R., C. A. Caldwell, and W. R. Gould. 2005. Effects of temperature, photoperiod and Myxobolus cerebralis infection on growth, reproduction and survival of Tubifex tubifex lineages. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 17:338-344.
  • Mitchell, S. E., C. A. Caldwell, G. Gonzales, W. R. Gould, and R. Arimoto. 2005. Effects of depleted uranium on survival, growth, and metamorphosis in the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis). Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A. 68:951-965.
  • Caldwell, C. A., F. A. Fuller, W. R. Gould, P. Turner, and D. Halford. 2004. Seasonal changes in 17-B estradiol of the Rio Grande chub (Gila pandora) in south-central New Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 49:311-315.
  • DuBey, R., and C. A. Caldwell. 2004. Distribution of Tubifex tubifex lineages and Myxobolus cerebralis infection in the tailwater of the San Juan River, New Mexico. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 16:179-185.
  • Caldwell, C. A. 2004. Effects of Pollution on Fish: Molecular Effects and Population Responses. Journal of Environmental Quality 33:1584-1585.
  • Kuhne, W. W., C. A. Caldwell, W. R. Gould, P. R. Fresquez, and S. Finger. 2002. Effects of depleted uranium on the health and survival of Ceriodaphnia dubia and Hyalella azteca. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21:2198-2203.
  • Schmitt, C. J., C. A. Caldwell, B. Olsen, D. Serdar, and M. Coffey. 2002. Inhibition of erythrocyte delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) activity in fish from waters affected by lead smelters. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 77:99-119.
  • Canavan, C. M., C. A. Caldwell, and N. S. Bloom. 2000. Discharge of methylmercury-enriched hypolimnetic water from a stratified reservoir. The Science of the Total Environment 260:159-170.
  • Caldwell, C. A., C. M. Canavan, and N. S. Bloom. 2000. Potential effects of forest fire and storm flow on total mercury and methylmercury in sediments of an arid-lands reservoir. Science of the Total Environment 260:125-133.
  • Sutton, R. J., C. A. Caldwell, V. S. Blazer. 2000. Observations of health indices used to monitor a tailwater fishery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:267-275.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 15

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 161

 

Contact Us

New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003 Phone: (575) 646 - 6053 Fax: (575) 646 - 1281 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Colleen Caldwell
Colleen fishing the Madison

I received a B.S. in Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in Aquatic Ecology from Texas State University, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. I joined the New Mexico Unit in 1994 and in 2006 stepped up to the plate to become Unit Leader.

Links

New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  2. New Mexico State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey