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Dr. Colleen Caldwell

Technical Publications

  • Zeigler, M.P., C.A. Caldwell, K. Saunders. 2016. Feasibility study: Establishing native fish fauna to McKittrick Creek, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. National Park Service Natural Resource Technical Report SeriesAbstract |
  • Todd, A. S., B. N. McGee, M. P. Zeigler, and C. A. Caldwell. 2016, Water and air temperature throughout the range of Rio Grande cutthroat trout in Colorado and New Mexico; 2010-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release: ScienceBase: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/56d08559e4b015c306ee98c7
  • Cain III, J.W., C.A. Caldwell, and S.A. Carleton. 2014. Assessment of Drought Impacts on Selected Fish and Wildlife Species in the Southwestern U.S. 2014 Annual Progress Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center.Abstract |
  • Cain III, J.W., C.A. Caldwell, and S. Carleton. 2013. Assessment of Drought Impacts on Selected Fish and Wildlife Species in the Southwestern U.S. 2013 Annual Progress Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center.Abstract |
  • 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 pp. +appendices. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1051/
  • Guy, R.K., K.G. Boykin, C. Caldwell, K.E. Young, and A.E. Ernst, 2012. Natural resource geographic changes HAFB Review: Influences of invasive plants and shifting dunes on White Sands pupfish and burrowing owl on Holloman Air Force Base, South central New Mexico. Technical Assistance Report. New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Las Cruces, New Mexico, 89 pp.
  • Caldwell, C.A., T. Bigford, D. Fluharty, R.E. Gresswell, K. Hyatt, D. Inkley, D. MacDonald,
    Mullan, A. Todd, C. Deacon Williams, A. Rosenberger, and R. Valley. 2010. Background paper and American Fisheries Society Policy Statement on Climate Change and Fisheries. 43 p. http://www.fisheries.org/afs/docs/policy_change.pdf
  • Zeigler, M.P. and C.A. Caldwell. 2010. Evidence of climate change within the current range of Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis): Comanche and upper Pecos River watersheds of New Mexico. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Office, Albuquerque, NM. 38 p.
  • Anderson, M.C., C. A. Caldwell, and R. DuBey. 2010. Grazing effects by cattle and elk on stream morphology, aquatic macroinvertebrate communities, water quality, and fish populations Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico. Final Report to the Valles Caldera National Trust. 154 pp.
  • Caldwell, C.A., T. Bigford, D. Fluharty, R.E. Gresswell, K. Hyatt, D. Inkley, D. MacDonald,
    M. Mullan, A. Todd, C. Deacon Williams, A. Rosenberger, and R. Valley. 2010. Background paper and American Fisheries Society Policy Statement on Climate Change and Fisheries. 43 pp. http://fisheries.org/docs/policy_statements/policy_33f.pdf
  • Caldwell, C.A., SJ. Cho, and W.J. Remshardt. 2010. Effects of propagation, augmentation, and rescue activities on recovery and survival of Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus). 97 pp.
  • Zeigler, M.P. and C.A. Caldwell. 2010. Evidence of climate change within the current range of Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis): Comanche and upper Pecos River watersheds of New Mexico. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 38 pp.
  • Caldwell, C.A., R. DuBey, W. Landis, K.K. Ayre, P.T. Bryant, L.A. Kaminski, and J.M. Stinson. 2009. An ecological risk assessment for the infection of whirling disease in populations of cutthroat trout in the Southwestern United States. New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Las Cruces, New Mexico. 63 pp.
  • Caldwell, C.A., S.J. Cho, and J. Remshardt. 2009. Effects of propagation, augmentation, and salvage activities on recovery and survival of Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus). New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. 78 pp.
  • Young, K.E., C.Caldwell, and L.B. Abbott. 2009. Early detection of invasive plant species on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Final Report. New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Technical Assistance, Las Cruces, New Mexico. 89 pp.
  • Caldwell, C.A. and W.G. Landis. 2009. Southwest regional risk assessment for whirling disease in native salmonids. National Partnership on the Management of Wild and Native Coldwater Fishes. Montan State University, Bozeman, MT. 66 p.
  • Coleman, S. and C.A. Caldwell. 2008. Post-wildfire effects on Gila trout in New Mexico. Final Report to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. 25 pages.
  • Caldwell, C.A. 2008. Otter prey study: Contaminant assessment of their potential prey base in the upper Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico. Submitted to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. 6 pages.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2007. Rio Grande silvery minnow: Genetics management and propagation plan. Rio Grande silvery minnow Genetics and Propagation Workgroup, Albuquerque, NM. 20pp.
  • Young, K.E., T.S. Schrader, K.G. Boykin, C. Caldwell, and G.W. Roemer. 2007. Early Detection of Invasive Species in Big Bend National Park: Remote Sensing and GIS Strategies. New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Las Cruces, New Mexico. 103 pp + appendices.
  • DuBey, R. and C.A. Caldwell. 2006. Relative susceptibility of Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Onchorhynchus clarki virginalis) to experimentally induced infection with Myxobolus cerebralis. Final Report to Whirling Disease Initiative, Montana Water Center, Montana State University. 21p.
  • Caldwell, C.A. 2005. Atmospheric deposition of mercury in southcentral New Mexico. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, El Paso Field Division. Cooperative Agreement Number 1425-98-FC-40-21830. 63 pages.
  • Caldwell, C.A., M. Ulibarri, R.T. Barrows, G.A. Kindschi. June 2005. Effects of diet on growth, survival, and performance of Rio Grande silvery minnow: Larvae through juvenile and subadult stages. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Leaflet. Bozeman National Fish Technology Center, 55p.
  • Caldwell, C.A. 2004. Effects of diet on growth, survival, and performance of Rio Grande Silvery Minnow: Larvae through juvenile and subadult stages. Research Completion Report from U. S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Las Cruces, New Mexico to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Field Office, Fishery Resources Office, and the Dexter National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center. 55 pp.
  • DuBey, R., C.A. Caldwell, and R. Calamusso. 2003. Distribution and status of Rio Grande cutthroat trout and native species in the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests. Final Report to U.S. Forest Service, Region III, Cost Share Agreement No. 00-CS-11031600-023.
  • Caldwell, C.A. 2003. Hybridization potential and spawning behavior of Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) and plains minnow (Hybognathus placitus). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Office, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Caldwell, C.A., R.A. Arimoto, P. Swartzendruber, and E.M. Prestbo. 2003. Air deposition of mercury and other airborne pollutants in the arid southwest. Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy. Final Report. Project Number A-00-1.
  • Dubey, R., R. Calamuso, and C. A. Caldwell, 2003. Distribution and status of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout and Native Species in the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests. USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station - Technical Completion Report, Project 00-JV-11221606-163. New Mexico Cooperative Research Unit, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  • DuBey, R. and C. A. Caldwell, 2002. Ecological Differentiation and Survivability of Tubifex tubifex Infested with Myxobolus cerebralis in the San Juan River, New Mexico Tailwater Blue-ribbon Trout Fishery - Whirling Disease Initiative Final Technical Report - 2001-2002. New Mexico Cooperative Research Unit, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  • Sykes, C. and C.A. Caldwell. 2001. San Juan River trout fishery monitoring plan: Fish health assessment. Final Report to the U.S. Bureau ofReclamation, Upper Colorado Region, Western Colorado Area Office. Cooperative Agreement No 4-FC-40-15970.
  • Caldwell, C. A. 2000. Atmospheric deposition of mercury in southcentral New Mexico, USA. Technical Report. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, El Paso, TX.
 

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

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