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Seasonal ecology of Pecos pupfish throughout a remnant wetland


April 2012 - September 2014


The goal of the proposed project will be to assess the distribution of Pecos pupfish among aquatic habitats of the Lea Lake Overflow Wetlands including an assessment of size-related habitat use and seasonal and inter-annual fluctuations in distribution.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 18

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 26

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 152



  • Colleen CaldwellCo-Principal Investigator
  • Christopher HoagstromCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Science Support Program USFWS Region 2


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