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Interaction of stocked trout with native nongame stream fishes.


October 2007 - April 2011


The goal of this research is to gain an understanding of the interactions between stocked trout and native nongame fishes in the stream environment. Our primary objective will be to quantify changes in fish density, distribution, and habitat use of nongame fishes as affected by the presence of stocked trout. A secondary objective will be to qualitatively assess direct negative interactions between trout and nongame fishes. Results may be used to inform and guide management actions to improve resource management strategies and to educate fishery constituents and the public.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 25

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 21

Scientific Publications: 95

Presentations: 155



Funding Agencies

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission


North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. North Carolina State University
  2. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute