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Phaedra Budy

Technical Publications

  • Budy, P., S. Klobucar, L. Winters, D. Strohm, and G.P. Thiede. 2016. Crowded reservoir trophic niche space under a warmer, drier climate. Invited Presentation, Sympoisum “water Regulation and Reservoir Management in a context of global climate change”. Annual Summer Meeting of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Santa Fe, NM, June 5-10, 2016.
  • Klobucar, S.L., and P. Budy. 2016. Consequences of seasonal variation in reservoir water level for predatory fishes: linking visual foraging and prey densities. Invited Presentation, Sympoisum “water Regulation and Reservoir Management in a context of global climate change”. Annual Summer Meeting of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, June 6, 2016, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Budy, P. 2016. Annual Research Productivity Update: Highlights and Management Implications of 21 Different Research Projects in 2015 in QCNR. Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Annual Cooperator Coordinating Meeting, Utah State University, April 27, 2016, Logan, UT.
  • Budy, P. 2016. Arctic Lakes: Where are we in the current project? Where are we going? Arctic LTER Annual Meeting 2016, Woods Hole Marine Biological Station, April 6, 2016, Woods Hole, MA.
  • Budy, P. 2016. Understanding the effects of increased drying on desert rivers and fishes: how can we avert the "perfect storm"? Honorary Speaker for 2016: Portneuf Subunit of the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Idaho State University, April 28, 2016, Pocatello, ID
  • Dorathy, J., G.P. Thiede, and P. Budy. 2016. Two is better than one: using multiple methods to improve mottled sculpin density estimates in the Logan River, Utah. Poster presentation. Utah Chapter, American Fisheries Society Meeting, March 2016, Altamont, UT.
  • Hafen, T., G.P. Thiede, and P. Budy. 2016. Temporal and spatial variation in diets of mottled sculpin in the Logan River, Utah. Poster presentation. Utah Chapter, American Fisheries Society Meeting, March 2016, Altamont, UT.
  • Klobucar, S.L., J.W. Gaeta and P. Budy. 2016. A changing menu in a changing climate? Predicting the availability of fish food in warmer arctic lakes. Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, March 22, 2016, Reno, NV.
  • Laub, B. G., J. Jimenez, and P. Budy. 2016. An experimental habitat enhancement effort for Utah's desert rivers: San Rafael River restoration project. American Fisheries Society, Utah Chapter, March 17, 2016, Altamont, UT.
  • Lucas, H., B. Maloney, G.P. Thiede, and P. Budy. 2016. Ageing and growth of bluehead sucker in the Weber River, Utah. Poster presentation. Utah Chapter, American Fisheries Society Meeting, March 2016, Altamont, UT.
  • Maloney, B., J. Gaeta, and P. Budy. 2016. Evaluating habitat-based niche requirements for the bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus): can we identify the cause of a recruitment bottleneck? American Fisheries Society, Utah Chapter, March 17, 2016, Altamont, UT.
  • Simmons, L., S. Klobucar, and P. Budy. 2016. Big fish in a small pond or small fish in a small pond? Investigating arctic char dimorphism with consideration of predator-prey interactions. Utah Chapter, American Fisheries Society Meeting, March 2016, Altamont, UT.
  • Stout, J.B., M. Conner, P. Budy, P. MacKinnon, and M. McKinstry. 2016. Improving our ability to estimate vital rates of endangered fishes on the San Juan River using novel applications of PIT tag technology. American Fisheries Society, Utah Chapter, March 17, 2016, Altamont, UT.
  • Wright, E., G.P. Thiede, and P. Budy. 2016. Determining long-term trends in trout populations using standard stream electrofishing methods: Is the extra pass worth it? Poster presentation. Utah Chapter, American Fisheries Society Meeting, March 2016, Altamont, UT.
  • Budy. P. 2016. Towards a better understanding of factors that limit and facilitate one of the world's most invasive fishes. Invited Department Seminar, University of Wyoming, February 19, 2016, Laramie, WY.
  • Laub, B. G., J. Jimenez, and P. Budy. 2016. An experimental habitat enhancement effort for desert rivers: San Rafael River restoration project. Tamarisk Coalition Meeting, February 9, 2016, Grand Junction, CO.
  • Stout, J.B., M. Conner, P. Budy, M. McKinstry, and P. MacKinnon. 2016. How do we use portable PIT tag antenna data? 37th Annual Researcher’s Meeting of the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and the San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program. January 12, 2016, Durango, CO.
  • Budy, P., N. Heredia, G.P. Thiede, and B. Laub. 2014. Pyramid Lake fishery evaluation: evaluating cutthroat trout performance and identifying limiting factors for the native fish community. Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex, Great Basin Cooperative Agreement. UTCFWRU 2014(6):1-89. USGS FSP IP-066465.
  • Budy, P., N. Heredia, G.P. Thiede, and B. Laub. 2014. Pyramid Lake fishery evaluation: evaluating cutthroat trout performance and identifying limiting factors for the native fish community. Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex, Great Basin Cooperative Agreement. UTCFWRU 2014(6):1-89.
  • Budy, P., G.P. Thiede, M.D. McKell, and P. Thompson. 2014. Weber River metapopulation and source-sink dynamics of native and nongame fishes. 2013 Performance Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Sport Fish Restoration, Grant number: F-135-R, Segment 2. UTCFWRU 2014(4):1–54.
  • Saunders, C., S. Klobucar, and P. Budy. 2014. Food web effects, seasonal movements, and spawning ecology of Burbot, a large invasive piscivore, in Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Utah and Wyoming. Project Completion Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Sportfish Research: Project ID 121041. UTCFWRU 2014(3):1-57. USGS FSP: IP-058204.
  • Budy, P., L. Winters, G.P. Thiede, K. Hafen, and B. Roholt. 2014. Scofield Reservoir predator-prey interactions: investigating the roles of interspecific interactions and forage availability on the performance of three predatory fishes. 2013 Project Completion Report to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. UTCFWRU 2014(2):1-123. USGS FSP IP-065178 & USGS IP-074773.
  • Budy, P., G.P. Thiede, W.C. Saunders, C. Meredith, H. Mohn, J. Augspurger, and B. Roholt. 2014. Logan River trout viability: long-term monitoring and evaluation. 2013 Progress Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative, and US Forest Service. UTCFWRU 2014(1):1-133.
  • Budy, P., M. M. Conner, N.L. Salant, and W. Macfarlane. 2013. Occupancy-Based Assessment of Regional Vulnerability of Endemic Desert Fishes: A Template for Conservation Actions. Conservation Biology. UCFWRU 2013:1-37.
  • Saunders, C., G. Thiede, S. Klobucar, and P. Budy. 2013. Hydroacoustic assessment of fish density and abundance in Strawberry Reservoir, Utah. 2013 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Watershed Restoration Initiative: Project ID 2328. UTCFWRU 2013(5):1-17.
  • Saunders, W.C., and P. Budy. 2012. Population Dynamics of Exotic Brown Trout Salmo trutta and Biotic Resistance by Bonneville Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii utah in an Intermountain West (USA), High-Elevation Stream. 2010 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Utah Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council: Project #1820 & #2003. UTCFWRU 2012(2):1-59
  • Budy, P., S. McKay, and G.P. Thiede. 2012. Weber River metapopulation and source-sink dynamics of native and endemic fishes. 2011 Progress Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Sport Fisheries Research, Grant Number: F-135-R, Section 1. UTCFWRU 2012(4):1-20.
  • Budy, P., D. Epstein, T. Bowerman, and G.P. Thiede. 2012. Bull trout population assessment in northeastern Oregon: a template for recovery planning. 2011 Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service. UTCFWRU 2012(2):1-80.
  • Budy, P., L. Winters, and G.P. Thiede. 2012. An investigation of the potential roles of interspecific interactions and forage availability on the performance of three predatory fishes. Draft 2011 Progress Report to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. UTCFWRU 2012(3):1-42.
  • Budy, P., L.B. Tennant, T. Bowerman, and G.P. Thiede. 2011. Bull trout population assessment in northeastern Oregon: a template for recovery planning. 2010. Annual Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service. UCFWRU 2011:1-88.
  • Gresswell, R.E., P. Budy, C. S. Guy, M. J. Hansen, M. L. Jones, P. J. Martinez, C. Suski, J. E. Williams. 2012. Confronting a lake trout invasion of Yellowstone Lake: An interim scientific assessment, June 14–16, 2011. A Report to the Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Bozeman, Montana. YCR-2012-04.
  • Bestgen, K. R., Budy, P. and W. J. Miller. 2011. Status and trends of flannelmouth sucker Catostomus latipinnis, bluehead sucker Catostomus discobolus, and roundtail chub Gila robusta, in the Dolores River, Colorado, and opportunities for population improvement: Phase II Report. Final report submitted to the Lower Dolores Plan Working Group-Legislative Committee. Larval Fish Laboratory Contribution 166 and Intermountain Center for River Rehabilitation and Restoration 2011(2): 1-55, + appendices.
  • Budy, P., G.P. Thiede, W.C. Saunders, and C. Meredith. 2011. Logan River whirling disease study: factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Logan River, Utah. 2010 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Sport Fish Restoration, Grant number XIII. Project F-47-R. UCFWRU 2011(2):1-36.
  • Saunders, W.C., P. Budy, and G.P. Thiede. 2011. Evaluation of demographic change following two years of mechanical removal of exotic brown trout Salmo trutta in the Logan River, Utah. 2010 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Endangered Species Mitigation Fund, Project # 1111. UTCFWRU 2011(4):1-28.
  • Budy, P. and N.L. Salant. 2011. Native fish status and trends and opportunities for improvement on the Lower Dolores River: Phase I. Report submitted to the Dolores River Dialogue Steering Committee. ICRRR 2011(1): 1-48.
  • Budy, P., T. Bowerman, and G.P. Thiede. 2010. Bull trout population assessment in northeastern Oregon: a template for recovery planning. 2009 Annual Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service. UTCFWRU 2010(3):1-48.
  • Budy, P., G.P. Thiede, C. Meredith, and R. Chaston. 2010. Logan River whirling disease study: factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Logan River, Utah. 2008 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Sport Fish Restoration, Grant number XIII. Project F-47-R. UTCFWRU 2010(2):1-55.
  • Budy, P., A. Dean, G.P. Thiede, D. Olsen, and G. Rowley. 2010. Triploid trout in high Uinta lakes: a comparative evaluation of relative performance of triploid versus diploid brook trout. 2009 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Sport Fish Restoration, Grant number XIII. Project F-47-R. UTCFWRU 2010(4):1-65.
  • Budy, P., B. Nadolski, and G.P. Thiede. 2010. Mill Creek trout study: factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Mill Creek Basin, Utah. Project Completion Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Sport Fish Restoration. Grant Number XIII. Project F-47-R. UTCFWRU 2010(5):1-34.
  • Budy, P., T. Walsworth, and G.P. Thiede. 2010. Habitat needs, movement patterns, and vital rates of endemic Utah fishes in a tributary to the Green River, Utah. 2009 Annual Report to the Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. UTCFWRU 2010(1):1-45.
  • Salant, N.L., Schmidt, J.C., Wilcock, P.R., and Budy, P.E. 2010. Geomorphic History and Current Channel Condition of the Donner und Blitzen River, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon. Report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Cooperative Agreement No. 10190-9-J001), Portland, Oregon. April, 2010. ICRRR 2010(2):1-82.
  • Miller, S.W., N.L. Salant, P. Budy, J.C. Schmidt. 2010. Assessing responses of Bonneville cutthroat trout to restoration strategies implemented under the 1997 Conservation Agreement. 2009 Annual Report. Endangered Species Mitigation Fund Project Number: 0809. ICRRR 2009(1).
  • Gresswell, Robert E. and 13 others. 2009. Scientific Review Panel Evaluation of the National Park Service Lake Trout Suppression Program in Yellowstone Lake, August 25th–29th. Final Report. USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Bozeman, Montana. YCR–2009–05.
  • Budy, P., A. Dean, and G.P. Thiede. 2009. Triploid trout in high Uinta lakes: a comparative evaluation of relative performance of triploid versus diploid brook trout. 2008 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Sport Fish Restoration, Grant number XIII. Project F-47-R. UTCFWRU 2009(3):1-45.
  • Budy, P., G.P. Thiede, C. Meredith, and S. Seidel. 2009. Logan River whirling disease study: factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Logan River, Utah. 2008 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Sport Fish Restoration, Grant number XIII. Project F-47-R. UTCFWRU 2009(2):1-43.
  • Budy, P., J. Bottcher, and G.P. Thiede. 2009. Habitat needs, movement patterns, and vital rates of endemic Utah fishes in a tributary to the Green River, Utah. 2008 Annual Report to the Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. UTCFWRU 2009(4):1-52.
  • Budy, P., E. Hansen, and G.P. Thiede. 2008. Spawn Creek whirling disease study: understanding the effectiveness of passive stream bank and riparian protection in restoring the water quality, stream habitat, and fish community of and important trout stream. 2007 Final Report to Utah Division of Water Quality (Non-point Source 319[h] Project, Environmental Protection Agency 310[h], Grant Number 061139) and to Utah Division of Willdife Resources, Sport Fish Restoration. Grant number XIII. Project F-46-R. UCFWRU 2008(5):1-21.
  • Budy, P., P.D. MacKinnon, T. Bowerman, and G.P. Thiede. 2009. Bull trout population assessment in northeastern Oregon: a template for recovery planning. 2008 Annual Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service. UTCFWRU 2009(1):1-57.
  • Budy, P., G.P. Thiede, J. Wood, S. Seidel, and S. Bennett. 2008. Logan River whirling disease study: factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Logan River, Utah. Grant Number XIII. Project F-47-R. 2007 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. UCFWRU 2008(2):1-66 pages.
  • Budy, P., J. Bottcher, and G.P. Thiede. 2008. Habitat needs, movement patterns, and vital rates of endemic Utah fishes in a tributary to the Green River, Utah. 2007 Annual Progress Report to the Beurea of Reclamation. UTCFWRU 2008(3):1-32.
  • Budy, P., P. MacKinnon, T. Bowerman, and G.P. Thiede. 2008. Bull trout population assessment in northeastern Oregon: a template for recovery planning. 2007 Annual Progress Report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. UTCFWRU 2007(4):1-73.
  • Budy, P., B. Nadolski, and G.P. Thiede. 2007. Factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Mill Creek drainage, Utah. Grant Number XV. Project F-47-R. 2005 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. UCFWRU 2007(4):1-39.
  • Budy, P., P. McHugh, E. Hansen, J. Wood, and G.P. Thiede. 2007. Logan River whirling disease study: factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Logan River, Utah. Grant Number XIII. Project F-47-R. 2006 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. UCFWRU 2007(2):1-46 pages.
  • Budy, P., R. Al-Chokhachy, and G.P. Thiede. 2007. Bull trout population assessment in northeastern Oregon: a template for recovery planning. 2006 Annual Progress Report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. UTCFWRU 2007(1):1-83.
  • Budy, P., K. Dahle, and G.P. Thiede. 2007. An evaluation of the fish community of Cutler Reservoir and the Bear River above the reservoir with consideration of the potential for future fisheries enhancement. 2006 Annual Report to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality. 75 pages.
  • Budy, P., E. Hansen, and G.P. Thiede. 2006. Spawn Creek whirling disease study: evaluating the effectiveness of passive stream restoration for improving native fish health and reducing the impact of whirling disease. Grant Number XIII. Project F-47-R. 2005 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. UCFWRU 2006(3):1-32.
  • Budy, P. S.K. Dahle, and G.P. Thiede. 2006. An evaluation of the fish community of Cutler Reservoir and the Bear River above Cutler with consider of the potential for future fisheries enhancement. 2005 Annual Report to Utah Division of Water Quality. 22 May 2006. 58 pages.
  • Budy, P., R. Al-Chokhachy, K. Homel, and G.P. Thiede. 2006. Bull trout population assessment and life-history characteristics in association with habitat quality and land use in the Walla Walla River Basin: a template for recovery planning. 2005 Annual Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Budy, P., P. McHugh, E. Hansen, and G.P. Thiede. 2006. Logan River study: factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Logan River, Utah. Project XIII, 2005 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
  • Budy, P. E. Hansen, and G.P. Thiede. 2006. Spawn Creek whirling disease study: evaluating the effectiveness of passive stream restoration for improving native fish health and reducing the impact of whirling disease. Grant XIII, 2005 Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. UCFWRU 2006(3):1-32.
  • Budy, P., R. Al-Chokhachy, and G.P. Thiede. 2004. Bull trout population assessment and life-history characteristics in association with habitat quality and land use in the Walla Walla River Basin: a template for recovery planning. 2003 Annual Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service. 70 pages.
  • Budy, P., P. McHugh , and G.P. Thiede. 2004. Logan River study: factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Logan River, Utah. Project XIII, Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. 63 pages.
  • Budy, P., S. Vatland, and G.P. Thiede. 2004. Lake Powell food web dynamics. Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Project XIV. Grant Number F-47-R. Salt Lake City, Utah. 88 pages.
  • Budy, P., G.P. Thiede , E.A. de la Hoz Franco, and S. Vatland. 2003. Logan River whirling disease study: factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Logan River, Utah. Project XIII, Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. 50 pages.
  • Budy, P., G.P. Thiede, and T. Haddix. 2003. Rainbow trout growth and survival in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Project XIV, Annual Reports to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. 88 pages.
  • Budy, P., S. Vatland, and G.P. Thiede. 2003. Lake Powell food web dynamics. Annual Reports to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Project XIV. Grant Number F-47-R. Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Marmorek, D. R., M. Porter, I. J. Parnell and C. Peters, eds. 2004. Comparative Survival Study Workshop, February 11-13, 2004; Bonneville Hot Springs Resort. P. Budy and 17 others. Report compiled and edited by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. for Fish Passage Center, Portland, OR and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Vancouver, WA. 137 pp.
  • Budy, P., R. Al-Chokhachy, and G.P. Thiede. 2003. Bull trout population assessment and life-history characteristics in association with habitat quality and land use in the Walla Wall River Basin: a template for recovery planning. 2002 Annual Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service. 41 pages.
  • McHugh, P., and P. Budy. 2002. Snake River spring/summer chinook habitat improvement feasibility and validation study. Annual Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service. 104 pages.
  • Budy, P., E. A. de la Hoz Franco, and G.P. Thiede. 2002. Logan River whirling disease study: factors affecting trout population dynamics, abundance, and distribution in the Logan River, Utah. Project XIII, Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. 67 pages.
  • Budy, P., T. Haddix, and G.P. Thiede. 2002. Rainbow trout growth and survival in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Project XIV, Annual Report to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. 61 pages.
  • McHugh, P., and P. Budy. 2002. A model-based approach to assessing the potential response of chinook salmon to habitat improvements. Project Report No. 6. Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan Utah. UCFWRU 2001(6):1-137.
  • Budy, P. 2001. Analytical approaches to assessing recovery options for Snake River chinook salmon. Project Report No. 1. Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan Utah. UTCFWRU 2001(1):1-86.
  • Budy, P. --STUFA, States, Tribal, and U.S. Fisheries Agencies. A technical review of the National Marine Fisheries Service Leslie matrix model of Snake River spring and summer chinook populations. 20 April, 2000.
  • Budy, P. 2000. Preliminary Evaluation of the Learning Opportunities and Biological Consequences of Monitoring and Experimental Management Actions. In Marmorek, D. and C.N. Peters (compilers/editors).
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 10

Scientific Publications: 36

Presentations: 122

Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  4. Utah State University/College of Natural Resources
  5. Wildlife Management Institute