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Phaedra Budy

Dr. Phaedra Budy

Education

  • Ph D Utah State University 1996
  • BS University of California, Davis 1991

Biography

Currently Dr. Budy is the Unit Leader at the USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit where she serves as a Research Scientist. She is also a Professor in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University.

Research Interests

Dr Budy's current research interests include aquatic ecology, fisheries, food web interactions, and anthropogenic impacts. Budy has been extensively involved with native and non-native fishes in the West.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Budy teaches graduate level classes in Fish Ecology, Population Ecology, and Population Assessment. She also teaches Fish Diversity & Conservation, Large River Management, and Principles of Stream Restoration.

Professional Society Service

  • Other - Assistant Director (January 2006 - November 2011)
  • American Fisheries Society - President Elect, Vice President, President, Past President, Utah Chapter (March 2003 - January 2008)
  • Western Regional Aquaculture Association - Board of Directors (January 2002 - January 2007)
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Research Publications

  • Klobucar, S.L., T.W. Rodgers, and P. Budy. 2017. At the forefront: evidence of the applicability of using environmental DNA to quantify the abundance of fish populations in natural lentic waters with additional sampling considerations.
  • Strohm, D. P. Budy, and T.A. Crowl. 2017. Matching watershed and otolith chemistry to establish natal origin of an endangered desert lake sucker. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. TAFS 146:732-743. USGS IP-069787.
  • Winters, L.K., P. Budy, and G.P. Thiede. 2017. Earning their stripes: the potential of tiger trout and other salmonids as biological controls of forage fishes in a western reservoir. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:1033–1046 Accepted 8 November, 2016. UJFM-2016-0062. USGS IP-074773.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Fish Diversity and Conservation (2015)
  • Graduate Induction Class- Lake Fish Ecology (2015)
  • Fish Diversity and Conservation (2014)
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Utah University Committees and Workgroups

  • Phaedra BudyUSU, Dept of Watershed Sciences, Undergraduate Degree and Curriculum Revision Committee (September 2015 - May 2016)
  • Phaedra BudyUSU, New Faculty Teaching Academy, Teaching Mentor for: Joeseph Wheaton, 2009. (September 2009 - August 2010)
  • Phaedra BudyUSGS, CRU 2009 Award Nominating Committee (2010). (January 2010 - February 2010)
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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.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 28

Presentations: 127

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