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Our expertise includes landscape and spatial ecology, population and system analysis for both aquatic and terrestrial systems, aquatic food webs of large water systems, and wildlife habitat and vegetation modelling. Technical expertise in the fields of statistics, GIS and spatial analysis is strong.

Utah Active Projects

Utah Completed Projects

Utah Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Stout, J.B, M.M. Conner, P. Budy, P. Mackinnon, and M. McKinstry. 2019. We ain’t afraid of no ghosts: Tracking habitat interactions and movement dynamics of ghost tags under differing flow conditions in a sand bed river. 21 September, 2019 Accepted. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Management Brief. UJFM-2019-008. USGS FSP IP-110028.
  • Budy, P., K.B. Rogers, Y. Kanno, B. Penaluna, N.H. Hitt. J. Dunham, C. Mellison, and W.L. Somer. In press. Distribution and Status of Trouts and Chars in North America. Invited Chapter 8 in: Diversity and Status of Trouts and Chars of the World. Editors: J.L. Kershner, J. E. Williams, R. E. Gresswell. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. USGS FSP: IP-088494.  | Abstract | 
  • Hansen, M., P. Budy , C. Guy, and T. McMahon. In press. Trout as Native and Invasive Species: a Management Paradox. Invited Chapter 819 in: Diversity and Status of Trouts and Chars of the World. Editors: J.L. Kershner, J. E. Williams, R. E. Gresswell. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Symposium Book. USGS FSP: IP-095921.
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Utah 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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Utah Theses and Dissertations

  • Newlon, Courtney. 2018. Identifying cues for movement and temporally-dynamic limiting factors in the bull trout movement corridor. MS Thesis. Ecology. Utah State University.
  • Klobucar, Stephen. 2018. The abiotic and biotic controls of arctic lake food webs: A multifaceted approach to quantifying Trophic structure and function. PhD Dissertation. Ecology. Utah State University.
  • Blythe, Demi. 2018. Assessing the ecological implications of the altered flow and sediment regimes of the Rio Grande along the West Texas-Mexico border. MS Thesis. Ecology. Utah State University.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 34

Presentations: 107

 

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