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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

  • Klobucar, S. and P. Budy. 2016. Consequences of seasonal variation in reservoir water level for predatory fishes: linking visual foraging and prey densities. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73: 53-6464. USGS FSP: IP-058204.
  • Ripplinger, J., J. Franklin, and T.C. Edwards, Jr. 2015. Legacies of managed disturbance leave semi-arid plant communities with reduced resilience and altered composition. Journal of Vegetation Science 26:923-933.
  • Laub, B. G., J. Jimenez, and P. Budy. 2015. Adopting science-based restoration in practice: application to a desert river system. Environmental Management ONLINE FIRST: DOI 10.1007/s00267-015-0481-5. USGS IP-053441.  | Abstract | 
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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

  • Mohn, Harrison. 2016. Improving management and conservation practices of Bonneville cutthroat trout (Onchorhynchus clarkii Utah) through an evaluation of movement and spatial population structure. Co-advised with Brett Roper. MS Thesis. Ecology. Utah State University.
  • Strohm, Deanna. 2015. Matching watershed and otolith microchemistry to establish natal origins of an endangered desert lake sucker. MS Thesis. Ecology. Utah State University.
  • Heredia, Nicholas. 2014. Food web ecology and energetics of Lahontan cutthroat trout in Pyramid Lake, Nevada: Return of the King? MS Thesis. Ecology. Utah State University.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 34

Presentations: 126

 

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