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Wyoming Research Activities

Wind River, Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming

Procedures for identifying research needs and priorities include identification of research needs through a collaborative process with WGFD staff, preparation of proposals for review by WGFD staff, development of work plans prior to funding, preparation of quarterly reports for all projects in progress, and submission of detailed project reports (often in the form of theses or dissertations) at the completion of a project. The Unit also provides extensive research administration services for projects funded by WGFD and Federal agencies. These services include the preparation and monitoring of contracts and Research Work Orders with Federal agencies, monitoring of budgets and billings, and maintenance of necessary communications regarding projects such as the submission of progress and completion reports.

Wyoming Active Projects

Wyoming Completed Projects

Wyoming Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Zachary Hooley-Underwood, Elizabeth G. Mandeville, Paul Gerrity, Joe Deromedi, Kevin Johnson, and Annika W. Walters. 2018. Combining genetic, isotopic, and field data to better describe the influence of dams and diversions on Burbot movement in the Wind River Drainage, Wyoming. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147 (3): 606-620. doi.org/10.1002/tafs.10062
  • Carlisle, J. D., L. E. Sanders, A. D. Chalfoun, and K. G. Gerow. Raptor nest-site use in relation to the proximity of coalbed methane development. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation.
  • Tucker, M. et al. 2018. Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements. Science 359:466-469. DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9712  | Download  | 
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Wyoming Technical Publications

  • 1. Bowen, Z.H., Aikens, E., Aldridge, C.L., Anderson, P.J., Assal, T.J., Chalfoun, A.D., Chong, G.W., Eddy-Miller, C.A., Garman, S.L., Germaine, S.S., Homer, C.G., Johnston, A., Kauffman, M.J., Manier, D.J., Melcher, C.P., Miller, K.A., Walters, A.W., Wheeler, J.D., Wieferich, D., Wilson, A.B., Wyckoff, T.B., and Zeigenfuss, L.C., 2018, U.S. Geological Survey science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2016 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1048, 49 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181048.
  • Bowen, Z.H., Aldridge, C.L., Anderson, P.J., Assal, T.J., Bartos, T.T., Chalfoun, A.D., Chong, G.W., Dematatis, M.K., Eddy-Miller, C.A., Garman, S.L., Germaine, S.S., Homer, C.G., Huber, C.C., Kauffman, M.J., Manier, D.J., Melcher, C.P., Miller, K.A., Norkin, Tamar, Sanders, L.E., Walters, A.W., Wilson, A.B., and Wyckoff, T.B., 2016, U.S. Geological Survey science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2015 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1141, 59 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161141.
  • Carr, N.B., and Melcher, C.P., eds., 2015, Wyoming Basin Rapid Ecoregional Assessment:
    U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1155, 896p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151155.
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Wyoming Theses and Dissertations

  • Peterson, Caitlin. Development of thermal tiers and regulatory criteria for Wyoming stream fishes. M.S. Department of Zoology and Physiology. May 2017.
  • Underwood, Zachary. The movements and population structure of burbot (Lota lota) in the Wind River, Wyoming. M.S. Department of Zoology and Physiology, December 2015.
  • Girard, Carlin. The effects of oil and natural gas development on water quality, aquatic habitat, and native fish in streams along the Wyoming Range. M.S. Department of Zoology and Physiology, August 2015.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 18

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 44

Presentations: 95

Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. University of Wyoming
  4. Wildlife Management Institute
  5. Wyoming Game and Fish Department