Ecology and Management of Streams and Stream Fishes

Research in the Stream Fish Ecology Laboratory focuses on the ecology and management of streams and stream fishes. We are especially interested in the interaction of stream fishes with their habitat at different spatial and temporal scales. We are currently involved in research and outreach on:

  • Invasions by nonnative salmonids in the western U.S. and worldwide, and their effects on native salmonids, and stream and riparian food webs
  • Effects of agricultural land use on habitats that support rare fishes in Great Plains streams
  • Effects of livestock grazing on terrestrial invertebrate subsidies that sustain trout in foothills rangeland streams
  • Conservation biology of salmonids, especially those in Rocky Mountain streams
  • Education about the conservation of critical linkages between streams and riparian zones

Our recent work has been funded by the:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Colorado Division of Wildlife
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Wyoming Game and Fish Department
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Colorado Water Resources Research Institute
  • National Park Service