Lab Personnel

Current Graduate Students: 

  • Collin Farrell (Ph.D. Candidate – coadvised with Dr. B. Johnson) – Triploid walleye as a management tool.
  • Chase Garvey (M.S. Candidate) – Swimming and jumping abilities of hornyhead chub, Iowa darter, bigmouth shiner, and brook stickleback – development of selective fish passage criteria.
  • Rachel A. Jones (M.S. Candidate) – Field evaluation of existing fish passage structures on Colorado’s Front Range.
  • Kira Paik (M.S. Candidate) – Developing rock ramp fishway criteria for fishes of regional conservation concern.
  • Alex Townsend (M.S. Candidate – coadvised with Dr. W. Clements) – Effects of selenium on brown trout reproduction.

Past Graduate Students: 

  • Mandi Brandt (M.S.) – Optimal starter diets and culture conditions for Colorado River cutthroat trout.
  • Cole Brittain (M.S. Candidate) – Effects of surface texture and light level on rock ramp fishway passage success.
  • Dan Cammack (M.S. Candidate) – Effects of temperature on Sauger reproduction and development.
  • Christopher Craft (M.S.) – Cost-effective alternative protein diets for rainbow trout.
  • Ashley Ficke (M.S., Ph.D.) – Fish barriers and small plains fishes: fishway design recommendations and the impact of existing instream structures.
  • Brian Fox (M.S.) – Investigation of the effects of whitewater parks on aquatic resources in Colorado.
  • Eric Gardunio (M.S.) – Development of barriers to the upstream migration of burbot and white suckers.
  • Scott Hoyer (M.S.) – Can copper-based substrates be used to protect hatcheries from invasion by the New Zealand Mudsnail?
  • Kristoph Kinzli (M.S.) – Using Bendway Weirs to aid in the recovery of the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow.
  • Matt Kondratieff (M.S.) – Evaluating brook trout jumping performance using adjustable waterfalls.
  • Cheyenne Owens (M.S.) – Improving the culture of Snake River Cutthroat Trout
  • Kendall Ross (M.S.) – Temperature effects on Trinity River, CA, adult spring-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) metabolism and survival.
  • Zak Sutphin (M.S.) – Developing appropriate water quality based transportation densities for fishes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California.
  • Tyler Swarr (M.S.) – Optimizing fish passage structures for eastern plains fishes.
  • Ben Vaage (M.S.) – Effects of ammonia and hypoxia on the performance of juvenile Burbot in aquaculture.

Past Undergraduate Student Researchers: 

  • Mandi Brandt – The effects of light intensity on the leaping ability of juvenile brook charr.
  • Sarah Conlin – Assessing the use of copper and copper-based compounds to prevent the upstream movement of New Zealand mudsnails.
  • Caitlin Cox – Responses of New Zealand mudsnails to copper barriers in flowing water.
  • Alyssa Graziano – Jumping behavior of cutthroat trout
  • Michael Habberfield – Effects of the perceived threat of predation on the metabolic rate of threadfin shad.
  • J. Preston Holloway – The effects of waterfall width on juvenile brook trout jumping ability.
  • Nathan Jud – Observing swimming and jumping capabilities of a target conservation fish species– the common shiner.
  • Chris Lee – “Fingerprinting burbot” – determining whether burbot have unique color patterns.
  • Jahan Monirian – Effects of acclimation temperature and simulated handling stress on the critical thermal tolerance of threadfin shad.
  • Cloelle Sausville-Giddings – An investigation of sand shiner swimming performance and their ability to negotiate pool-and-weir fishways.
  • Zack Underwood – Effects of acclimation temperature on the thermal tolerance of Colorado River cutthroat trout.
  • Adam Herdrich – Thermal biology of stonecats (Noturus flavus).
  • Alyssa Graziano – Influence of density on cutthroat trout jumping frequency.
  • Sean Williams – Sound production in the fathead minnow.
  • FW402 – 2020: Effects of in-tank cover on the growth and performance of juvenile Burbot.