For fish and wildlife that are sensitive to changing temperatures, their ranges will shift or contract. I am using future projections for Montana and northern Wyoming streams to determine where temperatures will be suitable for aquatic species to survive. These areas are known as …


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Fish Temperature Tolerances & Distributions

To determine temperature refugia for native fishes in the study area (see map), I am using data from multiple sources to determine 1) species distributions and 2) water temperatures required by those species.

Predicting Future Temperatures for Prairie Streams

Torrent and Cedar Sculpin eDNA & Temperature Tolerance

An additional aspect of this project includes working with Mike Young of the National Genomics Center for Fish & Wildlife Conservation to develop eDNA tests to help determine distributions of Torrent Sculpin (Uranidea rhotheus) and Cedar Sculpin (Uranidea schitsuumsh).


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