New research and people in the Walters lab

The Walters lab has two new papers out. The first is a comparative study of burbot populations in the Wind and Green River drainages to try to understand why burbot are declining in their native range yet expanding in their nonnative range.. The full article can be found at The second explores the effectiveness of native fish conservation areas to also conserve amphibians, reptiles, and mussels and can be found at

Stewart, D.R.*, Z.E. Underwood*, F.J. Rahel, and A.W. Walters. In press. The effectiveness of surrogate taxa to conserve freshwater biodiversity. Conservation Biology doi/10.1111/cobi.12967

Walters, A.W., E. Mandeville, W.C. Saunders, P. Gerrity, J. Skorupski,  Z. Underwood*, E. Gardunio. 2017. Comparison of burbot population dynamics across adjacent native and invaded ranges. Aquatic Invasions 12: 251-262 ViewPDF

We are also excited to welcome two new MS students: Evan Booher and Samantha Alford!

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