Caitlin Peterson is a M.S. student in the Walters lab. She is interested in applied research with strong management implications. She is currently working alongside Dr. Annika Walters, Dr. Frank Rahel, and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to evaluate and develop potential changes to the Wyoming surface water temperature regulations for aquatic life. She is enthusiastic about involving the community in environmental work and seeks opportunities to engage in scientific outreach and education.
Caitlin is originally from Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012. Before moving to Laramie, she held technician positions in Wisconsin, Washington, and Maine. These positions focused on fish and wildlife ecology, ecological restoration, and ecological education.
Peterson, C., A. Walters and F. Rahel. 2015. An Evaluation of Thermal Criteria in Wyoming Surface Water Quality Standards: Survey of Proposed Improvements. Poster presentation. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Conference.
Peterson, C., A. Walters and F. Rahel. 2015. An Evaluation of Thermal Criteria in Wyoming Surface Water Quality Standards: Classification of Fish Species into Thermal Guilds. Poster presentation. American Fisheries Society Colorado-Wyoming Chapter.
Scholarships & Fellowships
2015: Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation Dennis Anderson Memorial Scholarship
2008-2012: University of Wisconsin-Madison Letters and Science Scholarship
2011: Land Ethic Leaders Student Scholarship
2009: Kemper K. Knapp Scholarship
2008: Madeline Laux Scholarship
2008: National Merit Scholarship