Zack Underwood

Zack Underwood completed his MS in 2015 and is currently working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Starting in August 2012, Zack began working with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, US Fish and Wildlife, and Wyoming Game and Fish on a project evaluating burbot out-migration from several lakes and reservoirs in the Wind River drainage in central Wyoming.

Zack has often been described as a fly fishing fanatic and can usually be found pursuing all manner of icthyofauna, from common shinners to lake trout. Zack also enjoys cycling, cross country skiing, and playing bass and guitar (albeit poorly).


Zachary Underwood, Elizabeth Mandeville, Annika Walters. In review. Population connectivity and genetic structure of burbot populations in the Wind River Basin, Wyoming. Hydrobiologia

Zachary E. Underwood, Christopher A. Myrick, Robert I. Compton. 2014. Comparative swimming performance of five Catostomus species and Roundtail chub. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:753-763

Zachary E. Underwood, Christopher A. Myrick, Kevin B. Rogers. 2012. Effect of acclimation temperature on the upper thermal tolerance of Colorado River cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticus: thermal limits of a North American salmonid. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 2420–2433

Christopher A. Myrick, Zachary E. Underwood, Kristoph D. Kinzli. 2013. Supporting undergraduate education with realistic laboratory exercises and research experience. Fisheries 38:160-168

Jesse M. Lepak, Kristoph-Dietrich Kinzli, Eric R. Fetherman, William M. Pate, Adam G. Hansen, Eric I. Gardunio, C. Nathan Cathcart, William L. Stacy, Zachary E. Underwood, Mandi M. Brandt, Christopher A. Myrick, Brett M. Johnson. 2012. Manipulation of growth to reduce mercury concentrations in sport fish on a whole-system scale. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:122-135