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Mule Deer Project Attracts Media Attention

The Monteith Shop’s WY Range Mule Deer Project was recently covered by both the Casper Star Tribune and Wyoming Public Media.

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New research: Genetic relationships of Wind River burbot populations

Recent graduate uses genetics to understand Wind River burbot population connectivity.

Former Coop Student Publishes Thesis Research

Anna Senecal, a former Master’s student in the Wyoming Coop Unit, recently published her research in Ecosphere.

Hubert and Rahel named AFS fellows

Dr. Wayne Hubert and Dr. Frank Rahel were recently named inaugural fellows of the American Fisheries Society for their exceptional contributions to the field of fisheries. Many of the fisheries managers in the state of Wyoming were trained by Dr. Hubert and Dr. Rahel.

Researchers capture bighorn sheep to help understand nutrition and disease

In a close collaboration across multiple agencies, researchers seek to understand the interactions among population density, nutrition, and disease in bighorn sheep.

Researchers seek to understand mule deer in the Wyoming Range

The Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project, initiated in March 2013, aims to understand the key factors regulating growth of mule deer in western Wyoming.

Photo credit Joe Riis. Mule Deer Migration Project, Western Wyoming Red Desert to Hoback

Sustaining Big Game Migrations in the West: Science, Policy, and People

Emerging Issues Forum: The science of big game migration is developing quickly and we are now gaining a better understanding… (Photo by Joe Riis)

New research: variation in stream vulnerability to oil and gas development

Annika Walters was part of a team of researchers that developed a vulnerability index incorporating a stream ecosystem’s natural sensitivity…

Matthew Hethcoat

Matthew Hethcoat wins the Outstanding Thesis Award from UW

Former Chalfoun lab member, Matthew Hethcoat, whose thesis focused on understanding mechanisms underlying decreased songbird nest survival with surrounding natural gas development was nominated and selected for the 2015 Outstanding Thesis Award from the University of Wyoming. Congrats Matt!

The Walters lab welcomes two new lab members!

Brian Hickerson comes to the Wyoming coop unit from Arizona, where he graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in fisheries conservation and management; Alex LeCheminant received his B.S. in fisheries and wildlife management from Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, NY prior to moving to Wyoming.