What are the impacts of predation by Striped Bass and other predators on chinook salmon, delta smelt and other native species? We use a genetic approach to identify all life stages of these prey, including eggs and larvae to quantify the incidence of predation on these species.
How do highways affect the movements and gene flow of terrestrial mesopredators?
Population genetic analysis of Lahontan cutthroat trout populations in the Walker Basin
In California: Slinkard, By Day, Mill, Wolf, Silver Creeks - all tributaries to the east and west forks of the Walker River.
In Nevada: Corey and/or Coldwater creeks (tributaries to Walker Lake)
What factors are responsible for causing an additional genome duplication in ~10% of white sturgeon produced at conservation or commercial aquaculture facilities? What is the individual performance and fitness of spontaneous autopolyploids and their offspring?
Exploring the molecular mechanisms contributing to disease resistance and monitoring the recruitment success of introduced resistant hybrids in Colorado's pathogen-infected rivers.
Integrating genetics, physiology, and modeling to understand mechanisms of splittail connectivity
Genetic monitoring of a native trout restoration project in Silver King Creek, California
We will use eDNA sampling techniques to target specific branchiopod (fairy shrimp) species, and to analyze community diversity in vernal pools. This information will be used to prioritize vernal pool habitats for conservation.
Genetic management of the refuge population threatened Delta Smelt at the FCCL in Byron, California
Are white sturgeon conservation aquaculture programs conserving adequate levels of genetic diversity and ensuring a high Ne for population persistence?
Quantification of introgression level with rainbow trout through the use of SNPs and microsatellite markers