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Arizona Research Activities

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Arizona scientists are involved in regional, national and international fish and wildlife research. Their work includes developing new methods to manage fish and wildlife species of arid lands; captive breeding techniques for threatened and endangered fishes found no where else in the world; methods to reduce impacts of invasive species on native aquatic ecosystems; effects of climate change on arid land species; cutting-edge genetic techniques for managing fish and wildlife populations; and development of new fish and wildlife survey techniques.

Arizona Active Projects

Arizona Completed Projects

Arizona Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Price Baker, J. and S. A. Bonar. 2019. Using a mechanistic model to develop management strategies to cool Apache Trout streams under the threat of climate change. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39:849-867.
  • Macías-Duarte, A., C. J. Conway, G.L. Holroyd, H. E. Valdez-Gómez, and M. Culver. 2019. Genetic variation among island and continental populations of Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) subspecies in North America. Journal of Raptor Research 53: 127-133.
  • Lien, A, C Ulibarri, G Ruyle, S Bonar, W Vanasco, & L López-Hoffman. 2019. Opportunities and barriers for endangered species conservation using payments for ecosystem services. Biological Conservation. 232:74-82. doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.01.017
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Arizona Technical Publications

  • Bonar, S. A. In Press. "Making a difference" - A few tips. Presidents Hook. Fisheries, November Issue
  • Bonar, S. A. 2019. Turn this ship around! President's Hook. Fisheries. October Issue.
  • Bonar, S. A. 2019. Now is the time for action. President's Hook. Fisheries. September Issue.
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Arizona Theses and Dissertations

  • Nemec, Z. C. 2019. Development and evaluation of habitat suitability criteria for native fishes and assessment of the relationship among riparian areas and stream macrohabitat type and fish presence in four central Arizona streams. MS Thesis. University of Arizona, Tucson.
  • Lee, L. N. 2018. Habitat suitability criteria for nonnative species and relationships between fish populations and flow regime in four Arizona streams. MS Thesis. University of Arizona, Tucson.
  • Ulrich, T. L. 2018. Using high-definition underwater videography and social psychology to increase publish interest in rare fishes. MS Thesis. University of Arizona, Tucson
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 11

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 43

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 43

Presentations: 72

Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Arizona Game Fish Department
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Arizona
  5. Wildlife Management Institute