Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Washington
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Washington Project

Development and validation of models to assess the threat to freshwater fishes from environmental change and invasive species

May 2009 - June 2012


Participating Agencies

  • Biological Resources

Primary Questions/Objectives 1. What are the primary anthropogenic and biotic threats to freshwater ecosystems in the Lower Colorado River Basin, and how do they vary across different spatial scales? 2. Which regional fish faunas are at greatest risk to anthropogenic and biotic threats? 3. What is the association between species distributions and community composition (both taxonomic and functional) and specific threat indices at different spatial scales, and what are the predicted effects of future environmental change