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

Colorado Project

Use of Otolith Elemental Signatures in Estimating Sources of Northern Pike Recruitment

August 2004 - September 2008


Participating Agencies

  • DOI-Bureau of Reclamation
  • Colorado Division of Wildlife

We used otolith microchemistry to develop elemental signatures that could be used to identify sources of northern pike recruitment throughout the Yampa River basin in Colorado

Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Fitzpatrick, Ryan M. 2008. Use of otolith elemental signatures in estimating sources of northern pike recruitment in the Yampa River, Colorado. Master's Thesis. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. December 2008