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

Wyoming Staff Member


Caitlin Peterson

Caitlin Peterson with walleye

Email: cpeter58@uwyo.edu
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Biography

Caitlin Peterson is originally from Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012. Before moving to Laramie, she held technician positions in Wisconsin, Washington, and Maine. These positions focused on fish and wildlife ecology, ecological restoration, and ecological education.

Research Interest

Caitlin is a M.S. student in the Walters lab. She is interested in applied research with strong management implications. She is currently working alongside Dr. Annika Walters, Dr. Frank Rahel, and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to evaluate and develop potential changes to the Wyoming surface water temperature regulations for aquatic life. She is enthusiastic about involving the community in environmental work and seeks opportunities to engage in scientific outreach and education.

Research Publications Publication Date
Walters, A.W., C. Peterson, F. Rahel. 2018. The interaction of exposure and sensitivity determines fish species vulnerability to warming stream temperatures. Biology Letters 14:20180342. doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0342. 2018-09-30
Mandeville, C.P.*, F. Rahel, L.S. Patterson, and A.W. Walters. 2019. Applying threshold analysis to identify stream fish thermal guilds for water temperature regulation. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 148(4): 739-754. doi.org/10.1002/tafs.10169 2019-07-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Peterson, C., F. Rahel, and A. Walters. 2016. Division of thermal communities in Wyoming streams into management clusters. CO/WY AFS meeting, Laramie, WY. 2016-03-02
Peterson, C., F. Rahel, and A. Walters. 2016. Division of Wyoming stream thermal communities into management clusters. ALSO annual meeting, Santa Fe, NM. 2016-06-07
Peterson, C., F. Rahel, and A. Walters. 2015. An evaluation of thermal criteria in Wyoming surface water quality standards. CO/WY AFS meeting, Fort Collins, CO. 2015-02-26
Annika Walters, Frank Rahel, and Caitlin Peterson. 2017. Which fish species are most vulnerable to warming stream temperatures associated with climate change? Western AFS meeting. 2017-05-25
Annika Walters, Frank Rahel, and Caitlin Peterson. 2017. Which fish species are most vulnerable to warming stream temperatures associated with climate change? CO/WY AFS meeting. 2017-02-22