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

Staff Member


Brian Hickerson

Brian Hickerson

Master's
Email: bhicker1@uwyo.edu
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Biography

Brian is a masters student researching suitable reintroduction and refugia sites for hornyhead chub in the North Platte drainage and the effect of non-native salmonids on chub populations in the Laramie River. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014 with a degree in Natural Resources with a Fisheries Conservation and Management Emphasis. In the past, Brian has worked in native fish management and research with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. During his time with these agencies his work mostly focused on native trout conservation and researching distribution and morphology of gila, headwater, and roundtail chubs.

Research Publications Publication Date
Mark A. Kirk, Bryan M. Maitland, Brian T. Hickerson, Annika W. Walters, and Frank J. Rahel. 2022. Climatic drivers and ecological impacts of a rapid range expansion by non-native smallmouth bass in a Wyoming river. Biological Invasions https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-021-02724-z | Abstract January 2022
Hickerson, B.T., Maitland, .M., and Walters, A.W. 2019. Effects of multiple nonnative predatory fish on an imperiled cyprinid, Hornyhead Chub (Nocomis biguttatus). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 148: 1132-1145 doi.org/10.1002/tafs.10203 October 2019
Hickerson, B.T. and Walters, A.W. 2019. Evaluation of potential translocation sites for an imperiled cyprinid, Hornyhead Chub Nocomis biguttatus. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 39:205-218. doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10261. January 2019
Project Completion Date
Conservation and Recovery of Hornyhead Chub June 2018
Presentations Presentation Date
Hickerson, B., T. Robinson, and A. Walters. 2019. Evaluation of potential translocation sites for native fish: a case study. Arizona/New Mexico AFS meeting. February 2019
Hickerson, B. and Walters, A. 2017. Effects of non-native predatory fish on hornyhead chub in the Laramie River. Western Division of the American Fisheries Society Student Colloquium, McCall, Idaho. November 2017
Hickerson, B. and A. Walters. 2018. Effects of non-native predatory fish on hornyhead chub in the Laramie River. Colorado Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Laramie, Wyoming. February 2018
Hickerson, B. and A. Walters. 2016. Locating Potential Reintroduction and Refugia Sites for Hornyhead Chub using GIS. CO/WY AFS meeting, Laramie, WY. March 2016
Brian Hickerson and Annika Walters. 2017. Evaluation of Potential Reintroduction Sites for Hornyhead Chub. Western AFS meeting May 2017
Brian Hickerson and Annika Walters. 2017. Evaluation of Potential Reintroduction Sites for Hornyhead Chub. CO/WY AFS meeting February 2017
A. Walters, E. Booher, B. Hickerson, and Mark Kirk. 2021. Non-native species as an emerging threat to northern prairie fishes. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting 2021. November 2021