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

Utah Staff Member

Ms. Emma Doden

Emma Doden hiking in the Grand Tetons



Emma received her B.S. in Wildlife Ecology: Research and Management, and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2016.

Research Interest

Emma is currently at Utah State University working on her M.S. comparing resident and translocated beaver ecology at desert restoration sites. She enjoys the interdisciplinary nature of the project, which has potential impacts in the fisheries, water resources, riparian restoration, and wildlife management fields. Her project title is "BLM & BoR: Utah Understanding the Dynamics of Beaver Re-Introduction for Passive Desert River Restoration."

Research Publications Publication Date
Walsworth, T.E., and P. Budy. 2015. Integrating non-native species in niche models to prioritize native fish restoration activity locations along a desert river corridor. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:667–681. USGS IP-034122. 2015-03-31
Laub, B.G., G.P. Thiede, W.W. MacFarlane, and P. Budy. 2018. Evaluating the conservation potential of tributaries for native fish in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Fisheries, Feature Article 43:194-206. DOI: 10.1002/fsh.10054. USGS IP: 081178. 2018-01-31
Laub, B. G., J. Jimenez, and P. Budy. 2015. Adopting science-based restoration in practice: application to a desert river system. Environmental Management ONLINE FIRST: DOI 10.1007/s00267-015-0481-5. USGS IP-053441. | Abstract 2015-04-30
Budy, P., M. M. Conner, N.L. Salant, and W. Macfarlane. 2015. An Occupancy-based Assessment of Regional Vulnerability. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12513 USGS FSP: IP-049189. 2015-01-31
Bottcher, J.L., T.E. Walsworth, G.P. Thiede, P. Budy, and D. Speas. 2013. Frequent Usage of Tributaries by the Endangered Fishes of the Upper Colorado River Basin: Observations from the San Rafael River, Utah. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Management Brief. Online DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2013.785993. | Abstract 2013-05-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Walsworth, T.E., Budy, P., Wheaton, J., Macfarlane, W.W., Shahverdian, S., Thiede, G.P., Keller, D., Goodell, J., and Jimenez, J. Harnessing process-based restoration to improve in-stream and riparian habitat in the Price River, Utah. Oral presentation: Utah Chapter American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Provo, Utah, March 12-14, 2019. 2019-03-13
Doden, E., Young, J.K., Budy, P. 2020. One of the locals or new in town: Comparing resident and translocated beaver ecology at stream restoration sites. Research-in-progress poster. USGS Utah CRU Annual Meeting. Logan, UT. 2020-02-20
Doden, E., Young, J.K., Budy, P. 2019. One of the locals or new in town: Comparing resident and translocated beaver ecology at stream restoration sites. Student research-in-progress poster. Joint TWS and AFS National Conference. Reno, NV. 2019-09-30
Doden, E., Young, J.K., Budy, P. 2019. Comparison of resident and translocated beavers in desert stream restoration sites. Research proposal poster. USGS Utah CRU Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT. 2019-04-24
Doden, E., Budy, P., and Young, J.K. 2020. A tale of two beavers: Are translocated beavers as effective as resident beavers in desert river restoration? Contributed oral presentation. The Wildlife Society National Conference 27 September – 1 October, 2020. Louisville, KY. 2020-10-01
<sub>Doden, E. Young, J.K., and Budy, P. 2020. Movements, fates, and activity patterns of resident and translocated beavers at desert restoration sites. Oral presentation. UT TWS annual meeting (cancelled due to COVID-19). Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, UT. </sub> 2020-03-26
Technical Publications Publication Date
Walsworth, T.E., Budy, P., Keller, D., and Jimenez, J. 2019. UCRB Innovative and Science-based Desert Tributaries Restoration: Price River Initiative. Project Report to the Desert Fish Habitat Partnership. 2019-07-31
Doden, E. Budy, P., Young, J.K. 2019. Beaver re-introduction - Passive desert river restoration. Performance Report for the period January 1, 2019 to December 1, 2019 to the Bureau of Land Management. Agreement number L18AC00121. 2019-12-31
Budy, P., T. Walsworth, and G.P. Thiede. 2010. Habitat needs, movement patterns, and vital rates of endemic Utah fishes in a tributary to the Green River, Utah. 2009 Annual Report to the Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. UTCFWRU 2010(1):1-45. 2010-05-31