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- BA University of New Mexico 2014
I am an Ecology M.S. student in the Department of Watershed Sciences and the Ecology Center within the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University.
I am currently working with Dr. Phaedra Budy with funding from the Bureau of Reclamation to study movement patterns and space use of the federally endangered Rio Grande Silvery Minnow in a heavily altered riverscape. Prior to coming to Utah State University, I received a BS in Political Science and Communications from the University of New Mexico and worked as a Fisheries Biologist, focusing on imperiled desert fishes. I plan to pursue a PhD, or a career in Ecology and public policy.
|Research Publications||Publication Date|
Clark Barkalow, S., M. J. Chavez, S. P. Platania. 2021. Otolith Microstructure Analysis Elucidates Spawning and Early Life Histories of Federally Endangered Fishes in the San Juan River. Ichthyology and Herpetology 109:860-873. https://doi.org/10.1643/i2020011
| Abstract | Download | Publisher Website
|BoR: Understanding and quantifying potential movement patterns of Rio Grande Silvery Minnow in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico||January 2023|
|Chavez, M. J., S. L. Clark Barkalow, and S. P. Platania. Importance of drainage-specific growth curves for back-calculating spawning periodicity of federally endangered Colorado Pikeminnow and Razorback Sucker. 51st Annual Desert Fishes Council Meeting, 20-24 November 2019. Alpine, TX. Poster||November 2019|
|Chavez, M. J., P. Budy, and C. A. Pennock. 2022. Exploring movement patterns of an endangered minnow in a fragmented desert river. 54th Annual Meeting, Desert Fishes Council, St. George, UT, 16-20 November 2022. Oral Presentation.||November 2022|
|Chavez, M. J., P. Budy, and C. A. Pennock. 2022. Characterizing movement patterns of the endangered Rio Grande Silvery Minnow in a fragmented river. 153rd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Spokane, WA, 21-25 August 2022. Oral Presentation.||August 2022|
|Chavez, M. J., P. Budy, and C. A. Pennock. 2022. Characterizing Rio Grande Silvery Minnow movement patterns. Utah American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Ogden, UT, 7-9 March 2022. Oral Presentation.||March 2022|
|Chavez, M. J., P. Budy, and C. A. Pennock. 2021. Exploring Movement Patterns. 152nd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, MD, 6-10 November 2021. Oral Presentation.||November 2021|
|Chavez, M. J., P. Budy, C. A. Pennock. 2021. Big moves by a little fish: characterizing movement patterns of an endangered minnow in a fragmented river. Western Division American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, 10-15 March 2021. Virtual Conference.||March 2021|
|Technical Publications||Publication Date|
|Budy, P., M.J. Chavez, C. Pennock, G.P. Thiede, and Peter MacKinnon. 2021. Rio Grande Silvery Minnow movement dynamics in the Middle Rio Grande. Annual Report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office. UCFWRU 2021(1):1-30.||June 2021|