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

New Mexico Staff Member


Dr. Colleen A. Caldwell

Education

  • Ph D University of Tennessee 1988
  • MS Texas State University 1985
  • BS Texas A&M University 1982

Biography

I received a B.S. in Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in Aquatic Ecology from Texas State University, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. I joined the New Mexico Unit in 1994 and in 2006 stepped up to the plate to become Unit Leader.

Teaching Interest

At New Mexico State University, I teach Environmental Biology of Fishes and Aquatic Contaminants and Toxicology (4 credit hours; both include weekly laboratory exercises). In Environmental Biology of Fishes, I ask and answer the question "what makes a fish, a fish?" In Aquatic Contaminants and Toxicology, I draw upon the enviromental toxicology literature and my research program to teach about the transport, fate and effects of contaminants in arid-lands aquatic systems.

Research Interest

Research interests are centered around ecological effects that environmental disturbances have on aquatic systems. Areas of research include aquatic contaminants and toxicology, fish physiology, and native fish conservation biology.

Research Publications Publication Date
Zeigler, M.P., S.F. Brinkman, C.A. Caldwell, A.S. Todd, M. S. Recsetar, and S.A. Bonar. 2013. Upper thermal tolerances of Rio Grande cutthroat trout under constant and fluctuating temperatures. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142:1395-1405. https://doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2013.811104 | Abstract | Download April 2013
Zeigler, M.P., S.F. Brinkman, C.A. Caldwell, A.S. Todd, M. S. Recsetar, and S.A. Bonar. Upper thermal tolerances of Rio Grande cutthroat trout under constant and fluctuating temperatures. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142:1395-1405. https://doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2013.811104 | Abstract April 2013
Zeigler, M.P., A.S. Todd, and C.A. Caldwell. 2013. Water temperature and baseflow discharge of Rio Grande cutthroat trout streams in Colorado and New Mexico- 2010 and 2011. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1051, 18 p. +appendices. | Abstract | Publisher Website April 2013
Zeigler, M.P., A.S. Todd, and C.A. Caldwell. 2012. Evidence of recent climate change within the historic range of Rio Grande cutthroat trout: Implications for management and future persistence. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1045-1059 | Abstract September 2012
Zeigler, M.P. and C.A. Caldwell. 2017. Feasibility study: Establishing native fish fauna to McKittrick Creek, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. National Park Service Natural Resource Technical Report Series. February 2017
Young, K.E., L.B. Abbottt, C.A. Caldwell, and T.S. Schrader. 2012. Estimating Suitable Environments for Invasive Plant Species Across Large Landscapes: A Remote Sensing Strategy using Landsat 7 ETM+. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 5:122-134. April 2013
Whitney, J. E., and 8 coauthors. 2016. Mechanistic basis of climate change impacts on the physiology of North American inland fishes. Fisheries 41:332-345. July 2016
Sykes, C.L., C.A. Caldwell, and W.R. Gould. Physiological effects of potassium chloride, formalin and handling stress on bonytail Gila elegans. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 31:291-298. | Abstract August 2011
Sutton, R. J., C. A. Caldwell, V. S. Blazer. 2000. Observations of health indices used to monitor a tailwater fishery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:267-275. January 2000
Schmitt, C. J., C. A. Caldwell, B. Olsen, D. Serdar, and M. Coffey. 2002. Inhibition of erythrocyte delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) activity in fish from waters affected by lead smelters. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 77:99-119. September 2002
Sanchez, B. C., and C. A. Caldwell. 2008. Assessment of exposure risk of polychlorinated biphenyls to interior least terns (Sterna antillarum). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27:617-622. March 2008
Recsetar, M. S., M. P. Zeigler, D. L. Ward, S. A. Bonar, and C. A. Caldwell. 2012. Relationship Between Fish Size and Thermal Tolerance. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1433-1438. September 2012
Peterson, D., R.B. Trantham, T.G. Trantham, and C.A. Caldwell. Tagging effects of passive integrated transponder and visual implant elastomer on the small-bodied White Sands pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa). Journal of Fisheries Research (online publication completed 24 September 2017); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fisheries.2017.08.019. | Abstract September 2017
Overstreet, M.W., J.W. Cain III, and C.A. Caldwell. 2014. Adult survival, apparent lamb survival, and body condition of desert bighorn sheep in relation to habitat and precipitation on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS NCTC. 20 pages August 2014
Mitchell, S. E., C. A. Caldwell, G. Gonzales, W. R. Gould, and R. Arimoto. 2005. Effects of depleted uranium on survival, growth, and metamorphosis in the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis). Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A. 68:951-965. October 2004
Kuhne, W. W., C. A. Caldwell, W. R. Gould, P. R. Fresquez, and S. Finger. 2002. Effects of depleted uranium on the health and survival of Ceriodaphnia dubia and Hyalella azteca. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21:2198-2203. October 2002
Kalb, B.W., B.M. Huntsman, C.A. Caldwell, M.A. Bozek. 2018. A mechanistic assessment of seasonal microhabitat selection by drift-feeding rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in a southwestern headwater stream. Environmental Biology of Fishes 101:257-273. August 2018
Kalb, B.W. and C.A. Caldwell. 2014. Restoration of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis to the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Report to Mescalero Apache Tribe. Agreement No. GR3386. 59 pp. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website September 2014
J. Whitney, R. Al-Chokhachy, D. Bunnell, C. Caldwell, S. Cooke, E. Eliason, M.Rogers, A. J. Lynch, C. Paukert. 2016. Physiological basis of climate change impacts on North American inland fish. Fisheries. 41(7): 332-345. DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2016.1186656 July 2016
Huntsman, B.M., A.J. Lynch, C.A. Caldwell, and F. Abadi. Accepted. Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of life-history variability for a southwestern cutthroat trout. Biological Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1111/eff.12567. | Abstract | Download August 2020
Galindo, R., W.D. Wilson, and C.A. Caldwell. 2016. Geographic Distribution of Genetic Diversity in Populations of Rio Grande chub Gila pandora. Conservation Genetics 17:1081-1091. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-016-0845-2 | Abstract May 2016
DuBey, R., and C. A. Caldwell. 2004. Distribution of Tubifex tubifex lineages and Myxobolus cerebralis infection in the tailwater of the San Juan River, New Mexico. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 16:179-185. September 2004
DuBey, R., C. A. Caldwell, and W. R. Gould. 2007. Relative Susceptibility and Effects on Performance of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout and Rainbow Trout Challenged with Myxobolus cerebralis. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 136:1406-1414. September 2007
DuBey, R., C. A. Caldwell, and W. R. Gould. 2005. Effects of temperature, photoperiod and Myxobolus cerebralis infection on growth, reproduction and survival of Tubifex tubifex lineages. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 17:338-344. September 2005
Cho, S.J., C.A. Caldwell, W.R. Gould. 2009. Physiological stress reponses of Rio Grande silvery minnow: Effects of individual and multiple physical stressors of handling, confinement, and transport. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. October 2009
Chase, N., C.A. Caldwell, S.A. Carleton, and W.R. Gould, J.A. Hobbs. 2015. Movement patterns and dispersal potential of Pecos bluntnose shiner (Notropis simus pecosensis) revealed using otolith microchemistry. Canadian Journal if Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72:1575-1583. | Abstract September 2015
Canavan, C. M., C. A. Caldwell, and N. S. Bloom. 2000. Discharge of methylmercury-enriched hypolimnetic water from a stratified reservoir. The Science of the Total Environment 260:159-170. October 2000
Campbell, M.C., C.A. Caldwell, T.D. Lewis, W.D. Wilson, and C.C. Gard. 2019. Non-lethal detection of Asian fish tapeworm in the federally-endangered humpback chub using a molecular screening tool. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 148:832-842. DOI# 10.1002/tafs.10177 | Abstract July 2019
Caldwell, C.A., H. Falco, W. Knight, M. Ulibarri, and W.R. Gould. 2018. Reproductive potential of captive Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus). North American Journal of Aquaculture. January 2019
Caldwell, C.A., G.Z. Jacobi, M.C. Anderson, R.R. Parmenter, J. McGann, W.R. Gould, R. DuBey, and M.D. Jacobi. In press. Prescription fire effects on an aquatic community of a southwest montane grasslands system. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 33:1049-1062. | Abstract | Download July 2013
Caldwell, C.A., G. Alvarez, K.G. Boykin. 2014. Toxicity effects of piscicide CFT Legumine (5% rotenone) on Lithobates sp. of New Mexico. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish – Share with Wildlife (#13-516-0000-00043). 19 pp. | Abstract | Download March 2014
Caldwell, C.A., F.T. Barrows, M. Ulibarri, and W.R. Gould. 2010. Diet optimization of juvenile Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus Cyprinidae). North American Journal of Aquaculture 72:57-64. February 2010
Caldwell, C.A., 2008. Climate change and fisheries: Winners and losers. Fisheries 33(12) 618. December 2008
Caldwell, C. A., P. Swartzendruber, E. Prestbo. 2006. Concentration and dry deposition of mercury species in arid south central New Mexico (2001-2002). Environmental Science and Technology. In press. September 2006
Caldwell, C. A., F. A. Fuller, W. R. Gould, P. Turner, and D. Halford. 2004. Seasonal changes in 17-B estradiol of the Rio Grande chub (Gila pandora) in south-central New Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 49:311-315. September 2004
Caldwell, C. A., C. M. Canavan, and N. S. Bloom. 2000. Potential effects of forest fire and storm flow on total mercury and methylmercury in sediments of an arid-lands reservoir. Science of the Total Environment 260:125-133. January 2000
Caldwell, C. A. 2004. Effects of Pollution on Fish: Molecular Effects and Population Responses. Journal of Environmental Quality 33:1584-1585. August 2004
Cain, J.W. III, J.V. Gedir, C.A. Caldwell, and S. Carleton. 2018. Assessment of drought impacts on selected fish and wildlife species in the southwestern United States. Final Report to the U.S. Geological Survey, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download February 2018
Cain III, J.W., M.M. Avery, C.A. Caldwell, L.B. Abbot, and J.L. Holechek. 2017. Diet composition, quality, and overlap of sympatric American pronghorn and gemsbok. Wildlife Biology wlb00296:1-10. DOI:10.2981/wlb.00296 | Download March 2017
Ayre, K.K., C.A. Caldwell, J. Stinson, and W.G. Landis. Analysis of regional scale risk to whirling disease in populations of Colorado and Rio Grande cutthroat trout using a Bayesian belief network model. Journal of Risk Analysis 34:1589-1605. DOI:10.1111/risa.12189 | Abstract March 2014
Alvarez, G., C.A. Caldwell, and C. Kruse. 2017. Effects of CFT Legumine (5% ROTENONE) On tadpole survival and metamorphosis of Chiricahua leopard frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis), northern leopard frog (L. pipiens), and American bullfrog (L. catebeinanus). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:3 512-522. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2017.1285355 March 2017
Project Completion Date
Evaluation of baseflow as climate stressors in Rio Grande cutthroat trout February 2015
Evaluation of intermittency of stream flow in headwater streams for Rio Grande Cutthroat trout December 2014
Seasonal ecology of Pecos pupfish throughout a remnant wetland September 2014
Feasibility Study for Native Fish Establishment in McKittrick Creek, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas September 2015
Effects of piscicide Rotenone on native amphibians December 2013
Assessment of drought impacts on selected fish and wildlife species in the southwestern U.S. August 2017
Using a metapopulation analysis and risk assessment to improve consevation of the Sacramento Mountains Checkerspot Butterfly, a Species of Greatest Conservation Need May 2013
Growth and survival of Apache trout Oncorhynchus Apache under static and fluctuating temperature regimes typical of Southwestern streams: December 2011
Does thermal tolerance of fish vary by life stage? December 2012
Determining the Limiting Factors of Pecos Bluntnose Shiner in the Farmlands Reach of the Pecos River September 2014
Relationship Between Fish Size and Thermal Tolerance September 2011
Development of invasive plant species for Chihuahuan Desert Network December 2010
Southwest Regional GAP Analysis: Application, Outreach and Education May 2011
Influence of invasive plants and dune encroachment on White Sands pupfish and burrowing owls on Holloman Airforce Base September 2011
Pronghorn productivity and resource selection in the Chihuahuan Desert December 2012
Population Distribution and Genetic Assessment of Rio Grande Chub June 2012
Effects of thermal tolerance limits on the distribution of southwest native fishes August 2011
Determining condition and productivity of desert bighorn sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge December 2012
Restoration of Rio Grande cutthroat trout to the Mescalero Apache Reservation October 2013
Differential survival of two size classes of Rainbow Trout and the predatory impact of Northern Pike in a high elevation New Mexico reservoir June 2022
Habitat Suitability for Gila Chub Reintroduction in the Upper San Francisco River Drainage December 2023
Susceptibility of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout to Displacement by Non-native Brown Trout: Implications for Future Management and Persistence of the Most Southern Subspecies of Cutthroat Trout in the Face of a Changing Climate September 2019
YY-Male Brook Trout as an Eradication Tool of Wild Brook Trout Populations in New Mexico June 2022
Asian Tapeworm in an Endangered Southwestern Fish: Assessing Infections Using a Non-lethal Molecular Screening Tool. July 2017
Gila National Forest Stream Temperature and Intermittency Monitoring Network for Species of Special Interest December 2018
Impacts of Drought on Southwestern Cutthroat Trout: Influences of Changes in Discharge and Stream Temperature on the Persistence of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Populations December 2019
Abundance and Habitat-related Use of White Sands Pupfish November 2019
Natal Source and the Influence of Environmental Bottlenecks on Largemouth Bass Recruitment in Elephant Butte Reservoir June 2019
Influence of stream temperature, intermittency, and nonnative fishes on the current and future distribution of native fishes in the Gila and Mimbres drainages December 2019
Resilience Landscapes: Influence of fire and forest restoration on spatial and temporal distribution of fish and invertebrate communities June 2020
Armstrong, Benjamin
Master's
benjam1n@nmsu.edu

Field, Kelsie
Master's
kfield@nmsu.edu

Miller, Michael
Master's
mwmiller@nmsu.edu

Trujillo, Jane
Master's
jftt@nmsu.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Zeigler, M.P., C.A. Caldwell, and A.S. Todd. 2013. Utility of stream temperature and hydrology measurements in evaluating climate related vulnerabilities of Rio Grande cutthroat trout populations, with applicability to other native southwestern salmonids. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of the Wildlife Society and Arizona and New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 7-9 February. February 2013
Zeigler, M.P., A. Todd, and C.A. Caldwell. 2013. Utility of stream temperature and hydrology: Implications of climate related vulnerabilities and persistence of Rio Grande cutthroat trout. New Mexico Academy of Sciences/New Mexico EPSCoR Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, New Mexico. December 2013
Wallin, T.J., and C.A. Caldwell. 2020. Status of an iconic Gila Trout population five years after the Whitewater Baldy Wildfire. 53rd Joint Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and the Arizona and New Mexico Wildlife Societies. Flagstaff, Arizona. February 2020
Wallin, T.J. and C.A. Caldwell. 2019. Comparison of Critical Thermal Limits of Three Gila Trout Lineages with Temperature Regimes of Recovery Streams in the Gila River drainage. 52nd Joint Annual Meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona Wildlife Society and the AZ/NM Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 4 February. February 2019
Wallin, T. and C.A. Caldwell. 2016. Gila National Forest Stream Temperature and Intermittency Monitoring Network to Assess Effects of a Changing Climate for Native Fishes of Special Interest. Desert Fishes Council, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 15-19 November. November 2016
Vaisvil, A.V. and C.A. Caldwell. 2019. Strontium Isotope Analysis of Dorsal Spines to Assess Natal Origin of Largemouth Bass in Elephant Butte Reservoir. 52nd Joint Annual Meeting of The New Mexico and Arizona Wildlife Societies and the AZ/NM Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. 4 February, Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2019
Peterson, D.M., T. Trantham, and R. Simpson. 2016. Effects of Tagging with Passive Integrated Transponders versus Visual Elastomer Implants on the Small-bodied White Sands Pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa). 49th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Flagstaff, Arizona. February 2016
Peterson, D., T. Trantham, R. Simpson, and C.A. Caldwell. 2015. Effects of passive integrated transponder and visual elastomeric tagging on survival and growth of a small-bodied southwestern pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa). 47th Annual Meeting of the Desert Fishes Council. Death Valley National Park, California. 18-22 November. November 2015
Peterson, D. and C.A. Caldwell. 2017. Why Catch-Per-Unit-Effort is Insufficient as an Index of Abundance for the White Sands Pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa). 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of the Wildlife Society, Farmington, New Mexico. February 2-4. 2017. February 2017
Peterson, D. and C.A. Caldwell. 2016. Why Catch-Per-Unit-Effort is Insufficient as an Index of Abundance for the White Sands Pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa). Desert Fishes Council. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 15-19 November. November 2016
M.P. Zeigler, C.A. Caldwell, and R.R. Parmenter. 2013. Effects of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire on fish populations and habitat in meadow streams of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona Chapters of The Wildlife Society and Arizona and New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Albuquerque, New Mexico. 7-9 February. February 2013
Lujan, D., and C.A. Caldwell. 2015. Carbon Availability within a Montaine Grassland Stream Subjected to Prescribed Burn and a Severe Wildfire. 48th Joint Annual Meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona Wildlife Societies and the Arizona/New Mexico American Fisheries Society. Las Cruces, New Mexico. 5-7 February. February 2015
Lujan, D., M.P. Zeigler, C.A. Caldwell, and R. Parmenter. 2015. Effects of Prescribed-fire and the Las Conchas Wildfire on the Resistance and Resilience of a Montane Grassland Stream on the Valles Caldera National Preserve. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Portland, Oregon. August 2015
Kalb, B. and C.A. Caldwell. 2014. Evidence of seasonal behavioral thermoregulation of resident rainbow trout in a small headwater stream. 47th Joint Annual Meeting of the AZ/NM American Fisheries Society and the AZ and NM Wildlife Societies. Pinetop, AZ. 6-8 February. February 2014
Huntsman, B.M., Caldwell, C.A., Lynch, A.J., and Abadi, F. 2018. Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout population dynamics and persistence along a temperature and precipitation gradient. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 20-24, 2018. August 2018
Guerrero, A.L., A. V. Vaisvil, and C.A. Caldwell. 2019. Environmental Conditions that Affect Timing of Hatch of Largemouth Bass in a Southwest Irrigation Reservoir. 52nd Joint Annual Meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona Chapters of The Wildlife Society and the AZ/NM Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 4 February. February 2019
Gilbert, E., R.K. Dudley, T. Pilger, T. Turner, Y Paroz, C Kruse, J. Hatt, B Bakevich, M. Cooper, C. Caldwell, B. Huntsman, and T. Frey. 2017. Native fish conservation and management in the Rio Grande, Canadian and Pecos rivers and Tularosa and Guzman basins, New Mexico during 2017. 49th Annual Meeting of the Desert Fishes Council. November 2017
Flynn, L.M., B.M. Huntsman, C.A. Caldwell, and A.J. Lynch. 2019. Impacts of Temperature and Non-Native Brown Trout on Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Production. 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of AFS and TWS, Reno, Nevada. 29 September-3 October. October 2019
Flynn, L.M., B.M. Huntsman, C.A. Caldwell, and A.J. Lynch. 2018. Effects of biotic and abiotic factors on the specific growth rates of Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis. Western Division of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Anchorage, Alaska. May 2018
Flynn, L.M., B. M. Huntsman, C.A. Caldwell, and A.J. Lynch. 2019. Impacts of Temperature and Non-Native Brown Trout on Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Production. 52nd Annual Meeting of The New Mexico and Arizona Chapters of the Wildlife Society and the AZ/NM Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. 4 February, Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2019
Flynn, L., C.A. Caldwell, B. Huntsman, A. Lynch. 2019. Investigating mechanisms of Rio Grande cutthroat trout persistence and decline. Rio Grande Research Team and C3CRio Combined Webinar. South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center. November 2019. November 2019
Flynn, L. and C.A. Caldwell. 2020. Is coexistence futile? Brown trout suppress cutthroat trout production regardless of temperature. RGCT Conservation Team Range Wide Meeting. January 27, 2020. January 2020
Falco, H., D. Lujan, C.A. Caldwell, W. Knight, and M. Ulibarri. 2015. Reproductive Potential of Wild Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus). 48th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of the Wildlife Societies and the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Las Cruces, New Mexico. 5-7 February. January 2015
Falco, H., C.A. Caldwell, W. Knight, and M. Ulibarri. 2017. Reproductive potential of Rio Grande silvery minnow (HYbognathus amarus). 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the AZ/NM Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the NM and AZ Chapters of the Wildlife Society. Farmington, NM. February 2017
Falco, H., C.A. Caldwell, W. Knight, and M. Ulibarri. 2016. Reproductive Potential of Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus). Desert Fishes Council, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 15-19 November. November 2016
Falco, H., C.A. Caldwell, D. Lujan, L. McCord, W. Knight, and M. Ulibarri. 2016. Reproductive Potential of Wild Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus). 49th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Flagstaff, Arizona. February 2016
Falco, H., C.A. Caldwell, D. Lujan, L. McCord, W. Knight, and M. Ulibarri. 2015. Reproductive Potential of Wild Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus). 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Portland, Oregon. August 2015
Dean, Q., B. M. Huntsman, C. A. Caldwell, A. J. Lynch, and B. J. E. Myers. Effects of nonnative brown trout, Salmo trutta, on the foraging ecology of Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Onchorhynchus clarkii virginalis. May 2017. Western Division American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Missoula, Montana. May 2017
Chase, N., C.A. Caldwell, S. Carleton, W.R. Gould. 2014. Using otolith microchemistry to track movements of prairie stream fishes in the Pecos River, New Mexico. 47th Joint Annual Meeting of the AZ/NM American Fisheries Society and the AZ and NM Wildlife Societies. Pinetop, AZ. 6-8 February. February 2014
Campbell, M.C., T.D. Lewis, and C.A. Caldwell. 2015. Detection of Asian Tapeworm Bothriocephalus acheilognathi Utilizing a Non-lethal Molecular Screening Tool. 49th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Flagstaff, Arizona. February 2016
Campbell, M.C., T.D. Lewis, and C.A. Caldwell. 2015. Detection of Asian Tapeworm Bothriocephalus acheilognathi Utilizing a Non-lethal Molecular Screening Tool. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Portland, Oregon. August 2015
Campbell, M.C., C.A. Caldwell, W. Wilson, and T.D. Lewis. 2016. Asian Tapeworm in an Endangered Southwestern Fish: Assessing Infections Using a Non-lethal Molecular Screening Tool. Desert Fishes Council, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 15-19 November. November 2016
Campbell, M., T.D. Lewis, and C.A. Caldwell. 2015.Detection of Fish Asian Tapeworm Bothriocephalus acheilognathi Utilizing a Non-lethal Molecular Screening Tool. 48th Joint Annual Meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona Wildlife Societies and the Arizona/New Mexico American Fisheries Society. Las Cruces, New Mexico. 5-7 February. February 2015
Caldwell, C.A., M. Peyton, and R. Parmenter. 2016. Monitoring: Fish and stream habitats on the Valles Caldera National Preserve. All Hands Meeting, Southwest Jemez Mountains Resilient Landscapes and Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project. Santa Fe Community College. April 2016
Caldwell, C.A., L. Kremer, B. HUntsman, M. Peyton, and R. Parmenter. Longterm monitoring of the Fisheries Community within the CFLR Project Area (2003-2018). Annual Cooperators Meeting of the Jemez CFLRP. April 2019
Caldwell, C.A. and R. Parmenter. 2017. Monitoring: Fish populations and stream habitats. All-hands Meeting, Southwest Jemez Mountains Resilient Landscapes and Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project. Santa Fe Community College. April 2017
Caldwell, C.A. 2017. Potential restoration of Rio Grande cutthroat trout to Mescalero Tribal Lands. 31st Annual Native American Fish and Wildlife Society. Southwest Regional Conference. Inn of the Mountain gods Resort and Casino. Mescalero Apache Reservation. August 2017
Baca, A., D. Peterson, and C.A. Caldwell. 2017. Reproductive Strategies of White Sands Pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa) Inhabiting Stable and Stochastic Habitats. Western Division American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Missoula, Montana. May 2017
Baca, A., D. Peterson, and C.A. Caldwell. 2017. Reproductive Strategies of White Sands Pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa) Inhabiting Stable and Stochastic Habitats. 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of the Wildlife Society, Farmington, New Mexico. February 2-4. 2017. February 2017
Baca, A., D. Peterson, and C.A. Caldwell. 2016. Reproductive Strategies of White Sands Pupfish (Cyprinodon tularosa) Inhabiting Stable and Stochastic Habitats. Desert Fishes Council, Albuquerque, New Mexico. November 15-19. November 2016
B.M. Huntsman, C. A. Caldwell, A. J. Lynch, B. J. E. Myers, and Q. Dean. Foraging ecology and production of Rio Grande cutthroat trout in the face of mounting ecological pressures. May 2017. Western Division American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Missoula, Montana. May 2017
Avery, M. and C.A. Caldwell. 2013. Seasonal impacts of forage quantity, quality and dietary composition of pronghorn in a semi-arid environment. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona Chapters of The Wildlife Society and Arizona and New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Albuquerque, New Mexico. 7-9 February. February 2013
Avery, M. and C.A. Caldwell. 2013. Seasonal impacts of forage quantity, quality and dietary composition of pronghorn in a semi-arid environment. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona Chapters of The Wildlife Society and Arizona and New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Albuquerque, New Mexico. 7-9 Februaru. February 2013
Avery, M. and C.A. Caldwell. 2012. Seasonal effects of forage quality and dietary composition on pronghorn in a desert environment. 2012 Western States and Provinces 25th Biennial Pronghorn Workshop. Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. 10-13 December. December 2012
Armstrong, B.W., and C.A. Caldwell. 2019. Trojan (YY Male) Brook Trout as an Eradication Tool of Wild Brook Trout Populations in New Mexico. 52nd Joint Annual Meeting of The New Mexico and Arizona Wildlife Society and the AZ/NM Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. 4 February, Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2019
Armstrong, B.W., C. A. Caldwell, and M. Ruhl. 2021. Use of M<sub>YY</sub> Brook Trout as a Conservation Tool for Restoring Native Fishes in New Mexico. 55th<sup> </sup>Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Virtual Meeting. February 2021
Armstrong, B. and C.A. Caldwell. 2020. Trojan YY-Male Brook Trout as an eradication tool of wild Brook Trout populations in New Mexico. RGCT Conservation Team Range Wide Meeting. January 27, 2020. January 2020
Alvarez, G. and C.A. Caldwell. 2016. CFT Legumine™ (5% rotenone) Effects on Tadpole Survival and Metamorphosis of Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis), Northern Leopard Frog (L. pipiens), and American Bullfrog (L. catesbeianus). 49th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Flagstaff, Arizona. Received Best Fisheries Student Paper Award. February 2016
Alvarez, G. and C.A. Caldwell. 2015. Acute and Sublethal Toxicity Effects of Piscicide CFT Legumine™ (5% Rotenone) on Tadpoles of the Chiricahua leopard frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis). 48th Joint Annual Meeting, Arizona and New Mexico The Wildlife Societies and Arizona/New Mexico American Fisheries Society. Las Cruces, 5-7 February. February 2015
Alvarez, G. and C.A. Caldwell. 2014. Toxicity effects of piscicide rotenone (CFT Legumine 5% rotenone) on larval northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens) and Chiricahua leopard frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis). 47th Joint Annual Meeting of the AZ/NM American Fisheries Society and the AZ and NM Wildlife Societies. Pinetop, AZ. 6-8 February. February 2014
Technical Publications Publication Date
Zeigler, M.P., A.S. Todd, and C.A. Caldwell. 2013. Water temperature and baseflow discharge of Rio Grande cutthroat trout streams in Colorado and New Mexico- 2010 and 2011. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1051, 18 pp. +appendices. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1051/ April 2013
Zeigler, M.P. and C.A. Caldwell. 2016. Feasibility study: Establishing native fish fauna to McKittrick Creek, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. National Park Service Natural Resource Technical Report Series | Download May 2016
Zeigler, M.P. and C.A. Caldwell. 2010. Evidence of climate change within the current range of Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis): Comanche and upper Pecos River watersheds of New Mexico. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 38 pp. July 2010
Zeigler, M.P. and C.A. Caldwell. 2010. Evidence of climate change within the current range of Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis): Comanche and upper Pecos River watersheds of New Mexico. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Office, Albuquerque, NM. 38 p. October 2010
Young, K.E., T.S. Schrader, K.G. Boykin, C. Caldwell, and G.W. Roemer. 2007. Early Detection of Invasive Species in Big Bend National Park: Remote Sensing and GIS Strategies. New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Las Cruces, New Mexico. 103 pp + appendices. August 2007
Young, K.E., C.Caldwell, and L.B. Abbott. 2009. Early detection of invasive plant species on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Final Report. New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Technical Assistance, Las Cruces, New Mexico. 89 pp. August 2009
Vaisvil, A. and C.A. Caldwell. 2017. Effects of reservoir management and environmental variables on reproduction and habitat of largemouth bass in Elephant Butte Reservoir, New Mexico | Download January 2018
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2007. Rio Grande silvery minnow: Genetics management and propagation plan. Rio Grande silvery minnow Genetics and Propagation Workgroup, Albuquerque, NM. 20pp. September 2007
Todd, A. S., B. N. McGee, M. P. Zeigler, and C. A. Caldwell. 2016, Water and air temperature throughout the range of Rio Grande cutthroat trout in Colorado and New Mexico; 2010-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release: ScienceBase: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/56d08559e4b015c306ee98c7 March 2016
Sykes, C. and C.A. Caldwell. 2001. San Juan River trout fishery monitoring plan: Fish health assessment. Final Report to the U.S. Bureau ofReclamation, Upper Colorado Region, Western Colorado Area Office. Cooperative Agreement No 4-FC-40-15970. November 2001
Guy, R.K., K.G. Boykin, C. Caldwell, K.E. Young, and A.E. Ernst, 2012. Natural resource geographic changes HAFB Review: Influences of invasive plants and shifting dunes on White Sands pupfish and burrowing owl on Holloman Air Force Base, South central New Mexico. Technical Assistance Report. New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Las Cruces, New Mexico, 89 pp. May 2012
Dubey, R., R. Calamuso, and C. A. Caldwell, 2003. Distribution and status of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout and Native Species in the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests. USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station - Technical Completion Report, Project 00-JV-11221606-163. New Mexico Cooperative Research Unit, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. May 2003
DuBey, R., C.A. Caldwell, and R. Calamusso. 2003. Distribution and status of Rio Grande cutthroat trout and native species in the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests. Final Report to U.S. Forest Service, Region III, Cost Share Agreement No. 00-CS-11031600-023. September 2003
DuBey, R. and C.A. Caldwell. 2006. Relative susceptibility of Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Onchorhynchus clarki virginalis) to experimentally induced infection with Myxobolus cerebralis. Final Report to Whirling Disease Initiative, Montana Water Center, Montana State University. 21p. January 2006
DuBey, R. and C. A. Caldwell, 2002. Ecological Differentiation and Survivability of Tubifex tubifex Infested with Myxobolus cerebralis in the San Juan River, New Mexico Tailwater Blue-ribbon Trout Fishery - Whirling Disease Initiative Final Technical Report - 2001-2002. New Mexico Cooperative Research Unit, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. December 2002
Coleman, S. and C.A. Caldwell. 2008. Post-wildfire effects on Gila trout in New Mexico. Final Report to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. 25 pages. August 2008
Caldwell, C.A., T. Bigford, D. Fluharty, R.E. Gresswell, K. Hyatt, D. Inkley, D. MacDonald, Mullan, A. Todd, C. Deacon Williams, A. Rosenberger, and R. Valley. 2010. Background paper and American Fisheries Society Policy Statement on Climate Change and Fisheries. 43 p. http://www.fisheries.org/afs/docs/policy_change.pdf October 2010
Caldwell, C.A., T. Bigford, D. Fluharty, R.E. Gresswell, K. Hyatt, D. Inkley, D. MacDonald, M. Mullan, A. Todd, C. Deacon Williams, A. Rosenberger, and R. Valley. 2010. Background paper and American Fisheries Society Policy Statement on Climate Change and Fisheries. 43 pp. http://fisheries.org/docs/policy_statements/policy_33f.pdf August 2010
Caldwell, C.A., SJ. Cho, and W.J. Remshardt. 2010. Effects of propagation, augmentation, and rescue activities on recovery and survival of Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus). 97 pp. July 2010
Caldwell, C.A., S.J. Cho, and J. Remshardt. 2009. Effects of propagation, augmentation, and salvage activities on recovery and survival of Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus). New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. 78 pp. August 2009
Caldwell, C.A., R.A. Arimoto, P. Swartzendruber, and E.M. Prestbo. 2003. Air deposition of mercury and other airborne pollutants in the arid southwest. Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy. Final Report. Project Number A-00-1. May 2003
Caldwell, C.A., R. DuBey, W. Landis, K.K. Ayre, P.T. Bryant, L.A. Kaminski, and J.M. Stinson. 2009. An ecological risk assessment for the infection of whirling disease in populations of cutthroat trout in the Southwestern United States. New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Las Cruces, New Mexico. 63 pp. September 2009
Caldwell, C.A., M. Ulibarri, R.T. Barrows, G.A. Kindschi. June 2005. Effects of diet on growth, survival, and performance of Rio Grande silvery minnow: Larvae through juvenile and subadult stages. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Leaflet. Bozeman National Fish Technology Center, 55p. June 2005
Caldwell, C.A., B. Huntsman, and L. Kremer. 2018. Effects of Large Scale Wildfire on the Spatial and Temporal Response of Fish and Benthic Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico. National Park Service, Valles Caldera National Preserve. Agreement Number P14AC00921. | Download June 2018
Caldwell, C.A., B. Huntsman, A. Lynch, and B. Myers. 2017. Influences of Changes in Discharge and Stream Temperature on the Persistence across a Sub-set of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Populations. Interim Report to U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. Contract G15AC00263. | Download November 2017
Caldwell, C.A., B. Huntsman, A. Lynch, and B. Myers. 2016. Impacts of Drought on Southwestern Cutthroat Trout: Influences of Changes in Discharge and Stream Temperature on the Persistence across a Sub-set of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Populations. Interim Report to U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center G15AC00263. | Download November 2016
Caldwell, C.A. and W.G. Landis. 2009. Southwest regional risk assessment for whirling disease in native salmonids. National Partnership on the Management of Wild and Native Coldwater Fishes. Montan State University, Bozeman, MT. 66 p. July 2009
Caldwell, C.A. and D. Peterson. 2017. White Sands pupfish populations throughout their range on two military installations in South Central New Mexico. Interim Progress Report. Environmental Stewardship Branch, Department of Army. White Sands Missile Range. 54 pages. | Download May 2017
Caldwell, C.A. 2008. Otter prey study: Contaminant assessment of their potential prey base in the upper Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico. Submitted to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. 6 pages. May 2008
Caldwell, C.A. 2005. Atmospheric deposition of mercury in southcentral New Mexico. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, El Paso Field Division. Cooperative Agreement Number 1425-98-FC-40-21830. 63 pages. August 2005
Caldwell, C.A. 2004. Effects of diet on growth, survival, and performance of Rio Grande Silvery Minnow: Larvae through juvenile and subadult stages. Research Completion Report from U. S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Las Cruces, New Mexico to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Field Office, Fishery Resources Office, and the Dexter National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center. 55 pp. December 2004
Caldwell, C.A. 2003. Hybridization potential and spawning behavior of Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) and plains minnow (Hybognathus placitus). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Office, Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 2003
Caldwell, C. A. 2000. Atmospheric deposition of mercury in southcentral New Mexico, USA. Technical Report. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, El Paso, TX. January 2000
Cain III, J.W., C.A. Caldwell, and S.A. Carleton. 2014. Assessment of Drought Impacts on Selected Fish and Wildlife Species in the Southwestern U.S. 2014 Annual Progress Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2014
Cain III, J.W., C.A. Caldwell, and S. Carleton. 2013. Assessment of Drought Impacts on Selected Fish and Wildlife Species in the Southwestern U.S. 2013 Annual Progress Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2013
Anderson, M.C., C. A. Caldwell, and R. DuBey. 2010. Grazing effects by cattle and elk on stream morphology, aquatic macroinvertebrate communities, water quality, and fish populations Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico. Final Report to the Valles Caldera National Trust. 154 pp. August 2010