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

New Mexico Staff Member


Matthew Zeigler

Mathew Zeigler in the Pecos Wilderness with Mac

Master's
Phone: (575) 646 - 6259
Email: Zeiglerm@nmsu.edu

Biography

Matt graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a B.S. in Fisheries Science. His research interests include climate change in native salmonids. His hobbies include fly fishing and his new wife, Lauren.

Research Interest

Thermal tolerance of salmonids and the impacts that climate change will have on native salmonids.

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 April 2013
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., 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
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
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
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., 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
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. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Office, Albuquerque, NM. 38 p. October 2010
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