MVAS Scholarship Winner

MVAS Scholarship winner is Tyler Wallin, a first year graduate student in NMSU’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology.   He came to NMSU from Southern Illinois and is working with Dr. Colleen Coldwell in the U.S.G.S. Cooperative Unit.  Wallin’s research focuses on critical habitat for fish species of special conservation concern to provide managers with the critical requirements for a stream to be a successful recovery habitat for the Gila Trout.  The MVAS scholarship committee received six proposals this year.  Wallin will collect data on population dynamics of four different Gila Trout populations using mark-recapture techniques to assess the long term viability of populations at these different sites.  Tyler will present his findings at a spring 2018 MVAS meeting.

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