Shane Vatland

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Fish & Wildlife Biology PhD
Montana State University
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My dissertation research focuses on evaluating the availability and use of suitable thermal habitat for native and nonnative salmonids. We are evaluating stream temperature patterns across multiple spatial and temporal scales using novel data collection and statistical modeling techniques. We are also monitoring fish movement patterns using a combination of fixed and mobile passive integrated transponder (PIT tag) antennas. By evaluating spatial patterns in observed and predicted stream temperatures, in combination with fish distribution data, we aim to identify areas critical to maintaining suitable coldwater fish habitat in the future.


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