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Klamath Falls Field Station (KFFS)

The Klamath Falls Field Station (KFFS) conducts research on rare and imperiled fishes in the Klamath Basin and the desert southwest. Staff at KFFS research life history, population dynamics, and ecological and anthropogenic stressors on fishes in lentic and lotic habitats. Research at the KFFS helps managers make informed decisions about resource use in sensitive and complex arid ecosystems.

News

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Western Fisheries Science News, October 2017 | Issue 5.10

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Western Fisheries Science News, August 2016 | Issue 4.8

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Western Fisheries Science News, February 2016 | Issue 4.2

Publications

Spatial and temporal distribution of radio-tagged Lost River (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose (Chasmistes brevirostris) suckers in Clear Lake Reservoir and associated spawning tributaries, Northern California, 2015–17

Executive SummaryData from a multi-year radio telemetry study were used to assess seasonal distribution patterns for two long-lived, federally endangered catostomids across substantially different water conditions in Clear Lake Reservoir, northern California. Lost River (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose (Chasmistes brevirostris) suckers, two species endemic to the Klamath Basin, were implanted wit

Dynamics of endangered sucker populations in Clear Lake Reservoir, California

Executive SummaryIn collaboration with the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Geological Survey began a consistent monitoring program for endangered Lost River suckers (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose suckers (Chasmistes brevirostris) in Clear Lake Reservoir, California, in fall 2004. The program was intended to improve understanding of the Clear Lake Reservoir populations because they are important

Survival and growth of suckers in mesocosms at three locations within Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2018

Executive SummaryDue to high mortality in the first year or two of life, Lost River (Deltistes luxatus sp.) and Shortnose suckers (Chasmistes brevirostris sp.) in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon rarely reach maturity. In 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began the Sucker Assisted Rearing Program (SARP) to improve early life survival before releasing the fish back into Upper Klamath Lake. Surviva

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KFFS Lead Scientists and Areas of Expertise

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Species Studied at the Klamath Falls Field Station

The Klamath Falls Field Station conducts research on rare and imperiled fishes in the Klamath Basin and the desert southwest. The following list contains both common and scientific names. Descriptions of species and studies can be found under the "Related Science" tab.
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Species Studied at the Klamath Falls Field Station

The Klamath Falls Field Station conducts research on rare and imperiled fishes in the Klamath Basin and the desert southwest. The following list contains both common and scientific names. Descriptions of species and studies can be found under the "Related Science" tab.
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White River spinedace (Lepidomeda albivallis) and White River desert suckers (Catostomus clarki) - KFFS

Species Studied White River spinedace (Lepidomeda albivallis) and White River desert suckers (Catostomus clarki)
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White River spinedace (Lepidomeda albivallis) and White River desert suckers (Catostomus clarki) - KFFS

Species Studied White River spinedace (Lepidomeda albivallis) and White River desert suckers (Catostomus clarki)
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