Phaedra Budy, Ph.D.

Currently Dr. Budy is the Unit Leader at the USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit where she serves as a Research Scientist. She is also a Professor in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University.


Only Phaedra's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Phaedra, including a full publications list, visit her profile page on the Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site.
Phaedra also can be reached at her Utah State University email


  • Ph D Utah State University 1996
  • BS University of California, Davis 1991

Research Interests

Dr Budy's current research interests include aquatic ecology, fisheries, food web interactions, and anthropogenic impacts. Budy has been extensively involved with native and non-native fishes in the West.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Budy teaches graduate level classes in Fish Ecology, Population Ecology, and Population Assessment. She also teaches Fish Diversity & Conservation, Large River Management, and Principles of Stream Restoration.