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Environmental Life History and Genetic Structure of River Sturgeon...

$50,000

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02/10/21
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Environmental Life History and Genetic Structure of River Sturgeon...

$50,000

deadline:

02/10/21
Geographic Area

Description

Background: Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) and Pallid Sturgeon (S. albus), collectively referred to as river sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus spp.), inhabit medium to large-sized rivers within the Central United States. The Pallid Sturgeon was listed as Endangered by the USFWS in 1990 and the Shovelnose Sturgeon was listed in 2010 as Threatened under the Similarity-of-Appearance provision of the Endangered Species Act where the two species are sympatric (Jordan et al. 2016; Phelps et al. 2016). Both species inhabit the Lower Mississippi River (LMR). Evaluating common life history patterns across life stages (e.g. spawning reaches, larval dispersal patterns, large-scale adult movement patterns) within the context of meta-population dynamics of both Pallid and Shovelnose Sturgeon throughout the species range is critical for maintaining their habitat along the Mississippi River. The primary objective of this project is to utilize archived tissue samples (e.g., fin clip, pect...

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