Students conducting research in Montana
All pictures below were taken while studying a breeding population of birds called American Dippers near Bozeman, MT. This population breeds on a stream where biologists are removing non-native fish with a licensed toxicant and introducing the rare, native westslope subspecies of the cuthroat trout. We study these dippers to determine the strength and duration of negative effects of this important conservation activity on non-target populations. Ben Corey '06 and Sarah Lykens '07 provided invaluable field assistance.