Principal Investigator: Michael Tobler, Zoology (501 Life Sciences West, (405)744-5555)
Streams of the Ozark mountains harbor diverse fish assemblages. Due to their specific habitat requirements, many species exhibit high site fidelity and little movement. We are interested in investigating whether various species of minnows and darters exhibit any geographic variation in morphological features and whether such variation relates to the environmental conditions in streams. Depending on the level of involvement and time commitment, this project includes morphological analyses in the laboratory (by use of photographic tools) and fish sampling in the natural habitats.
Funding available for qualified students: Yes
Find out more and apply here: http://okstateu.com/ugrnetwork/as/ongoing/#008