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Ernest Keeley

Ernest Keeley, Ph.D.

Professor
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Office: Life Sciences 442

(208) 282-3145

keelerne@isu.edu

Fish Ecology Lab

Gale Life Sciences Bldg, Rm 404
(208) 282-4458
The Fish Ecology Laboratory at Idaho State University is dedicated to studying the behavior, population dynamics, and conservation of fishes.

Education

1998, Ph.D. Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1994, M.Sc. Biology, Concordia University, Montreal, P.Q., Canada
1990, B.Sc. Biology, Concordia University, Montreal, P.Q., Canada

1998-1999, Postdoctoral fellow, Ecotypic variation in native rainbow trout populations, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Biographical Sketch

My research program focuses primarily on understanding factors that influence the ecology and conservation of native fish populations. Although I am interested in many different types of fishes, over the past 20 years most of my research efforts have been directed towards salmonid fish populations. Idaho State University offers an ideal location for access to many research sites throughout the Intermountain West and western Canada.

Students from the laboratory have conducted a variety of studies, including: bioenergetic modeling of habitat quality for stream salmonids, phylogeography and genetic population structure of cutthroat trout, hybridization and competition between native and introduced salmonid fishes, home range size and foraging ecology of cutthroat trout, nutrient supplementation and habitat quality for stream salmonids, intraspecific morphological variation in salmonid fishes, and phylogeography of leatherside chub.

Teaching

BIOL 1101L AMOEBA
BIOL 1192 Careers in Ecology and Conservation Biology
BIOL 3337 Conservation Biology
BIOL 4459 Fish Ecology
BIOL 4427 Ichthyology
BIOL 4481 Independent Problems
BIOL 4492 Seminar
BIOL 6605 Biometry

Selected Publications

Blakney, J.R. Loxterman, J.L. and Keeley, E.R.,2014. Range-wide comparisons of leatherside chub reveal historical and contemporary patterns of genetic variation. Conservation Genetics, in press.

Leeseberg, C.A. and Keeley, E.R. 2014. Prey size, prey abundance, and temperature as correlates of growth in stream populations of cutthroat trout. Environmental Biology of Fishes, in press.

Hillyard, R.W. and Keeley E.R. 2012. Temperature-related changes in habitat quality and use by Bonneville cutthroat trout in regulated and un-regulated river segments. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1649-1663.

Loxterman, J.L. and Keeley, E.R. 2012. Watershed boundaries and geographic isolation: patterns of diversification in cutthroat trout from western North America. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:38. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/12/38

Schoby, G.S. and Keeley, E.R. 2011. Home range size and foraging ecology of bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout in the upper Salmon River basin, Idaho. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:636-645.

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