Fish Research Hatchery Technician
Phone: (970) 482-1141
Partial M.S., Zoology/Physiology — University of Wyoming, (coursework & research completed) 2000
B.S., Zoology — Colorado State University, 1993
Associates, Petroleum Technology — Colorado Northwestern Community College, 1983
Current or Recent Positions
Fish Research Hatchery Technician III — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2014–Present
Captive Wildlife Health Research Technician IV — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2001-2014
Biological Technician — National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1996-2000
Research Animal Attendant — University of Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 1995-1996
Current or Recent Research Projects
Research support for the following projects:
Development of Whirling Disease Resistant Brood-stock
Strain Formalin Sensitivity – Hatchery Practices
Boreal Toad Conservation
Greenback Cutthroat Trout Recovery
Iodine Concentration Effects on Salmonid Egg Hardening
Fog Incubation Techniques on Greenback Cutthroat Trout Eggs
Terrestrial Wildlife Disease
Chemical Immobilization Techniques
Ungulate and Black Footed Ferret Nutrition
Testing New Technologies; transmitters, traps, etc.
Areas of Interest/Expertise
Support aquatic and terrestrial research through sound fish culture and improved, evolving animal husbandry techniques. Collaborate with researchers, managers, and veterinarians, to provide happy healthy animals, functioning facilities, and management systems, to protect and promote the integrity of good research while meeting/exceeding animal welfare needs.
Terrie M. Williams, Lisa Wolfe, Tracy Davis, Traci Kendall, Beau Richter, YiweiWang, Caleb Bryce, Gabriel Hugh Elkaim, Christopher C. Willmers. Instantaneous energetics of puma kills reveal advantage of felid sneak attacks. Science 346 (81):31-38. DOI: 10.1126/science.1254885
Wolfe, L. L. , M. Fisher, T. Davis, and M. W. Miller. 2014. Efficacy of a Low- Dosage Combination of Butorphanol, Azaperone and Medetomindine (BAM) to Immobilize Rocky Mountain Elk. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(3): 676-680
Pilon, J. L., J. C. Rhyan, L. L. Wolfe, T. R. Davis, M. P. McCollum, K. I. O'Rourke, T. R. Spraker, K. C. VerCauteren, M. W. Miller,T. Gidlewski, T. A. Nichols, L. A. Miller, and P. Nol. 2013. Immunization with a synthetic peptide vaccine fails to protect mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) from chronic wasting disease. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49:694-698.
Rhyan, J. C., M. W. Miller, T. R. Spraker, M. McCollum, P. Nol, L. L. Wolfe, T. R. Davis, L. Creekmore, & K. I. O'Rourke. 2011. Failure of fallow deer (Dama dama) to develop chronic wasting disease when exposed to a contaminated environment and infected mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47 (3): 739-744.
Dreitz, V. J., L. A. Baeten, T. R. Davis, M. M. Riordan. 2011. Testing Radiotransmitter Attachment Techniques on Northern Bobwhite and Chukar Chicks. The Wildlife Society Bulletin 35 (4): 475-480.
Mich, P. M., L. L. Wolfe, T. M. Sirochman, M. A. Sirochman, T. R. Davis, W. R. Lance, & M. W. Miller. 2008. Evaluation of intramuscular butorphanol, azaperone, and medetomidine and nasal oxygen insufflation for the chemical immobilization of white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 39: 480-487.
Duncan, C., J. Powers, and T.R. Davis. 2007. Abomasal and uterine adenocarcinomas with ovarian metastasis in a captive elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 19(5): 560-563.