As avid outdoor sportsmen, the scientists at BTG Research also apply data gathering and analysis skills to contribute to improved wildlife management. We have found that this work also complements our educational efforts by providing motivating projects for students.
Topics of interest include weight, length, yield, and growth in fish, as well as the use of condition indices as bioindicators to assess the health of local populations and/or the effects of environmental factors.
Demonstrating an improved length-weight model in largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, black crappie and brown bullhead in Stilwell Reservoir, West Point, New York.
Weight, length and growth in cutbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss x clarkii)
Errors in length-weight parameters at FishBase.org
An assessment of weight-length relationships for muskellunge, northern pike and chain pickerel in Carlander's Handbook of Freshwater Fishery Biology