Lora Tennant

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Lora Tennant, Master's Candidate
Bozeman

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Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit
MSU-PO Box 173460
Bozeman MT 59717

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Education

M.S. 2010. Montana State University

B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Science. 2005. West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Research Interests
Coldwater stream and lake ecology.


Current Projects
Master's Thesis In proress. Spawning Demographics and Early Life History of Bull Trout in Quartz Lake, Glacier National Park.

Habitat fragmentation and introduction of nonnative fishes (e.g., brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis and lake trout S.namaycush) have resulted in substantial reductions in the native range of bull trout (S.confluentus), contributing to the listing of Columbia River basin bull trout as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1998. Therefore, recent invasion of lakes in Glacier National Park by nonnative lake trout is a major concern. Because lake trout were first captured in Quartz Lake in July of 2005, we sought to document unique characteristics of the lacustrine-adfluvial bull trout population prior to changes associated with the lake trout invasion. Specifically, we are investigating spawning demographics and early life history of bull trout in the Quartz Lake drainage. Analyses will focus on effects of physical habitat characteristics on the distribution and abundance of bull trout in tributaries to the lake. The resulting information will provide a reference for future remediation in Quartz Lake and other bull trout refugia in Glacier National Park.


Publications
Differential Gene Expression in Normal Human Mammary Epithelial Cells Treated with DiButyl Phthalate as Monitored by DNA Microarray Analysis. M.R. Gwinn, D.L.Whipkey, L.B. Tennant, A. Weston. Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology. Accepted for publication, August 2007.

Differential Gene Expression in Normal Human Mammary Epithelial Cells Treated with Malathion as Monitored by DNA Microarray Analysis. M.R. Gwinn, D.L.Whipkey, L.B. Tennant, A. Weston. Environmental Health Perspectives Toxicogenomics. Accepted for publication, April 2005.