Summer M. Burdick
Summer M. Burdick is a research fish biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and one of the leading authorities on Lost River and Shortnose Suckers of the Klamath Basin. She is the author of eight journal articles and over 30 peer reviewed government reports on endangered suckers. Other research by Burdick addresses movement and survival of marine-migratory and anadromous fish.
Endangered Klamath suckers
Since Lost River suckers (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose suckers (Chasmistes brevirostris) hatched in the early 1990s, almost none of the fish have survived to adulthood. When full grown, Lost River suckers are the largest of the Klamath suckers, averaging about two and a half feet long, …