University of Vermont

Donna Parrish

Donna Parrish

Unit Leader VT Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit/ Research Professor

Phone: 802-656-2693
Office: 302C Aiken Center
Unit Website:

Areas of Interest


Instructional Program

Wildlife and Fisheries Biology


Ph.D., Zoology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1988. Dissertation Title: The White Perch and Its Interaction with Yellow Perch in Lake Erie
M.S. Biology. Murray State University, Murray, KY, 1984. Thesis Title: A Comparison of Two White Crappie Populations in Kentucky and Barkley Lakes
B.S. Biology, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, 1974.

Selected Publications

Butryn, R.S., D.L. Parrish, and D.M. Rizzo. 2013. Summer stream temperature metrics for predicting brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) distribution in streams. Hydrobiologia 703:47-57.

Zale, A.V., D.L. Parrish, and T. Sutton, editors. 2012. Fisheries techniques 3rd Edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

Zale, A.V., T.M. Sutton, and D.L. Parrish. 2012. Conducting fisheries investigations. Pages 1-13 in A. V. Zale, D. L. Parrish, and T. M. Sutton, editors. Fisheries techniques, 3rd edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

Mather, M.E., D.L. Parrish, and J.M. Dettmers. 2012. Now that you have great results, where should you submit your manuscript? Pages 121-133 in C. A. Jennings, T. E. Lauer, B. Vondracek, editors. Scientific communications for natural resources professionals. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

Simonin, P.W., D.L. Parrish, L.G. Rudstam, P.J. Sullivan, B. Pientka. 2012. Native rainbow smelt and nonnative alewife distribution related to temperature and light gradients in Lake Champlain. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38 (Supplement 1):115-122.

Stritzel Thomson, J.L., D.L. Parrish, S.L. Parker Stetter, L.G. Rudstam, and P.J. Sullivan. 2011. Growth rates of rainbow smelt in Lake Champlain: effects of density and diet. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 20: 503-512. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0633.2010.00472.x

Marschall, E.A., M.E. Mather, D.L. Parrish, G. W. Allison, and J.R. McMenemy. 2011. Migration delays caused by anthropogenic barriers: modeling dams, temperature, and success of migrating salmon smolts. Ecological Applications 21: 3014-3031.