University of Vermont

Ellen Marsden

Ellen Marsden

Professor of Fisheries/Chair of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program

Email: ellen.marsden@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-0684
Office: 308D Aiken Center
Website: http://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/emarsden
Google Scholar: Marsden profile

Areas of Interest

Restoration and ecology of Great Lakes fishes, primarily lake trout; biology and control of exotic species

Ellen received her doctorate in Fisheries in 1988 from Cornell University, and was a post-doctoral associate at Cornell for two years. In 1990 she joined the Illinois Natural History Survey as director of the Lake Michigan Biological Station, then moved to the University of Vermont in 1996 as an Assistant Professor.

Education

Ph.D. 1988 Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources
M.S. 1985 Cornell University, Ecology & Systematics
B.A. 1978 Bryn Mawr College, Biology

Recent & Selected Publications

Lochet, A, B. J. Fryer , S. A. Ludsin, E. A. Howe, and J. E. Marsden. 2014. Discriminating the natal origin of spawning adult sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus): reevaluation of the statolith microchemistry approach. N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 40:763-770.

Marsden, J. E., H. Tobi. 2014. Sculpin predation on lake trout eggs in interstices: skull compression as a novel foraging mechanism. Copeia 2014:654-658.

Riley, S. C., T. R. Binder, N. J. Wattrus, M. D. Faust, J. Janssen, J. Menzies, J. E Marsden, M. P. Ebener, C. R. Bronte, J. X. He, T. R. Tucker, M. J. Hansen, H. T. Thompson, A. M. Muir, and C. C. Krueger. 2014. Lake trout in northern Lake Huron spawn on submerged drumlins. J. Great Lakes Res. 40:415-420.

Binder, T. R., H.T. Thompson, A.M. Muir, S.C. Riley, J.E. Marsden, C.R. Bronte, and C.C. Krueger. 2014. New insight into the spawning behavior of lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush, from a recovering population in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Environ. Biol. Fish. 98:173-181.

Fitzsimons, J. D. and J. E. Marsden. 2014. Relationship between lake trout spawning, embryonic survival, and currents: A case of bet hedging in the face of environmental stochasticity? J. Great Lakes Res. 40:92-101.

Binder, T. R., H.T. Thompson, A.M. Muir, S.C. Riley, J.E. Marsden, C.R. Bronte, and C.C. Krueger. 2014. New insight into the spawning behavior of lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush, from a recovering population in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Ecol. Freshwater Fish.

Janssen, J., J. E. Marsden, T. R. Hrabik, and J. D. Stockwell. 2014. Are the Laurentian Great Lakes great enough for Hjort? ICES Journal of Marine Science 71:2242-2252

Herbst, S. J., J. E. Marsden, and B. J. Lantry. 2013. Lake whitefish diet, condition, and energy density in Lake Champlain and the lower four Great Lakes following dreissenid invasions. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 142:388-398.

Howe, E. A., A. Lochet, C. P. Hand, J. E. Marsden, S. A. Ludsin, and B. J. Fryer. 2013. Tributary contributions to the parasitic and spawning adult population of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) in Lake Champlain using elemental signatures. J. Great Lakes Res. 39:239-246.

Marsden, J. E., P. Stangel, A Shambaugh. 2013. Zebra mussels in Lake Champlain: a sixteen-year monitoring database. Chapter 4, In: T. Nalepa and D. Schloesser, Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control, 2nd ed. CRC Press.

Muir, A. M,, C. T. Blackie, J. E. Marsden, and C. C. Krueger. 2012. Lake charr Salvelinus namaycush spawning behaviour: new field observations and a review of current knowledge. Rev. Fish Biol. Fisheries. 22:575-593

Lochet, A., J. E. Marsden, B. J. Fryer and S. A. Ludsin. 2013. Instability of statolith elemental signatures revealed in newly-metamorphosed sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci 70: 565-573.

Thurow, R. F., C. A. Dolloff, and J. E. Marsden. 2012. Visual observation of fish and aquatic habitat. Chapter 17, In: A. V. Zale, D. L. Parrish, and T. M .Sutton, eds., Fisheries Techniques 3rd ed., American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.

Marsden, J. E., and R. W. Langdon. 2012. History and future of Lake Champlain’s fishes and fisheries. J. Great Lakes Res. 38 (Suppl. 1): 19-34.

Additional Links

Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory