University of Vermont

J. Ellen Marsden

Marsden courses



  • Students on a lab WFB 161 Fisheries Biology and Techniques
    The goals of this course are to introduce students to the biology of fishes and the tools of fisheries science and management. Emphasis is on practical skills; labs involve gillnetting, trawling, seining, fyke netting, electroshocking, fish identification, measurement, dissection, and data analysis.


  • Student holding fishWFB 261 Fisheries Managment (alternating years; next taught in 2016)
    This course introduces students to analytical methods of fisheries research and global fisheries issues. Students evaluate harvest restriction methods, compute and interpret population metrics (recruitment, growth, condition, size-structure, age-structure, abundance, mortality) and compare harvest models (stock-recruit, yield-per-recruit, surplus production, MSY).
  • ElkWFB 224 Conservation Biology (co-taught with Jed Murdoch)
    This course covers the conservation of biological diversity at genetic, species, ecosystem, and landscape levels. The emphasis is on genetic diversity, population viability, endangered species, critical habitats, and international implications.
  • small fish WFB 232 Ichthyology (alternating years; next taught in 2015)
    This course covers taxonomy, systematics, anatomy, physiology, behavior, life history, evolution, and ecology of fishes worldwide. Focus is on the inter-relationships of form and function; key taxonomic characteristics of each of the orders of fishes are introduced.

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