Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

The University of Vermont
Rubenstein School of Environment and  Natural Resources
Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: (802) 656-3011
Fax: (802) 656-8683

 

 

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Donna Parrish
Therese Donovan
Theresa Debarge

Donna L. Parrish

Contact Information

Education

Professional Experience

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

Current Students

Former Students

Professional Affiliations

Contact Information:

Address:  312 Aiken Center, University of Vermont, Burlington VT 05405

Phone: 802-656-2693

Fax:  802-656-8683

Email:  Donna.Parrish@uvm.edu

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Education:

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.

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 Professional Experience:

Unit Leader, Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, November 1997-present; Acting Leader, 1995. Assistant Unit Leader-Fisheries, 1991-1995.  Research Associate Professor, University of Vermont, 1991-Present.

Assistant Leader, Behavior and Ecology Section, S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, August 1989-September 1991.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ohio Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, The Ohio State University, January-August 1989.  

Graduate Research Associate, Department of Zoology, The Ohio State University, 1984-88.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University, 1981-83.

Medical Technologist/Research Technologist, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1975-81.    

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 Selected Publications:

Eisenhower, M.D., and D.L. Parrish.  2009.  Double-crested cormorant and fish interactions in a shallow basin of Lake Champlain.  Waterbirds.  In press.

Beauchamp, D., D.L. Parrish, Roy A. Whaley.  2009.  Coldwater Fish Large Standing Waters.  In Freshwater fisheries standard sampling.  Editors S. Bonar, W. Hubert, and D. Willis.  American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.  In press

Mather, M.E., D.L. Parrish, and J.M. Dettmers.  2009.   Now That You Have Great Results, Where Should You Submit Your Manuscript?  In Writing for Natural Resources Journals.  Editors C. Jennings, B. Vondracek, and T. Lauer.  American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.  In Revision

Mather, M.E., D.L. Parrish, and J.M. Dettmers.  2008.  Mapping the changing landscape of fish-related journals:  setting a course for successful communication of scientific information.  Fisheries 33:  444-453.

Mather, M.E., D.L. Parrish, C.A. Campbell, J.R. McMenemy, and J.M. Smith.  2008.  Summer temperature variation and implications for juvenile Atlantic salmon.  Hydrobiologia 603: 183-196.

Parker Stetter, S.L., L.G. Rudstam, J.L. Stritzel Thomson, D.L. Parrish, and P.J. Sullivan.  2007.  Assessing the importance and predictability of cannibalism in rainbow smelt.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136: 227-237.

Parker Stetter, S.L., L.G. Rudstam, J.L. Stritzel Thomson, D.L. Parrish. 2006.   Hydroacoustic separation of rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) age groups in Lake Champlain.  Fisheries Research 82:176-185.

Parrish, D.L., E.J. Hawes, and K.G. Whalen.  2004.  Winter growth and survival of juvenile Atlantic salmon in experimental raceways. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61:  2350-2357.

Hawes, E.J., and D.L. Parrish.  2003.  Factors affecting the expansion of white perch in Lake Champlain.  Journal of Great Lakes Research 29: 268-279.

Raffenberg, M.J., and D.L. Parrish.  2003.  Atlantic salmon and trout:  interactions of species at large scales.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60: 279-285.

Rudstam, L.G., S.L. Parker, D.W. Einhouse, L.D. Witzel, D.M. Warner, J.L. Stritzel, D.L. Parrish, and P.J. Sullivan.  2003.  Application of in situ target strength to abundance estimationsexamples from rainbow smelt surveys in Lakes Erie and Champlain.  ICES Journal of Marine Science 60: 500-507.

Pientka, B. and D.L. Parrish.  2002.  Habitat selection of predator and prey:  Atlantic salmon and rainbow smelt overlap based on temperature and dissolved oxygen.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 131: 1180-1193.

Overman, N.C., and D.L.Parrish.  2001.  Stable isotope composition of walleye:  15N accumulation with age and area-specific differences in 13C.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58: 1253-1260.

Nislow, K.H., C.L. Folt, and D.L. Parrish.  2000.  A spatially-explicit bioenergetic analysis of habitat quality for age-0 Atlantic salmon.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:1067-1081.

Whalen, K.G., D.L. Parrish, M.E. Mather, J.R. McMenemy.  2000.  Cross-tributary analysis of parr to smolt recruitment of Atlantic salmon.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57:1607-1616.

Whalen, K.G., and D.L. Parrish.  1999.  Nocturnal habitat use of Atlantic salmon parr in winter. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56:1543-1550.

Nislow, K.H., C.L. Folt, and D.L. Parrish.  1999.  Favorable foraging locations for young Atlantic salmon:  application to the restoration of populations and habitats. Ecological Applications 9:1085-1099.

Whalen, K.G., D.L. Parrish, and S.D. McCormick.  1999.  Migration timing of Atlantic salmon smolts relative to environmental and physiological factors. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128:289-301.

Whalen, K.G., and D.L. Parrish.  1999.  Effect of maturation on parr growth and smolt recruitment of Atlantic salmon.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56:79-86.

Whalen, K.G., D.L. Parrish, M.E. Mather.  1999.  Effect of ice formation on selection of habitats and winter distribution of post-young-of-the-year Atlantic salmon.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56:87-96.

Cunjak, R.A., T.D. Prowse, and D.L. Parrish.  1998.  Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in winter:  the season of parr discontent.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55(Supple.1):161-180. 

Mather, M.E., D.L. Parrish, C.L. Folt, and R.M. DeGraaf.  1998.  Integrating across scales:  effectively applying science for the successful conservation of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55 (Supple.1):1-8.

Parrish, D.L., R.J. Behnke, S.R. Gephard, S.D. McCormick, and G.H. Reeves.  1998.  Why aren't there more Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)?  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55 (Supple.1):281-287.

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Recent Courses Taught:

WFB 285  Ecology and Management of a Small Lake, 3 credits, 2003.

NR 387  Integrating Natural Science and Social Science, 2001 (with Clare Ginger).

WFB 311 Ecology of Fishes, 3 credits, Fall Semesters, even years.

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Current Students:

Ryan Butryn (BS, SUNY-ESF; MS, UVM, expected 2009)

Paul Simonin (BS, SUNY-ESF; MS, UVM, expected 2009)

Issac Chellman (BS, UVM (2002); MS, UVM, expected 2010)

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Former Students:

Marc Eisenhower (BS, UVM; MS, UVM, 2008)

Benjamin Frater (BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; MS, UVM, 2002)

Michael Harrington (BS, University of Wyoming; MS, UVM, 2008)

Ethan J. Hawes (BS, University of Maine; MS, UVM, 1997)

Matthew G. Mitro (BS, Colgate University; MS, UVM, 1995)

James R. Olsen (BS, Utah State University; MS, UVM, 2002)

Nathanael Overman (BS, University of Washington; MS, UVM, 2001)

Bernard Pientka (BS, UVM; MS, UVM, 2000)

Matthew J. Raffenberg (BS, The Ohio State University; MS, UVM, 1998)

Jennifer L. Stritzel (BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; MS, UVM, 2006)

Kevin G. Whalen (BS, University Colorado; MS, UVM; PhD, University of Massachusetts, 1998)

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Professional Affiliations: 

American Fisheries Society (AFS)

Ecological Society of America (ESA)

International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR)

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