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DONNA L. PARRISH

Research Associate Professor
Natural Resources
Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources
Phone:(802)656-2693
Email Address:dparrish@zoo.uvm.edu
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039 joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
Specialty:large lake fisheries ecology; anadromous fish biology; bioenergetics; salmonids; Atlantic salmon in Vermont waters
Biography:Parrish is research professor in fisheries ecology and unit leader of the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Her major research interests include: lake and stream fish community structure/function relative to the basic ecological principles of competition for food, predation, and predator-prey interactions; multi-scaled habitat requirements, especially in salmonids; and bioenergetics. Her recent grants from National Marine Fisheries Service examined: "Effects of spring warming on bioenergetics of Atlantic salmon," 1999-2000; "Bioenergetics of Atlantic salmon in Vermont tributaries," 1999-2000; "Effects of food on growth of age-1 and older Atlantic salmon in Vermont streams," 1998-99. Among Parrish's publications are; "Favorable foraging locations for young-of-the-year Atlantic salmon: application to the restoration of populations and habitats" (Ecological Applications, 1999, co-authors); and "Migration timing of Atlantic salmon smolts relative to environmental and physiological factors" (Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 1999, co-authors).