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ELLEN MARSDEN

Professor
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources
Phone:(802)656-0684
Email Address:ellen.marsden@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039 joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
Specialty:Fish Population Ecology
Biography:Marsden's research interests focus on Great Lakes fisheries restoration and ecology; ecological effects and genetics of introduced species; early life history of lake trout; conservation of genetic resources in fisheries; genetic taxonomy; exotic species, especially zebra mussels, round gobies, and sea lamprey. She is winner of the 2000 Marcia Caldwell Award for Commitment and Dedication to the Students of the School of Natural Resources. Recent grants include: "Use of migratory and sex pheromones to increase trapping efficiency of sea lamprey", with D. L. Parrish. National Sea Grant, $107,000, and "Evaluation of lake trout spawning habitat for Lake Michigan deep reefs", Janssen, J., C. Bronte, J. E. Marsden, and D. J. Jude. Great Lakes Fishery Trust, $360,000. Recent publications include: Janssen, J., J. E. Marsden, C. R. Bronte, D. J. Jude, S. P. Sitar, F. W. Goetz. 2007. Challenges to reproduction by deep-water lake trout: pertinence to restoration in Lake Michigan. J. Great Lakes Res. 33 (suppl. 1): 59-74, Howe, E. A., J. E. Marsden, and W. Bouffard. 2006. Movement of sea lamprey in the Lake Champlain basin. J. Great Lakes Res. 32:776-787, and McCabe, D. J., M. A. Beekey, *A. Mazloff, and J.E. Marsden. 2006. Negative effect of zebra mussels on foraging and habitat use by lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 16:493-500.