Research Professor, Unit Leader Vermont Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit


  • Puchala, E.A., D. L. Parrish, and D. H. Ogle. 2018. Size and age of Lake Champlain Stonecats; estimating growth at the margin of their range. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. DOI:10.1002/nafm.10230
  • Simonin, P.W., L.G. Rudstam, P.J. Sullivan, D.L. Parrish, and B. Pientka. 2018. Early mortality and freshwater forage fish recruitment: nonnative alewife and native rainbow smelt interactions in Lake Champlain. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2017-0571
  • Simonin, P.W., L.G. Rudstam, D.L. Parrish, B. Pientka, and P.J. Sullivan. 2018. Piscivore diet shifts and trophic level change after Alewife establishment in Lake Champlain. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147: 937-947. doi: 10.1002/tafs.10080.
  • Chellman, I.C., D.L. Parrish, and T.M. Donovan. 2017. Estimating population demographic parameters for the mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) in Vermont. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12(2):422-434.
  • Puchala, E.A., D.L. Parrish, and T.M. Donovan. 2016. Predicting the stability of endangered Stonecats (Noturus flavus) in the LaPlatte River, Vermont. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145: 903-912.
  • Simonin, P.W., D. L. Parrish, L. G. Rudstam, P. J. Sullivan, and B. Pientka. 2016. Interactions between hatch dates, growth rates, and mortality of age-0 native Rainbow Smelt and nonnative Alewife in Lake Champlain. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145: 649-656. doi: 10.1080/00028487.2016.1143401
  • Hyrcik, A.E., P.W. Simonin, L.G. Rudstam, D.L. Parrish, B. Pientka, and T.B. Michuc. 2015. Mysis zooplanktivory in Lake Champlain: a bioenergetics analysis. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41: 492-501. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2015.03.011
  • White, G., J. Claussen, C. Moffitt, B. Norcross, and D. Parrish. 2013. Dr. J Frances Allen: Pioneer of women in fisheries. Fisheries 38:103-111.
Donna Parrish

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Instructional program: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
Research: Fisheries ecology


  • 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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