Professor

Fisheries

Ellen studies restoration and ecology of Great Lakes fishes, primarily lake trout, and the biology and control of exotic species. She received her doctorate in Fisheries in 1988 from Cornell University, and was a post-doctoral associate at Cornell for two years. In 1990 she joined the Illinois Natural History Survey as director of the Lake Michigan Biological Station, then moved to the University of Vermont in 1996 as an Assistant Professor.

Publications

Selected Publications

  • Binder, T., C. Bronte, J. E. Marsden. 2021. Chapter 6: Movement and Behavior. In: Lake Charr Salvelinus namaycush: Biology, Ecology, Distribution, and Management, A. M. Muir, C. C. Krueger, M. J. Hansen, and S.C. Riley, eds. Springer Fish & Fisheries Series – Series Ed.: D. Noakes.
  • Goetz, R, A. N Evans, J. E. Marsden. K. Richter, S. Riley, D. Tillitt.  2021. Chapter 9: Reproductive Biology, Developmental Ontogeny, and Early Life History. In: Lake Charr Salvelinus namaycush: Biology, Ecology, Distribution, and Management, A. M. Muir, C. C. Krueger, M. J. Hansen, and S.C. Riley, eds. Springer Fish & Fisheries Series – Series Ed.: D. Noakes.
  • Marsden, J. E., T.R. Binder, S.A. Farha, S.C. Riley, and C.C Krueger. 2021. Chapter 5: Habitat.  In: Lake Charr Salvelinus namaycush: Biology, Ecology, Distribution, and Management, A. M. Muir, C. C. Krueger, M. J. Hansen, and S.C. Riley, eds. Springer Fish & Fisheries Series – Series Ed.: D. Noakes.
  • Marsden, J. E., A.M. Muir, and C.C. Krueger.  2021.  Chapter 11: Terminology issues in lake charr early development. In: Lake Charr Salvelinus namaycush: Biology, Ecology, Distribution, and Management, A. M. Muir, C. C. Krueger, M. J. Hansen, and S.C. Riley, eds. Springer Fish & Fisheries Series – Series Ed.: D. Noakes.
  • Bruel, R., J. E. Marsden, B. Pientka, N. Staats, T. Mihuc, J. D. Stockwell.  2021. Rainbow smelt population responses to species invasions and change in environmental condition. J. Great Lakes Res. 00:00-00.
  • Marsden, J. E., P. Blanchfield, J. Brooks, T. Fernandes, A.T. Fisk, M.H. Futia, B. Hlina, S. V. Ivanova, T.B. Johnson, N.V. Klinard, C. C. Krueger, S.M. Larocque, J. K. Matley, B. McMeans, L. M. O’Connor, T. Pratt, G. D. Raby, S.J. Cooke. 2021. Winter ecology of fishes explored using biotelemetry. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-021-09634-2
  • Marsden, J.E., B. Marcy-Quay. 2021. A generalized model for correcting bias due to permeability using emergent fry traps in mesocosm experiments. Fisheries Research 233:105769.
  • Wilkins, P.D. and J. E. Marsden. 2021. Spatial and seasonal comparisons of growth of wild and stocked juvenile lake trout in Lake Champlain. J. Great Lakes Res. 47:204-212.
  • Wilkins, P.D. and J. E. Marsden. 2021.  Seasonal depth distribution of wild and stocked juvenile lake trout in Lake Champlain. J. Great Lakes Res. 47:252-258.
  • Farha, S A., T. R. Binder, C. R. Bronte, D. B. Hayes, J. Janssen, J. E. Marsden, S. C. Riley, and C. C. Krueger. 2020. Evidence of spawning by lake trout Salvelinus namaycush on substrates at the base of large boulders in northern Lake Huron.  J. Great Lakes Res. 47:1674-1688.
  • Block, B. J.D. Stockwell, J.E. Marsden. 2020. Contributions of winter foraging to the annual growth of thermally dissimilar fishes.  Hydrobiologia 847: 4325-4341.
  • Ladago, B. J., M. H. Futia, W. R. Ardren, D. C. Honeyfield, K. P. Kelsey, C, L, Kozel, S. C. Riley, J. Rinchard, D. E. Tillitt, J. L. Zajicek, J. E. Marsden. 2020. Thiamine concentrations in lake trout and Atlantic salmon eggs during 14 years following the invasion of alewife in Lake Champlain. J. Great Lakes Res. 46: 1340-1348.
  • Sorrentino, M. G., T. R. Stewart, J. E. Marsden, J. D. Stockwell. 2020. Differential lipid dynamics in stocked and wild juvenile lake trout. J. Great Lakes Res. 376-381.
  • Riley, S., J. E. Marsden, M.S. Ridgeway, C.P. Konrad, S. A. Farha, T. R. Binder, T.A. Middel, P. C. Esselman, and C. C. Krueger. 2019. A conceptual framework for the identification and characterization of lacustrine spawning habitats for native lake charr Salvelinus namaycush. Environmental Biology of Fishes 102, 1533–1557.
  • Marsden, J.E., and Siefkes, M.J. 2019. Control of invasive Sea Lamprey in the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, and Finger Lakes of New York. In Lampreys: Biology, Conservation and Control, Vol. 2. Edited by M.F. Docker. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands. pp. 411–479.
  • Simard, L., J. E. Marsden, R. E. Gresswell, M. Euclide.  2019.  Rapid early development and feeding benefits an invasive population of lake trout. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 77:496-504.
Ellen Marsden

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Instructional program: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
Research: Fisheries ecology, fish behavior, aquatic invasive species

Education

  • Ph.D. 1988 Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources
  • M.S. 1985 Cornell University, Ecology & Systematics
  • B.A. 1978 Bryn Mawr College, Biology

Contact

Phone:
  • 802 656-0684
Office Location:

308D Aiken Center

Courses Taught

  • WFB 117 Scientific Writing and Interpretation
  • WFB 161 Fisheries Biology and Techniques

  • WFB 261 Fisheries Managment (alternating years)

  • WFB 232 Ichthyology (alternating years)