Genevieve Nesslage

Assistant Research Professor
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
PO Box 38
Solomons, Maryland 20688
Phone: 410-326-7223

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

fisheries management, stock assessment, menhaden, invasive species, modeling, population dynamics, marine mammals

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Biographical Sketch

Genny is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. Prior to her appointment at UMCES, she served as Senior Stock Assessment Scientist for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in Arlington, Virginia, and as an Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Ecology at Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on assessing fish and wildlife populations, modeling invasive species dynamics, and addressing resource management issues through the use of statistical modeling and estimation techniques. Current projects include assessing the effects of climate and ecosystem change on fisheries such as golden tilefish and Atlantic menhaden.


Genny received her B.S. in Biology from Cornell University; M.S. in Wildlife Biology and Management from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; and dual Ph.D. degrees in Fisheries & Wildlife and Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology & Behavior from Michigan State University.

Ongoing and Recent CESU Projects

Other Research

  • Evaluating the effect of environmental factors on golden tilefish catch per unit effort and assessment accuracy (NOAA Fisheries And The Environment)
  • Development of a Bayesian approach for estimating ecosystem-based reference points for Atlantic menhaden (Maryland Sea Grant)
  • Design of a cooperative winter pelagic survey for Atlantic menhaden in the Mid-Atlantic (National Science Foundation Science Center for Marine Fisheries I/UCRC)

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