Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • My research is concentrated in two marine fisheries science fields, which often overlap: 1) ecology and management, and 2) aquaculture and stock enhancement. My fisheries ecology and management research focus on cooperative research with the recreational and commercial fishing industries to study movements, distribution, and essential fish habitat of economically important species in the Gulf of Maine and southern New England waters. My aquaculture research strives to assist the aquaculture industry, either through experimentation designed to improve hatchery protocols or via analyses to identify industry needs. Other projects I have worked on involve the development of marine finfish stock enhancement programs, specifically winter flounder in the Northeast, the cultivation of other potential aquaculture species, and the development of alternative ingredients in fish feeds.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Production and nutritional composition of white worms Enchytraeus albidus fed different low-cost feedsAquaculture.  481:16-24. 2017
    2017 Indications of Offshore Spawning by Southern Gulf of Maine Winter FlounderMarine and Coastal Fisheries.  9:493-503. 2017
    2015 The Effects of Live and Artificial Diets on Feeding Performance of Cultured Winter Flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, in the Wild: Survival, Feeding, Growth, and Nucleic Acid AnalysesJournal of the World Aquaculture Society.  46:461-474. 2015
    2015 Spring feeding of Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) on Stellwagen Bank, MassachusettsFishery Bulletin.  113:191-201. 2015
    2015 The Effects of Live and Artificial Diets on Feeding Performance of Winter Flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, in the HatcheryJournal of the World Aquaculture Society.  46:61-68. 2015
    2015 Microchemical Signatures in Juvenile Winter Flounder Otoliths Provide Identification of Natal NurseriesTransactions of the American Fisheries Society.  144:173-183. 2015
    2013 CARCINUS MAENAS (LINNAEUS, 1758) IN TWO NEW HAMPSHIRE ESTUARIES. PART 2: ASSESSMENT OF AVERAGE INTERMOLT PERIODJournal of Crustacean Biology.  33:339-347. 2013
    2013 Coastal spawning by winter flounder and a reassessment of Essential Fish Habitat in the Gulf of MaineFisheries Research.  141:118-129. 2013
    2013 Nutritional Analysis of Whole Green Crab, Carcinus maenas, for Application as a Fishmeal Replacer in Agrifeeds 2013
    2013 THE GREEN CRAB CARCINUS MAENAS IN TWO NEW HAMPSHIRE ESTUARIES. PART 1: SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION, SEX RATIO, AVERAGE SIZE, AND MASSJournal of Crustacean Biology.  33:25-35. 2013
    2012 MOLT CYCLES OF GREEN CRABS, CARCINUS MAENAS, IN NEW HAMPSHIREJournal of Shellfish Research.  31:286-286. 2012
    2010 Effects of moving acclimation cages before release of cultured fish: alternate release strategies for a juvenile winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus stock enhancement effortAquaculture Research.  41:602-606. 2010
    2008 Distribution of Winter Flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, in the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary, New Hampshire: Observations from a Field StudyEstuaries Chesapeake Science Estuaries and Coasts.  31:1158-1173. 2008
    2008 Predators are attracted to acclimation cages used for winter flounder stock enhancementReviews in Fisheries Science.  16:262-268. 2008
    2007 Gonadal development and differentiation in cultured juvenile winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanusJournal of the World Aquaculture Society.  38:114-121. 2007
    2006 The effects of transport density on cortisol levels in juvenile winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanusJournal of the World Aquaculture Society.  37:107-112. 2006
    2005 Determining an optimal release site for juvenile winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum) in the Great Bay Estuary, NH, USAAquaculture Research.  36:1374-1383. 2005
    2005 The effects of tagging and transport on stress in juvenile winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus: Implications for successful stock enhancementJournal of the World Aquaculture Society.  36:148-156. 2005
    2004 Factors affecting the post-release survival of cultured juvenile Pseudopleuronectes americanusJournal of Fish Biology.  65:69-87. 2004
    2001 Optimal stocking density for juvenile winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanusJournal of the World Aquaculture Society.  32:300-308. 2001
    2000 Predator-prey size relationship between Pseudopleuronectes americanus and Carcinus maenasNetherlands Journal of Sea Research Journal of Sea Research.  44:81-90. 2000

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2010 Culture of Winter Flounder.  101-122. 2010

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2009 Using Telemetry to Monitor Movements and Habitat Use of Cultured and Wild Juvenile Winter Flounder in a Shallow EstuaryTAGGING AND TRACKING OF MARINE ANIMALS WITH ELECTRONIC DEVICES. 5-22. 2009

    Principal Investigator On

  • Improving Hatchery Techniques of Lumpfish to Control Sea Lice  awarded by University of Maryland 2019 - 2020
  • Reducing Uncertainty in the Data-Poor Assessment of Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas Lupus)  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2017 - 2020
  • Inventory of Barriers in the Northeast that Limit the Aquaculture Industry  awarded by University of Maryland 2017 - 2019
  • Determining Natal Sources of Adult Winter Flounder in the GOM and SNE/MA Stocks: Tracking Fish Using Otolith Chemical Signatures as natural Tags  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2016 - 2019
  • Impact Assessment of NRAC Funding on Aquaculture in the Northeast  awarded by University of Maryland 2016 - 2018
  • Inter-Stock Comparison of Response to Ocean Acidification in Early Lifestages of Winter Flounder  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2015 - 2018
  • Preliminary Fishmeal Replacement Feed Trial for Atlantic Salmon  awarded by Prairie Aqua Tech 2017 - 2018
  • White Worm Production and Marketing for Live Aquaculture Feed  awarded by University of Maryland 2014 - 2017
  • Impact Assessment of NRAC Funding on Aquaculture in the Northeast  awarded by University of Maryland 2015 - 2017
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center 2016 Winter Flounder Study  awarded by US DOD, Army 2016
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center Winter Flounder Study  awarded by US DOD, Army 2015
  • Science Consortium for Ocean Replenishment  awarded by Mote Marine Laboratory 2010 - 2012
  • Science Consortium for Ocean Replenishment  awarded by Mote Marine Laboratory 2009 - 2011
  • Assessing the Risk of Green Crab Predation to Restoration Efforts in NH Estuaries  awarded by NH Department of Environmental Services 2009 - 2010
  • Teaching Activities

  • Sustainable Marine Fisheries Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Zoology/Animal Biology, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S. Zoology/Animal Biology, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. Zoology/Animal Biology, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • Elizabeth Fairchild