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Genevieve Nesslage

Assistant Research Professor
Genevieve Nesslage
Assistant Research Professor
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory


Dr. Nesslage is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. 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. Prior to her appointment at UMCES, Dr. Nesslage served as Senior Stock Assessment Scientist for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and as Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Ecology at Clarion University. She 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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Population dynamics
  • Fisheries stock assessment
  • Fisheries and wildlife ecology
  • Invasive species


  • Michigan State University, Ph.D., 2005, Fisheries and Wildlife
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, M.S., 2000, Wildlife Biology and Management
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1997, Biology

Regularly Offered Courses

Graduate Program Foundation Areas