Brian Wisenden

Home Department: Biosciences, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Contact Information:
 Hagen 407R, MSUM
 wisenden@gmail.com

Education:
PhD 1993, University of Western Ontario
MSc 1988, Lakehead University
BSc in Fisheries Biology

Professional Experiences:
2006- Professor, Biosciences Department, Minnesota State University Moorhead
2002-2006 Associate Professor, Biology Department, Minnesota State University Moorhead
1998-2002 Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Minnesota State University Moorhead
1997-98 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
1995-97 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Kentucky
1993-95 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests
I study the ways fish use behavior to solve ecological problems (behavioral ecology). The focus of my research is anti-predator competence over ecological and evolutionary time scales. One line of research questions is how chemical cues mediate anti-predator behavior in aquatic habitats. A second set of questions is reproductive behavior of fishes, especially in the evolution of brood defense. Most recently I have been doing research on how parasites compromise the behavioral phenotype of their host to facilitate trophic transmission to their final host. I do lab research during the academic year using MSUM's fabulous aquatic research facility and field work in the summer at sites inItasca State Parkin my other life teaching for the University of Minnesota.

Awards/Honors:
2013-14 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award
2013-14 Professor of the Year for the state of Minnesota by the Council for Support and Advancement of Education (CASE) and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Link to your webpage or your department page that has your information: http://web.mnstate.edu/wisenden