Faculty Profile

Douglas Facey, PhD

Professor of Biology

Ph.D. Zoology, University of Georgia
M.S. Zoology, University of Vermont
B.S. Biology, University of Maine, Orono

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Courses I Teach:

  • Biological Communications
  • Biology Senior Seminar
  • Human and Comparative Physiology
  • Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
  • Ichthyology

Areas of Research Interest:

Fish physiology and ecology

Recent Publications:

White, J. D., and D. E. Facey. 2009. Diet overlap between native yellow perch (Perca flavescens) and invasive white perch (Morone americana) in Missisquoi Bay, Lake Champlain, Vermont.  Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 30(8): 1189-1192. 

Haynes, T.B., E. Phillips-Mentzos, and D. E. Facey. 2009. A Comparison of the Hyposaline Tolerance of Black Prickleback (Xiphister atropurpureus) and Penpoint Gunnel (Apodichthys flavidus).  Northwest Science 83(4): 361- 366.

Helfman, G. S., B. B. Collette, D. E. Facey, and B. W. Bowen.  2009.  The Diversity of Fishes, 2nd edition: Biology, Evolution, and Ecology.  Wiley-Blackwell. 

O’Brien, Shannon M., and Douglas E. Facey.  2008.  Habitat Use by the Eastern Sand Darter (Ammocrypta pellucida) in two Lake Champlain Tributaries.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 122(3): 236-246.

Recent Student Research Supervised:

Diet Selectivity of White Perch (Morone americana) in Missisquoi Bay, Lake Champlain. Alex Miller. 2009-10.

Diet overlap between native yellow perch and invasive white perch in Lake Champlain.  Jeff White. 2006, 2007. 

Diets of common fishes of Missisquoi Bay.  Ann Gulka and Leilani Courtney. 2005. 

Doug Facey, professor of biology, this fall had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, scheduled for print later in the winter of 2012. The title is "Lake Champlain 2010: a summary of recent research and monitoring initiatives.” Doug is the primary (first) author – his co-authors are Ellen Marsden (UVM), Tim Mihuc (SUNY- Plattsburgh), and Eric Howe (Lake Champlain Basin Program). The paper will be the introductory paper to a special issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research that will focus exclusively on Lake Champlain. The four of us (authors of this paper) are all also co-editors of this special issue of the journal.

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