Fishery Science, Ecology, and Management

Dr. Edward Houde is Professor and Vice President for Education. He has more than 40 years of experiences in fisheries science and ecology, and in management of fisheries resources. Houde’s research emphasizes factors that contribute to variability in abundances of marine and estuarine fishes. Recruitment success in fishes typically varies by a factor or 10 or more. Discovering causes of this variability and quantifying effects of environmental factors on reproductive success are areas of emphasis.
      Houde also has strong interests in resource management and the application of science to resource management. As such, he serves on numerous advisory committees that provide advice to fishery management agencies. Graduate education is a prominent part of Houde’s programs. As Vice President for Education, he is responsible for managing education programs in UMCES.