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Brian D. Wisenden

Office: Hagen Building 407 O

Biosciences Department, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, MN, 56563
Personal office land line: 218-477-5001
Department Office: 218-477-2572 (Vanessa)


Fall 2022

Organismal Biology BIOL 115/115L
Research in Biology BIOL 494

Spring 2023

Quantitative Biology BIOL 275
Research in Biology BIOL 494

Summer  2023

Field course in Animal Behavior at the U of M Itasca Biological Field Station EEB 3811W
Quantitative methods in behavioral ecology BIOL 610
Research in Biology BIOL 494



Editor in Chief, Behaviour


I study the ways fish use behavior to solve ecological problems (behavioral ecology). The main focus of my research is antipredator competence over ecological and evolutionary time scales. One line of research questions is how chemical cues mediate antipredator behavior in aquatic habitats. A second set of questions is reproductive behavior of fishes, especially in the evolution of brood defense. I do lab research during the academic year using MSUM's fabulous aquatic research facility and field work in the summer at sites in Itasca State Park in my other life teaching for the University of Minnesota. This work (MSUM and UMN) is done almost entirely with undergraduate collaborators. I am currently collaborating with Craig Stockwell (NDSU) on antipredator competence in isolated populations of pupfish in Death Valley.

- see the results and download pdfs of previous research link
- google scholar profile link