Jessica Glass

Jessica Glass


Assistant Professor

Fish and Fisheries Genetics
Fisheries Conservation
Fisheries Ecology
Fisheries Management
Fisheries Systematics
Marine Invertebrates

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
2120 Koyukuk Drive
333 Irving II
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220


Yale University
Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.S. Fisheries

Yale University
B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Curriculum Vitae




  • Population genomics
  • Phylogenomics
  • Biogeography
  • eDNA
  • Transcriptomics
  • Environmental adaptation
  • Marine fishes and invertebrates

Research Overview

My research integrates genomic tools and environmental datasets to address questions spanning the fields of fisheries, evolutionary biology and ecology, with specific applications to the sustainable management and conservation of fishes and invertebrates. I am interested in the genomic underpinnings of migration, resilience to climate change and anthropogenic stressors, as well as quantifying patterns of biodiversity over space and time.

Using whole genome sequencing, transcriptomics, and environmental DNA, my research links evolution and ecology—genotype and phenotype—to address the underlying mechanisms behind the patterns of behavior, distribution, and physiological responses we observe in marine and freshwater fishes.

For more information about my current and past projects, please visit my lab website.


Current Research Projects


Awards / Honors

  • NSF DDIG Fellow, 2017
  • USAID Research and Innovation Fellow, 2014–2016
  • NSF GRFP Fellow, 2011–2016



  • The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity