Ichthyology conducts research, research training and graduate education on the world’s fishes – their global diversity, evolution, geography, genomics, morphology, conservation, ecology and behavior. These studies are grounded in research collections of 660,000 preserved and osteological specimens and 9,500 tissue samples, which provide a major world resource for genomic and molecular systematics of fishes. Curator Ed Wiley focuses on higher level evolutionary relationships of fishes and the theory and practice of phylogenetic systematics. Other researchers in Ichthyology study the evolution and diversity of fossil and living fishes.
From the Biodiversity Institute Blogs
The Aug. 6 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences included a large-scale analysis of bony fishes using DNA sequencing. One of the major conclusions is that tarpons, eels...Posted in Lab Notes
Like any good ichthyologist, I keep saltwater fish. When I lost a Banggai cardinalfish recently, how did I deal with this tragedy? Not by flushing it or starting a pet cemetery, but by turning...Posted in Lab Notes
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The entire collection may also be searched online via FishNet2.
Ichthyology at a Glance
Evolution and systematics of teleost fishes.
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Andrew Bentley 785.864.3863