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 specimens and their associated data. Curator Ed Wiley focuses on the ontology of species and monophyletic groups and their relationship to evolutionary theory. Researchers within the Department also hold interests in the philosophy and methodology of phylogenetic systematics.
Ichthyology is located on the fifth floor of Dyche Hall at the University of Kansas.