THEODORE W. PIETSCH

twp@u.washington.edu

TITLES:

    Professor and Associate Director, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; Adjunct Professor, Department of Zoology; Curator of Fishes, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195.

EDUCATION:
    B.A. Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1967.

    M.S. Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1969.

    Ph.D. Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1973.

    Postdoctoral position, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1973-1975.

POSITIONS:

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, California State University, Long Beach, California, 1975-1978.

    Assistant Professor and Curator of Fishes, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1978-1981.

    Associate Professor and Curator of Fishes, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1981-1984.

    Professor and Curator of Fishes, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1984-present.

    Associate Director, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1996-present.

HONORS:
    Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, 1984; Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, 1988; Fellow and past President of the Gilbert Ichthyological Society, 1989; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1996; President of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1997; Fellow of the University of Washington Teaching Academy, 1998.

SELECTED GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:
    National Science Foundation Grant GB-40700: The Ceratioid Anglerfishes (Order: Lophiiformes) of the Western North Atlantic Ocean: Systematics and Distribution, 1973-1975.

    National Science Foundation Grant DEB 76-82279: The Antennariid Anglerfishes (Order Lophiiformes) of the Western North Atlantic Ocean: Systematics and Distribution, 1977-1981.

    National Geographic Society Grant No. 1826: Functional Morphology of the Feeding Mechanism of Shallow Water Anglerfishes of the Family Antennariidae, 1978-1979.

    National Science Foundation Grant DEB 79-12184: The Care and Use of the Fish Collections of the School of Fisheries, University of Washington, 1979-1981.

    National Science Foundation: Systematics and Zoogeography of Marine Shorefishes of the Family Uranoscopidae, 1985-1989.

    National Science Foundation: Care and Use of the Fish Collection of the School of Fisheries, University of Washington, 1988-1991.

    National Science Foundation: Systematics and Distribution of Trachinoid Fishes of the Family Champsodontidae (Teleostei: Perciformes), 1989.

    National Science Foundation: Establishment of an Archival Center for Early Life History Stages of Fishes at the School of Fisheries, University of Washington, 1992-1994.

    National Science Foundation, Biotic Surveys and Inventories and International Programs: Biodiversity of the Kuril Archipelago, "Proof of Concept Award," $200,000, 1994-1995.

    National Science Foundation, Biotic Surveys and Inventories and International Programs: Biodiversity of the Kuril Archipelago, $1,200,000, 1995-2000.

    National Science Foundation, Biotic Surveys and Inventories, International Programs, and Archaeology: Bio-archaeology in the Kuril Archipelago (supplemental one-year extension of Biodiversity of the Kuril Archipelago), $281,288, 1999-2001.

    National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center: Archival Dissemination of Data on Northwest Pacific Fish Eggs and Larvae, $55,000, 1999-2001.

    National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center: Training and Curation for the NMFS Domestic Observer Program, $76,390, 1999-2002.

    National Science Foundation, Biotic Surveys and Inventories, and International Programs: Biodiversity of Sakhalin Island, $391,128, 2001-2002.

    National Science Foundation, U.S.-Japan Cooperative Science Program: International Symposium on Kuril Island Biodiversity, Sapporo, 18-22 May 2001, $21,900.

    National Science Foundation, Biotic Surveys and Inventories, and International Programs: Biodiversity of Okhotskia, Phase 2: Sakhalin Island, 2002-2005, $2,192,260, pending.

FIELD EXPERIENCE:

    Member and occasionally chief scientist of research cruises to Southern California basins and open ocean aboard the University of Southern California Research Vessel, R/V VELERO IV; ecology of the midwaters, 1967-1973. Freshwater, inshore, and reef fish collecting, Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Panama, and Virgin Islands, Spring 1969. Freshwater fish collecting, southern Mexico, Spring 1972. Cruise 33, R/V KNORR, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Puerto Rico to Bermuda, mid-water and benthic fish collecting, March 1974. Marine fish collecting, Puget Sound and associated waters, especially San Juan Islands, numerous trips, 1978-present. Freshwater fish collecting, Olympic Peninsula, coastal drainages and Lake Ozette, numerous trips, 1978-present. Fisheries Development Program for UNPATTI, Pattimura University, Ambon, Molucca Islands, Indonesia, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Summer 1980. Marine fish collecting, Oahu, Guam, Palau and Ambon, Summer 1980. Marine fish collecting, Sydney Harbor, Australia, Fall 1981. "Biodiversity of the Kuril Archipelago," collecting on 30 major islands of the archipelago, multiple taxa: R/V Professor Bogorov, July-August 1994; R/V Professor Bogorov, July-September 1995; R/V Akademik Oparin, July-September 1996; R/V Professor Bogorov, July-September 1997; R/V Akademik Oparin, July-September 1998; R/V Akademik Oparin, July-August 1999; R/V Ocean, July-August 2000.

PUBLICATIONS:

    Since 1969, 95 scientific papers, plus 10 popular and semipopular articles and four books, on the systematics, evolutionary osteology, functional morphology, distribution, zoogeography, and behavior of fishes, and on the history of ichthyology.

Titles most relevant to the present proposal:

    PIETSCH, T. W., and D. B. Grobecker. 1987. Frogfishes of the World: Systematics, Zoogeography, and Behavioral Ecology. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, xxii + 420 pp.

    PIETSCH, T. W. 1989. Phylogenetic relationships of trachinoid fishes of the family Uranoscopidae. Copeia, 1989(2):253-303.

    Palsson, W. A., and T. W. PIETSCH. 1989. Revision of the acanthopterygian fish family Pegasidae (order Gasterosteiformes). Indo-Pacific Fishes, 18, 38 pp.

    Shedlock, A. M., J. D. Parker, D. A. Crispin, T. W. PIETSCH, and G. C. Burmer. 1992. Evolution of the salmonid mitochondrial control region. Molec. Phylogen. Evol., 1(3):179-192.

    PIETSCH, T. W. 1993. Systematics and distribution of cottid fishes of the genus Triglops Reinhardt (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes). Zool. J. Linn. Soc., London, 109(4):335-393.

    Saruwatari, T., J. A. Lpez, and T. W. PIETSCH. 1997. A revision of the osmerid genus Hypomesus Gill (Teleostei: Salmoniformes), with the description of a new species from the southern Kuril Islands. Species Diversity, 2(1):59-82.

    Balanov, A. A., K. Amaoka, and T. W. PIETSCH. 1999. Redescription and first record of the prickleback fish Alectridium aurantiacum (Perciformes: Stichaeidae) from the Central Kuril Islands. Species Diversity, 4(2):389-396.

    PIETSCH, T. W., K. Amaoka, D. E. Stevenson, E. L. MacDonald, B. K. Urbain, and J. A. López. In Press. Freshwater fishes of the Kuril Islands and adjacent regions. Species Diversity, 54 ms pp., 2 figs., 1 table.

Other significant publications:

    PIETSCH, T. W. 1985. The functional morphology of the feeding mechanism of shallow water anglerfishes of the family Antennariidae. National Geographic Soc., Res. Rept., 18:593-600.

    PIETSCH, T. W. 1986. Systematics and distribution of bathypelagic anglerfishes of the family Ceratiidae (order: Lophiiformes). Copeia, 1986(2):479-493.

    PIETSCH, T. W., and C. P. Zabetian. 1990. Osteology and interrelationships of the sand lances (Perciformes: Ammodytidae). Copeia, 1990(1):78-100.

    PIETSCH, T. W., and D. B. Grobecker. 1990. Frogfishes: masters of aggressive mimicry, these voracious carnivores can gulp prey faster than any other vertebrate predator. Sci. Amer., 262(6):96-103, June 1990.

    Orr, J. W., and T. W. PIETSCH. 1994. Pipefishes and their allies. pp. 168-172, In: Encyclopedia of Fishes, J. R. Paxton and W. N. Eschmeyer (editors), University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia.

    PIETSCH, T. W. (editor). 1995. Historical Portrait of the Progress of Ichthyology, from Its Origins to Our Own Time. Edited and annotated by T. W. Pietsch, translated from the French by A. J. Simpson. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, xxiv + 366 pp., 67 figures.

    PIETSCH, T. W. 1995. Fishes, Crayfishes, and Crabs: Louis Renard and His Natural History of the Rarest Curiosities of the Seas of the Indies. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Vol. 1, Commentary, xxii + 214 pp., 95 figures; Vol. 2, Facsimile, 224 pp., 100 color pls.

    Bertelsen, E., and T. W. PIETSCH. 1996. A revision of the deep-sea anglerfish genus Lasiognathus (Lophiiformes: Thaumatichthyidae), with the description of a new species. Copeia, 1996(2):401-409.

    Shedlock, A. M., M. G. Haygood, T. W. PIETSCH, and P. Bentzen. 1997. Enhanced DNA extraction and PCR amplification of mitochondrial genes from formalin-fixed museum Specimens. BioTechniques, 22(3):394-400.

    PIETSCH, T. W., and W. D. Anderson, Jr. (editors). 1997. Collection Building in Ichthyology and Herpetology. Amer. Soc. Ichthy. Herp., Spec. Publ., 3, xiii + 593 pp.

    Stewart, A. L., and T. W. PIETSCH. 1998. The ceratioid anglerfishes of New Zealand. J. Roy. Soc. N.Z., 28(1):1-37.

    Bertelsen, E., and T. W. PIETSCH. 1998. A revision of the deep-sea anglerfish genus Rhynchactis Regan (Lophiiformes: Gigantactinidae), with descriptions of two new species. Copeia, 1998(3):583-590.

    López, J. A., P. Bentzen, and T. W. PIETSCH. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships of esocoid fishes (Teleostei) based on partial cytochrome b and 16S mitochondrial DNA sequences. Copeia, 2000(2):420-431.


Copyright © University of Washington Fish Collection. This webpage last updated: 12 December 2000.