Collaborators

Scientific Collaborators


Lenin Arias Rodriguez

Lenin is a Professor at Universidad Juárez Autónoma Tabasco. We are interested in biology of sulfur spring fish.

 

 

 

 


Evan Carson

Evan is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. We are interested in phenotypic diversification of Cuatro Cienegas pupfishes.

 

 

 


Raelynn Deaton Haynes

Rae is an Assistant Professor at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. We are interested in poeciliid genital evolution and sexual conflict.

 

 

 


Peter Diaz

Pete works as a Fish Biologist for the Texas Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office. We are interested in aquatic invertebrate communities in Southern Mexico.

 

 

 


Nathan Franssen

Nate is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are interested in the ecology of Great Plains stream fishes.

 

 

 


Francisco García de León

Paco is a Professor at CIBNOR. We are interested in geographic variation and taxonomy of Mexican Poecilia.

 

 

 

 


Puni Jeyasingh

Puni is an Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University. We are both interested in fundamentally integrating ecological and evolutionary analysis.

 

 

 


Joanna Kelley

Jo is an Assistant Professor at Washington State University. We are interested in the ecological genomics of sulfide spring fish.

 

 

 


Allison Pease

Allison is an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University. We are interested in the ecology of southern Mexican fishes.

 

 

 

 


Martin Plath

Martin is a Professor at Northwest A & F University in China. We are interested in the ecology and evolution of the cave molly.

 

 

 


Diana Rennison

Diana is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bern in Switzerland. We are interested in the visual ecology of sulfide spring fishes.

 

 

 


Rudy Riesch

Rudy is a Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London, in the UK. We are interested in the ecology and evolution of extremophile mollies.

 

 

 


Gil Rosenthal

Gil is a Professor at Texas A&M University. We are interested in the role of ecology in swordtail speciation and hybridization.

 

 

 


Jennifer Shaw

Jenn is an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University. We are interested in the molecular basis of sulfur physiology.

 

 

 


Donald Shepard

Don is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University. We are interested in using ecological niche modeling to understand the role of the environment in speciation and hybridization.

 

 

 


Ingo Schlupp

Ingo is a Professor at the University of Oklahoma. We are interested in the ecology and evolution of Caribbean poeciliids.

 

 

 


Kirk Winemiller

Kirk is a Professor at Texas A&M University. We are interested in eco-morphological diversity in fish communities occuring along environmental gradients.

 

 

 


Collaborations with educators & communicators


Jared Bixby

Jared is the Curator of Education at Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, KS. We are collaborating on providing science communication training for graduate students and faculty and on creating new public engagement events in Kansas.

 

 

 


Robbie Shone

Robbie is a cave explorer and photographer. He accompanied one of our expeditions to Mexico in 2014 while on assignment for GEO magazine. His photos have since been featured some of our publications, presentations, and this website.

 

 


Nicole Wade

Nicole is the Programs & Education Animals Manager at Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, KS. We are collaborating on providing science communication training for graduate students and faculty and on creating new public engagement events in Kansas.

 

 


Collaborations with dedicated hobbyists


Over the years we have received much appreciated support from the fish hobbyist community. Various people continuously and selflessly commit fish and other samples to our research projects, provide crucial information about field sites, help with fish husbandry know-how, and supply photographs for publications. At this point, we would like to express our sincerest thanks to everybody that has been supporting us in the past.


Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Juan lives in San Luis Potosi (Mexico) and knows the fishes of Mexico like nobody else. His underwater photographs are amazing, his collection tips invaluable. Juan is also the mastermind behind the Cichlid Room Companion.

 

 

 


Ken Davis

Ken lives in Statham (Georgia), maintains his own fish hatchery, and currently works in a petshop in Atlanta. We share are keen interest in fishes from Honduras, although Ken is focusing increasingly on cichlids from Uruguay.

 

 

 


Joel Healy

Joel lives in Kansas CIty (Missouri) and has a keen interest in goodeid fishes. He has been indispensable in establishing populations of Characodon in our lab.

 

 

 


Michael Köck

Michael is a curator at the “Haus des Meeres“, a large public aquarium in Vienna, Austria. We are both interested in the conservation of livebearing fishes.

 

 

 


Jim Langhammer

Jim lives in Royal Oak (Michigan) and has a long standing history of collaborating with scientists, as he worked with Bob Miller on goodeids of Mexico. Jim has lent his invaluable expertise and contributed fish stocks to our ongoing projects on Characodon.

 

 

 


Joe Middleton

Joe lives in Portland (Oregon), is well travelled in Central America, and keeps contributing to our cichlid projects.

 

 

 

 


Rich Serva

Rich lives in Stowe (Ohio) and is a longtime member of the American Livebearer Association. He has been active in forming bridges between hobbyists and scientists particularly through helping graduate students.

 

 

 


Stephan Tanner

Ste lives in Columbus (Ohio) and is among the most avid hobbyists I’ve met. He is the man that can breed anything, and he mainly focused on keeping cyprinids and loricariid catfish. Ste has been an invaluable resource for optimizing fish care in our lab, particularly in terms of filtration and fish nutrition. He distributes a fantastic filter system, quality fish food, and home-bred fish on his Swiss Tropicals website.

 


Rusty Wessel

Rusty lives in Louisville (Kentucky), keeps his fish in a first class fish house, and travels regularly through Central America to collect fish. We share are an interest in Central American cichlids.