Women in ichthyology: an anthology in honour of ET, Ro and Genie

  • Editors
  • Eugene K. Balon
  • Michael N. Bruton
  • David L. G. Noakes

Part of the Developments in environmental biology of fishes 15 book series (DEBF, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Prelude to the anthology in honour of women ichthyologists

    1. Eugene K. Balon, Michael N. Bruton, David L. G. Noakes
      Pages 7-8
  3. Early women ichthyologists

    1. Patricia Stocking Brown
      Pages 9-32
  4. The life and work of Ethelwynn Trewavas: beyond the focus on tilapiine cichlids

  5. Lifetime list of publications by Ethelwynn Trewavas

  6. The generic and infrageneric taxa described by Ethelwynn Trewavas

  7. An interview with Ethelwynn Trewavas

    1. David L. G. Noakes
      Pages 63-65
  8. The life and work of Rosemary Lowe-McConnell: pioneer in tropical fish ecology

  9. Lifetime list of publications by Rosemary Lowe-McConnell

  10. An interview with Rosemary Lowe-McConnell

    1. Michael N. Bruton
      Pages 85-87
  11. The life and work of Eugenie Clark: devoted to diving and science

  12. Lifetime list of publications by Eugenie Clark

    1. Eugene K. Balon
      Pages 115-120
  13. An interview with Eugenie Clark

    1. Eugene K. Balon
      Pages 121-125
  14. Full papers

    1. Robin Mahon, Susan D. Mahon
      Pages 171-190
    2. Peter B. Moyle, Marilyn A. Moyle
      Pages 246-246
    3. Yvonne Sadovy, Aida Rosario, Ana Román
      Pages 269-286
    4. Kathleen S. Cole, D. Ross Robertson, Alcibiades A. Cedeno
      Pages 301-310
    5. Douglas Y. Shapiro, Graciela Garcia-Moliner, Yvonne Sadovy
      Pages 415-422
  15. Book critique

    1. John B. Sprague
      Pages 439-442
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 443-456

About this book


This special volume is dedicated to the contributions of women ichthyologists. Three colleagues were selected to represent all women ichthyologists, Ethelwynn Trewavas (ET), Rosemary Lowe-McConnell (Ro) and Eugenie Clark (Genie). All have had distinguished professional careers and have contributed in their own ways to their science. The career of each is highlighted by a personal interview with one of the editors of the volume, a bibliography of their lifetime publications, and a biography of their careers. Questions of historical inequities and current controversies in the treatment of women ichthyologists by their peers are raised and addressed by the women themselves. The personal and professional influences of these three women, and other women ichthyologists, are highlighted. A survey article by Pat Brown brings a number of women ichthyologists to the attention of a broader audience, and points the way for a more comprehensive historical consideration of the accomplishments and contributions of women ichthyologists. The volume continues with 16 solicited and contributed papers. ET's studies of taxonomy and life history are echoed in papers on the taxonomy and systematics of marine angelfishes, and of freshwater bitterlings, a review of reproduction in the North Atlantic ichthyofauna, and a comparison of reproductive styles and systematics of African minnows. Ro's studies on ecology, life history and behaviour are paralleled by papers on growth and metabolism in piranha, the community structure in tide pool fishes, and the social system and reproductive patterns in groupers. Genie's pioneering work on sexual roles and sex change, and her field studies of the behaviour of marine fishes are reflected in papers on gonadal structure and environmental sex determination in brook lamprey, sexual patterns in hawkfish, reproduction and systematics in phallostethids, gonadal structure and systematics in gobiids, reproductive and predator avoidance behaviour in razorfish, early ontogeny of an African mouth brooder, and alternative life histories in killifish.


biology ecology fish ichthyology predator reproduction system systematics taxonomy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4090-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0199-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5316
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