Rodney Rountree's Homepage on Fish Ecology
Contact information: Email email@example.com Phone (508) 566-6586
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Hello. This site includes links to my research activities in Marine Biology and Ichthyology. It includes extensive data on fish sounds and fish diets. My interests include marine ecology, marine biology, ichthyology, marine invertebrate zoology, fish behavior, marine fish and invertebrate community and behavioral ecology, estuarine ecology, habitat use behavior, trophic structure, fish-invertebrate symbiotic behaviors, artificial reef ecology, schooling behavior, energy exchange between habitats through fish/invertebrate migrations, and use of fish vocal patterns as a tool to study their behavioral ecology and to identify essential fish habitats. I'm currently conducting studies on the behavior and habitat use patterns of salt marsh nekton. Of particular interest is the relationship between cyclic fluctuations in environmental gradients to species zonation and tidal and diel migration patterns. More recently I've begun studies on soniferous behavior of fishes which address the role of vocal communication in reproductive behaviors, and that attempt to address habitat use questions (e.g., identification of essential spawning habitats/conditions) through automatic tracking of vocalizing fishes. One of my major research activities is in the rapidly developing field of passive acoustics, where I have been working to promote its application to fisheries science. Abstracts from many of my papers and slides from recent talks can be viewed in my online C.V. page. I've also included links to some selected figures and unpublished photographs from the field. This site also include sections on fish and ecology links, fish facts, and children's stories.
Note, I am currently retired due to a long period of lack of funds. I will continue this web page in my spare time as time permits.
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Curriculum Vitae - The online version of my CV contains links to papers or abstracts from many of my publications, as well as links to past seminars including talks on summer flounder, Gulf of Maine fish diets, Georges Bank guild structure, Ontogenetic shifts in predator types, estuarine habitat use patterns of marsh nekton, passive acoustics and fish sounds. My one page resume is available in html and PDF formats. An illustrated summary of my current research interests is available as a 1.2 Meg pdf file Research Interests Summary
The Fish Listener. My new blog on fish sounds, soundscape ecology and passive acoustics.
My old personal blog site. Topics range from ecologial issues, Christian philosophy, and current events.
|My youtube site Includes videos of fish behavior and videos of some of my student's class research reports|
Passive acoustics research on fish sounds
|Soniferous fish ecology - The study of fish soniferous behavior (sound production) and the applications of passive acoustics technology to fisheries and to the exploration of the sea is one of my major new research interests. These pages provide extensive examples of fish sounds. You can also find brief summaries of some of my current passive acoustics research projects. Those interested in more detailed information can download published papers and reports from my CV page. Includes a gallery of underwater fish sounds, deep sea fish sounds, sounds of the Gulf of Maine, my e-book "Listening to fish", sounds of the cusk-eel, fish songs ringtones, and many more topics. Go to the Soniferous main page for a list of many projects and examples of fish sounds Soniferous fish ecology|
|WGBY in Springfield, MA will air an interview with Rodney Rountree on fish sounds including a discussion of the deep sea fish sounds work funded by MIT Sea Grant. The segment will air Next Tuesday (May 8th) on the PBS news magazine show Connecting Point hosted by Carrie Saldo. Go to WGBY's "Connecting Point" or Watch the interview|
Research on what fish eat, estuarine habitats and fish aggregation devices
|Estuarine Research - These pages describe some of my past and ongoing research on estuarine fishes, essential fish habitat for estuarine fishes, and saltmarsh community structure.|
|Trophic Research - What do fish eat? What are the predators of a given fish or invertebrate? Find the answers here. I have conducted extensive research of marine fish food habits and include extensive tabulated data and analyses in my web page. This include extensive summaries of the diets of NW Atlantic fishes, including over 1,000 pie charts and diet composition tables for over 150 species of fish and two squids, plus tables of all predators for a given species (Analyses based on data provided by the NMFS). It also includes summaries of diet analysis for several unpublished papers.|
|Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) - These pages provide pictures and information on FAD research that I conducted some time ago, but which is still frequently requested from fishers, and resource managers around the world, especially from developing countries and subsistence fishers.|
|Children's Stories New for kids, I've decided to post some of the fictional (and some nonfiction) children's stories I've written over the years for my family.|
General Photographs - of myself, colleagues, and fish (many more photographs under other sections).
|Fish facts and web links Collection of interesting fish facts compiled by Rodney Rountree, including lists of the biggest fish in the world, and links to other web pages on marine ecology, fish and fish sounds.|
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