Catherine W. Mecklenburg
- Point Stephens Research
Taxonomy and zoogeography of Arctic marine fishes. A distributional atlas and identification guide to the Pacific-Arctic marine fishes is in progress.
Genetic barcoding as an aid for taxonomy and identification. Collaborators are focusing on completion of a pan-Arctic barcode reference library for fishes.
Monitoring fish biodiversity in relation to global climate change; e.g., participation in expeditions to the Arctic Ocean, East Siberian and Chukchi Seas with the Russian-American Long-Term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA) (http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/aro/russian-american/), and Greenland and Norwegian Seas with the TUNU-Programme of the University of Tromsø, Norway.
Professional Positions Held
U.S. member, Fish Expert Network (co-Chair with Canada, 2012-2013), Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program, 2009-present. http://www.caff.is/monitoring
Research Associate, Department of Ichthyology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, 2006-present.
Experience Related to Arctic Studies
University of Tromsø RV Helmer Hanssen, TUNU-V fisheries research expedition to northeast Greenland, August 2013
Russian Federation ship Professor Khromov, multidisciplinary cruise. PI: Adult and juvenile benthic and demersal fishes. Chukchi Sea, East Siberian Sea, Chukchi Borderland, August 2012
Russian Federation ship Professor Khromov, multidisciplinary cruise. PI: Adult and juvenile benthic and demersal fishes. Chukchi Sea, East Siberian Sea, Chukchi Borderland, September 2009
NOAA ship Oscar Dyson, fisheries cruise. PI: Identification, tissue collection, and photography of pelagic and benthic fishes. Chukchi Sea, September 2007.
Russian Federation ship Professor Khromov, multidisciplinary cruise. Co-PI: Adult and juvenile benthic and demersal fishes. Chukchi Sea, August 2004.
USFWS vessel Tiglax, member of fish team for resource surveys of Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge: Semidi Islands, Gulf of Alaska, 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2007; Norton Sound, Bering Sea, 2002; central Aleutian Islands, 2003; Pribilof Islands, 2005.
California Academy of Sciences, Hokkaido University Museum of Zoology, National Museum of Canada, U.S. National Museum of Natural History, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of British Columbia, University of Washington: Research on taxonomy and distribution of North Pacific and Arctic fishes; 1991–present.
Point Stephens Research: Identification and preservation of northern fishes: e.g., recent collections by University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea in 2009-2012; Hokkaido University, Chukchi Sea in 2007 and 2008; Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, Norton Sound, Bering Sea in 2006; NOAA Ocean Exploration, Canada Basin in 2005; University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea in 2003; National Park Service, surveys of Glacier Bay National Park in 2000–2002.
Recent Publications and Reports
Family Anoplopomatidae Jordan & Gilbert 1883 - sablefishes. No. 2. 3 pp.
Family Rhamphocottidae Gill 1888 - grunt sculpins. No. 4. 2 pp.
Family Hemitripteridae Gill 1872 - sea ravens or sailfin sculpins. No. 5. 6 pp.
Family Bathymasteridae Jordan & Gilbert 1883 - ronquils. No. 7. 4 pp.
Family Cryptacanthodidae Gill 1861 - wrymouths. No. 8. 4 pp.
Family Pholidae Gill 1893 - gunnels. No. 9. 11 pp.
Family Anarhichadidae Bonaparte 1846 - wolffishes. No. 10. 6 pp.
Family Scytalinidae Jordan & Evermann 1898 - graveldivers. No. 11. 3 pp.
Family Ptilichthyidae Jordan & Gilbert 1883 - quillfishes. No. 12. 3 pp.
Family Zaproridae Jordan & Evermann 1898 - prowfishes. No. 13. 3 pp.
Family Icosteidae Jordan & Gilbert 1880 - ragfishes. No. 14. 4 pp.