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Rodney Rountree's Homepage on Fish Ecology

Contact information: Email 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 I've also included links to some selected figures and unpublished photographs from the field.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.


Table of Contents

About me

Passive acoustics research on fish sounds

Research on what fish eat, estuarine habitats and fish aggregation devices

Other topics


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