Experts Guide — Natural History

Biology of vertebrates — Fishes: ecology, physiology, aquarium keeping, habitat — Spanish mission system in North America
Mike Barton

Stodghill Professor of Biology
B.A., University of California; M.A., California State University;
Ph.D., Oregon State University

Special expertise on fish and their habitat. Involved in on-going research on speciation of fish in the Bahamas; has investigated the Bahamian crested goby and pupfish. Recipient of a grant to study the effects of fish predators and predation in Kentucky's North Rolling Fork and Green Rivers. Personal interest in the history of the Spanish mission system of colonial California, including a consideration of cultural, ecological, and environmental issues.