I examined two aspects of the reproductive behavior
of the garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, a temperate
marine damselfish with male parental care. My primary
objective was to determine the relationship between
female choice and male parental investment in the care
of offspring. In particular, I sought to determine: (1)
The garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, is a sexually
monochromatic pomacentrid found in rocky subtidal areas of
Southern and Baja California. During the spawning season,
males attempt to attract females to a nest of red algae
located within individually defended territories. Females
were observed to enter the nests of several males before...
Escape from parasites in their native range is one of many mechanisms that can contribute to the success of an invasive
species. Gnathiid isopods are blood-feeding ectoparasites that infest a wide range of fish hosts, mostly in coral reef habitats.
They are ecologically similar to terrestrial ticks, with the ability...
DNA microarray technology is a powerful tool for analyzing patterns in gene expression data for thousands of genes. Due to a number of systematic variations in microarray experiments, the raw gene expression data is often obfuscated by undesirable technical noises. Various normalization techniques were designed in an attempt to remove...
A cultural landscape analysis of two historic cemeteries in St. Paul, Oregon
demonstrates that the residents of this early community were unknowingly using grave
markers to express their worldview and the identities that they felt were most
important. Because of the historical and cultural development of this community as