Rodney Rountree's Homepage on Fish Ecology
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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 soniferous behavior of fishes and invertebrates
which address the role of vocal communication in
reproductive and predator avoidance 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. Recently I have begun work on the soundscape of freshwater habitats, particularly in the Amazon River, Kennebec River, and Lake Champlain.
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I've also included links to some selected figures and unpublished photographs from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, as well as selections of my art, poetry, and theological writings. Two of my most popular sites are the "Fish Facts and Web links" page and the "Childrens Stories" page.
Table of Contents
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 some of my research interests is available as a 1.2 Meg pdf file Research Interests Summary.
You can also find a lot of my publications and information on some research projects through my Researchgate page.
My youtube site
Includes videos of fish behavior and videos of some of my student's class research reports.
Also check out my new blog with the National Geographic Ocean Explorer program.
Listening to Fish with National Geographic
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 (updated 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
Research on what fish eat, estuarine habitats and fish aggregation devices
These pages describe some of my past and ongoing research on estuarine fishes,
essential fish habitat for estuarine fishes, and saltmarsh community structure.
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.
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
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.
New! I've added a fun page of "find the fish" picture puzzles. Can you find the hidden fish, crabs and
My writings and art
Web page with selections of my poetry, songs, art, and
Christian theology writings.
Old and inactive blog sites - but information still interesting
My old personal blog site.
"My Thoughts", contains my musing and philosophy on topics ranging from ecologial issues, Christian philosophy,
and current events.
Please help support my research on fish sounds. A NON-Tax deductable contribution will be used to support purchase of equipment,
software, travel, and publication of research.
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since 16 December 2010.
Note this counter is of visitors (not just hits) to my home page only. I usually average 150-300 visits per day on the site as a whole.
This page was last modified on Feb 15, 2019
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