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H. W. Stodghill Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Biology
Division of Science and Mathematics
Centre College, 600 W. Walnut St.
Danville, KY 40422
I received an A.B. degree in Zoology from U.C.L.A. in 1971, M.A. in Biology from Calif. State Univ., Fullerton in 1973, and Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife, with a minor in Oceanography from Oregon State University in 1978.
I was Visiting Assistant Professor at Univ of Virginia, 1978-1979, and have served on faculty at Centre from 1979 to present.
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My research interests are in the ecology and physiology of marine and freshwater fishes. I have conducted research on the headwater fish communities of Kentucky but my current research interests focus on the adaptations of inland fish populations of the Bahamas. I am especially interested in the biology of cyprinodontiform fishes, common inhabitants of inland waters of the Bahamas.
Recent publications include:
Barton, M. 1996. Chapter 28 (Behavior: Doing What Fishes Do Best) and Chapter 29 (Ecology: Environments Habitats, and Adaptations) in Biology of Fishes, 2nd ed. by Carl Bond, Saunders College Publ.
Barton, M. and C. Wilmhoff. 1996. Inland fishes of the Bahamas - new distribution records for exotic and native species from New Providence Island. Bahamas J. Sci. 3(2):7-11.
Barton, M. 1999. Threatened fishes of the world: Cyprinodon laciniatus Hubbs & Miller, 1942 (Cyprinodontidae). Environ. Biol. Fishes 55:422.
Barton, M. 2001. Studies of the biology of inland fishes of the Bahamas: adaptations of cyprinodont fishes. Proc. of the 8th Symp. on the Nat. Hist. of the Bahamas.
Barton, M. 2007. Bond's Biology of Fishes, 3rd ed. Thomson Brooks/Cole.
B.J. Turner, D.D. Duvernell, T.M. Bunt, M.G. Barton. 2008. Reproductive isolation among endemic pupfishes (Cyprinodon ) on San Salvador Island , Bahamas : Microsatellite evidence. Biol J. Linn. Soc. 95:566-582. (pdf)
Barton, M. and C. Barton. 2008. Pupfishes of the Bahamas. J. Am. Killifish Soc. 41:161-171. (pdf)
I am also curator of the Centre College Natural History Museum. http://web.centre.edu/bio/museum/index.html This museum, while small, contains an outstanding collection of minerals and fossils. The museum is open by appointment and interested persons may contact me to arrange visits.Centre College Home Page