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Emeritus 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 2015.
Courses that I have taught:
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)
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