Re: NANFA-- Information request

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 26 Jan 2000 14:12:22 EST

One source of information is for 3-spine sticklebacks -- "The Biology of
the Sticklebacks", by R. J. Wootton, Academic Press 1976. A harder to find
title is "Sensory Biology of Aquatic Animals", ed. by J. Atema, R.R. Fay,
A.N. Popper and W.N. Tavolga, Springer-Verlag 1988, the proceedings of a
conference of the same name held at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota,
FL in 1985. An old TFH book, "Breeding Behavior of Aquarium Fishes" by Dr.
Wolfgang Wickler discusses color and behavior. Those are the best three I've
got in my library, at least... and see any of the books written by Donald R.
Griffin such as "Animal Minds", where he explicitly addresses issues of
cognition. (My final advice for a seminar: keep talking! been there, done

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>Hello all,
> I am making a request for help here. I have to give a biology seminar
>this semester, and lucky me got picked to deliver the second one of the
>season. That means I have approximately five weeks to find research
>material and present a 40 minute seminar on the subject.
> My subject is on the overall topic of Cognition in animals. More
>specifically, I will be doing one on perception and color and how it
>affects certain behaviors such as mate choice, schooling or
> Now, the problem. I have found a few papers on non-North American
>fishes (mostly marine) but I would like to find something on native
>freshwater fishes. Does anyone know of any such research? I have a few
>leads, but my time crunch is massive. Any suggestions on where to look
>would be appreciated.

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