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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Barracuda
Carl Hansen
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    Carole Baldwin
    Research Zoologist

  • Phone: (202)633-1205
  • Fax: (202)633-0182
  • E-mail: baldwinc[at]si.edu

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    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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Journey to Galapagos

Education

Ph.D. Marine Science, College of William and Mary
M.S. Marine Biology, College of Charleston
B.S. Biology, James Madison University

Research Interests

Diversity and evolution of coral-reef and deep-sea fishes; taxonomy of larval fishes and their utility in evolutionary studies; patterns of morphological divergence and speciation; marine conservation; public communication of marine science.

Recent Publications

Baldwin, Carole C. 2013. Deep reef observation project (DROP):a Smithsonian-substation Curaçao collaboration. In: Lang, Michael A. and Sayer, Martin D. J., Proceedings of the Joint International Scientific Diving Symposium American Academy of Underwater Sciences And European Scientific Diving Panel. pp.13-15.

Fishelson, Lev, Baldwin, Carole C. and Hastings, Philip A. 2013. Gonad morphology, gametogenesis, and reproductive modes in fishes of the tribe starksiini (teleostei, blenniiformes). Journal of Morphology, 274(5): 496-511. doi:10.1002/jmor.20110

Baldwin, Carole C. 2013. The phylogenetic significance of colour patterns in marine teleost larvae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 168(3): 496-563. doi:10.1111/zoj.12033

Boehm, J. T., Woodall, Lucy, Teske, Peter R., Lourie, Sara A., Baldwin, Carole C., Waldman, John and Hickerson, Mike 2013. Marine dispersal and barriers drive Atlantic seahorse diversification. Journal of Biogeography, 40(10): 1839-1849. doi:10.1111/jbi.12127

Baldwin, Carole C. and Robertson, D. Ross 2013. A new Haptoclinus blenny (Teleostei, Labrisomidae) from deep reefs off Curaçao, southern Caribbean, with comments on relationships of the genus. Zookeys, 306: 71-81. doi:10.3897/zookeys.306.5198

Frable, Benjamin W., Baldwin, Carole C., Luther, Brendan M. and Weigt, Lee A. 2013. A new species of western Atlantic lizardfish (Teleostei: Synodontidae: Synodus) and resurrection of Synodus bondi Fowler, 1939, as a valid species from the Caribbean with redescriptions of S. bondi, S. foetens (Linnaeus, 1766), and S. intermedius (Agassiz, 1829). Fishery Bulletin, 111(2): 122-146. doi:10.7755/FB.111.2.2

Chakrabarty, Prosanta, Warren, Melanie, Page, Lawrence and Baldwin, Carole 2013. GenSeq: An updated nomenclature and ranking for genetic sequences from type and non-type sources. Zookeys, 346: 29-41. doi:10.3897/zookeys.346.5753

Weigt, Lee A., Driskell, Amy C., Baldwin, Carole C. and Ormos, Andrea 2012. DNA barcoding fishes. In: DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols. Humana Press,(Methods in molecular biology) pp.109-126.

Baldwin, Carole C. and Weigt, Lee A. 2012. A New Species of Soapfish (Teleostei: Serranidae: Rypticus), with Redescription of R. subbifrenatus and Comments on the Use of DNA Barcoding in Systematic Studies. Copeia, 2012(1): 23-36. doi:10.1643/CG-11-035

Weigt, Lee A., Baldwin, Carole C., Driskell, Amy, Smith, David G., Ormos, Andrea and Reyier, Eric A. 2012. Using DNA Barcoding to Assess Caribbean Reef Fish Biodiversity: Expanding Taxonomic and Geographic Coverage. PLoS ONE, 7(7): 1-7. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041059

McCosker, John E., Long, Douglas J. and Baldwin, Carole C. 2012. Description of a new species of deepwater catshark, Bythaelurus giddingsi sp nov., from the Galapagos Islands (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Zootaxa, 3221: 48-59.

Fishelson, Lev, Baldwin, Carole C. and Hastings, Philip A. 2012. Comparison of the oropharyngeal cavity in the Starksiini (Teleostei: Blenniiformes: Labrisomidae): Taste buds and teeth, including a comparison with closely-related genera. Journal of Morphology, 273(6): 618-628. doi:10.1002/jmor.20008

Vaslet, Amandine, France, Christine, Baldwin, Carole C. and Feller, Ilka C. 2012. Dietary habits of juveniles of the Mayan cichlid Cichlasoma urophthalmus, in mangrove ponds of an offshore islet in Belize, Central America. Neotropical Ichthyology, 10(3): 667-674. doi:10.1590/S1679-62252012000300021

Vaslet, Amandine, France, Christine, Phillips, D. L., Feller, Ilka C. and Baldwin, Carole C. 2011. Stable-isotope analyses reveal the importance of seagrass beds as feeding areas for juveniles of the speckled worm eel Myrophis punctatus (Teleostei: Ophichthidae) in Florida. Journal of Fish Biology, 79(3): 692-706. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.03052.x

Baldwin, Carole C., Brito, Balam J., Smith, David G., Weigt, Lee A. and Escobar-Briones, Elva 2011. Identification of early life-history stages of Caribbean Apogon (Perciformes: Apogonidae) through DNA Barcoding. Zootaxa, 3133: 1-36.

Baldwin, Carole C., Castillo, Cristina I., Weigt, Lee A. and Victor, Benjamin C. 2011. Seven new species within western Atlantic Starksia atlantica, S. lepicoelia, and S. sluiteri (Teleostei, Labrisomidae), with comments on congruence of DNA barcodes and species. Zookeys, 79: 21-72. doi:10.3897/zookeys.79.1045

Poss, Stuart G., McCosker, John E. and Baldwin, Carole C. 2010. A New Species of Scorpaenodes (Pisces: Scorpaenidae)from the Galápagos and Cocos Islands with Discussions of the Limits of Scorpaenodes and Thysanichthys. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 61(2): 235-267.

Wittenrich, Matthew L., Baldwin, Carole C. and Turingan, Ralph G. 2010. Larval development of laboratory-reared Green Mandarinfish, Synchiropus splendidus (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology, 16(1): 7-18.

Tornabene, Luke, Baldwin, Carole C., Weigt, Lee A. and Pezold, Frank L. 2010. Exploring the diversity of western Atlantic Bathygobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) with cytochrome c oxidase-I, with descriptions of two new species. Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology, 16(4): 141-170.

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