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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Barracuda
Carl Hansen
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    Dave Johnson
    Curator

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Full Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. Marine Biology, 1977, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego
B.S. Zoology, 1967, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

Systematics and early life history of teleost fishes, particularly acanthomorphs, with a central focus on comparative anatomy, ontogeny, phylogenetic reconstruction and classification.

Awards

2011 - Science Achievement Award, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - for his contribution to science and the national and international reputation of the National Museum of Natural History through the publication of "A 'living fossil' eel (Anguilliformes: Protanguillidae, fam. Nov.) from an undersea cave in Palau, Proceedings of the Royal Society for the Biological Sciences (2012) 279, 934-943."

2011 - Secretary's Research Prize, Smithsonian Institution - for exemplary scholarship and outstanding contribution toward the increase and diffusion of knowledge

2005 - Distinguished Lecturer in Petrus Artedi Tricentennial Symposium on Ichthyology, Royal Academy of Sciences, Stockholm

2004 - Science Achievement Award, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

2003 - Robert H. Gibbs Jr., Memorial Award for an Outstanding Body of Published Work in Systematic Ichthyology

Recent Publications

Britz, R., Ruber, L. and Johnson, G. D. 2014. Reinventing the disc: a reminder to give credit to past giants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1784) doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.2920

Baldwin, Carole C. and Johnson, G. David 2014. Connectivity across the Caribbean Sea: DNA Barcoding and Morphology Unite an Enigmatic Fish Larva from the Florida Straits with a New Species of Sea Bass from Deep Reefs off Curaçao. Plos One, 9(5): 1-15. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097661

Ho, Hsuan-Ching and Johnson, G. David 2012. Protoblepharon mccoskeri, a new flashlight fish from eastern Taiwan (Teleostei: Anomalopidae). Zootaxa, 3479: 77-87.

Schnell, Nalani K. and Johnson, G. David 2012. Ontogenetic fusion of the third and fourth pharyngobranchial in Barbeled Dragonfishes (Stomiidae, Teleostei) with a revision of the identity of the single posterior upper pharyngeal toothplate. Copeia, 2012(3): 394-407. doi:10.1643/CG-11-051

Britz, Ralf and Johnson, G. David 2012. Ontogeny and homology of the skeletal elements that form the sucking disc of remoras (Teleostei, Echeneoidei, Echeneidae). Journal of Morphology, 273(12): 1353-1366. doi:10.1002/jmor.20063

Konstantinidis, Peter and Johnson, G. David 2012. Ontogeny of the jaw apparatus and suspensorium of the Tetraodontiformes. Acta Zoologica, 93(3): 351-366. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6395.2011.00509.x

Konstantinidis, Peter and Johnson, G. David 2012. A comparative ontogenetic study of the tetraodontiform caudal complex. Acta Zoologica, 93(1): 98-114. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6395.2010.00490.x

Britz, Ralf and Johnson, G. David 2012. The caudal skeleton of a 20 mm Triodon and homology of its components. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 125(1): 66-73. doi:10.2988/10-24.1

Hilton, Eric J., Johnson, G. David, Houde, Edward D. and Latour, Robert J. 2011. John Edward Olney, Sr. (1947–2010). Copeia, 2011(2): 332-341. doi:10.1643/OT-11-004

Johnson, G. D., Ida, Hitoshi, Sakaue, Jiro, Sado, Tetsuya, Asahida, Takashi and Miya, Masaki 2011. A 'living fossil' eel (Anguilliformes: Protoanguillidae, fam. nov.) from an undersea cave in Palau. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1730): 934-943. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.1289

Britz, Ralf and Johnson, G. David 2011. Comments on the establishment of the one to one relationship between characters as a prerequisite for homology assessment in phylogenetic studies. Zootaxa, 2946: 65-72.

Hilton, E. J., Johnson, G. David and Smith-Vaniz, William F. 2010. Osteology of Parastromateus niger (Bloch 1795), with comments on its relationships within the Carangidae (Percomorpha: Perciformes). Copeia, 2010: 312-333.

Wiley, E. O. and Johnson, G. David 2010. A teleost classification based on monophyletic groups. In: Nelson, Joseph S., Schultze, Hans-Peter and Wilson, Mark V. H., Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts. München: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, pp.123-182.

Schnell, Nalani K., Britz, Ralf and Johnson, G. David 2010. New Insights into the Complex Structure and Ontogeny of the Occipito-Vertebral Gap in Barbeled Dragonfishes (Stomiidae, Teleostei). Journal of Morphology, 271(8): 1006-1022. doi:10.1002/jmor.10858

Johnson, G. D. and Britz, Ralf 2010. Occipito-vertebral fusion in Actinopterygians: conjecture, myth and reality. Part 2: Teleosts. In: Nelson, Joseph S., Schultze, Hans-Peter and Wilson, Mark V. H., Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts. München: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, pp.95-110.

Britz, Ralf and Johnson, G. David 2010. Occipito-vertebral fusion in actinopterygians: conjecture, myth and reality. Part 1: Non-teleosts. In: Nelson, Joseph S., Schultze, Hans-Peter and Wilson, Mark V. H., Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts Honoring Gloria Arratia. München: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, pp.77-94.

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