The Evolution and Biodiversity of Fishes

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Thomas Near
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Thomas Near

Professor Thomas Near hails from Chicago where the long shoreline of Lake Michigan and the rivers of the upper Midwest provided his first explorations of aquatic biodiversity. After obtaining bachelor’s degrees in both history and biological sciences, Near earned a Ph.D. in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Near was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Population Biology, University of California Davis and an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. At Yale, Near is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Bingham Oceanographic Curator in the Peabody Museum of Natural History, and is the Head of Saybrook College.

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