Dr. Nevin Aspinwall
Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
General Interests: Over my research career I have worked extensively on hybridization between North American cyprinid species. My research has focused on the importance of pre- and post-mating isolating mechanisms. For the hybrid swarm in Stave Lake, British Columbia between Richardsonius balteatus and Mylocheilus caurinus. I have conducted extensive egg viability studies. In this research I gained considerable expertise in spawning and rearing of cyprinid species. Such expertise will be useful in obtaining the developmental series for key cyprinid species that will be used to test for congruence of the phylogenies generated from development patterns and the nuclear/mitochondrial DNA.
Taxa: Recent and Fossil species; Families Catostomidae, Cyprinidae (subfamilies Leuciscine, Danioninae), Balatoridae