Dr. Anna George

Outreach and Web Design

Contact Information:
Phone: (314) 977-3935
Fax: (314) 977-3658
E-mail: georgeal@slu.edu
Mail: Department of Biology
St. Louis University
3507 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103-2010

General Interests: I am interested in the evolution and conservation of North American freshwater fishes. For my dissertation, I am studying the logperch, a charismatic group of darters that are widely distributed throughout eastern North America. Three of these fishes are endangered, and unrecognized diversity within the group may also be in jeopardy. I am using molecular and morphological data to identify species, compare biogeographic patterns, and identify species in greatest need of conservation.

Teaching and Outreach: I have taught labs for both Systemtaics and Ichthyology, and have mentored two undergraduate students in our lab. In addition, I work in the education department of the St. Louis Zoo with scout groups, schools, and families. Our overnight programs teach the kids about conservation, nocturnal animals, and unique adaptations, among other topics. In addition, I have provided fish shows and dissections to various school groups.