Research Our research is explicitly collections-based scientific research. This work in the field and from specimen-based observations motivates our research questions and provides the data we require to answer them.
KU ichthyologists have done near-shore and deep-sea collection on both sides of the Pacific and in the Western Indian Ocean in addition to freshwater fieldwork in Madagascar and the Midwest United States.
Ichthyologists at KU conduct molecular genetic studies in the Biodiversity Institute's Molecular Genetics Lab and comparative anatomical work in the Biodiversity Institute’s Morphology Lab. Both are recently renovated shared-use facilities.