Joseph S. Nelson

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Joseph Schieser Nelson (born April 12, 1937 in San Francisco , California , † August 9, 2011 in Alberta , Canada ) was a Canadian zoologist who was particularly concerned with fish .

life and work

Joseph S. Nelson received his Bachelor of Science in 1960 from the University of British Columbia , Master of Science in 1962 at the University of Alberta and in 1965 at the University of British Columbia with Casimir Charles Lindsey with the dissertation Hybridization and isolating mechanisms in Catostomus commersonii and Catostomus macrocheilus (Pisces: Catostomidae) is doing his doctorate. He taught at the University of Alberta and was emeritus there from July 1, 2002.

His main areas of research were the systematics and classification of fish, taxonomic revision of the Trachinoidei and Psychrolutidae , taxonomy of the sticklebacks Culaea and Pungitius , basin skeletons of Bach sticklebacks and the biogeography of Alberta's fish .

Nelson received the Distinguished Service Award of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) in 2000, he received the Robert H. Gibbs, Jr Memorial Award for his work in the systematics of ichthyology in 2002, and the Alberta J. Dewey Soper Award in 2003 -Society of Biologists. In 2006 he was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal .

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