John C. Briggs

Curriculum Vitae

Professor,
Marine Science Department, University of South Florida.  
Adjunct Professor,
Georgia Museum of Natural History, Athens, Georgia.  
Associate,
Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife,
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
 
Present Address:

43939 Spiaggia Place
Indio, CA 92203
 
E-mail:
clingfishes@yahoo.com  
Education:


B.S. Oregon State University, 1943
M.A. Stanford University, 1947
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1952
 
Positions:



Pilot, U.S. Army Air Corps 1943-1945.
Postdoctoral Research Stanford 1952-1954;
Instructor, University of Florida 1954-1955,
Assistant Professor, 1955-1958;
University of British Columbia 1958-1961;
Research Scientist, University of Texas 1961-1964;
Professor, University of South Florida 1964-1990.
 
Honors:


Distinguished Graduate, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife,
Oregon State University 1988;
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida 1990-;
Certified Fishery Biologist, Emeritus, American Fisheries Society, 1990.
Alfred Russel Wallace Award, International Biogeography Society 2005.
 
Publications:
books and monographs:  
1. 1955.
A monograph of the clingfishes (Order Xenopterygii).
Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin 6: 1- 224.
 
2. 1974.
Marine Zoogeography.
McGraw-Hill, New York.
 
3. 1984.
Centres of origin in biogeography. Monograph No. 1,
University of Leeds, U.K.
 
4. 1987.
Biogeography and plate tectonics.
Elsevier, Amsterdam.
 
5. 1990.
Global extinctions, recoveries and evolutionary consequences. Evolutionary Monograph No.13.
University of Chicago, Chicago.
 
6. 1995.
Global biogeography. Elsevier, Amsterdam.  
Publications:
journal articles and book chapters:  
7. 1950.
The quantitative effects of a dam upon the bottom fauna of a small California stream. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc, 78: 70-81.  
8. 1951.
A review of the clingfishes (Gobiesocidae) of the Eastern Pacific with descriptions of new species.
Calif. Zool. Club. 1: 57-109.
 
9. 1952.
Systematic notes on the oceanic fishes of the genus Lophotus.
Copeia (3): 206-207.
 
10. 1953.
(with J.E. Bohlke) The rare cirrhitid fish genus Oxycirrhites in American waters.
Calif. Fish and Game 39: 375-380.
 
11. 1953.
The behavior and reproduction of salmonid fishes in a small coastal stream. Calif. Div. Fish and Game, Fish Bull. 94: 1-72.  
12. 1954.
(with J.E. Bohlke) Callechelys cliffi, a new ophichthid eel from the Gulf of California. Stanford Ich. Bull. 4: 275-278.  
13. 1955.
Behavior pattern in migratory fishes.
Science (3162): 240.
 
14. 1955.
Illustrated works on fishes.
Copeia (3): 243-245.
 
15. 1955.
(with D.K. Caldwell) The characteristics and distribution of the spotted cusk eel Otophidium omostigmum
(Jordan and Gilbert). Quart.
J. Fla. Acad. Sci. 18:285-291.
 
16. 1957.
(with D.K. Caldwell) Range extensions of Western Atlantic fishes with notes on some soles of the genus Gymnachirus. Bull. Fla. State Mus., Biol. Sci. 2: 1-11.  
17. 1957.
(with D.K. Caldwell) Acanthurus randalli, a new surgeon fish from the Gulf of Mexico.
Bull. Fla. State Mus. 2: 43-51.
 
18. 1957.
A new genus and two new species of Eastern Atlantic clingfishes.
Copeia (3): 204-208.
 
19. 1958.
A list of Florida fishes and their distribution.
Bull. Fla. State Mus., Biol. Sci. 2: 223-318.
 
20. 1959.
Vertebrate metamorphosis. Science 129: 532-534.  
21. 1959.
The medaka (Oryzias latipes): a commentary and a bibliography.
J. Fish. Res. Bd.Canada 16: 363-380.
 
22. 1959.
(with F.H. Berry) The Draconnetidae- a review of the family with the description of a new species.
Copeia (2): 123-133.
 
23. 1959.
(with J.G. Wilson) Comparison of the teratogenic effects of trypan blue and low temperature on the medaka fish (Oryzias latipes). Quart. J. Fla. Acad. Sci. 22: 54-68.  
24. 1960.
(with R.R. Miller) Two new freshwater fishes of the genus Gobiesox from southern Mexico. Occas. Paps. Michigan Mus. (616): 1-15.  
25. 1960.
Fishes of worldwide (circumtropical) distribution.
Copeia (3): 191-280.
 
26. 1960.
A new clingfish of the genus Gobiesox from the Tres Marias Islands. Copeia (3): 215-217.  
27. 1960.
The nomenclature of Centropristis Cuvier, 1829.
Copeia (4): 358.
 
28. 1961.
Emendated generic names in Berg's classification of fishes. Copeia (2): 61-66.  
29. 1961.
The nomenclature of Xyrichtys Cuvier, 1815.
Copeia (2): 238-239.
 
30. 1962.
The East Pacific Barrier and the distribution of marine shore fishes. Evolution 15: 545-554.  
31. 1962.
The restoration of Antennatus reticularis (Gill).
Copeia (3): 440.
 
32. 1962.
A new clingfish of the genus Lepadichthys from the New Hebrides. Copeia (2): 424-425.  
33. 1962.
Contribution to the fauna of the Amami Islands. No.5. The clingfishes (Gobiesocidae). Copeia (4): 851-952.  
34. 1962.
The clingfishes (Xenopterygii) of the Indo-Australian Archipelago in Fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago (ed. L.F. De Beaufort), Vol.11, pp. 444-553. E.J. Brill, Leiden.  
35. 1962.
(with R R. Miller) Dactyloscopus amnis, a new sand stargazer from the rivers of the Pacific slope of southern Mexico. Occas. Paps. Michigan Mus. (627): 1-11.  
36. 1962.
California fish families with suggested references for the identification of species.
Circ. Stanford Nat. Hist. Mus. (9): 1-13.
 
37. 1963.
Sea chub (Kyphosus) systematics in the Western North Atlantic. Copeia (1): 216-217.  
38. 1963.
(with G. Link) New clingfishes of the genus Lepadichthys from the northern Indian Ocean and Red Sea.
Senck. Biol. Frankfurt 44: 101-104.
 
39. 1963.
A new clingfish of the genus Gobiesox from the Bahamas. Copeia (4): 604-606.  
40. 1964.
(with H.D. Hoese, W.F. Hadley, R.S. Jones) Twenty-two marine fish records for the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Texas J. Sci. 16: 113-116.
 
41. 1964.
The graysby, Petrometopon cruentatum (Lacepede), first occurrence in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Texas J. Sci. 16: 706-708.
 
42. 1964.
Additional transpacific shore fishes.
Copeia (4): 706-708.
 
43. 1965.
The clingfishes (Gobiesocidae) of Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Calif. Fish and Game 51:123-125.  
44. 1965.
The original account of the Pacific salmon.
Copeia (3): 386.
 
45. 1965.
14 game fish descriptions in McClane’s standard fishing encyclopedia (ed. A.J. McClane), various paginations. Holt, Reinhard, and Winston, New York  
46. 1966.
A new clingfish of the genus Lepadichthys from the Red Sea. Sea Fish. Res. Sta. Haifa,
Bull (42): 37-40.
 
47. 1966.
The warm-temperate marine fauna of Japan, Taiwan, and the east China coast. Proc.11th Pacific Sci. Congr.
Tokyo. 7 (7): 7.
 
48. 1966.
Oceanic islands, endemism, and marine paleotemperatures. Syst. Zool. 15: 53-63.  
49. 1966.
Zoogeography and evolution. Evolution 20: 282-289.  
50. 1967.
Dispersal of tropical marine shore animals: coriolus parameters or competition ? Nature 216: 350.  
51. 1968.
Relationship of the tropical shelf regions. Stud. Tropical Oceanogr., Miami 5: 569-578.  
52. 1968.
Ecology as gerontology. Gerontologist 8: 78-79.  
53. 1969.
Panama’s sea-level canal. Science 169: 511-51353.  
54. 1969.
The sea-level Panama Canal: potential biological catastrophe. Congressional Record House,
pp. 6845-6848. Aug. 4.
 
55. 1969.
Oceanic islands and endemism:
a reply. Syst. Zool. 18: 75-76.
 
56. 1969.
The sea-level Panama canal: potential biological catastrophe. Bio-Science 19: 44-47.  
57. 1969.
Comments in response to letter from John P. Sheffey.
Bio-Science 19:301.
 
58. 1969.
A new clingfish (Gobiesocidae) of the genus Tomicodon from Ecuador. Copeia (1): 75-76.  
59. 1969.
A new species of Lepadichthys (Gobiesocidae) from the Seychelles.
Copeia (3): 464-466.
 
60. 1969.
The clingfishes (Gobiesocidae) of Panama.
Copeia (4): 774-778.
 
61. 1969.
A new genus and species of clingfish (family Gobiesocidae) from the Bahama Islands.
Copeia (2): 333-334.
 
62. 1970.
A faunal history of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Syst. Zool. 19: 19-34.
 
63. 1970.
Tropical shelf zoogeography.
Proc Calif. Acad. Sci. 48: 131-137.
 
64. 1971.
The sea-level Panama canal: potential biological catastrophe. Congressional Record House, pp. 10702-10703. Nov. 8.  
65. 1971.
Ecological dangers of a sea-level canal. Not Man Apart 2: 11.  
66. 1971.
The sea-level Panama canal proposal. Defenders of Wildlife News 47: 15-18.  
67. 1971.
The sea-level Panama canal: potential biological catastrophe in Foundations for today (ed. unknown), vol. 2, pp. 8-12. Wm. C. Brown, Dubuque.  
68. 1972.
Aquatic ecosystems. Science 176: 581-582.  
69. 1972.
The sea-level Panama canal proposal. Congressional Record Senate, pp. 6348-6349. Apr. 19.  
70. 1972.
Ecological threats by sea-level canal through Panama. Congressional Record Senate, pp.9447-9448. June 15.  
71. 1972.
The sea-level Panama canal controversy. Defenders of Wildlife News 47: 60-62.  
72. 1972.
Oceanic islands, endemism, and marine paleotemperatures. in A natural history of the Hawaiian Islands (ed. E.A. Kay),
pp. 506-516. University of Hawaii, Honolulu.
 
73. 1972.
Marine biological effects of a sea-level Panama canal. in Les consequences biologiques des canaux inter-oceans.
Theme No. 3, pp. 1-5.
International Congress of Zoology, Monte Carlo.
 
74. 1973.
Sea-level Panama canal controversy: an international symposium at Monaco.
Congressional Record House, pp. 1358-1360. Mar. 5.
 
75. 1973.
The sea-level Panama canal controversy. Congressional Record House, pp. 8357-8358. Sept. 26.  
76. 1973.
Fishes. in A summary of knowledge of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (eds. J.I. Jones, R.E. Ring, M.O. Rinkel, R.E. Smith), pp. 1-7. Inst. Oceanogr., State University System of Florida.  
77. 1973.
Gobiesocidae. in Check-list of the fishes of the northeastern Atlantic and of the Mediterranean (eds. J.C. Hureau, T.H. Monod), pp. 651-656. UNESCO, Paris.  
78. 1974.
Operation of zoogeographic barriers. Syst. Zool. 23: 248-256.  
79. 1974.
Thirty-six articles. in McClane’s new fishing encyclopedia (ed A.J. McClane), various pagination. Rinehard and Winston, New York.  
80. 1975.
Marine faunal areas (letter to the editor).
Science 187: 14.
 
81. 1976.
A new genus and species of clingfish from the Western Pacific.
Copeia (2): 339-341.
 
82. 1979.
Ostariophysan zoogeography: an alternative hypothesis. Copeia (1): 111-118.  
83. 1980.
Evolutionary zoogeography.
Zoogeographer 1: 4-5.
 
84. 1980.
Vicariance biogeography.
Bio-Science 30: 578-579.
 
85. 1980.
Species diversity among the marine animals of the tropical shelf regions. Contributed Papers, Second International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, p. 153.  
86. 1981.
Do centers of origin have a center ?
Paleobiology 7: 305-307.
 
87. 1983.
Cladistics (letter to the editor).
Amer. Scientist 7: 456-457.
 
88. 1983.
Centers of origin or vicariance ? Proceedings 14th Pacific Science Congress, Sect. 4:17-28 (in Russian).  
89. 1984.
Family Gobiesocidae. in Catalog of type specimens in the ichthyological collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ed. E.B. Bohlke), pp. 103-104. ANSP Spec. Publ. No. 14.  
90. 1984.
Freshwater fishes and biogeography of Central America and the Antilles.
Syst. Zool. 33: 428-435.
 
91. 1984.
Tarpon: a review of life history. Handbook for the Women’s World Invitational Tarpon Fly Championship, pp. 1-2.  
92. 1985.
(with R.K. Bambach, W.A. Clemens, K.J. Niklas, K. Padian, D.M. Raup, P.H. Raven, D.A. Russell, J.J. Sepkoski, Jr., J.W. Valentine) Geological history of complex organisms. in The evolution of complex and higher organisms (eds. D. Milne, D. Raup, J. Billingham, K. Niklas, K. Padian), pp. 27-64. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Spec. Publ. 478.  
93. 1985.
Species richness among the tropical shelf regions.
Soviet Journal of Marine Biology (6): 3-11. (in Russian).
 
94. 1986.
Ibid. English translation of SJMB, (6): 295-302. Plenum, New York.  
95. 1986.
Introduction (chapter 1). in Zoogeography of North American freshwater fishes (eds. E.D. Wiley, C.H. Hocutt), pp. 1-16. John Wiley, New York.  
96. 1986.
Family Gobiesocidae. in Smith’s sea fishes (of South Africa) (eds. P. Heemstra, M.E. Smith), pp. 378-380. Macmillan, South Africa.  
97. 1986.
Family Gobiesocidae. in Fishes of the northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean (eds. P.J.P. Whitehead, M.L. Bauchot, J.C. Hureau, J. Nielsen, E. Tortonese), pp. 1351-1359. UNESCO, Paris.  
98. 1987.
Antitropicality and vicariance.
Syst. Zool. 36: 206-207.
 
99. 1987.
Antitropical distribution and evolution in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean.
Syst. Zool. 36: 237-247.
 
100. 1989.
The historic biogeography of India: isolation or contact ?
Syst. Zool. 38: 322-332.
 
101. 1990.
Family Gobiesocidae. in Checklist of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (eds. J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post, L. Saldanha), pp. 474-478. UNESCO, Portugal.  
102. 1991.
Historical biogeography: the pedagogical problem. J. Biogeogr. 18: 3-6.  
103. 1991.
A Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction ? Bio-Science 41: 619-624.  
104. 1991.
Global species diversity. J. Nat. Hist. 25: 1403-1406.  
105. 1992.
The marine East Indies: centre of origin ? Global Ecol. Biogeogr., Let. 2: 149-156.  
106. 1992.
” Global species diversity”: replies to W.D. Chaloner and J.F. Grassle. J. Nat. Hist. 26: 455-456.  
107. 1993.
A new genus and species of clingfish (Gobiesocidae) from southern Australia. Copeia (1): 196-199.  
108. 1994.
Species diversity: land and sea compared. Syst. Biol. 43: 130-135.  
109. 1994.
The genesis of Central America – biology versis geophysics. Global Ecol. Biogeogr.. Let. 4; 169-172.  
110. 1994.
Mass extinctions: fact or fallacy ? in The mass-extinction debates (ed. W. Glen), pp. 230-236. Stanford University Press, Stanford.  
111. 1996.
Tropical diversity and conservation.
Conserv. Biol. 10: 713-718.
 
112. 1996.
Biogeography and punctuated equilibria.
Biogeographica 72: 151-156.
 
113. 1998.
Biotic replacements- extinction or clade interaction ?
Bio-Science 48: 389-395.
 
114. 1999.
Marine species diversity.
Bio-Science 49: 351-352.
 
115. 1999.
Coincident biogeographic patterns: Indo-West Pacific Ocean. Evolution 53: 326-335.  
116. 1999.
Extinction and replacement in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean.
J. Biogeogr. 26: 777-783.
 
117. 1999.
Modes of speciation: Indo-West Pacific.
Bull. Mar. Sci. 65: 645-656.
 
118. 1999.
Faunal and floral provinces. In Encyclopedia of Paleontology, Vol. 1 (ed. R. Singer), pp. 445-455.
Fitzroy Dearborn, Chicago.
 
119. 1999.
Seas, ancient. In Encyclopedia of Paleontology, Vol. 2 (ed. R. Singer), pp.1070-1072. Fitzroy Dearborn, Chicago.  
120. 2000.
Centrifugal speciation and centres of origin.
J. Biogeogr. 27: 1183-1188.
 
121. 2001.
New species of Lepadichthys from the Philippine Islands. Copeia (2): 499-500.  
122. 2001.
New clingfish (Gobiesocidae) from Isla Grande, Colombia. Copeia (3): 745-746.  
123. 2002.
Letter to editor re: Roberts et al. (2002). Science 296: 1026.  
124. 2002.
New species of Rimicola from California.
Copeia (2): 441-444.
 
125. 2003.
Marine centres of origin as evolutionary engines.
J. Biogeogr. 30: 1-18.
 
126. 2003.
The biogeographic and tectonic history of India.
J. Biogeogr. 30: 381-388.
 
127. 2003.
Fishes and birds: Gondwana life rafts reconsidered.
Syst. Biol. 52: 548-553.
 
128. 2004.
Older species: a rejuvenation on coral reefs?
J. Biogeogr. 31: 525-530.
 
129. 2004.
The ultimate expanding earth hypothesis.
J. Biogeogr. 31: 855-857.
 
130. 2004.
(with C.J. Humphries) Early classics. In Foundations of Biogeography (eds. M.V. Lomolino, D.F. Sax, J.H. Brown), pp. 5-266. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.  
131. 2004.
Using marine invertebrate fossils for biogeography.
J. Biogeogr. 31: 1711-1712.
 
132. 2004.
A bibliographic gold mine.
J. Biogeogr. 31: 1879.
 
133. 2004.
A marine center of origin: reality and conservation.
In
Frontiers of Biogeography
(eds. M.V. Lomolino, L.R. Heaney), pp. 255-269.
Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts.
 
134. 2005.
The biogeography of otophysan fishes (Ostariophysi:Otophysi): a new appraisal.
J. Biogeogr. 32: 287-294.
 
135. 2005.
The marine East Indies: diversity and speciation.
J. Biogeogr. 32 : 1517-1522.
 
136. 2005.
Coral reefs: conserving the evolutionary sources.
Biological Conserv. 126: 297-305.
 
137. 2006.
Proximate sources of marine biodiversity.
J. Biogeogr. 33: 1-10.
 
138. 2006.
Another expanding earth paper.
J. Biogeogr. 33: 1674-1676.
 
139. 2007.
Marine biogeography and ecology: invasions and introductions.
J. Biogeogr. 34: 193-198.
 
140.2007.
Biodiversity loss in the ocean: how bad is it?
(letter to editor) Science 316: 1282.
 
141.2007.
Marine longitudinal biodiversity: causes and conservation.
Diversity Distrib.13: 544-555.
 
142.2007.
Panbiogeography: origin, metamorphosis, and decline.
Russian J. Mar.Biol. 33: 273-277.
 
143.2008.

The North Atlantic Ocean: need for proactive management
Fisheries 33: 180-185.

 
                                  144.2008.

Atlantic coral reefs: the transplantation alternative.

Biol. Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-008-9363-6.