Royal D. Suttkus Symposium

Saturday, October 28, 2000

Schedule of Presentations

Morning Session (Moderator Hank Bart)


9:00-9:10 A.M.Welcome and Introduction

Hank Bart, Director and Curator of Fishes, Tulane Museum of Natural History


9:10-9:30 A.M.Revision of Aplocheiloid Killifishes

Jim Thomerson, Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville


9:30-10:00 A.M.Enigmatic Rio Nazas Astyanax: A Preliminary Analysis (Pisces: Characidae)

Salvador Contreras-Balderas, Professor Emeritus, Biology  Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico (Tulane Ph. D. 1975) 

Lourdes Lozano, Curator of Fishes, Laboratorio de Ictiologia Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico


10:00-10:15 A.M. BREAK


10:15-10:45 A.M.Suttkus Influence on a Career in Galaxiid Biogeography

Tim Berra, Professor Emeritus of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University (Tulane Ph.D. 1969)


10:45-11:05 A.M.Common statistical and QA/QC mistakes biologists make

Roy Irwin, Senior Contaminant Specialist and Biomonitoring Coordinator, Water Resources Division National Park Service Fort Collins, Colorado.(Tulane Ph.D. 1970)

11:05-11:25 A.M.Bembrops suttkusi, a new duckbill from West Africa

Bruce Thompson, Coastal Fisheries Institute Louisiana State University (Tulane Ph.D. 1977)


11:30-1:30 P.M. LUNCH BREAK


Afternoon session (Moderator: Veronica Trau)


1:30-1:50 P.M.Coloration and Diversity in Snubnose Darters

Brady Porter, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia


1:50-2:10 P.M.Sutt’s Mussels: Collections from the Alabama River

Jim Williams, Florida Caribbean Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey Paul Hartfield, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson Field Office

Jeff Garner, Florida Caribbean Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey


2:10-2:30 P.M.Sampling for Caddisfly Taxonomy: How much is enough?

Dave Etnier, Professor of Zoology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


2:30-2:50 P.M.Fins to Fur: Suttkus contributions to Mammalogy

Craig Hood, Professor of Biological Sciences, Loyola University, and Adjunct Curator of Mammalogy, Tulane Museum of Natural History


2:50-3:00 P.M. BREAK


3:00-3:20 P.M.The Suttkus years at Cornell

Howard Evans, Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

3:20-3:40 P.M.Reflections on 35 years of collaboration with R.D. Suttkus

Clyde Jones, Museum of Texas Tech University

3:40-3:50 P.M.Confessions from graduate school days

Aelita Pinter, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans ( Tulane Ph.D., 1963)


3:50-4:05 P.M.Reminiscence about times on the river with R.D. Suttkus

Armand Kuris, Professor, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology University of California Santa Barbara


4:05-4:20 P.M.Fish and plant stories

Leonard Thien, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Tulane University


4:20-4:40 P.M.The Suttkus twist on mycology

Meredith Blackwell , Boyd Professor of Biology, Louisiana State University


4:40-4:50 P.M.A "botanist"

David White, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Loyola University (Tulane Ph.D., 1978)


4:50-5:00 P.M.Reflections on Dr. Suttkus from a departmental secretary

Violet Germany, Tulane University (retired)


5:00-5:15 P.M.Anecdotes from field notes

C. Robert Shoop, Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences University of Rhode Island (Tulane Ph.D., 1963)


5:15-5:25 P.M.A few words about Suttkus

Emily Vokes, Professor Emeritus of Geology Tulane University


Evening Session


8:00-8:30 P.M.Suttkus Song & slide show


8:30-8:50 P.M.Suttkus Statistics: 2000 Tally

Hank Bart, Tulane University Museum of Natural History


8:50-9:10 P.M.Graduate education then and now

Bob Cashner, Professor of Biological Sciences and Graduate Dean University of New Orleans
(Tulane Ph.D., 1974)

9:10-9:30 P.M.Remarks