Portrait of Theodore Pietsch

Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Theodore Pietsch

Professor Emeritus

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Ted Pietsch is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Curator Emeritus of Fishes at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Primarily interested in marine ichthyology, he has published more than 200 articles, including a dozen books, on the biosystematics, zoogeography, reproductive biology, and behavior of deep-sea fishes. He has also published extensively on the history of science, with a particular focus on the history of ichthyology. In recognition of his body of work, he has been elected a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, the Linnean Society of London, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He is also an honorary member of the Ichthyological Society of Japan, and the Hydrobiological Society, Russian Academy of Sciences.