SOMETHING ABOUT RIC MOODIE
I'm retired now so I don't teach. Before I retired I taught Comparative Chordate Zoology, Ichthyology, and coordinated the Honours Thesis Course. If I posted your thesis on the course website it is still there at Honours Thesis Course. Although retired I am still interested in my former students, fishes, chordate biology, and biology in general.
I obtained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of British Columbia. I received my Ph.D. in Zoology in 1970 from the University of Alberta for a study of anti-predator adaptations of the three-spine stickleback (a fish) on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). I spent a year as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the College of Fisheries at the University of Washington and then came to the University of Winnipeg.
Whatever the direction of my research, I have always been inspired by these lines: "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved." in The Origin of Species (Charles Darwin,1859). My recent research focuses on the consequences of fluctuating asymmetry in animals. I am also currently interested in finding new economic uses for carp and thereby reducing the numbers and the negative ecological effects of this alien species in our lakes. I have also studied the intensive culture of fish such as the walleye and the evolutionary biology of sticklebacks and their anti-predator adaptations.
Stable isotope niche differentiation in sticklebacks with symmetric and asymmetric pectoral fins. G.E.E. Moodie, P.F. Moodie & T.E. Reimchen. 2007. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 92: 617–623.
Genome size and longevity in fish. O.L.Griffith, Moodie G.E.E, & Civetta A. 2003, Experimental Gerontology 38: 333-337.
Food particle size, feeding frequency, and the use of prepared food to culture larval walking catfish (Clarias macrocephalus). Rakpong Petkam & G. Eric E. Moodie. 2001. Aquaculture 147: 349-362.
Pectoral fin asymmetry, dimorphism and fecundity in the Brook Stickleback, Culaea inconstans. R.P. Hechter, P.F. Moodie & G.E.E. Moodie. 2000. Behaviour 137: 999-1009.
Do asymmetric sticklebacks make better fathers? G.E.E. Moodie & P. F. Moodie. 1996. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 263: 535-539.
Recent and future demand for walleye fingerlings in North America. R. Fenton, J.A. Mathias, & G.E.E. Moodie. 1996. Fisheries 21: 6-12.
Genetic variation in a cave-dwelling Venezuelan catfish. Julio E. Perez & G. Eric E. Moodie. 1993. Acta Cientifica Venezuelana 44: 28-31.
A comparison of two production-scale modules for the intensive culture of larval walleye. G.E.E. Moodie, J.A. Mathias & N.L. Loadman. 1992. Aquacultural Engineering 11: 171-182.
I have one wife, two daughters, Zoe and Erica, two sons-in-law, Jon and Dave, three grandchildren, and a dog. All except the last three are biostatisticians. In my spare time I sail dinghies or an iceboat. When there is no wind I paddle a kayak. I build the occasional boat and make jewellery. I am not much of a recreational fisherman.