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Faculty Directory » Daniel P. Welsh


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Google Meet Appointment
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 am
Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 am

Office Information:

Room Number: SCI 233
Phone: 978.665.3510
Email: dwelsh3@fitchburgstate.edu
Website: http://danielwelsh.weebly.com/

Courses Taught:

Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture and Laboratory) (BIOL 1200)
Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture and Laboratory) (BIOL 1300)
Evolution (Lecture) (BIOL 4600)
Animal Behavior (Lecture and Laboratory) (BIOL 2600)
General Biology II (Laboratory) (BIOL 1900)
Ichthyology (Lecture) (BIOL 3004)


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Biology)
M.S., Bowling Green State University (Biology)
B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College (Biology)

Research Interests:

My interests focus on two broad topics of fish biology: breeding behavior and adaption to different habitats. I aim to understand how species adapt (behaviorally, morphologically, physiologically, etc.) to different environments. I like to explore these topics in under-utilized species, thus increasing our knowledge of non-model fish species in the process.

Representative Publications:

Welsh, D. P., D. D. Wiegmass, L. M. Angeloni, S. P. Newman, J. G. Miner, and J. R. Baylis.  2017. "Condition-dependent reproductive tactics in male smallmouth bass: evidence of an inconsistent birthdate effect on early growth and age at first reproduction," Journal of Zoology 302: 244-251.  DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12454

Welsh, D. P. and R. C. Fuller. 2015. "Influence of sex and habitat on the size and shape of anal and dorsal fins of the blackstripe topminnow, Fundulus notatus," The Journal of Fish Biology 86:217-227.

Daniel P. Welsh, Muchu Zhou, Steven M. Mussmann, Lauren G. Fields, Claire L. Thomas, Simon P. Pearish, Stephanie L. Kilburn, Jerrod L. Parker, Laura R. Stein, Jennifer A. Bartlett, Christopher R. Bertran, Thomas J. Bland, Kate L. Laskowski, Brett C. Mommer, Xuan Zhuang, and Rebecca C. Fuller, 2013. "The effects of age, sex and habitat on body size and shape of the blackstripe topminnow, Fundulus notatus," Biological Journal of Linnean Society, 108:784-789.

Welsh, D.P. and R.C Fuller, 2011. "Where to place your eggs: the effects of conspecific eggs and water depth on ovipoition decisions in bluefin killifish," Journal of Zoology, 284:192-197.