Select Pubs

  • Pietsch, T. W. 2012. Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, xi + 384 pp.
  • Pietsch, T. W. (editor) 2012. Cuvier's History of the Natural Sciences: Twenty-four Lessons from Antiquity to the Renaissance, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 718 pp.
  • Pietsch, T. W. 2010. The Curious Death of Peter Artedi: A Mystery in the History of Science. Scott & Nix, New York, 245 pp.
  • Carnevale, G., and T. W. Pietsch. 2010. Eocene handfishes from Monte Bolca, with description of a new genus and species, and a phylogeny of the family Brachionichthyidae (Teleostei: Lophiiformes). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 160(4):621-647.
  • Pietsch, TW. 2010. Theodore W. Pietsch II (1912−1993) and the Development of Automobile Design in the Golden Age. Pietsch/Sharf
  • Pietsch, T. W. 2010. Samuel Fallours: Tropical Fishes of the East Indies—Poissons tropicaux des Indes orientales—Tropische Fische Ostindiens. Edited by Petra Lamers-Schutze, Taschen GmbH, Köln, Germany, 100 pp., 36 + 9 figs., 101 color pls.
  • Pietsch, T. W. 2009. Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep-sea. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, xii + 557 pp.
  • Pietsch, T. W., R. J. Arnold, and D. J. Hall. 2009. A Bizarre New Species of Frogfish of the Genus Histiophryne (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from Ambon and Bali, Indonesia. Copeia, 2009(1):37-45.
  • Pietsch, T. W. 2008. A Mermaid in the Tub: A Specimen of MvB Sirenne, a New Family of Type-Faces by Alan Greene, Inspired by Engraved Letterforms in a Rare Book. Mark van Bronkhorst and E. M. Ginger, editors, MvB Fonts, Albany, California, 36 pp.
  • Pietsch, T. W., and J. W. Orr. 2007. Phylogenetic Relationships of Deep-sea Anglerfishes of the Suborder Ceratioidei (Teleostei: Lophiiformes) Based on Morphology. Copeia, 2007(1): 1-34.
  • Pietsch, T. W. 2005. Dimorphism, parasitism, and sex revisited: Modes of reproduction among deep-sea ceratioid anglerfishes (Teleostei: Lophiiformes). Ichthyological Research, 52(3): 207-236.
  • Pietsch, TW, WD Anderson, Jr (eds). 1997. Collection Building in Ichthyology and Herpetology. Am. Soc. Ichthy. Herp., Spec. Publ. 3.
  • Pietsch, TW, ed. 1995. Fishes, Crayfishes, and Crabs: Louis Renard and His Natural History of the Rarest Curiosities of the Seas of the Indies. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore. Vol. 1, 214 + xxii; Vol. 2, 224 .
  • Pietsch, TW, ed. 1995. Historical Portrait of the Progress of Ichthyology, from Its Origins to Our Own Time. Translated from French by AJ Simpson. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore. 366 + xxiv.

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Ted Pietsch is Dorothy T. Gilbert Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, and Curator of Fishes at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, and Professor in the Graduate Program in Museology, University of Washington. He is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, the Linnean Society of London, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the University of Washington Teaching Academy, and an Honorary Member of the Ichthyological Society of Japan.

New Books

Oceanic Anglerfishes book cover

Pietsch, T. W. 2009. Oceanic Angler-fishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep-sea, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, xii + 557 pp.

Oceanic Anglerfishes book cover

Pietsch, T. W. 2010. The Curious Death of Peter Artedi: A Mystery in the History of Science, Scott & Nix, New York, x + 222 pp.

Oceanic Anglerfishes book cover

Pietsch, T. W. 2012. Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, xi + 384 pp.

Oceanic Anglerfishes book cover

Pietsch, T. W. (editor) 2012. Cuvier's History of the Natural Sciences: Twenty-four Lessons from Antiquity to the Renaissance, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 718 pp.

He is interested primarily in marine ichthyology, especially the biosystematics, zoogeography, reproductive biology, and behavior of deep-sea fishes. As curator of the Fish Collection of the University of Washington (UWFishCollection.org), he is also interested in natural history collections and collection building, and in biotic survey and inventory, the latter best exemplified by a decade-long series of expeditions to collect plants and animals on the islands of the Kuril Archipelago in the Russian Far East. His most recent initiative is a floral and faunal survey of the Elwha River Valley on the Olympic Peninsula in Western Washington State.

He has also published extensively on the history of science, especially the history of ichthyology. Among the latter are works on the French comparative anatomist Georges Cuvier (1769−1832) and his 22-volume Histoire Naturelle des Poissons (1828-1849); bookdealer, publisher, and secret agent Louis Renard (1678/79−1746) and his Fishes, Crayfishes, and Crabs; the unpublished manuscripts of the seventeenth-century explorer-naturalist Charles Plumier (1646−1704); and on the history of natural history collection-building. His current efforts are directed toward an annotated, illustrated, English translation of Cuvier's five-volume Histoire des Sciences Naturelles, depuis leur Origine jusqu'a nos Jours (1841−1845).