Hello and welcome. My name is Matt Girard, and I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas. I am an ichthyologist, or fish person, who enjoys asking questions about the anatomy, evolution, and natural history of fishes. My research specifically focuses on the systematics of perch-like fishes and how both phenotypic and genotypic features can inform our understanding of this group’s evolutionary history. Please explore my publications for more information.
I am a proud member of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) and currently serve as the Illustration Editor for Copeia. Consider joining ASIH if you love fishes, amphibians, or reptiles!
I also have a passion for photography and enjoy using different imaging techniques to showcase the morphological features and the fishes that I am working with.
Doctoral Candidate, Current
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science - Biology with Ecology Emphasis, 2014
Loyola University Chicago