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Robert Reavis

Animal Behavior & Behavioral Ecology Ichthyology, the study of fishes Evolution Marine Biology SCUBA Diving

Contact Information

Office Number: 
Phone number: 
(623) 845-3277
Office Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-10:50 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 9-9:50 a.m.


My Biography

Assistant Chair, Biology
Diving Safety Officer, GCC and ASU

Early field studies of marine mammals and rockfish in Puget Sound, WA, as a student at the University of Washington (BS 1987). Dissertation research on monogamous gobies (fish) in Moorea, French Polynesia (Ph.D. UC Berkeley 1994). Postdoctoral work at ASU West on sex-changing gobies, applying neuroendocrinology techniques to my behavioral ecology skill set. Initiated and maintain Scientific Diving programs at ASU and GCC. Past President, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. Joined the Biology Department at GCC in 1997.
Recent Publications: 
Witness with Your Own Eyes: Ama of Toba-Shima; Yoshitaka Ishihara & Kenji Maeda; English Translation by: Robert H. Reavis, Reiko Yasui Reavis & Yoichi Shibahara; Toba Seafolk Museum Edition, 2013
Monogamy in a feeding generalist, Chaetodon trichrous, the endemic Tahitian Butterflyfish; Robert H. Reavis and Joshua M. Copus; Env.Biol.Fishes; 2011, 92 (2) 167-179.

Classes I Teach

Fall 2017
Course Name Sect Campus
BIO145 Marine Biology 20239 GCC MAIN
BIO145 Marine Biology 20240 GCC MAIN
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 20176 GCC MAIN
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 20177 GCC MAIN
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 20178 GCC MAIN
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 20179 GCC MAIN
PED101SU SCUBA Diving 21029 GCC MAIN
PED101SU SCUBA Diving 40705 GCC MAIN