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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

Spring 2016
Course Name Sect Campus
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 13561 GCC MAIN
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 13562 GCC MAIN
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 13563 GCC MAIN
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 13573 GCC MAIN
BIO182 General Biology (Majors) II 13536 GCC MAIN
BIO182 General Biology (Majors) II 13537 GCC MAIN
BIO182 General Biology (Majors) II 13538 GCC MAIN
BIO298AB Special Projects 39995 GCC MAIN