AFS-ELHS EARLY LIFE HISTORY OF FISHES BIBLIOGRAPHY
UPDATE VERSION 2.0
A Bibliography of the Early Life History of Fishes
Volume 1, List of Titles
Compiled, edited, and published (1988, copyright) by
Robert D. Hoyt, Department of Biology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
Updated November 2002 by
Tom Kennedy, Aquatic Biology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0206, and
Darrel E. Snyder, Larval Fish laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1474
About the Bibliography
Dr. Hoyt granted the American Fisheries Society Early Life History Section permission to prepare, update, and distribute his 13,717-record bibliography (comprehensive for literature through 1987, but out-of-print) as a personal computer file or searchable resource on the internet so long as the file is made available to all interested parties and neither it nor printed versions of it are sold for profit. Because of computer search capabilities, it was deemed unnecessary to provide a computer text version of Dr. Hoyt's subject, scientific name, common name, family name, and location indices (Volume II). As chairman of the Section's bibliography committee, I prepared and partially edited version 1.0 of this file from Dr. Hoyt's original VAX computer tapes and made it available in 1994 for download and use as a searchable resource on the internet. Dr. Julian Humphries (then at Cornell University) and Dr. Peter Brueggeman (Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library) prepared and posted now defunct gopher-searchable and web-searchable versions, respectively.
The file was further edited for duplicate records and errors by Tom Kennedy and myself and partially updated by Tom Kennedy in November 2002. For the update, Tom incorporated a file of records through 1997 provided by George W. Boehlert (NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 1352 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, California 93950-2097), perused over 25 academic and governmental web sites, and used Current Contents software for published literature from 1999 to 5 August 2002. I also added a few dozen records. The bibliography now includes 15,596 records from 1842 through July 2002.
Many references are yet to be identified and added to the bibliography for the period of 1988 through 1997 and especially the year 1998. Users of the bibliography, AFS Early Life History Section members, and anyone else having published in the field are encouraged to submit additional corrections and bibliographic records to me for future updates. Please compare records herein with your own bibliographic files and personal publication lists (including "grey" literature and agency final reports). Bibliographic format generally follows American Fisheries Society guidelines except that standard journal abbreviations are acceptable. Your contributions will be duly included and acknowledged in the next update. We especially need a volunteer to update the bibliography since July 2002, much as Tom Kennedy did for the 2002 update. Also, if anyone is interested on a longer-term basis, I am willing to share or transfer responsibility for maintaining and updating the bibliography for the AFS Early Life History Section.
Darrel E. Snyder
Search Online via WWW
The former WAIS-searchable version of the bibliography provided by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography Library via Peter Brueggeman is no longer available. However, the Scripps library does maintain a PDF text file of the bibliography that is available at http://repositories.cdlib.org/sio/lib/bibliography/4/ and can be downloaded or searched online by word(s) or phrase only using an Adobe Acrobat Reader utility. A link to that site is provided on the ELHS website under "About ELHS" and "Other ELH Links." Jeff Buckel, webmaster for the ELHS website, is currently looking into possibilities for again providing a more intricately searchable online version of the bibliography (e.g.,, one allowing use of Boolean search parameters with return of lists of matching records).
Order or Download as an ASCII (DOS text) File.
A zip-compressed ASCII text file of the bibliography can be ordered on diskette from the AFS-Computer User Section at <http://www.fishdata.org/library.htm> (disk #38, US$10) or downloaded the file without charge from the same site. The file also can be downloaded over the internet from the Larval Fish Laboratory via the Colorado State University Warner College of Natural Resources FTP site. Using your web browser, open “ftp://ftp.warnercnr.colostate.edu/pub/fishbib/” and select “elhbib20.zip” for download; also select and download the self-extracting file “pkz204.exe” if you don’t have pkunzip.exe version 2.04 or later utility to decompress (unzip) the file (result should be the ASCII file elhbib20.txt).
As a ZIP-compressed ASCII file, the bibliography requires about 1.0 Mb and fits on a single floppy diskette. Uncompressed, the ASCII file (elhbib20.txt) requires about 2.7 Mb of space and can be used on other computer platforms (e.g., Macintosh, UNIX). It can be uploaded by most word processors. Word processor search and replace features can easily eliminate the ASCII hard returns at the end of each line (replace double hard returns with a unique symbol such as a double asterisk (**) and single hard returns with a space, then return the special symbol (e.g., **) back to double hard returns to separate each record). The file can be easily searched via word processors or it can be parsed into delimited fields, saved back to ASCII format, and imported by database programs. Text intended for italics is enclosed in brackets.
Prepared by: Darrel E. Snyder
Larval Fish Laboratory
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1474
Phone 970-491-5295; Fax 970-491-5091
Last Update: 20 June 2007
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