International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Richard Pyle

Rich Pyle

Area of Taxonomic Interest: Ichthyology

Country: United States


Role: Councillor

Elected: December 2006, see BZN 63 (4): 222–223.

Richard Pyle's main field of expertise involves the taxonomy and biogeography of coral-reef fishes. His other areas of interest include the use of advanced diving technology to document biodiversity inhabiting deeper regions of tropical coral reefs, and also the development of computer database systems (and associated data standards) for managing biodiversity information.

Summary of Research & Education:

He earned his PhD under the guidance of John E. Randall, and has worked in the Department of Natural Sciences at Bishop Museum since 1986. He has authored over a hundred scientific, technical, and popular articles, has been featured in dozens of documentary films, and has received a number of significant awards for his achievements. Rich's recent TEDx talk features biodiversity and informatics, while his previous TED talk focuses on diving.

Contact Details:

Ichthyology, Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu, HI 96817

Ph: (808)848-4115
Fax: (808)847-8252
E-mail: deepreef (at) bishopmuseum (dot) org