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Recent News

New paper published in the Journal of Cave and Karst Studies on vertebrates in east Tennessee caves

A paper on the vertebrate fauna found in caves of east Tennessee was recently published in the journal Journal of Cave and Karst Studies. The full citation and abstract are below. Niemiller ML, Zigler KS, Stephen CDR, Carter ET, Paterson AT, Taylor SJ, & Engel AS. 2016. Vertebrate fauna in caves of eastern Tennessee within the…

New paper published in Copeia on life history and demography of the Big Mouth Cave Salamander

A paper on the life history and demography of a population of the Big Mouth Cave Salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus necturoides) was recently published in the journal Copeia. The full citation and abstract are below. Niemiller ML, Glorioso BM, Fenolio DB, Reynolds RG, Taylor SJ, & Miller BT. 2016. Growth, survival, longevity, and population size of the…

New paper on the conservation status and biogeography of Bactrurus amphipods

My coauthor Steve Taylor and my paper on the conservation status and biogeography of subterranean Bactrurus amphipods was recently published in the journal Subterranean Biology. The full citation and abstract are below. Taylor SJ, & Niemiller ML. 2016. Biogeography and conservation assessment of Bactrurus groundwater amphipods (Crangonyctidae) in the central and eastern United States. Subterranean…

New book chapter on cavefish hearing published

My coauthors Daphne Soares, Dennis Higgs and I have a chapter titled “Hearing in cavefishes” in the recently published book “Fish Hearing and Bioacoustics – An Anthology in Honor of Arthur N. Popper and Richard R. Fay.” The volume is edited by Joe Sisneros and honors the scientific contributions of Art Popper and Richard Fay.…