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New paper published in Subterranean Biology on coprophagy in the Grotto Salamander

A new paper was just published on coprophagy in a cave salamander involving collaborators from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, The Nature Conservancy, San Antonio Zoo, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Soares D, Adams R, Hammond S, Slay ME, Fenolio DB, Niemiller ML. 2017. Evolution of coprophagy and nutrient absorption in a cave…

New paper published in Copeia on morphological evolution in amblyopsid cavefishes

A paper on the morphological evolution of amblyopsid cavefishes was recently published in the journal Copeia. The full citation and abstract are below. Armbruster JW, Niemiller ML, & Hart PB. 2016. Morphological evolution of the cave-, spring- and swampfishes of the family Amblyopsidae (Percopsiformes). Copeia 104: 763–777. The Amblyopsidae is a small family of fishes…

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…