Areas of Expertise: Ichthyology, Ecology, Systematics
Dave has studied the evolution and ecology of multiple groups of freshwater fishes from across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. A skilled naturalist and field biologist, he assists with TNACI research on rare, threatened, and endangered species across the southeastern U.S.
Favorite fish: All of them… but freshwater cottoids are particularly near and dear.
Number of U.S. states remaining to sample fishes in: 2 (Hawaii and Connecticut)
Ph.D., University of Alabama (Biology)
M.S., Frostburg State University (Aquatic Ecology and Conservation Biology)
B.S., Frostburg State University (Fisheries and Wildlife Management)
Adams, S.B., D.A. Schmetterling, and D.A. Neely. 2015. Summer stream temperatures influence sculpin distributions and spatial partitioning in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin, Montana. Copeia 103(2):416-428. [link]
Robison, H.W., D.A. Neely, U. Thomas, C.T. McAllister, K.E. Shirley, and J.K. Whalen. 2013. New distributional records and natural history notes on selected fishes from Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 67: 115-120. [link]
Ng, H.H., C.J. Ferraris, Jr., and D.A. Neely. 2012. The catfish genus Erethistoides (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) in Myanmar, with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa 3254: 55-68. [link]
Neely, D.A., K.W. Conway, and R.L. Mayden. 2007. Erromyzon yangi, a new hillstream loach (Teleostei: Balitoridae) from the Pearl River drainage of Guangxi Province, China. Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters 18(2): 97-102. [link]
Neely, D.A., J.D. Williams, and R.L. Mayden. 2007. Two new sculpins of the genus Cottus(Teleostei: Cottidae) from rivers of eastern North America. Copeia 2007(3): 641-656. [link]