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Dr. David Neely

Adjunct Scientist

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)

Representative Publications:
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]

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