Contact Information:

Postdoctoral Scholar

University of Kentucky

Department of Biology

Lexington, KY 40506 USA

Tel: (615) 427-3049

E-mail: cavemander17@gmail.com, matthew.niemiller@uky.edu

Recent News (last nine months)

February 2014: Attended the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation meeting at Lake Cumberland State Park in Kentucky.

February 2014: Paper on the phylogeny of boas and pythons published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (with Graham Reynolds and Liam Revell).

November 2013: Grant proposal on the distribution and conservation of cave biodiversity in the Valley and Ridge funded by Cave Conservancy Foundation (Co-PI with Annette Summers Engel, Kirk Zigler, Dante Fenolio and K. Denise Kendall, $25,000)!

November 2013: Attended the Tennessee State Wildlife Action Plan meeting in Murfreesboro, TN.

November 2013: Grant proposal on the conservation of Stygobromus amphipods in the Virginias  funded by the Cave Conservancy of the Virginias (Co-PI with Megan L. Porter and Mike Slay, $15,600)!

November 2013: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Section 6 Grant on RTE cave beetles funded! (Co-PI with Kirk Zigler, $23,217).

October 2013: Attended the Stygobromus Working Group meeting in Esty, WV.

October 2013: Seminar in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville (hosted by Bill Pearson).

September 2013: Presented at the Fall Meeting of the Tennessee Cave Survey in Cookeville, TN.

September 2013: Attended the 19th Annual Tennessee Herpetological Conference in Harrogate, TN.

September 2013: Appalachian LCC Grant "Classification and Georeferencing Cave/Karst Resources across the Appalachian LCC" funded (Co-PI with David Culver, Mary Christman, Daniel Doctor, David Weary, John Young, & Kirk Zigler, $129,157)!

September 2013: Paper on the conservation status of the Georgia Blind Salamander published in Reptiles and Amphibians.

September 2013: Paper on the phylogeny and historical biogeography of West Indian boid snakes published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (with Graham Reynolds, Blair Hedges, Alex Dornburg, Alberto Puente-Rolon and Liam Revell).

August 2013:  Joined the Linnen Lab as a postdoc in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky.

August 2013: Our book The Reptiles of Tennessee (coedited with Graham Reynolds & Brian Miller) is officially published and available!

August 2013: Our book Cave Life of TAG: A Guide to Commonly Encountered Species in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia (coauthored with Kirk Zigler & Dante Fenolio) is officially published by the Biology Section of the National Speleological Society!

Matthew L. Niemiller, Ph.D. (e-mail:  cavemander17@gmail.com) ©2013