Curriculum Vitae


Matthew Lance Niemiller

Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Illinois Natural History Survey
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820-6953
(615) 427-3049
mniemill@illinois.edu
cavemander17@gmail.com

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EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2011), Dissertation "Evolution, Speciation, and Conservation of Amblyopsid Cavefishes," advisor Ben Fitzpatrick

M.S. in Biology, Middle Tennessee State University (2006), emphasis in Zoology, Thesis “Systematics of the Tennessee Cave Salamander complex (Gyrinophilus palleucus and G. gulolineatus) in Tennessee," advisor Brian T. Miller

B.S. in Biology, Middle Tennessee State University (2003), emphasis in Animal Biology, minor in Chemistry


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2014–Present Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2013–Present Research Associate, Louisiana State Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
2013–2014 Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky
2013 Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
2011–2013 Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
2012–Present Managing Editor, Speleobiology Notes
2012–Present Associate Editor, Herpetological Conservation and Biology
2012 Editor, Vertebrates Section, Speleobiology Notes
2006–2012 Assistant Editor, Herpetological Conservation and Biology


FUNDING AND AWARDS:

2014–2015 Cave Conservancy Foundation, Distribution and conservation of cave biodiversity in the Valley and Ridge (Co-PI with Annette Summer Engel, Kirk Zigler, Dante Fenolio and K. Denise Kendall, $25000).
2014–2015 Cave Conservancy of the Virginias, Conservation assessment of crangonyctid amphipods within the subterranean genus Stygobromus of the Virginias (Co-PI with Megan L. Porter and Mike Slay, $15600).
2014–2015 Section 6 Grant. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Conservation status of Pseudanophthalmus cave beetles and a cave crayfish (Orconectes incomptus) for potential listing and other associated cave-obligate fauna in Tennessee (Co-PI with Kirk Zigler, $23217).
2013–2014 Appalachian LCC Grant, Classification and Georeferencing Cave/Karst Resources across the Appalachian LCC (#2013-03) (Co-PI with David Culver, Mary Christman, Daniel Doctor, David Weary, John Young, & Kirk Zigler, $129157).
2013 State Wildlife Grant. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, Conservation status of amblyopsid cavefishes and other cave-obligate fauna in Tennessee (PI with Kirk Ziger and Jonathan Armbruster, $14000).
2012–2013 State Wildlife Grant. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Documenting new undescribed species of the cavefish genus Typhlichthys (Percopsiformes: Amblyopsidae) in Alabama (Co-PI with Jonathan Armbruster and Bernard Kuhajda, $13333).
2012 Jim Tanner Award for Outstanding Dissertation, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee.
2011–2013 Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, Yale University ($93000).
2011 Science Alliance Award, Division of Biology, University of Tennessee ($3000).
2010 Publication Grant for The Amphibians of Tennessee, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (with R. Graham Reynolds and Scot Danforth, $8000).
2010–2011 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. National Science Foundation, To see or not to see again: regressive evolution and Dollo's Law in North American cavefishes (Pisces: Amblyopsidae) ($13500).
2010 Summer Research Grant. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee ($1000).
2010 Dean E. Metter Award. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles ($750).
2009 Summer Research Grant. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee ($750).
2009 Ralph W. Stone Graduate Fellowship in Cave and Karst Studies, National Speleological Society ($2000).
2009 Edward C. Raney Fund Award. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists ($1000).
2008 Summer Research Grant. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee ($750).
2008–2011 State Wildlife Grant. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Status, life history and phylogenetics of amblyopsid cavefishes in Kentucky (Co-PI with Ben Fitzpatrick, $33810).
2008–2010 Preserve Grant. National Speleological Society (PI with Lee Florea, $3475).
2007–2009 State Wildlife Grant. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Status and distribution of the amblyopsid fishes Forbesichthys agassizii and Typhlichthys subterraneus in Tennessee (Co-PI with Ben Fitzpatrick, $29834).
2007 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund. American Museum of Natural History ($1500).
2007 Helen T. and F. M. Gaige Fund. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists ($500).
2007 Cave and Karst Grant-in-Aid. Cave Research Foundation ($3000).
2007 Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) Doctoral Fellowship ($3000).
2007 Summer Research Grant. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee ($850).
2007 Graduate Researchers in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution Travel Award. University of Tennessee ($150).
2006 Graduate Student Travel Award. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists ($250).
2005 Marion Wells Graduate Research Scholarship. Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University ($500).
2005 Charles Holland Biology Club Scholarship. Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University ($500).
2004–2005 Mary C. Dunn Graduate Scholarship. Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University ($2000).
2003 William H. Butler, Jr. Graduate Research Scholarship. Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University ($500).

PUBLICATIONS:

In press 49. Fenolio DB, Niemiller ML, Bonett RM, Graening GO, Collier BA, & Stout JF. Life history, demography, and the influence of cave-roosting bats on a population of the Grotto Salamander (Eurycea spelaea) from the Ozark Plateaus of Oklahoma (Caudata: Plethodontidae). Herpetological Conservation and Biology.
  48.Thompson S, Muzinic L, Niemiller ML, & Voss SR. Probability of regenerating a normal limb after bite injury in the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). Regeneration.
2014 47. Espinasa L, Espinasa M, Fenolio DB, Slay ME, & Niemiller ML. Distribution and conservation status of Speleonycta ozarkensis (Insecta: Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae) from caves of the Ozark Highlands of Arkansas and Oklahoma, USA. Subterranean Biology 14: 51–62. [PDF]
  46. Chakrabarty P, Prejean JA, & Niemiller ML. The Hoosier cavefish, a new and endangered species (Amblyopsidae, Amblyopsis) from the caves of southern Indiana. ZooKeys 412: 41–57. [PDF]
  45. Kennan SW, Niemiller ML, & Williams BW. Observations of Cambarus bartonii cavatus (Decapoda: Cambaridae) and ectosymbiotic branchiobdellidans (Annelida: Clitellata) in Cruze Cave, Knox County, Tennessee, USA. Speleobiology Notes 6: 55–61. [PDF]
  44. Soares D, Niemiller ML, & Higgs D. Hearing and acoustic communication in cavefishes. Ambient Science 1: 1–6. [PDF]
  43. Fenolio DB, Niemiller ML, & Martinez B. Observations of reproduction in captivity by the Dougherty Plain Cave Crayfish, Cambarus cryptodytes (Decapoda: Astacoidea: Cambaridae). Speleobiology Notes 6: 14–26. [PDF]
  42. Reynolds RG, Niemiller ML, & Revell LJ. Toward a Tree-of-Life for the boas and pythons: multilocus species-level phylogeny with unprecedented taxon sampling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 71: 201–213. [PDF].
  41. Niemiller ML, & Reeves WC. Predation by the stygophilic crayfish Cambarus tenebrosus on the salamander Pseudotriton ruber within a cave in Cannon County, Tennessee, USA. Speleobiology Notes 6: 8–13. [PDF]
2013 40. Barun A, Niemiller ML, Fitzpatrick BM, Fordyce JA, & Simberloff D. Can genetic data confirm or refute historical records: the island invasion of the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus). Biological Invasions 15: 2243–2251. [PDF]
  39. Fenolio DB, Niemiller ML, Levy M, & Martinez B. Conservation status of the Georgia blind salamander (Eurycea wallacei) from the Floridian Aquifer of Florida and Georgia. Reptiles and Amphibians 20: 97–111. [PDF]
  38. Kendall KD, Niemiller ML, Dittrich-Reed D, Chick LD, Wilmoth L, Milt A, Burt M, Lopes N, Cantwell L, Rubio L, Allison A, & Schussler EE. Departments can develop teaching identities of graduate students. CBE - Life Sciences Education 12: 316–317. [PDF]
  37. McAllister CT, Bursey CR, Fenolio DB, & Niemiller ML. Bothriocephalus sp. (Cestoidea: Bothriocephalidea: Bothriocephalidae) from the Georgia blind salamander, Eurycea wallacei (Caudata: Plethodontidae), in Georgia, USA: first definitive report of a parasite from this host. Comparative Parasitology 80: 308–311. [PDF]
  36. Niemiller ML, Graening GO, Fenolio DB, Godwin JC, Cooley JR, Pearson WR, Near TJ, & Fitzpatrick BM. Doomed before they are described? The need for conservation assessments of cryptic species complexes using an amblyopsid cavefish (Amblyopsidae: Typhlichthys) as a case study. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 1799–1820. [PDF]
  35. Reynolds RG, Niemiller ML, Hedges SB, Dornburg A, Puente-Rolon AR, & Revell LJ. Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of West Indian boid snakes (Chilabothrus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68: 461–470. [PDF]
  34. Niemiller ML, & Zigler KS. Patterns of cave biodiversity and endemism in the Appalachians and Interior Plateau of Tennessee, USA. PLoS One 8: e64177. [PDF]
  33. Fenolio DB, Niemiller ML, Soares D, Slay ME, Harris KA, & Harris N. Subterranean reproduction of the Ringed Crayfish, Orconectes neglectus Faxon 1885 (Astacoidea: Cambaridae) within a cave in the Ozark Highlands of Oklahoma, USA. Speleobiology Notes 5: 43–46. [PDF]
  32. Fenolio DB, McAllister CT, Niemiller ML, Soares D, & Cooley J. An extreme case of a trematode parasitic infestation of a larval Ozark Blind Cave Salamander, Eurycea spelaea (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from the Ozark Highlands of Missouri, USA. Speleobiology Notes 5: 34–37. [PDF]
  31. Fenolio DB, Zhao Y, Niemiller ML, & Stout JF. In situ observations of seven enigmatic cave loaches and one cave barbel from Guangxi, China, with notes on conservation status. Speleobiology Notes 5: 19–33. [PDF]
  30. Soares D, & Niemiller ML. Sensory adaptations of fishes to subterranean environments. BioScience 63: 274–283. [PDF]
  29. Fenolio DB, Niemiller ML, Soares D, Slay ME, Stark RC, & Hensley SL. A maximum size and maximum abundance record of the Delaware County Cave Crayfish, Cambarus subterraneus Hobbs 1993, (Astacoidea: Cambaridae) from Twin Cave, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA. Speleobiology Notes 5: 9–13. [PDF]
  28. Niemiller ML, McCandless JR, Reynolds RG, Caddle J, Tillquist CR, Near TJ, Pearson WD, & Fitzpatrick BM. Effects of climatic and geological processes during the Pleistocene on the evolutionary history of the northern cavefish, Amblyopsis spelaea (Teleostei: Amblyopsidae). Evolution 67: 1011–1025. [PDF]
  27. Niemiller ML, Higgs DM, & Soares D. Evidence for hearing loss in amblyopsid cavefishes. Biology Letters 9: 20130104. [PDF]
  26. Niemiller ML, Fitzpatrick BM, Shah P, Schmitz L, & Near TJ. Evidence for repeated loss of selective constraint in rhodopsin of amblyopsid cavefishes (Teleostei: Amblyopsidae). Evolution 67: 732–748. [PDF]
2012 25. Reynolds RG, Niemiller ML, & Fitzpatrick BM. Genetic analysis of an endemic archipelagic lizard reveals sympatric cryptic lineages and taxonomic discordance. Conservation Genetics 13: 953–963. [PDF]
  24. Miller BT, & Niemiller ML. Gyrinophilus palleucus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 884: 1–7. [PDF]
  23. Niemiller ML, Near TJ, & Fitzpatrick BM. Delimiting species using multilocus data: diagnosing cryptic diversity in the southern cavefish Typhlichthys subterraneus (Teleostei: Amblyopsidae). Evolution 66: 846–866. [PDF]
  22. Fitzpatrick BM, Fordyce JA, Niemiller ML, & Reynolds RG. What can DNA tell us about biological invasions? Biological Invasions 14: 245–253. [PDF]
2011 21. Niemiller ML, Reynolds RG, Glorioso BM, Spiess J, & Miller BT. Herpetofauna of the cedar glades and associated habitats of the Inner Central Basin of middle Tennessee. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6: 135–149. [PDF]
  20. Reynolds RG, Niemiller ML, & Pasachnik SA. Occurrence of Pygmy Salamanders (Desmognathus wrighti) in Monroe County, Tennessee. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 86: 53–55. [PDF]
2010 19. Glorioso BM, Niemiller ML, & Cobb VA. Feeding activity of Amphiuma tridactylum at Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 85: 87–90. [PDF]
  18. Reynolds RG, & Niemiller ML. 2010. Island invaders: introduced reptiles and amphibians of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Reptiles and Amphibians 17: 117–121. [PDF]
  17. Niemiller ML, Osbourn MS, Fenolio DB, Pauley TK, Miller BT, & Holsinger JR. Conservation status and habitat use of the West Virginia Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus subterraneus) and Spring Salamander (G. porphyriticus) in General Davis Cave, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5: 32–43. [PDF]
  16. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Gyrinophilus gulolineatus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 862: 1–4. [PDF]
  15. Niemiller ML, Nosil P, & Fitzpatrick BM. Corrigendum. Recent divergence-with-gene-flow in Tennessee cave salamanders (Plethodontidae: Gyrinophilus) inferred from gene genealogies. Molecular Ecology 19: 1513–1514. [PDF]
  14. Graening GO, Fenolio DB, Niemiller ML, Brown AV, & Beard JB. The 30-year recovery effort for the Ozark cavefish (Amblyopsis rosae): analysis of current distribution, population trends, and conservation status of this threatened species. Environmental Biology of Fishes 87: 55–88. [PDF]
2009 13. Niemiller ML, Glorioso BM, Nicholas C, Phillips J, Rader J, Reed E, Sykes KL, Todd J, Wyckoff GR, Young EL, & Miller BT. Notes on the reproduction of the streamside salamander, Ambystoma barbouri, from Rutherford County, Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist 8: 37–44. [PDF]
  12. Niemiller ML, Fenolio D, Graening GO, & Miller BT. Observations on oviposition and reproduction of the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from Arkansas and Tennessee. Speleobiology Notes 1: 17–19. [PDF]
2008 11. Miller BT, Niemiller ML, & Reynolds RG. Observations on egg-laying behavior and interactions among attending female red salamanders (Pseudotriton ruber) with comments on the use of caves by this species. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 3: 203–210. [PDF]
  10. Fitzpatrick BM, Placyk Jr JS, Niemiller ML, Casper GS, & Burghardt GM. Distinctiveness in the face of gene flow: hybridization between specialist and generalist gartersnakes. Molecular Ecology 17: 4107–4117. [PDF]
  9. Niemiller ML, Fitzpatrick BM, & Miller BT. Recent divergence-with-gene-flow in Tennessee cave salamanders (Plethodontidae: Gyrinophilus) inferred from gene genealogies. Molecular Ecology 17: 2258–2275. [PDF]
  8. Miller BT, & Niemiller ML. Distribution and relative abundance of Tennessee cave salamanders (Gyrinophilus palleucus and G. gulolineatus) with an emphasis on Tennessee populations. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 3: 1–20. [PDF]
2007 7. McAllister CT, Bursey CR, Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. A noteworthy infection of Clinostomum complanatum (Digenea: Clinostomidae) in a cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from northcentral Tennessee. Texas Journal of Science 59: 321–326. [PDF]
  6. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Subterranean reproduction of the southern two-lined salamander (Eurycea cirrigera) from Short Mountain, Tennessee. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 2: 106–112. [PDF]
2006 5. Niemiller ML, Glorioso BM, Nicholas C, Phillips J, Rader J, Reed E, Sykes KL, Todd J, Wyckoff GR, Young EL, & Miller BT. Status and distribution of the streamside salamander (Ambystoma barbouri) in middle Tennessee. American Midland Naturalist 156: 393–399. [PDF]
  4. Glorioso BM, & Niemiller ML. Using deep-water crawfish nets to capture aquatic turtles. Herpetological Review 37: 185–187. [PDF]
  3. Niemiller ML, Glorioso BM, & Miller BT. An eastern and subterranean maximum size record of the banded sculpin, Cottus carolinae, from Tennessee. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 81: 41–43. [PDF]
2005 2. Koczaja C, McCall L, Fitch E, Glorioso B, Hanna C, Kyzar J, Niemiller M, Spiess J, Tolley A, Wyckoff R, & Mullen D. Size-specific habitat segregation and intraspecific interactions in banded sculpin (Cottus carolinae). Southeastern Naturalist 4:207–218. [PDF]
  1. Niemiller ML. The herpetofauna of the upper Duck River watershed in Coffee County, Tennessee. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 80: 6–12. [PDF]


SUBMITTED/TO BE SUBMITTED PAPERS:

In prep 2. Reynolds RG, Niemiller ML, & Revell LJ. The origin and diversification of boas and pythons.
  1. Niemiller ML, Zigler KS, & Fenolio DB. The obligate cave fauna of the Interior Plateau and Applachians karst regions of Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, USA.


BOOK CHAPTERS AND PROCEEDINGS:

In review 6. Niemiller ML, & Soares D. Cave environments. In Riesch R, Plath M, & Tobler M (eds.). Extremeophile Fishes - Ecology and Evolution of Teleosts in Extreme Environments. Springer.
2012 5. Goricki S, Niemiller ML, & Fenolio DB. Salamanders. Pp. 665–676 in White WH, & Culver DC (eds). Encyclopedia of Caves, 2nd Edition. Elsevier. [PDF]
2010 4. Niemiller ML, & Poulson TL. Subterranean fishes of North America: Amblyopsidae. Pp. 169–280 in Trajano E, Bichuette ME, & Kapoor BG (eds.). The Biology of Subterranean Fishes. Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire, USA. [PDF]
2009 3. Niemiller ML, Miller BT, & Fitzpatrick BM. Systematics and evolutionary history of subterranean Gyrinophilus salamanders. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, Texas 15: 242–248. [PDF]
  2. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. A survey of the cave-associated amphibians of the eastern United States with an emphasis on salamanders. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, Texas 15: 249–256. [PDF]
2008 1. Niemiller ML, & Fitzpatrick BM. Phylogenetics of the southern cavefish, Typhlichthys subterraneus: implications for conservation and management. Proceedings of the 18th National Cave and Karst Management Symposium 18: 79–88. [PDF]


BOOKS:

2013 4. Niemiller ML, Zigler KS, & Fenolio DB. Cave Life of TAG: A Guide to Commonly Encountered Species in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. Biology Section of the National Speleological Society, Huntsville, Alabama. 45p. [purchase]
  3. Kendall KD, Rearden K, & Niemiller ML. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Teaching and Learning Module (K-4). Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. 50p. [PDF]
  2. Niemiller ML, Reynolds RG, & Miller BT (eds). The Reptiles of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville Tennessee. [purchase]
2011 1. Niemiller ML, & Reynolds RG (eds). The Amphibians of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, Tennessee. [purchase]


SHORT PEER-REVIEWED NOTES:

2012 27. Nelson SK, Niemiller ML, & Reynolds RG. New county records for amphibians and reptiles in Tennessee. Herpetological Review 43: 456–457. [PDF]
2011 26. Reynolds RG, & Niemiller ML. Epicrates chrysogaster chrysogaster. (Turks Island Boa). Diet. Herpetological Review 42: 290.
  25. Reynolds RG, Niemiller ML, & Manco BN. Epicrates chrysogaster chrysogaster. (Turks Island Boa). Record Size. Herpetological Review 42: 290.
  24. Reynolds RG, Niemiller ML, Riggs BM, & Manco BN. Geographic distribution. Osteopilus septentrionalis. Herpetological Review 42: 237–238.
2010 23. Reynolds RG, & Niemiller ML. Distribution. Epicrates chrysogaster (Southern Bahamas Boa). Caribbean Herpetology 1: 14.
2009 22. Reynolds RG, & Niemiller ML. Geographic distribution. Hemidactylus mabouia. Herpetological Review 40: 452.
  21. Niemiller ML, Reynolds RG, Reynolds JG, & Miller BT. Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus. Reproduction. Herpetological Review 40: 67.
2008 20. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Plethodon dorsalis. Reproduction. Herpetological Review 39: 335.
2007 19. Niemiller ML, Glorioso BM, & Wyckoff GR. New county records for amphibians in middle Tennessee. Herpetological Review 38: 234. [PDF]
  18. Niemiller ML, Glorioso BM, Young EL, & Cobb VA. Farancia abacura reinwardtii. Reproduction. Herpetological Review 38: 207.
2006 17. Niemiller ML, Miller JA, Miller JH, & Miller BT. Geographic distribution. Lampropeltis calligaster. Herpetological Review 37: 498.
  16. Miller JH, Miller JA, Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Geographic distribution. Rana palustris. Herpetological Review 37: 490.
  15. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Geographic distribution. Rana palustris. Herpetological Review 37: 489–490.
  14. Miller JA, Miller JH, Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Geographic distribution. Bufo fowleri. Herpetological Review 37: 486.
  13. Glorioso BM & Niemiller ML. Geographic distribution. Plethodon glutinosus. Herpetological Review 37: 485.
  12. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Geographic distribution. Plethodon dorsalis. Herpetological Review 37: 484
  11. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Geographic distribution. Eurycea lucifuga. Herpetological Review 37: 483.
  10. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Geographic distribution. Eurycea cirrigera. Herpetological Review 37: 483.
  9. Niemiller ML, Glorioso BM, Gray E, Miller BT, Jensen JB, & Keyes T. Pseudotriton ruber ruber. Size and subterranean aggregation. Herpetological Review 37: 438.
  8. Niemiller ML, & Glorioso BM. Geographic distribution. Rana palustris. Herpetological Review 37: 102.
  7. Niemiller ML, Todd JM, Miller BT, & Mann NG. Geographic distribution. Gastrophryne carolinensis. Herpetological Review 37: 100.
  6. Glorioso BM, & Niemiller ML. Geographic distribution. Bufo americanus americanus. Herpetological Review 37: 98.
  5. Glorioso BM, Young EL, & Niemiller ML. Geographic distribution. Ambystoma talpoideum. Herpetological Review 37: 97.
2005 4. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Rana clamitans melanota. Predation. Herpetological Review 36:440.
  3. Miller BT, & Niemiller ML. Psuedotriton ruber ruber. Reproduction. Herpetological Review 36:429.
  2. Niemiller ML. Pseudotriton ruber ruber. Tree climbing. Herpetological Review 36:52.
2004 1. Niemiller ML. Geographic distribution. Gyrinophilus porphyriticus. Herpetological Review 35:76.


GOVERNMENT REPORTS:

2014 16. Armbruster JW, & Niemiller ML. Status survey of Typhlichthys subterraneus in Alabama. Technical Report. Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Montgomery, Alabama. 31p.
2013 15. Niemiller ML, & Fitzpatrick BM. Status, life history, and phylogenetics of amblyopsid cavefishes in Kentucky. Technical Report. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Frankfort, Kentucky. [PDF]
2012 14. Niemiller ML, & Fitzpatrick BM. Status, life history, and phylogenetics of amblyopsid cavefishes in Kentucky. Pp. 9–15 in Annual Research Highlights, Vol. 5. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Frankfort, Kentucky. [PDF]
2011 13. Fitzpatrick BM, & Niemiller ML. Status, life history, and phylogenetics of amblyopsid cavefishes in Kentucky. Pp. 87 in Annual Research Highlights, Vol. 4. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Frankfort, Kentucky.
2010 12. Niemiller ML, Miller BT, & Fitzpatrick BM. Review of the scientific literature and research for the U.S.F.W.S. review for potential listing of the Berry Cave salamander (Gyrinophilus gulolineatus). Technical Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 22p.
  11. Fitzpatrick BM, & Niemiller ML. Status, life history, and phylogenetics of amblyopsid cavefishes in Kentucky. Pp. 105 in Annual Research Highlights, Vol. 3. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  10. Niemiller ML, Miller BT, & Fitzpatrick BM. Status and distribution of the amblyopsid fishes Forbesichthys agassizii and Typhlichthys subterraneus in Tennessee. Technical Report. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. 70p.
2009 9. Freeman BJ, & Niemiller ML. Species profile for southern cavefish, Typhlichthys subterraneus. Georgia Rare Species Profiles. Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Atlanta, Georgia. [PDF]
  8. Fitzpatrick BM, & Niemiller ML. Status, life history, and phylogenetics of amblyopsid cavefishes in Kentucky. Pp. 44 in Annual Research Highlights, Vol. 2. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  7. Miller BT, Estabrooks D, Reynolds RG, & Niemiller ML. Status review of the Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri) in Tennessee. Technical Report. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. 42p.
2008 6. Reynolds RG, & Niemiller ML. Expedition Report and Recommendations for the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources. Technical Report. Ministry of Natural Resources, Turks and Caicos Islands.
  5. Fitzpatrick BM, Casper GS, Placyk JS, Niemiller ML, Kirk D, & Burghardt GM. Analysis of the genetic status of populations in the zone of overlap between Thamnophis butleri and Thamnophis radix based on AFLP analysis. Technical Report, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison. 18p. [PDF]
2007 4. Godwin JC, Jensen JB, Miller BT, & Niemiller ML. Species profile for Tennessee cave salamander, Gyrinophilus palleucus. Georgia Rare Species Profiles. Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Atlanta, Georgia. [PDF]
  3. Miller BT, & Niemiller ML. Distribution and phylogenetics of the Tennessee cave salamander complex (Gyrinophilus p. palleucus, G. p. necturoides, and G. gulolineatus). Technical Report. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. 45p.
2005 2. Miller BT, & Niemiller ML. Distribution, demography, and phylogenetics of the Tennessee cave salamander complex. Technical Report. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. 71p.
  1. Miller BT, Spiess J, & Niemiller ML. Inventory of amphibians and reptiles at Stones River National Battlefield, Rutherford County, Tennessee. Technical Report. National Park Service. 31pp. [PDF]


POPULAR ARTICLES:

2014 8. Zigler KS, Niemiller ML, & Fenolio DB. Cave biodiversity of the southern Cumberland Plateau of TAG. National Speleological Society Convention Guidebook 2014: 159–163. [PDF]
2014 7. Niemiller ML, Zigler KS, & Fenolio DB. The obligate cave life of Madison County. SERA Summer Cave Carnival Guidebook
2012 6. Niemiller ML, Fenolio DB, & Zigler KS. The obligate cave fauna of Georgia. Bulletin of the Georgia Speleological Survey 2012: 6–12. [PDF]
  5. Fenolio D, Bonett R, & Niemiller M. Developing a captive breeding protocol for Georgia’s blind salamander, (Haideotriton wallacei) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Leaf Litter 1: 40–45. [PDF]
2011 4. Reynolds RG, & Niemiller ML. New scales: reptiles invade the Turks and Caicos. Green Pages, Times of the Islands Magazine 94: 30–33. [PDF]
2010 3. Niemiller ML, & Glorioso BM. The Indo-Pacific Gecko (Hemidactylus garnotii) in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Tennessee Herpetological Society Newsletter.
2005 2. Miller BT, & Niemiller ML. The Tennessee cave salamander complex. Pg. 91–94 in 2005 National Speleological Society Convention Guidebook, Brown JS, and Simon SS (eds.). National Speleological Society, Huntsville, AL. [PDF]
  1. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Common salamanders of Tennessee caves. Tennessee Caver 2: 12–18.


PRESENTATIONS:

Invited:

2014 22. Niemiller ML. Department of Biology, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, September 22 [oral 60 min].
  21. Niemiller ML. Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, September 12 [oral 60 min].
  20. Niemiller ML. Minnesota Herpetological Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 05 [oral 60 min].
  19. Niemiller ML. Department of Biology, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, April 18 [oral 60 min].
  18. Niemiller ML. Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, March 06 [oral 60 min].
2013 17. Niemiller ML. Department of Biology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, October 04 [oral 60 min].
  16. Niemiller ML. Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 07 [oral 60 min].
  15. Niemiller ML. Department of Biology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, March 05 [oral 60 min].
  14. Niemiller ML. Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, February 15 [oral 60 min].
  13. Niemiller ML. Department of Biology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, February 08 [oral 60 min].
2012 12. Niemiller ML, & Fitzpatrick BM. Speciation in subterranean plethodontid salamanders of the genus Gyrinophilus. 7th World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [oral 15 min].
  11. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. The ecology of cave-dwelling Gyrinophilus salamanders (Caudata: Plethodontidae). 7th World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [oral 30 min].
  10. Niemiller ML. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, March 27 [oral 60 min].
  9. Niemiller ML. Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, March 26 [oral 60 min].
  8. Niemiller ML. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, February 09 [oral 60 min].
  7. Niemiller ML. Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 03 [oral 60 min].
2011 6. Niemiller ML. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, September 23 [oral 60 min].
  5. Niemiller ML. USGS National Wetlands Center, Lafayette, Louisiana, March 15 [oral 60 min].
2009 4. Niemiller ML, Miller BT, & Fitzpatrick BM. Systematics and evolutionary history of subterranean Gyrinophilus salamanders. The 15th International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, TX, July 19–26 [oral 20 min].
  3. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. A survey of the cave-associated amphibians of the eastern United States with an emphasis on salamanders. The 15th International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, TX, July 19–26 [oral 20 min].
2008 2. Niemiller ML. A salamander in the dark: in search of Tennessee cave salamanders. 14th Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Herpetological Society, Sewannee, Tennessee, September 24 [oral 60 min].
2007 1. Niemiller ML. Phylogenetics of the southern cavefish, Typhlichthys subterraneus: implications for conservation and management. 2007 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, St. Louis, MO, October 8–12 [oral 15 min; read by Bill Elliott].

Other:

2014 62. Reynolds RG, Niemiller ML, & Revell L. The boa and python Tree of Life. 2014 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 29–August 3 [oral 15 min].
  61. Niemiller ML, Fenolio DB, Glorioso BM, Reynolds RG, & Miller BT. Life history and demography of the Tennessee cave salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus) from the Interior Plateau of central Tennessee. 2014 National Speleological Society Convention, Huntsville, Alabama, July 14–18 [oral 20 min].
  60. Reynolds RG, Pasachnik S, Niemiller ML, Puente-Rolon A, & Revell L. Deterministic evolution in Greater Antillean boid snakes: an extension of the Caribbean ecomorph paradigm? 2014 Joint Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 20–24 [oral 15 min].
  59. Niemiller ML, Duong K, & Linnen C. Using full-genome sequencing to infer the species tree in Neodiprion sawflies (Hymenoptera: Diprionidae). [oral 15 min].
  58. Capshaw G, Niemiller ML, Higgs DM, & Soares D. Environmentally-influenced auditory differences in plethodontid salamanders. 6th Conference on the Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders, Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 18–20 [poster].
  57. Fenolio DB, Niemiller ML, Levy M, & Martinez B. Conservation status of the Georgia blind salamander, Eurycea wallacei. 6th Conference on the Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders, Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 18–20 [oral 20 min].
  56. Niemiller ML, Fenolio DB, Glorioso BM, Reynolds RG, & Miller BT. Life history and demography of the Tennessee cave salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus) from the Interior Plateau of central Tennessee. 6th Conference on the Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders, Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 18–20 [oral 20 min].
  55. Kendall KD, Niemiller ML, & Rearden K. Amphibian and reptile conservation teaching and learning module for Tennessee elementary schools. Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Lake Cumberland State Park, Jamestown, KY, February 13–15 [poster].
2013 54. Armbruster J, Niemiller ML, & Hart PM. Status of the southern cavefish (Typhlichthys subterraneus) in Alabama and Tennessee. Southeastern Fishes Council 2013 Annual Meeting, Guntersville, Alabama, November 13–15 [poster].
  53. Kendall KD, Niemiller ML, Dittrich-Reed D, & Schussler EE. Undergraduate ratings of instructional behaviors inform graduate teaching assistant professional development. American College and University Biology Educators Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, October 18–19 [oral 20 min].
  52. Niemiller ML. Subterranean biodiversity in East Tennessee. East Tennessee Grotto, Oak Ridge, TN, October 02 [oral 60 min].
  51. Niemiller ML, & Zigler KS. The subterranean biodiversity of Tennessee: a brief overview and recent discoveries. 2013 Tennessee Cave Survey Fall Meeting, Cookeville, TN, September 28 [oral 20 min].
  50. Kendall KD, Niemiller ML, & Rearden K. Amphibian and reptile conservation teaching and learning module for Tennessee elementary schools. The 19th Annual Tennessee Herpetological Conference, Harrogate, TN, September 26–28 [poster].
  49. Niemiller ML, Kendall KD, Hedgespeth BA, Fitzpatrick BM, & Hulsey CD. Thermal acclimation responses in escape performance and heat tolerance of a cave crayfish (Orconectes australis). 2013 National Speleological Society Convention, Shippenburg, Pennsylvania, August 5–9 [oral 20 min].
  48. Niemiller ML, Higgs DM, & Soares D*. Evidence for hearing loss in amblyopsid cavefishes. 2013 National Speleological Society Convention, Shippenburg, Pennsylvania, August 5–9 [oral 20 min].
2012 47. Niemiller ML, & Zigler KS. The Tennessee cave life database: over 200 species and counting. 2012 Tennessee Cave Survey Fall Meeting, Cookeville, TN, September 29 [oral 20 min].
  46. Niemiller ML, Reynolds RG, & Miller BT. The reptiles of Tennessee. A new book from the University of Tennessee Press. The 18th Annual Tennessee Herpetological Conference, Royal Blue, TN, September 27–29 [oral 20 min].
  45. Niemiller ML, Zigler KS, & Lewis JJ. The Tennessee cave life database: over 200 species and counting. 2012 National Speleological Society Convention, Lewisburg, West Virginia, June 25–29 [oral 20 min].
  44. McCandless JR*, Niemiller ML, Reynolds RG, Caddle J, Tillquist CR, Near TJ, Pearson WD, & Fitzpatrick BM. Effects of climatic and geological processes during the Pleistocene on the evolutionary history of the northern cavefish, Amblyopsis spelaea (Teleostei: Amblyopsidae). 2012 National Speleological Society Convention, Lewisburg, West Virginia, June 25–29 [oral 20 min].
  43. Niemiller ML, Fenolio DB, & Miller BT. The importance of caves for plethodontid conservation. Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, Tennessee February 16–19 [oral 15 min].
  42. Fenolio DB*, Niemiller ML, & Bonett RM. A review of the obligate subterranean caudates of North America with emphasis on new work with the Georgia blind salamander, Haideotriton wallacei. Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, Tennessee February 16–19 [oral 15 min].
2011 41. Niemiller ML, & Reynolds RG. The amphibians of Tennessee. Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, Tennessee October 14 [oral 30 min].
2010 40. Niemiller ML, Reynolds RG, Glorioso BM, Spiess J, & Miller BT. Herpetofauna of the cedar glades and associated habitats of the Inner Central Basin of middle Tennessee. The 16th Annual Tennessee Herpetological Conference, Royal Blue, TN, September 30–October 1 [oral 20 min].
  39. Reynolds RG*, & Niemiller ML. The Amphibians of Tennessee: a new book from the University of Tennessee Press. The 16th Annual Tennessee Herpetological Conference, Royal Blue, TN, September 30–October 1 [oral 20 min].
  38. Near TJ*, & Niemiller ML. Phylogenetics and diversification of amblyopsid cavefishes (Teleostei: Percopsiformes). 2010 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, Rhode Island July 7–12 [oral 15 min].
2009 37. Niemiller ML, Osbourn MS, Fenolio DB, Pauley TK, Miller BT, & Holsinger JR. Status and relative abundance of the West Virginia spring salamander (Gyrinophilus subterraneus) from General Davis Cave, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia. 2009 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Portland, OR, July 22–27 [poster].
2008 36. Niemiller ML, Fitzpatrick BM, & Miller BT. Recent divergence-with-gene-flow in Tennessee cave salamanders (Plethodontidae: Gyrinophilus) inferred from gene genealogies. Evolution 2008 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June 20–24 [oral 15 min].
  35. Miller BT*, & Niemiller ML. Distribution and relative abundance of Tennessee cave salamanders. Scholars Week, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, March 31–April 4 [poster].
  34. Miller BT*, Niemiller ML, & Estabrook D. A conservation dilemma in middle Tennessee: the streamside salamander versus suburban sprawl. Scholars Week, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, March 31–April 4 [poster].
  33. Miller BT*, & Niemiller ML. Chronicling life underground: egg-laying behavior and interactions among female red salamanders. Scholars Week, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, March 31–April 4 [poster].
2007 32. Niemiller ML. Diversity in the dark: systematics and phylogeography of the amblyopsid cavefishes. Seventh Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Conference, Orlando, FL, November 1–4 [oral 20 min].
  31. Niemiller ML, & Fitzpatrick BM. Diversity in the dark: systematics and phylogeography of the southern cavefish (Amblyopsidae: Typhlichthys). 2007 Meeting of Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Townsend, TN, September 21–23 [poster].
  30. Niemiller ML. Systematics and historical demography of Tennessee cave salamanders show recent divergence-with-gene-flow from epigean spring salamanders (Plethodontidae: Gyrinophilus). 2007 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, St. Louis, MO, July 11–16 [oral 15 min].
  29. Niemiller ML. Cryptic diversity in the dark: systematics and phylogeogrpahy of the southern cavefish (Amblyopsidae: Typhlichthys). 2007 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, St. Louis, MO, July 11–16 [poster].
  28. Niemiller ML. Diversity in the darkness: a preliminary look at the phylogenetics of the southern cavefish (Typhlichthys subterraneus). 2007 Tennessee Cave Survey Spring Business Meeting, Sewanee, TN, April 21 [oral 20 min].
  27. Niemiller ML. Diversity in the darkness: a preliminary look at the phylogenetics of the southern cavefish. 2007 Tennessee Rare Fish Meeting, Morristown, TN, March 14 [oral 15 min].
  26. Miller BT*, & Niemiller ML. The streamside salamander (Ambystoma barbouri) in middle Tennessee: geographically isolated, genetically distinct, and destined for extirpation. 2007 Meeting of the Southeastern Working Group of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Chattanooga, TN, February 22–25 [oral 30 min].
  25. Niemiller ML, Fitzpatrick BM, & Miller BT. Systematics and historical demography of Tennessee cave salamanders show recent divergence-with-gene-flow from epigean spring salamanders (Plethodontidae: Gyrinophilus). 2007 Meeting of the Southeastern Working Group of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Chattanooga, TN, February 22–25 [poster].
2006 24. Niemiller ML. Phylogenetics of the Tennessee cave salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus) complex. 2006 Meeting of Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Greensboro, NC, September 22–24 [oral 15 min].
  23. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Phylogenetics of the Tennessee cave salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus) complex. The 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Gatlinburg, TN, March 29–April 1 [oral 15 min].
  22. Niemiller ML, Glorioso BM, & Miller BT. Status and distribution of the streamside salamander, Ambystoma barbouri, in middle Tennessee. The 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Gatlinburg, TN, March 29–April 1 [poster].
2005 21. Niemiller ML, Glorioso BM, Nicholas C, Phillips J, Rader J, Reed E, Sykes KL, Todd J, Wyckoff GR, Young EL, & Miller BT. Notes on the reproduction of the streamside salamander, Ambystoma barbouri, from Rutherford County, Tennessee. The 115th Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Martin, TN, November 18 [poster].
  20. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Molecular systematics of the Tennessee cave salamander complex, Gyrinophilus palleucus, based on the mitochondrial 12S rDNA gene. The Eleventh Annual Tennessee Herpetological Conference, Lebanon, TN, September 29–30 [oral 20 min].
  19. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Distribution, relative abundance, and notes on the natural history of the Tennessee cave salamander complex (Gyrinophilus palleucus) in Tennessee. 2005 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Tampa, FL, July 6–11 [oral 15 min].
  18. Miller BT*, & Niemiller ML. A survey for stream-dwelling hemidactyline salamanders in caves of middle and eastern Tennessee. 2005 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Tampa, FL, July 6–11 [poster].
  17. Todd JM*, Niemiller M, & Miller BT. Observations on subterranean aquatic habitat use and early nesting by the southern two-lined salamander (Eurycea cirrigera). 2005 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Tampa, FL, July 6–11 [poster].
  16. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Notes on the distribution and relative abundance of the Tennessee cave salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus) complex in Tennessee. 2005 Tennessee Cave Survey Spring Business Meeting, Sewanee, TN, April 30 [oral 20 min].
  15. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Demography of the Tennessee cave salamander complex (Gyrinophilus palleucus and Gyrinophilus gulolineatus) in Tennessee. The 66th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Florence, AL, April 13–15 [oral 15 min].
  14. Miller BT*, & Niemiller ML. Survey for and relative abundance of the Tennessee cave salamander complex, Gyrinophilus palleucus and G. gulolineatus, in Tennessee. The 66th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Florence, AL, April 13–15 [oral 15 min].
  13. Wyckoff GR*, Niemiller M, Glorioso B, & Miller BT. Community structure of a complex wetland: chronology of breeding migrations of five ambystomatid salamanders. The 66th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Florence, AL, April 13–15 [oral 15 min].
  12. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Distribution and relative abundance of cave-dwelling salamanders of the genus Gyrinophilus in Tennessee. Eleventh Symposium on the Natural History of Lower Tennessee and Cumberland River Valleys, Dover, TN, April 1–2 [oral 15 min].
  11. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Distribution and demography of the Tennessee cave salamander complex (Gyrinophilus palleucus and Gyrinophilus gulolineatus) in Tennessee. Tennessee Chapter of the Wildlife Society 28th Annual Meeting. Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee, March 16 [oral 15 min].
2004 10. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Demography of the Tennessee cave salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus) in middle Tennessee. The 114th Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Columbia, TN, November 19 [oral 15 min].
  9. Miller BT*, & Niemiller ML. Distribution of the Tennessee cave salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus) in middle Tennessee. The 114th Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Columbia, TN, November 19 [oral 15 min].
  8. Glorioso BM*, Niemiller ML, Wyckoff GR, & Miller BT. Demography of two sympatric turtle species from an urban setting in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The 114th Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Columbia, TN, November 19 [poster].
  7. Wyckoff GR*, Niemiller M, Glorioso B, & Miller BT. A look into a diverse reptile and amphibian community: in a wetland at Arnold Air Force Base. The 114th Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Columbia, TN, November 19 [poster].
  6. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Comparative demography of the Tennessee cave salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus) in middle Tennessee. The Tenth Annual Tennessee Herpetological Conference, Maryville, TN, October 7–9 [oral 15 min].
  5. Miller BT*, & Niemiller ML. Survey for the Tennessee cave salamander, Gyrinophilus palleucus, in middle Tennessee. The Tenth Annual Tennessee Herpetological Conference, Maryville, TN, October 7–9 [oral 15 min].
  4. Niemiller ML, & Miller BT. Identification, habitat, and distribution of the Tennessee cave salamander, Gyrinophilus palleucus, in Tennessee. 2004 Tennessee Cave Survey Fall Business Meeting, Cookeville, TN, September 25 [oral 20 min].
  3. Niemiller M, Wyckoff G, Koczaja C, McCall L, Fitch E, Glorioso B, Hanna C, Kyzar J, Spiess J, Tolley A, & Mullen D. Size-specific habitat segregation and intraspecific interactions in banded sculpin (Cottus carolinae). The 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Memphis, TN, April 14–17 [poster].
2003 2. Niemiller ML. A survey of the herpetofauna of the Duck River watershed within Coffee County, Tennessee. The 113th Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Franklin, TN, November 13–15 [poster].
  1. Niemiller ML. The herpetofauna of the Duck River watershed in Coffee County, Tennessee. The Ninth Annual Tennessee Herpetology Conference, Jackson, TN, October 2–4 [oral 15 min].


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Taught:
2003–2004 BIOL 1030 General Biology Lab (non-major)
2004–2005 BIOL 1110 General Biology Lab (major)
2005 BIOL 4240 Ecology Lab
2006 BIOL 1120 General Biology II Lab (major)
2006, 2011 BIO 130 General Biology Lab (major)
2007 BIO 102 General Biology Lab (non-major)
2007–2010 EEB 474 Ichthyology Lab
2008 EEB 460 Evolution (GTA)
2009–2011 EEB 461 Comparative Vertebrate Biology Lab
2010–2011 BIO 250 Ecology Lab
2011 EEB 473 Herpetology Lab
2013 BIOL 104 Biology
Guest Lectured:
2004 BIOL 1110 General Biology
2005 BIOL 3020 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
2005 BIOL 4180 Vertebrate Zoology
2005 BIOL 4240 Ecology
2007–2010 WFS 560 Amphibian Ecology
2010 EEB 461 Comparative Vertebrate Biology
2011 EEB 473 Herpetology


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Manuscripts edited/reviewed since 2004Evolution (12), Herpetological Conservation and Biology (12),  Molecular Ecology (8),  Speleobiology Notes (6), Biological Invasions (3), Journal of Herpetology (2), Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science (2), Amphibia-Reptilia (2), BMC Evolutionary Biology (2), International Journal of Speleology (2),  Systematic Biology (1),  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (1), PLoS One (1), Gene (1), Journal of Biogeography (1), Conservation Genetics (1), Heredity (1), Hydrobiologia (1), Journal of Heredity (1), Subterranean Biology (1), Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria (1), Acta Zoologica Bulgarica (1), BioScience (1), Environmental Biology of Fishes (1),  Freshwater Science (1), Journal of Wildlife Management (1), Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science (1), Landscape and Ecological Engineering (1), Molecular Biology and Evolution (1), Northeastern Naturalist (1), Southeastern Naturalist (1), and Wetlands (1).

Grant proposals reviewed since 2004: National Science Foundation (1), National Geographic Society (1).

Government reports reviewed since 2004: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (1).


2012–Present Managing Editor Speleobiology Notes
2012–Present Associate Editor, Herpetological Conservation and Biology
2012 Editor, Vertebrates Section, Speleobiology Notes
2010–2011 Vice President, Tennessee Herpetological Society
2010 Student Representative, Dean’s Advisory Board (Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee) faculty appointed
2009–2010 Treasurer, Graduate Researchers in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution (Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee)
2008 Student Representative, Website Committee (Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee)
2007–2009 President, Graduate Researchers in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution (Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee)
2007 Organizer, Southeastern Population Ecology & Evolutionary Genetics Conference
2006–2012 Assistant Editor, Herpetological Conservation and Biology
2005 Student Representative, College Student Advisory Board (Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University) faculty appointed


OUTREACH:

2006–2014 Presentations to local school classes and groups (6 per year on average)
2010–2011 Instructor, Kids U! Vertebrate Zoology 4-7 Rising Course (http://www.outreach.utk.edu/kidsu/)
2009–2011 Instructor, Smoky Mountain Field School, Amphibians and Reptiles of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Course (http://www.outreach.utk.edu/smoky/)
2007–2011 Instructor, Kids U! Snakes Alive 4-7 Rising Course (http://www.outreach.utk.edu/kidsu/)
2009–2011 Presentations for Discover Life in America, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and lead nature hikes (http://www.dlia.org)
2007–2011 Presentations at Ijam Nature Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, and lead BioBlitz herpetological surveys (http://www.ijams.org)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

International Society for Subterranean Biology
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Society for the Study of Evolution
Tennessee Academy of Science LIFE MEMBER
National Speleological Society (#53235) LIFE MEMBER
National Speleological Society Biology Section
Southeastern Cave Conservancy (#1379)
Tennessee Cave Survey
Alabama Cave Survey
Georgia Speleological Survey
Kentucky Speleological Survey LIFE MEMBER
Missouri Speleological Survey
Tennessee Herpetological Society
Southeastern Fishes Council
IUCN Freshwater Fishes Specialist Group


POPULAR MEDIA/NEWS COVERAGE:

2014 Indiana's new resident: the Hoosier Cavefish. Indianapolis Monthly. Jon R. LaFollette. 19 June 2014. Available online at http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/circlecitizen/2014/06/19/indiana-hoosier-cavefish-iu-basketball.
  New blind cavefish species named after IU Hoosiers. Indy Star. Stephanie Wang. 11 June 2014. Available online at http://www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2014/06/11/new-blind-cavefish-species-named-iu-hoosiers/10301267/.
  Blind Hoosier Cavefish: freshwater species of the week. National Geographic. Brian Clark Howard. 30 May 2014. Available online at http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/30/blind-hoosier-cavefish-freshwater-species-of-the-week/.
  Hoosier Cavefish: eyeless fish species discovered in Indiana. Sci-News.com. 30 May 2014. Available online at http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-hoosier-cavefish-eyeless-fish-species-indiana-01955.html.
2013 Blind cave-dwelling fish also hard of hearing. Science News. Puneet Kollipara. 27 March 2013. Available online at http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/349243/description/Blind_cave-dwelling_fish_also_hard_of_hearing.
  Blind cavefish are hard of hearing, too. Science on NBC News. Joseph Castro. 27 March 2013. Available online at (http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/27/17490806-blind-cavefish-are-hard-of-hearing-too?lite.
2008 Salamanders formed new species despite interbreeding. New Scientist. Bob Holmes. 25 April 2008. Available online at http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13780-salamanders-formed-new-species-despite-interbreeding.html.
  Quarry found below ground. Knoxville News Sentinel. Morgan Simmons. 28 January 2008. Available online at http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jan/28/0128cavefish/
2006 Tennessee cave salamander. Episode 1101. Tennessee’s Wild Side. Originally aired January 2006. Available online at http://www.tnwildside.org/stories.asp?Episode=1101. (with Brian T. Miller)
2004 In search of the Tennessee cave salamander: MTSU biologist leads study of state amphibian. Daily News Journal. pgs. B1 & B5. Erin Edgemon. 19 August 2004. (with Brian T. Miller)


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