Armbruster receives grant to research rare cavefishes

1 Mar

Jon Armbruster

Jon Armbruster, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and curator of fishes for Auburn’s Museum of Natural History, received a $10,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for his research work titled, “Documenting new undescribed species of the cavefish genus Typhlichthys (Percopsiformes: Amblyopsidae).”

The one-year grant allows Armbruster to study the diversity of cavefishes in Alabama. Armbruster is the primary investigator on the project and is working with Matthew Niemiller, a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University, and Bernard Kuhajda from the Tennessee Aquarium.

For more information on Armbruster, go to his website.

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