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Morgan Raley

Morgan RaleyResearch Associate

Ph.D. (Biology) Saint Louis University, 1999
B.S. (Biology) University of Missouri - St. Louis, 1994

Research Interests

Systematic ichthyology, molecular systematics and conservation genetics of aquatic organisms (including fishes, freshwater mussels and aquatic snails), biogeography and molecular evolution.

Professional Service

Member, Cypriniformes Tree of Life Initiative
Member, Web Content and Management Committee, ASIH
Board of Editors, Southeastern Naturalist Reviewer, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Reviewer, Journal of Fish Biology

Morgan Raley holding a Blue Crab

Recent Publications

KL Tang, MK Agnew, W-J Chen, MV Hirt, ME Raley, T Sado, LM Schneider, L Yang, HL Bart, S He, H Liu, M Miya, K Saitoh, AM Simons, RM Wood, & RL Mayden. 2011. Phylogeny of the gudgeons (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Gobioninae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 61(1):103-124.

JM Caldwell, ME Raley, & JF Levine. 2007. Mitochondrial multiplex real-time PCR as a source tracking method in fecal-contaminated effluents. Environmental Science & Technology. 41(9):3277-3283.

O Miller, FJ Fuller, WA Gebreyes, GA Lewbart, RB Shivappa, DM Stone, PF Dixon, ME Raley, & JF Levine. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of spring viremia of carp virus reveals distinct subgroups with common origins for recent isolates in North America and the UK. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 76(3):193-204. 

ME Raley & RM Wood. 2001. Molecular systematics of members of the Notropis dorsalis species group (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae). Copeia 2001:638-645.

RM Wood & ME Raley. 2000. Cytochrome b sequence variation in the crystal darter, Crystallaria asprella (Actinopterygii: Percidae). Copeia 2000:20-26. 

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