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Keith Ray

Lecturer of Biology and Lab Coordinator

Keith Ray

Contact Information:

Phone:  770-720-9206

Office Location: Dobbs 113

Courses Taught:

BIO 121 – Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lab
BIO 122 – Introduction to Organismal Biology
BIO 123 – Introduction to Organismal Biology Lab
BIO 498 – Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Developement

Research Interests:

My research intrest involve the ecology, evolution, and conservation of North and South American freshwater fishes. I have focused on taxonomy and systematics, the naming and classifying of species, in most of my projects, but I also work on questions concerning the ecology and life history of other aquatic organisms, the influences of biogeography on aquatic organism distributions, and conservation issues affecting endemic species in the southeastern US. 


C. Keith Ray and J.W. Armbruster. 2016. The Genera Isorineloricaria and Aphanotorulus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) with description of a new species. Zootaxa. 4072(5): 510-539.

C. Keith Ray, M. Tan, and J.W. Armbruster. 2014. First Record of Chrosomus erythrogaster (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in the Mobile Basin. Southeastern Naturalist 13(4): N33-N36.

D.C. Taphorn, J.W. Armbruster, F. Villa-Navarro and C. Keith Ray. 2013. Trans-Andean Ancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Zootaxa 3641 (4): 343_370.


Master of Science, Biology, 2010
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Bachelor of Science, Biology, 2006
Reinhardt College, Waleska, Georgia