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Why Join Cypriniformes Commons?

There are several reasons for one to join and register with Cypriniformes Commons as you will become part of a community of taxonomists, systematists, ecologists, ethologists, etc. interested in species of Cypriniformes, their biology, and their evolution.  Through Cypriniformes Commons as a registered user you will receive updates on new publications on Cypriniformes, opportunities to download pdfs of these puplications, contribute to discussion groups, apply for grant funds, and as a student or recent Ph.D., have opportunities for financial support in graduate research positions and/or postdoctoral researchers.

There are several other features coming to Cypriniformes Commons that we will distribute and inform registered users as they are developed.

How to join Cypriniformes Commons?

Registration on Cypriniformes Commons simply requires that you create an account and this will give you access to all of the opportunities that the community provides via this centralized website.  To create an account you can select here.

If you are interested in participating in any of the activities associated with the ACSI-II or CToL you can contact any of the following project directors following registration:

CToL or ACSI-II - Dr. Richard L. Mayden (

ACSI-II - Dr. Lawrence M. Page (

ACSI-II - Dr. Jon Armbruster (


Opportunities for Student Studies or Postdoctoral Experience

Through the ACSI-II project there are a variety of opportunities to gain experience and expertise with Cypriniformes fishes and their diversity through student studies or post-doctoral experiences. All three of the above listed project directors are seeking undergraduate and graduate students for participants in this study. Only a few research assistantships are available in the USA in their laboratories that provide funding for tuition, salary, and some benefits. However, all three directors are active participants on graduate student committees at different universities in different countries around the world.

If you are interested in pursuing an education in systematics, taxonomy, and biodiversity of fishes, especially Cypriniformes species, please contact one or more of the directors above.


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This is the primary page opening to two very large research initiatives on Cypriniformes fishes: the All Cypriniformes Species Inventory (ACSI-2), funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation DEB-1022720 (Dr. Lawrence M. Page, University of Florida), DEB-1023403 (Dr. Jonathan Armbruster, Auburn University), and DEB-1021840 (Dr. Richard L. Mayden, Saint Louis University )and The Cypriniformes Tree of Life (CToL), funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation EF-0431326 (Drs. R. L. Mayden, R. M. Wood, and N. Aspinwall). You can learn more about both of these international-scale studies using the links available on this site.