Fieldwork and Other Pictures


Master’s fieldwork

Elk River, Tennessee, August 2006, working at Geological Survey of Alabama
Alabama, October 2006
Alabama, March 2007
Tombigbee River at Demopolis, Alabama, March 2007


Dissertation fieldwork

Education: class field trip to Spanish Fork River, Spanish Fork Canyon, UT


Netting up electrofished brown trout from the Spanish Fork River, with Josh Rasmussen manning the backpack electrofisher! Photo: Peter J. Unmack.






DSC_9426 - me and Aaron in muddy stream Rio Liberia Costa Rica
Costa Rica-Nicaragua, summer 2012

Seining Rio Liberia, Liberia, Costa Rica, July 2012, with BYU undergraduate student Aaron Smith.

This research, part of Justin’s dissertation, was funded by the BYU Department of Biology and a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF DEB 1210883).


DSC_9798 - me and Lalo in the field near Limon Costa Rica - Version 2Justin (right) pauses for a pic with Eduardo Castro (left) after seining up a nice series of knife-edged livebearer (Alfaro cultratus; cutout below) from a muddy, rainforest-shrouded stream of the Atlantic coastal lowlands of Limón province, Costa Rica.


img6alcu A cultratus 2b






Postdoc fieldwork

Cerrado, Distrito Federal, Brazil, spring-summer 2015 (wet season and dry season)

CNPqThe following fieldwork was conducted as part of Justin’s postdoctoral research project at Universidade de Brasília, which is funded by CNPq, the Brazilian government analog of the U.S. NSF.

Sampling inside the Brazilian Distrito Federal (Federal District), 2015:

São Francisco basin fieldwork, September 2015:


Postdoc lab work

LEGAL / UFAM, Manaus, Brazil, November 2015

Here are some pics of different areas, equipment, people, and results from the LEGAL laboratory, where Justin is conducting his molecular DNA sequencing work for his postdoc.