Justin Dalaba

Position and Affiliation

Science Writer and Outreach Coordinator, UF - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Areas of Interest

Wildlife ecology and conservation, environmental attitudes and behavior, science communication, environmental education

Education

B.S. Conservation Biology. St. Lawrence University.

Project Involvement

Justin is currently involved with outreach and communication efforts to enhance public and scientific understanding of crocodilian research and invasive species threats to Everglades restoration. He also serves as outreach chair for the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA) and assists with the Everglades Invasive Reptile and Amphibian Monitoring Program (EIRAMP).

Publications

Cole, J.M., S.K. Cooke, V.S. Briggs-Gonzalez, J.R. Dalaba, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2018. Frogs and Toads of Northern Belize. WEC394. Gainesville (FL): University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 4pp. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw439

Dalaba, J.R., M.R. Rochford, E.F. Metzger, C.R. Gillette, N.P. Schwartz, E.V. Gati, S.T. Godfrey, D. Altieri, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2019. New County Records for Introduced Reptiles in St. Lucie County, Florida, with Some Observations on Diets. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians. 26(2):155-158. http://www.ircf.org/journal/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/RA-26.2_155-158_Dalaba-etal-INTRO.pdf

Dalaba, J.R., and F.J. Mazzotti. 2019. Large Lizard Lineup for South Florida. WEC414. Gainesville (FL): University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 2pp. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw459

Dalaba, J.R., and F.J. Mazzotti. 2019. Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) to Nonnative Wildlife in South Florida. WEC409. Gainesville (FL): University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 4pp. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw454

Major Reports

Cooke, S.K., J.M. Cole, B.M. Mason, J.R. Dalaba, J.H. Nestler, M.A. Tibbits, J.H. Waddle, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2018. Removal and Surveillance of Argentine Black and White Tegus in the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area: Protecting Valued Ecological Resources in southern Miami-Dade and northern Monroe Counties. Final Report to the National Park Service.

Tibbits, M., E.F. Metzger III, J.H. Nestler, B. Mason, S.T. Godfrey, E.V. Gati, J.R. Dalaba, D. Altieri, S. Cooke, N. Schwartz, M.R. Rochford, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2018. Everglades Invasive Reptile, Amphibian, and Mammal Monitoring Program. University of Florida. Final Report to South Florida Water Management District.