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


B.S. Conservation Biology. 2016. 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).


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. 2pp. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw439

Major Reports

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.

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.