In the field

Our research allows us to conduct fieldwork throughout much of the Americas. We are conducting annual expeditions to collect data at established field sites and are continuously exploring novel study systems that allow addressing pertinent questions in evolutionary ecology.

Previous expeditions


2017

  • Trip to the sulfide springs of Mexico. March 15 to 27. With Nick Barts, Anthony Brown, CC Carson, Henry Camarillo, and Ryan Greenway.

2016

  • Trip to the sulfide springs of Mexico. May 16 to 27. With Henry Camarillo and Ryan Greenway.
  • Trip to the sulfide springs of Mexico. March 20 to 27. With Zach Culumber, Layla Meerloo, Nicola Merrett, and Toby Strong.

2015

  • Trip to Hidalgo and San Luis Potosi. June 8 to June 12. With Chris Bautista and Zach Culumber.
  • Trip to the sulfide springs of Mexico. May 10 to June 2. With Nick Barts, Julian Bennett-Ponsford, Anthony Brown, Zach Culumber, Ryan Greenway, Garrett Hopper, Jo Kelley, Courtney Passow, and Diana Rennison.
  • Trip to Costa Rica. March 11 to May 23. With Zach Culumber and Ryan Greenway.

2014

  • Trip to the sulfide springs of Mexico. May 12 to May 28. With Kevin Brix, Ryan Greenway, Garrett Hopper, Jo Kelley, Philipp Kohlhöfer, Matt Oliphant, and Robbie Shone.

2013

  • Trip to the sulfide springs of Mexico. May 20 to June 22. With Courtney Passow, Danielle Alba, Tess Doumas, Ryan Greenway, Jo Kelley, Chris Bautista, and Zach Culumber.

2012

  • Trip to the sulfide springs of Mexico. June 4 to July 1. With Courtney Passow, Danielle Alba, Nate Franssen, Chris Bautista, and Zach Culumber.
  • Trip to Tabasco. March 14 to 22. With Reid Morehouse.

2011

  • Trip to the Dominican Republic. August 9 to 17. With Amber Makowicz and Courtney Passow.
  • Trip to Tabasco. July 8 to July 22. With Danielle Alba, Courtney Passow, and Maura Palacios.

2010

  • Trip to Tabasco. September 13 to September 22. With David Bierbach, Nina Herrmann, Christian Jung, Benjamin Kunkel, Martin Plath, Matthias Schulte, and Stefan Stadler.
  • Trip to Tabasco & Chiapas. June 30 to July 11. With Zach Culumber, Maura Palacios, and Riva Riley.
  • Trip to Tabasco. March 21-31. With Zach Culumber.
  • Trip to Calnali and fishing in the Panuco basin. March 12-20. With Olivia Ochoa, Courtney Tobler, Ray Cui, and Gil Rosenthal.

2009

  • Fishing for fun in the Tennessee and Mobile river drainages. September 12. With Darrin Hulsey’s lab.
  • Trip to the San Marcos river. August 10. With Rae Deaton and Kristin Scharnweber.
  • Amazon molly trip to South Texas and the Texas coast. July 14-15. With Kristin Scharnweber.
  • Trip to Gus Engeling WMA. July 10-12. With Nate Franssen and Daren Riedle.
  • Amazon molly trip to Central Texas. June 25. With Kristin Scharnweber.
  • Amazon molly trip to South Texas. May 18-19. With Kristin Scharnweber.
  • Amazon molly trip to Central Texas. April 21. With Kristin Scharnweber.
  • Trip to Tabasco, Chiapas, and Northeastern Mexico. February 18 to March 4. With Christian Kaufman and Allison Pease.
  • Trip to the Rupununi savanna in Guyana. January 27 to February 14. With Calvin Bertrand, Devin Bloom, Erling Holm, Ryan King, Hernán López-Fernández, Carmen Montaña, Guillermo Ortí, Don Taphorn, and Kirk Winemiller.

2008

  • Trip to Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico. July 30 to August 18. With Courtney Franssen.
  • Trip to Honduras. February 18 to March 4. With Wilfredo Matamoros.
  • Trip to Tabasco, Mexico. January 21-26. With Francisco Garcia, Rudy Riesch and Ingo Schlupp.

2007

  • Trip to Central Texas. October 19-22. With Amber Macowicz and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Trip to Northeastern Mexico. September 16-23. With Rudy Riesch and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Trip to Tabasco, Mexico. April 27-May 14. With Courtney Franssen and Martin Plath.
  • Trip to the Tar Creek area and the Ozarks. April 11-12. With Courtney Franssen and Nate Franssen.
  • Trip to the Tar Creek area and the Ozarks. March 21-22. With Courtney Franssen and Nate Franssen.
  • Molly trip to Central Texas. March 17-19. With Courtney Franssen, Rachael Remington and Peter Unmack.
  • Crayfish trip to the January-Stansbury Cave in Northeastern Oklahoma. March 2-3. With Rickey Cothran, Matt Dugas, Courtney Franssen, Nate Franssen and Don Shepard.

2006

  • Molly trip to Brownsville and San Marcos, Texas. December 7-10. With Conny Hinz, Claus Fischer and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Crayfish trip to the January-Stansbury Cave in Northeastern Oklahoma. November 2-5. With Rickey Cothran, Matt Dugas, Courtney Franssen, Nate Franssen and Don Shepard.
  • Gambusia trip to Tar Creek in Northeastern Oklahoma, USA. October 27-28. With Courtney Franssen and Nate Franssen.
  • Molly parasitology trip to Brownsville and San Marcos, Texas. September 27 – October 1. With Rüdiger Riesch and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Gambusia sperm trip to Tar Creek in Northeastern Oklahoma, USA. September 21-23. With Courtney Franssen.
  • Molly parasitology trip to San Marcos, Texas. August 17-19. With Courtney Franssen and Rüdiger Riesch.
  • Molly parasitology trip to Brownsville and San Marcos, Texas. July 17-21. With Courtney Franssen and Rüdiger Riesch.
  • Gambusia parasitology trip to Tar Creek in Northeastern Oklahoma, USA. July 13-15. With Courtney Franssen.
  • Gambusia sperm trip to Tar Creek in Northeastern Oklahoma, USA. June 26-27. With Courtney Franssen.
  • Molly trip to Brownsville and San Marcos, Texas. June 5-9. With Rüdiger Riesch and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Crayfish trip to East Oklahoma and Arkansas. May 24-26. With Chris Lukhaup, Henry Robison and Courtney Franssen.
  • Gambusia parasitology trip to Tar Creek in Northeastern Oklahoma. May 19-20. With Courtney Franssen.
  • Gambusia parasitology trip to Tar Creek in Northeastern Oklahoma. April 27-28. With Courtney Franssen.
  • Trip to Jalisco and Colima, Mexico. April 12-17. With Ingo Schlupp and other OK folks.
  • Gambusia parasitology trip to Tar Creek in Northeastern Oklahoma. March 30-April 1. With Courtney Franssen.
  • Molly sperm and parasitology trip to Central Texas. March 18-20. With Martin Plath, Rüdiger Riesch and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Gambusia trip to Central Texas. February 23-24. With Martin Plath.
  • Mexico trip from Norman to Tabasco and back. January 3-25. With Paco, Martin Plath, Rüdiger Riesch and Ingo Schlupp.

2005

  • Desert fish trip to Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila, Mexico. November 16-20. With Courtney Franssen, Rachael Remington, Peter Unmack and Jeff Wesner.
  • Molly trip to Central Texas. October 21-23. With Rüdiger Riesch and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Crayfish trip to East and South Oklahoma. October 10-17. With Chris Lukhaup.
  • Molly trip to Central Texas. September 16-18. With Rüdiger Riesch and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Gambusia trip to Central Texas. September 2-4. With Rüdiger Riesch and Amber Macowicz.
  • Molly trip to Central Texas. July 18-19. With Ingo Schlupp.
  • Molly trip to Central Texas. June 22-25. With Ricky Matos and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Gambusia trip in Central Oklahoma. June 8. With Tami Tomason and Amber Macowicz.
  • Gambusia trip in Central Oklahoma. May 18. With Tami Tomason and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Molly trip to Central and South Texas. April 2-4. With Tami Tomason and Ingo Schlupp.

2004

  • Cave trip to Tapijulapa, Tabasco, Mexico. August 16-30. With Martin Plath and Ingo Schlupp.
  • Cenote trip to Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. April 28-May 5. With my family.
  • Molly trip to Central and South Texas. March-May. With my family and (sometimes) Ingo Schlupp.

2003

  • Molly trip to Central and South Texas. November. With Ingo Schlupp.

2002

  • Fish trip to Costa Rica. February-March. With Thomas Schmid.

2000

  • Fish trip to Costa Rica. April-May. With Philipp Schönenberger.