Justin Sipiorski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Curator of Fishes, UWSP Museum of Natural History Office:
(715) 346-3624Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D. Zoology, Ichthyological Systematics. Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
M.S. Biology, Neurophysiology of Stress in Fishes. The University of South Dakota. (2000)
B.S. Fisheries and Biology. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. (1997)
Bio 160 - Introduction to Animal Biology
Bio 374 - Ichthyology
Bio 399 - Independent Study
Bio 490 - Senior Seminar: Fish Biology Issues
Bio 498 - Special Topics: Systematic Biology and Species Concepts
UWSP Museum of Natural History
North American Native Fishes Association. (NANFA)
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. (ASIH)
International Network for Lepisosteid Fish (Gars) Research and
Southeastern Fishes Council (SFC).
I grew up in Stevens Point and attended UWSP as an undergraduate. It is
an honor for me to teach at this school in the Biology department.
Student mentorship and involvement in my field and lab work is the
cornerstone of my professional interests. My teaching and research
interests are broad. In conjunction with my duties as curator of fishes
for the Becker Memorial Ichthyological Collection and my advisory role
over the Ichthyologically focused student group (IASSSP), my students
and I sample fishes on a regular basis to monitor local fish
biogeography and we collect fish tissues for research using fish DNA.
We currently conduct research on many local ichthyological issues
spanning the past 50 years using recently collected specimens and those
housed in the fish collection. Biological collections hold a wealth of
biological information that can be used in countless research endeavors
on evolution, biodiversity, biogeography, environmental degradation and
even climate change. Many of my students also work on various fish
husbandry projects in my lab, recently we have focused the lab
activities on husbandry and breeding of tropical species that could be
of use in future aquacultural applications and several local species
important in the baitfish industry. Lastly, as I am a biological
illustrator with recent work appearing in the Peterson Field Guide
Series, I also oversee student interested in various biological
illustration projects. Most projects are focused on fishes.
Recent Awards and Grants
||Pucci Family Faculty Award, Department of Biology, UWSP.
||SRF Student research on Wisconsin Bluespotted Salamander biogeography.
||UEI Summer funding for student to study Central Mudminnow husbandry.
||UEI Summer funding for student to sample fishes to update the ichthyogy teaching collection holdings.
||200+ illustrations in: Page, L. M. and B. M. Burr. 2011. The
Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Boston, Massachusetts. 388pp.
||Illustrations of frog hands and feet in: Ryan, M. J., K. R. Lips,
and J. T. Giermakowski. 2010. New Species of Pristimantis (Anura:
Terrarana: Strabomantinae) from Lower Central America. Journal of
Herpetology, 44(2): 193-200.
||Cover Article: Krajewski, C., J. T. Sipiorski, and F. E. Anderson.
2010. Complete Mitochondrial DNA Sequences and the Phylogeny of Cranes
(Gruiformes: Gruidae). The Auk, 127(2): 440-452.
||Heist, E. J., J. T. Sipiorski, and T. C. Tricas. 2008. Development
of DNA Microsatellite Markers in the Multiband Butterflyfish (Chaetodon
multicinctus). Molecular Ecology Resources 8:1518-1519.
||Illustrated four color plates for three new species descriptions of
North American darters in Etheostoma. R. E. Blanton and R. E. Jenkins.
2008. Three new darter species of the Etheostoma percnurum species
complex (Percidae, subgenus Catonotus) from the Tennessee and Cumberland
river drainages. Zootaxa 1963: 1-24.
||Krajewski, C., R. Torunsky, J. T. Sipiorski, and M. Westerman. 2007.
Phylogenetic relationships of the dasyurid marsupial genus Murexia.
Journal of Mammalogy 88: 696-705.|
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