White Sands Missile Range, Tularosa Basin, New Mexico: Summer 2001

I came here to do my first research as an undergraduate, studying desert fishes and their external parasites (see 6th photo).  My advisor was Craig Stockwell and I did this field work with Mike Collyer, Dave Rogowski, and Deb Harstad.  I have not studied fishes since then, but I do love working with them, which is especially easy when they are concentrated in small streams in the middle of the desert!