Steven Jasinski

 I have spent most of my life conducting field work in zoology and biology, even though for a large portion of that I didn't realize what I was doing was actual field work or scientific in any sense of the word. Here I hold a southern ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus punctatus).

Much of my field work in biology and zoology has been focused on various reptiles, particularly turtles. Here I hold a Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon baurii) from South Carolina.

I have also worked on studying the Cumberland Slider (Trachemys scripta troostii), of which I have discovered more about their biology and natural history than what has previously been reported. I have been completing a multi-year study on these fascinating turtles. Some of this work was part of a recent study investigating the relationships of Trachemys scripta, which can be found on my publications page (or link to original paper).

Some of my field work has been on other herps as well, including the largest salamander in the Americas, the Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), the individual pictured is from Tennessee. Be sure to check out a small publication a colleague and I did on Hellbenders in Tennessee on my publications page (PDF here).

Zoology/Biology Field Work