Joseph Curti

Joey Curti is a first year doctoral student in the Wayne Lab at UCLA.  After graduating undergraduate
from the same university with a B.S. in Environmental science, Joey worked for three years at Mountains Restoration Trust, a non-profit in the Santa Monica Mountains.  For his PhD, Joey is interested in applying whole-genome sequencing to understand the origins and impacts of long-term isolation and small population size on California red-legged frogs.  In his spare time, Joey can be found hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains with his dog Aldous.


Selected Publications
  • De Palma-Dow, Angela, and Curti, Joseph. (2020) It’s a Trap! An Evaluation of Different Passive Trap Types to Effectively Catch and Control the Invasive Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus Clarkii) in Streams of the Santa Monica Mountains. Management of Biological Invasions, 11(1), 44–62.
  • Sastre N, Francino O, Curti JN, Armenta TC, Fraser DL, et al. (2016) Detection, Prevalence and Phylogenetic Relationships of Demodex spp. and further Skin Prostigmata Mites (Acari, Arachnida) in Wild and Domestic Mammals. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0165765. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165765
Grants and Awards
  • National Park Service, Research Learning Center Grant, Feb. 2020
    Project: “Assessing the Population Dynamics of California Red-legged Frogs to Inform Long-term Conservation Efforts in the Santa Monica Mountains”
  • Board Member, Bruin Audubon Society and Birding Club, Sep. 2019 – Present