I am an assistant professor of biology at Vassar College.  My research focuses primarily on three areas, although I work on many other topics as well. 1) I study the evolution of terrestrial reproduction in a group of Central and South American treefrogs in the genus Dendropsophus. 2) I study the role of phenotypic plasticity in modifying aquatic food-web ecology and predator-prey interactions. 3) Locally in New York, I study the effects of water mold and other aquatic pathogens on the development of embryos of spring breeding amphibians. Check out the lab news page for updates on current projects!


With Phyllomedusa bicolor (the largest treefrog species in the world) in Madre de Dios, Peru

Dr. Justin C. Touchon
124 Raymond Ave.
Department of Biology, Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Email: jutouchon-at-vassar-dot-edu
Phone: 845-437-7419