Justin C. Bagley, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology and Environmental Science

Auburn University at Montgomery

    Research Interests

  • Freshwater Fishes
  • Environmental Science and Biomonitoring
  • Phylogeography
  • Population genomics
  • Phylogenomics / Systematics
  • Ecological Niche Modeling
  • Bioinformatics


  • Ph.D., Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University
  • M.Sc., Biology, The University of Alabama
  • B.Sc., Biology, The University of Alabama


Justin C. Bagley is currently an Environmental Scientist in the Field Operations Division of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), and an Affiliate Researcher in the Department of Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Among other courses, he has taught majors/non-majors Introductory Biology, Ecology, Zoology, and Ichthyology at the university level, including lectures and labs.

After receiving his BS and MSc degrees in Biology from The University of Alabama in 2004 and 2008, Justin received his PhD in Integrative Biology in 2014, from Brigham Young University for his work on comparative phylogeography and species delimitation in Central American freshwater fishes under Jerry Johnson. He was a Young Talent Fellow postdoc in Brazil's CNPq Science Without Borders program under Francisco Langeani and Guarino Colli at the Universidade de Brasília, 2015–2017, and during 2017 to 2018, he completed a postdoc in Andrew Eckert's Plant Evolutionary Genetics Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University on the genomics of ecological speciation and local adaptation in southwestern white pine (Pinus strobiformis). From 2018-2020, he served as Postdoctoral Research Associate in Plant Phylogenomics in the Muchhala Lab at the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL). Afterward, he has worked as an Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor before his current position.

Justin is a Review Editor for Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (since 2021) and regularly serves as a reviewer for Systematic Biology, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, PeerJ, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, and a dozen other journals in ecology and evolutionary biology.

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Bagley Lab


Dr. Justin C. Bagley
Field Operations Division, Environmental Indicators Section
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
1350 Coliseum Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36110-2412

Email: justIin.badon'tgley@wantalabanyama.govspam! So please leave me alone!
Phone: +1 (334) 271-7783

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