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Author's Biography


Ecology of Kurdistan newt (Neurergus microspilotus: Salamandridae): Population and conservation with an appraisal of the potential impact of urbanization. 2013. Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Mohsen Takesh, Akbar Fattahi, Marzieh Sadeghi, Fatemeh Khorshidi, and Robert Browne. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(4):30-35(e58).

Akbar Fattahi

AKBAR FATTAHI earned his B.S. from Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, in 1993 and his M.S. in animal biosyste­matic from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, in 2012 under the supervision of Professor Nasrullah Rastegar- Pouyani. His M.S. thesis was on ecology and systematics of the Kurdistan newt, Neurergus microspilotus, in its Iranian distribution range and the tree-frog, Hyla savignyi, in Kermanshah Province, western Iran. His research interests include ecological and taxonomic investigations on amphibians and reptiles.


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 Dr Robert Browne

Dr. Robert Browne Chairperson

Dr. Browne established the Internet based ARC in 2011 and expanded it globally in 2013. Robert is committed to achieving the ARC's goal to provide for the sustainable management of amphibians and reptiles. He has a wide international experience in herpetological conservation and has published over 40 scientific articles on amphibian and reptile conservation. see Biography