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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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Taxonomic reassessment and conservation status of the beaded lizard, Heloderma horridum (Squamata: Helodermatidae). 2013. Randall S. Reiserer, Gordon W. Schuett, Daniel D. Beck. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 7(1): 74–96 (e67).


Daniel D Beck 


DANIEL D. BECK is an ecologist and herpetologist who has conducted research on the ecology, physiology, and behavior of rattlesnakes and helodermatid lizards. He has pioneered many of the field studies on helodermatid lizards in the past 30 years, including topics ranging from energy metabolism and habitat use to combat and foraging behaviors in locations ranging from the deserts of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, to the tropical dry forests of Sonora and Jalisco, Mexico. His book, Biology of Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards (2005), presents a synthesis of much of our knowledge of these charismatic reptiles. Dr. Beck is Professor of Biology at Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, Washington, where he lives in a straw bale house with his wife, biologist Kris Ernest, and their two teenage children. 


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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