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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).

Mohsen Takesh

MOHSEN TAKESH earned his B.S. in animal biology from Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, in 2009 and his M.S. in animal biosystematic from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, in 2012 under Professors Mozafar Sharifi and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. His M.S. thesis was on ecology and distribution of Kurdistan newt, Neurergus microspilotus, in its Iranian distribution range. His research interests include ecological, hylogeographical, and phylogenetic investigations of 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