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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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Author's Biography


Sexual size dimorphism in Neurergus kaiseri (Caudata: Salamandridae) in south-western Zagros Mountains, Iran. Mozafar Sharifi, Hossein Farasat, and Somaye Vaissi. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(4):1-8(e48).

Somaye Vaissi

SOMAYE VAISSI is a M.Sc. student in systematic zoology at Department of Biology, Razi University, Iran. She has earned her B.Sc. in animal biology from the same department. She is currently the curator of a Captive Breeding Facility for Neurergus microspilotus at Razi University funded by the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund. Her current research activities with two species of Neurergus involve several topics associated with husbandry and health of the newts in captivity. These include nutrition, growth, development and their health. She has contribution in detecting chytrid fungus and other diseases such as red-leg syndrome and rickettsial inclusions in the newts.


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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