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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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In vitro culture of skin cells from biopsies from the Critically Endangered Chinese giant salamander, Andrias davidianus (Blanchard, 1871) (Amphibia, Caudata, Cryptobranchidae). 2013. Sarah Strauß, Thomas Zielger, Christina Allmeling, Kerstin Reimers, Natalie Frank-Klein, Robert Seuntjens, Peter M. Vogt. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(4):51–63 (e66).

Husbandry, captive breeding, larval development and stages of the Malayan horned frog Megophrys nasuta (Schlegel, 1858) (Amphibia: Anura: Megophryidae). Marlene Wildenhues, Anna Rauhaus, Rike Bach, Detlef Karbe, Karen Van Der Straeten, Stephen T. Hertwig, Thomas Ziegler. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(1):15-28(e43).



Thomas Ziegler

THOMAS ZIEGLER has been the Curator of the Aquarium / Terrarium Department at the Cologne Zoo since 2003 and is the coordinator of the Zoo’s Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Projects in Vietnam. He completed his Ph.D. in the year 2000 at the Mathematical Scientific Faculty of the Rhineland Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn focusing on the amphibian and reptile community of a lowland forest reserve in Vietnam. Since 1994, he has published 246 papers and books, mainly dealing with herpetodiversity. Since 2008, Thomas has been a member of the IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group within the Mainland Southeast Asia Region. His main research interests include diversity, systematics, and zoo biology of Southeast Asia’s herpetofauna, in particular amphibians, monitor lizards, snakes, and crocodiles. Since February 2009, he has been Associate Professor at the Zoological Institute (Biocentre) of Cologne University.


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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