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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --Anon.



Advisory Board



 Aaron M Bauer


AARON M. BAUER is Gerald M. Lemole Professor of Integrative Biology at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He is also Extraordinary Professor of Zoology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and is a Honorary Fellow and Research Associate of the California Academy of Sciences, Associate in Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Research Associate in the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles at the Smithsonian Institution, and Research Associate in the Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. A native of New York, he attended Michigan State University (B.S. Zoology, B.A. History, 1982) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. Zoology, 1986). Following postdoctoral study at the University of Calgary, Canada, he moved to Villanova University in 1988. His research interests focus on the systematics, biogeography, and evolutionary morphology of squamate reptiles, especially geckos, skinks, and lacertids. Dr. Bauer’s field research is carried out mostly in southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland), the southwest Pacific (Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji), and tropical Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia). He has authored more than 500 herpetological papers and has described more than 110 species of living and fossil lizards. Dr. Bauer is a participant in the Genome 10K Project and the Global Distributions of Reptiles Working Group, serves on several IUCN specialist groups and is co-editor of the South African Reptile Atlas and Red Data Book. He is Secretary General of the World Congress of Herpetology, Chairman of the Herpetological Association of Africa, former president of the Herpetologists’ League, Editor of Hamadryad, Editor (Reptilia) of Zootaxa, and Editor of SSAR’s Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology series. 


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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