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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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Author's Biography


A new species of Carinatogecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Ilam Province, western Iran. 2011. Behzad Fathinia, Rasoul Karamiani, Hamid Darvishnia, Naghi Heidari, and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(1):61-74(e33)

Behzad Fathinia


BEHZAD FATHINIA earned his B.A. and M.S. from Isfahan and Lorestan universities, respectively. His M.S. reaserch focused on “The Biosystematic Study of Lizards of Ilam Province.” For the time being, he is a Ph.D. student at Razi University, Kermanshah,
western Iran under supervision of Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Mozafar Sharifi, and Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani. His dissertation research involves ecology, phylogeography, molecular systematics, and population genetics of the Iranian viper
 in western Iran. He is also interested in other reptiles, specially snakes.


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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