- Davidson College
Michael Dorcas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Davidson, North Carolina 28036
The laboratory of Emily Moriarty Lemmon at Florida State University (Tallahassee) accepts enthusiastic and motivated graduate students, particularly those with herpetological and evolutionary biology interests. The focus of the Moriarty Lemmon Lab is the study of speciation, and to study this process the lab employs an approach that integrates across diverse fields including behavioral ecology, phylogenetics, phylogeography, population genetics, genomics, and ecology.
- Florida State University
Members of the lab are encouraged to develop their own herpetology-oriented study systems in North or South America, in addition to collaborating on current projects using Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris) as a model system. Interested prospective students should first contact Dr. Lemmon directly at email@example.com to discuss research interests, and then apply through normal Florida State University channels. For more information, please see the laboratory websites at:
Dr. Emily Moriarty Lemmon.
Dr. Emily Moriarty Lemmon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallahassee, Florida 32306
This web site was developed by Humboldt State University's biology and wildlife students and faculty members who share an interest in amphibians and reptiles. The purpose of this web site is to provide a forum for presenting undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research on amphibians and reptiles at Humboldt State University, share useful information with other herpetologists in the Pacific Northwest and the world, and serve as an educational tool for the university's herpetology course. Humboldt State University (HSU) is located in Arcata, California. The town and university are bordered by California's north coast and surrounded by the redwood forest. HSU enrollment is approximately 7,000, with many of those students majoring in programs in the College of Natural Resources and Sciences. The Departments of Biological Sciences and Wildlife Management provide classes and programs for undergraduate and graduate students interested in herpetology. These two departments have five professors, including the dean of the college, whose research has focused primarily on amphibians and/or reptiles. More information on herpetology and HSU can be found using the links below.
- Humboldt State University
Lowell Diller, Sharyn B. Marks, John O. Reiss, Frank J. Shaughnessy, Hartwell H. Welsh.
Humboldt State Herpetology Group
Departments of Biological Sciences & Wildlife Management
Humboldt State University
Arcata, California 95521
Dr. Hews emphasizes studying animals in the wild, where the full array of social and environmental stimuli are present. Field studies or studies with captive animals in outdoor enclosures manipulate hormones, social conditions, or color signals to determine the effects on aggressive interactions, and, in longer-term studies, to document sources of selection acting on the color signals. Laboratory manipulations of hormones compliment field studies. Other major laboratory techniques include radioimmunoassay of plasma steroid hormone levels, and aromatase and reductase assays (enzymes that can convert certain steroid hormones to other, functional hormones), immunocytochemistry, and ELISA.
- Indiana State University
Diana K. Hews, Rusty A. Gonser.
Dr. Diana K. Hews, Diana.Hews@indstate.edu
Department of Biology
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809-9989
Dr. Horne's research interests focus on the agonistic (aggressive and submissive) behavior of herpetofauna in relation to territorial defense and sexual selection. She is also interested in behavioral and ecological responses of reptiles and amphibians to stochastic (random) environmental changes.
- Kansas State University
Eva A. Horne.
Eva A. Horne, email@example.com
Division of Biology, Ackert Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Herpetology at Marshall University began in the 1930's under the direction of Dr. N. Bayard Green. Since that time, herpetology in West Virginia has become widely known and studied because of the rich diversity of amphibians and reptiles that occur in the region. Of the group, salamanders are the most diverse, with thirty-four species residing in the area. Dr. Thomas K. Pauley has conducted numerous herpetological studies since the 1960's. He and his graduate students at Marshall University continue to focus on research in herpetology in West Virginia. This web page is designed to provide information about the herpetofauna in West Virginia and the field studies and research of Dr. Pauley and his graduate students.
- Marshall University
Thomas K. Pauley.
Thomas K. Pauley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Biological Sciences
400 Hal Greer Boulevard
Huntington, West Virginia 25755
A list of our herp-related publications is at
- Miami University
Dr. Jon Costanzo, email@example.com
Department of Zoology
Oxford, Ohio 45056
This page contains links and information pertaining to herpetology-related research programs at Oklahoma State University. While OSU does not have a herpetology department, there are several faculty members doing a diverse array of work in herpetology. These research areas include toxicology, evolution, behavioral ecology, natural history, physiology, nutrition, and venom biology.
- Oklahoma State University
David Duvall, Stanley F. Fox, Charles C. Peterson, Larry G. Talent.
Stanley F. Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Zoology, 430 LSW
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater Oklahoma 74078-3052
The Department of Biological Sciences offers a wide variety of programs for students pursuing a Master's of Science degree in Biology. Examples include Environmental Biology, Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Evolutionary Biology.
- Southeastern Louisiana University
Brian I. Crother, Mary E. White, David Sever.
Philip C. Stouffer, Graduate Coordinator, email@example.com
Deparment of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Louisiana University
SLU Box 10736
Hammond, Louisiana 70402
The herpetological collection at TCWC is one of the largest in the country, with notable strengths in several taxonomic and geographic areas. The collection now holds more than 93,000 individually cataloged specimens. We possess the largest collection of Texas herps by far, with more than 45,000 catalogued specimens from all areas of the state collected since the 1940s. All records from the TCWC can be accessed through the HerpNet portal at
- Texas A&M University
James R. Dixon, Lee A. Fitzgerald & Toby J. Hibbitts.
Toby J. Hibbitts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843
Integrative Biology is a fairly new department, having been established in the spring of 1989 after a complete reorganization of the biological sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Our name, "Integrative Biology", stems from our belief that the study of biological systems is best approached from many perspectives, bringing together a diversity of disciplines that compliment one another in unravelling the complexity that is biology. The Department includes faculty from the former Departments of Physiology/Anatomy, Genetics, Anthropology, Botany, Zoology, Paleontology, and, as of July 1997, Human Biodynamics. Such a broad range of expertise -- evolutionary biologists, ecologists, systematists, paleontologists, morphologists, physiologists, behaviorists, and cell/developmental biologists -- serves to better educate and prepare individuals pursuing careers in the biological sciences.
- University of California - Berkeley
If you are considering a career in the biological or medical sciences, please explore our web site. The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley may be just what you're looking for.
Chair, Integrative Biology
Marvalee H. Wake, David B.Wake, Robert C. Stebbins, Jimmy McGuire, Craig Moritz, Paul Licht, Kevin Padian (paleo), William A. Clemens (paleo), Joseph P. Gregory (paleo).
Graduate Admissions Coordinator, email@example.com
Department of Integrative Biology
3060 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3140
The Department of Biology conducts research, teaching, and service in many areas of the life sciences, including cell biology, conservation biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, molecular biology, physiology, and population biology. Our graduate program is named Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB). Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in three areas of specialization, Evolutionary Biology, Physiology, and Ecology.
- University of California - Riverside
Theodore Garland, Jr., Mark Chappell, Allen Muth, David Reznick, Rodolf Ruibal (emeritus).
Theodore Garland, Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Biology
University of California
Riverside, California 92521
The Department of Zoology offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, with research specializations in a wide range of areas. Faculty and graduate students conduct research in comparative and environmental physiology, morphology, ecology, behavior, evolution, and genetics. We work in a variety of terrestrial and aquatic environments, in diverse geographic regions (tropics through subpolar), and on a range of organisms (especially arthropods and vertebrates). See the list of faculty research interests and publications for information about specific research opportunities. Also see the list of graduate courses that are offered in Zoology.
- University of Florida
Karen A. Bjorndal, Louis J. Guillette, F. Wayne King, Harvey B. Lillywhite, Michael M. Miyamoto.
Dr. Colin Chapman, email@example.com
Department of Zoology
223 Bartram Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611-8525
The primary role and mission of the School of Biological Sciences is to provide academic teaching and research programs in the basic biological science disciplines. This is a particularly challenging mission because biology, as a discipline, is entering an exciting "golden age" of scientific exploration and application. Many of the important societal issues you will have to address in the coming decades will be for an increasing demand for better educated and responsible decision making public. Our goal, that is the primary responsibility of the faculty and staff of SBS, is to provide the citizens of Nebraska with a high quality educational experience in basic life sciences. We do so by providing undergraduate students an extensive curriculum of courses and unique opportunities to engage in research projects in partnership with faculty. We also provide an extensive set of interdisciplinary graduate programs for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in biology.
- University of Nebraska
School of Biological Sciences
348 Manter Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0118
The Collection of Vertebrates was established by the Department of Biology in 1956 to support classroom instruction and field investigations. Since then it has grown into an internationally recognized research facility and serves the needs of faculty and students, as well as national and international scholars. The collection is particularly strong in its herpetological holdings, which include some of the world's most comprehensive collections from Texas and the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia. Various ancillary materials are available, including voice recordings for many species of tropical frogs, publications, original field notebooks and catalogues, and maps. The collection houses about 55,000 amphibians and 50,000 reptiles, including about 60 primary type specimens.
Qualified investigators wishing to conduct research on vertebrates are welcome to use the collection's facilities and materials which are located in the Life Sciences Building. For information contact Jonathan A. Campbell, Curator.
- University of Texas at Arlington
Jonathan W. Campbell, Paul Chippindale.
Jonathan W. Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Biology
University of Texas at Arlington
UTA Box 19498
Arlington, Texas 76019
The life sciences at the University of Texas have recently been reorganized under the new School of Biological Sciences. We are pleased to announce that four new graduate programs have been formed:
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior,
- University of Texas at Austin
Eric Pianka, Michael Ryan, David Cannatella, David M. Hillis, Jim Bull, Carl Gans.
Candace Kash, email@example.com
Graduate Program in Zoology
University of Texas at Austin
PAT 140, Mail code C0900
Austin, Texas 78712 USA