About KU Herpetology

We are one of the largest and most active groups dedicated to studying reptile and amphibian diversity.

Our group includes more than 10 full-time researchers conducting dozens of research projects.

We conduct numerous field expeditions each year to destinations across Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and the West Indies.

We are a premier international destination for research and training. Current students, postdocs, visiting scholars, and curators include representatives from at least four countries. The graduate program typically includes a half dozen or more full-time students. Dozens of former students hold distinguished positions at research universities, museums, zoos, and in government.

We are home to one of the largest collections of preserved reptile and amphibian specimens, and the collections are accessed tens of thousands of times each year via HerpNet/VertNet, loans of physical specimens, and on-site visits.

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