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Ohio Herpetologists

Certainly incomplete, this is my attempt at a directory of the people currently involved in amphibian and/or reptile research and conservation in Ohio. Please contact me with additions or corrections to this work in progress.
 

 Name    Affiliation    Research, Taxa Interests
Carl Anthony John Carroll University Amphibian and reptile ecology and evolution.

Kent Bekker
Toledo Zoo
Eastern Fox Snake, Blanding's Turtle, Lake Erie Watersnake.

Michelle Boone
Miami University
Conservation biology of amphibians; effects of pesticides.

Jeff Davis
Cincinnati Museum of Natural History
Ohio Frog and Toad Calling Survey coordinator.  Eastern Spadefoot Toads, Eastern Massasauga, softshell turtles.

Brian Gara
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Wetland ecology.  Landscape factors affecting amphibian occurrence in wetlands.

H. Lisle Gibbs
Ohio State University
Molecular ecology and conservation genetics of Eastern Massasauga and unisexual Ambystoma.
 
Katherine Greenwald
Eastern Michigan University
Molecular ecology and conservation biology of unisexual Ambystoma.

Tim Herman
Toledo Zoo
Four-toed Salamanders.

Rebecca Homan
Denison University  
Amphibian habitat use.

Pete JohantgenColumbus Zoo    
Eastern Plains Gartersnake.
 
Rich King
Northern Illinois University

Lake Erie Watersnake.
Bruce Kingsbury
Indiana-Purdue University, Ft. Wayne
Copper-bellied Watersnake.
Paul Krusling
Cincinnati Museum of Natural History

Turtles and amphibians.
Rick Lehtinen
College of Wooster
Cricket frog distribution and decline.

Tim Matson
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Mudpuppies, Gray Treefrogs, Ambystoma salamanders.
 
Mick Miccachion
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Wetland ecology.  Amphibian Index of Biotic Integrity (AmphIBI).  Factors influencing amphibian distribution.
 
Scott Moody Ohio University Evolution

Ralph Pfingsten
Independent
Salamanders.

Norm Reichenbach
Liberty University
Eastern Plains Gartersnake.

Willem Roosenburg
Ohio University
Ouachita Map Turtle, Northern Map Turtle.
 
Christopher Sheil
John Carroll University
Reptile morphology and development.  Turtle ecology.
 
Geoff Smith
Denison University
Amphibian ecology.

Jim Spetz
Medina County Park District

Blanding's Turtle.
Kristin Stanford
Northern Illinois University
 
Lake Erie Watersnake.
 
Mark Waters
Ohio University
Queensnake.

Barb Wolfe
The Wilds
Eastern Hellbender.
 
Doug Wynn
Ohio State University

Eastern Massasauga, Timber Rattlesnake, snakes.