The Department of Herpetology focuses on systematic and conservation biology research of amphibians and reptiles from California and Baja California. Projects involve habitat evaluation, distribution analysis, thermoregulation, alpha taxonomy, phylogenetic reconstruction, and historical biogeography.

Bradford Hollingsworth and Dustin Wood during the 2003 Binational Expedition
Angelo Soto-Centeno and Clark Mahrdt evaluating salamander habitat


Field communications tent during the 2003 Binational Expedition
Examining a Red-legged Frog in Baja California