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Dr. Brian Smith, professor of biology at BHSU, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of The Herpetologists' League. The League, established in 1946, is an international organization of people devoted to studying herpetology -- the biology of amphibians and reptiles. The organization publishes two scholarly journals -- the quarterly Herpetologica, which contains original research papers and essays, and the annual supplement Herpetological Monographs, which contains lengthy research articles, syntheses, and special symposia.
Smith also serves as chairperson of the Herpetologists’ League Conservation Committee. “I’m honored to be elected by my peers to serve on the Board of Trustees and look forward to working with my fellow board members in setting the future course of the Herpetologists’ League. I also look forward to continuing to serve as chairperson of the society’s Conservation Committee and contributing to the conservation of reptiles and amphibians worldwide,” says Smith.