Crother named president-elect of national scientific society
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HAMMOND – Brian Crother, assistant dean of Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Science and Technology, has been elected president-elect of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR).
A national scientific society with members throughout the world, SSAR encourages education and dissemination of scientific thought, conservation of wildlife, particularly amphibians and reptiles. The society also promotes closer cooperation and understanding between amateur and professional herpetologists, so that they may work together in the common cause of furthering science.
Crother, a member of the Southeastern biological sciences faculty since 1992, has published more than 50 articles on reptile and amphibian biology, many concentrating on evolutionary biology. He also edited or co-edited books on amphibians and reptiles of the Caribbean and on the ecology and evolution in the tropics related to reptiles and amphibians.
Crother is chair of the national committee that determines the standard English and scientific names of the reptiles and amphibians of North America. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Herpetology and was the editor of the journal Herpetological Monographs.Along with colleague Mary White from Southeastern and Robert Cashner of the University of New Orleans, Crother co-hosted SSAR’s annual meetings in New Orleans last summer.