Crother elected president of national association

Friday, November 11, 2016Brian Crother
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Edward G. Schlieder Foundation Professor Brian I. Crother, professor of biology and assistant dean of the College of Science and Technology at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been elected to serve as president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
     The ASIH is dedicated to the scientific study of fishes, amphibians and reptiles.
     “The primary emphases of the society are to increase knowledge about these organisms, to disseminate that knowledge through publications, conferences, symposia, and other means, and to encourage and support young scientists who will make future advances in these fields,” said Crother.
     The ASIH just celebrated its 100th anniversary and its journal, “Copeia,” was one of the first to be devoted to the publication of scientific papers on fishes, amphibians and reptiles, Crother said.
     “ASIH is now the premier global scientific organization dedicated to the scientific study and conservation of fishes, amphibians and reptiles,” he said. “’Copeia’ is internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious scientific journals of its kind, and it can be found in over 1,000 libraries worldwide.”
     A resident of Hammond, Crother has previously served as president of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and serves on the executive committee of the World Congress of Herpetology. He has published over 100 scientific articles and edited multiple books.

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