This article was contributed by Save The Snakes Advisory Committee Member Steven Allain. In this blog, Steven introduces his PhD research on grass snakes and how snake research can help us in understanding them better Ever since I was a young kid, I’ve wanted to work with snakes for a living. It was a combinationContinue reading Studying the barred grass snake in England, a dream come true
Combining research and conservation is a crucial step to saving species. Jennifer Moore, Associate professor at Grand Valley State University is working with her students to conserve countless amazing reptiles. We had a chance to chat to her about her experience with reptiles and more about her current work. What is your current position andContinue reading Research and conservation of reptiles: An interview with Jennifer Moore
Understanding reptile trade is crucial for governments to make decisions about species that can be kept as pets and those that absolutely cannot. Timm Jensen is doing his best to understand reptile trade in Africa and help the Danish government do its part in the decision-making process. What is your current job and what areContinue reading Reptile trade: an interview with Timm Jensen
The need to understand the global snakebite crisis is increasing and researchers are trying to understand the patterns that emerge from snakebite incidences around the world. Andrew Durso is one such researcher trying to investigate the distribution of snakebite and understand how artificial intelligence can help us in identifying snakes more effectively. What is yourContinue reading Snakes and Snakebite, an interview with Andrew Durso
Currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University-Newark, Sara Ruane gives us an insight into her work with snake systematics, the importance of snakes in our ecosystems and her love for these remarkable animals. What is your current job and what is your research focus? I am an Assistant professor at Rutgers University-Newark, New York as of JanuaryContinue reading Snake Systematics and more: An interview with Sara Ruane
Save The Snakes Executive Director, Michael Starkey, recently did an interview for the Animal Science Resource Blog at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. The interview was conducted to shed light on career prospects for current students and highlight the importance of STEM education. Check it out!
For centuries many animals have been feared by people due to their strength, temperament or the ability to deliver a fatal injury by force or with the use of chemical weaponry. The biggest problem with this is the fact that most of these animals always have the short end of the stick as they areContinue reading Why We Should All Love and Protect Venomous and Poisonous Animals