Field Herpetology

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Glyptemus insculpta Photo by B. Ryerson

EEB 3898 Field Herpetology
Intensive Summer Session I, 2014
Course Duration: May 7th - May 25th, 2012
Meeting Time: Monday through Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 in TLS 179
depending on weather conditions some classes will be held at night 7-10 PM instead, allowing us to observe nocturnal amphibians


Crotalus horridus Photo by Sara Horwitz

Bill Ryerson
Email: [
Office: Biology/Pharmacy 412
Phone: (860) 486-4158

Course Description and Objectives

Heterodon platyrhinos Photo by E. K. Timpe
Pseudacris crucifer Photo by E. K. Timpe

Course Description:
In progress

Course Objectives:
In progress

Course Procedures and Policies


Grades will be determined as follows:

  • Midterm: 100 pts
  • Final: 100 pts
  • Field notebook entries: 75 pts
  • Participation: 25 pts
  • TOTAL: 300 pts


Academic Integrity:


Course Materials

Course Resources


Opheodrys vernalis Photo by E. K. Timpe
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus Photo by E. K. Timpe
Date Lecture Field Agenda* Additional Materials

Pictures from Field Trips

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Herps in the News

Additional Resources



Snakes of CT
Online Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of CT
Reptiles and Amphibians of CT
New England Herpetological Society

Video about Amphibian Extinction
AMNH's Amphibian Species of the World
Amphibian Portal from USGS-NBII

General Herpetology
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
The Herpetologists' League
The Center for North American Herpetology
EMYSystem Online Turtle Resource
eNature Online Field Guides

Turtle Conservation Project - New England
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
New England Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Sea Turtle Conservancy
Turtle Conservation Fund
Amphibian Conservation Alliance
Most Threatened Turtles and Tortoises