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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can
change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --Anon.

 

 

 

RASOUL KARMIANI

MANAGEMENT BOARD MEMBER

 MIDDLE EAST CHAPTER - AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE CONSERVATION

 

Rasoul Karmiani

RASOUL KARMIANI earned his B.A. and M.S. from Lorestan and Razi universities, respectively. His M.S. research focused on systematics of the Family Eublepharidae in Iran with special reference to Eublepharis angramainyu. He also investigated skull comparison of the several genera of reptiles and amphibians. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at Razi University, Kermanshah, western Iran under advisement of Prof. Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani and Dr. Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani. His PhD research involves ecology, phylogeography, molecular systematics, and population genetics of the snake-eyed skink Ablepharus in Iran.  His research interests include behavior, ecology, conservation and phylogeography of amphibians and reptiles.

 

 

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 Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani

Prof. Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani  - President

Prof. Rastegar Pouyani is a highly respected expert on the herpetofauna of the Iranian Plateau, the Middle East and Central Asia.

 

 Omar F. Al-Sheikhly

Omar Al-Sheikhly Vice-President/ ARCME Networking

Omar Al-Sheikhly has a proven conservation record in the Middle East as a field team leader, wildlife expert, and photographer.

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