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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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Author's Biography


Mohsen Takesh

MOHSEN TAKESH earned his B.S. in animal biology from Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, in 2009 and his M.S. in animal biosystematic from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, in 2012 under Professors Mozafar Sharifi and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. His M.S. thesis was on ecology and distribution of Kurdistan newt, Neurergus microspilotus, in its Iranian distribution range. His research interests include ecological, hylogeographical, and phylogenetic investigations of amphibians and reptiles.

Ecology of Kurdistan newt (Neurergus microspilotus: Salamandridae): Population and conservation with an appraisal of the potential impact of urbanization. 2013. Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Mohsen Takesh, Akbar Fattahi, Marzieh Sadeghi, Fatemeh Khorshidi, and Robert Browne. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(4):30-35(e58).


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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.