The goal of Herper of the Week is to highlight people from all walks of life who work with reptiles and amphibians and show their work to others. This week’s Herper of the Week is Dr. James Van Dyke. He earned his Ph.D from the University of Arkansas, with his dissertation on viviparous snakes and soft shelled turtles.
He is currently a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. His research focuses on conservation of freshwater turtles in Australia, conservration of alpine placental lizards, and the evolution of the placenta and live birth in vertebrates.
You can visit his website at http://www.jamesuvandyke.com/
You can follow him on twitter at @JamesUVanDyke