Herpetology at SREL
The University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) has been an important center for extensive and intensive herpetological research since 1967. SREL researchers have captured, marked, and released more than 1 million individuals of 100 species of reptiles and amphibians. These captures represent more species of reptiles and amphibians than have been confirmed from any other public land area in the United States. Participants in the SREL herpetology research programs have always included faculty of the University of Georgia, post-doctoral associates, graduate students and undergraduate research participants from a variety of universities. Other participants include research technicians and numerous visiting herpetologists from throughout the world. Research is conducted on SRS and at sites across the U.S. Current research with amphibians and reptiles includes emphasis in ecotoxicology, wetlands ecology, and applied conservation and management.
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