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Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises Coordinator
After completing his PhD at Ohio University on the developmental biology of Neotropical freshwater turtles in Meso-America, Brian D. Horne spent five years as a postdoctoral fellow at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research conducting invesitgating critically endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises in South and Southeast Asia. As a life long turtle biologist, Dr. Horne has conducted field research on six of the seven continents (only excluding Antarctica which is devoid of all turtles). As a member of the steering committee member for the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, he co-authored the landmark report on the Top 25 Most Endangered Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises. He is also co-chair of the Turtle Survival Alliance’s field conservation programs. In addition to his turtle conservation publications, Dr. Horne has widely published on topics ranging from parasitology to endocrinology. Dr. Horne’s wildlife photography has appeared in numerous books and magazines.

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