Our site is
located in the Terra
Cognita Laboratory, a faculty and student research laboratory
of the Geosciences
Department of Oregon
State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon.
B. Iverson is the Director of the Joseph Moore Museum
of Natural History and a Professor of Biology at Earlham
College in Richmond, Indiana. His book,
A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of
the Turtles of the World is the basis of these pages
and we are indebted to him for sharing his life's work with us.
Jon Kimerling is a Professor of Geography at Oregon
State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon. His research interests
include discrete global grid development and evaluation, along with
computerized cartography and geographic information systems. Recent
work has involved design of the US EPA Environmental Modeling and
Assessment Program's (EMAP) hexagon grid system.
Ross Kiester is
Biodiversity Futures Consulting in Corvallis, Oregon.
His vision of a web-based interactive repository of Iverson's data
fueled (and funded) early development of this site. Reliable rumor
has it that he shares his house with a family and a variety of reptiles
(these may not be mutually exclusive).
knows very little about turtles but seems to understand enough about
computers, databases, and programming languages to actually be useful.
He is (ir)responsible for the function, layout, and design of this
site and serves as general scapegoat and whipping boy when we can
Nicolello is a graduate student in the Geosciences
Department at OSU. He is assisting with web development and data management.