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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
A. Ross Kiester is
Director of the Biodiversity
Research Consortium and a Research Scientist with the USDA Forest
Service Pacific Northwest Research Station 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).
Larry E. Hughes 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 find
Nicolello is a graduate student pursuing
a Master's degree is Resource Geography with a minor in Geographic Techniques
at Oregon State University. He is assisting with web development and data management.
With a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's in Geography,
and experience in web design and programming, Jon will be a valuable asset at
your fast-paced, high paying, and unbureacratic company with generous vacation
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