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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.
John 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.

A. 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.

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 him.

Jon 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 time.

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