State University of Santa Cruz, Ilhéus, BA, Brazil
Konrad Mebert PhD
Is an independent researcher and international project coordinator based in Switzerland, conducting studies globally on amphibians and reptiles in general, but with an emphasis on vipers for the past 15 years. After completing a Master’s degree at the University of Zürich, Switzerland, on geographic variation and the effects of inbreeding on the Dice Snake, and a doctoral degree on hybrid zones in North American water snakes at Old Dominion University, Virgina, he currently is associated with the State University of Santa Cruz, Ilhéus, BA, Brazil and the IDECC in Italy (Institute of Development, Ecology, Conservation and Cooperation). His work volume produced more than 130 professional and popular publications/reports and two books on water snakes including topics on evolution, ecology, biodiversity and conservation. Many expeditions and a passion of photography has lead him to all continents except Australia. Current (2019) principal study sites are located in Panama, Turkey, Brazil, Slovenia, and China.