Research Studies


The diet of free-roaming Australian Central Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
Prevalence and risk factors for dental disease in captive Central bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) in the United Kingdom
Diet of the invasive Argentine Black and White Tegu in central Florida

UV Lighting

How much UV-B does my reptile need? The UV-Tool, a guide to the selection of UV lighting for reptiles and amphibians in captivity
A comparison of UVb compact lamps in enabling cutaneous vitamin D synthesis in growing bearded dragons
The nocturnal leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) uses UVb radiation for vitamin D3 synthesis
Effects of vitamin D3 supplementation and UVb exposure on the growth and plasma concentration of vitamin D3 metabolites in juvenile bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
The effects of UV light on calcium metabolism in ball pythons (Python regius)


Effect of supplemental heat in captive African Leopard Tortoises (Stigmochelys pardalis) and Spurred Tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata) on growth rate and carapacial scute pyramiding
A comparative assessment of Varanid lizard thermal husbandry in zoos and private collections: Disparate ideologies or a paradigm disconnect?
Does enclosure size influence the behavior & welfare of captive snakes (Pantherophis guttatus)?


Environmental enrichment and cognitive complexity in reptiles and amphibians: Concepts, review, and implications for captive populations
Animal-appropriate housing of ball pythons (Python regius)- Behavior-based evaluation of two types of housing systems
Overlooked and under-studied: A review of evidence-based enrichment in Varanidae


Ball Pythons

Neurologic dysfunction in a ball python (Python regius) color morph, and implications for welfare

Bearded Dragons

How to handle your dragon: Does handling duration affect the behavior of bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps)?

Wildlife and Conservation

Invasive Species

Using the iNaturalist application to identify reports of Green Iguanas (Iguana iguana) on the mainland United States of America outside of populations in Florida