Dr David Gower is an organismal biologist at the Natural History Museum, London, whose expertise lies in caecilian amphibians and Triassic archosaurian reptiles as well as snakes. He has written and contributed to numerous papers, reports and popular science books on the subject. Long interested in amphibians and reptiles, Katherine Garrett works in the Botany Department of the Natural History Museum. She is a member of the Museum's Herpetology Research Group and has participated in several herpetological field projects. A world-renowned herpetologist, Dr Peter Stafford was involved in the study of the biology of snakes for many years until his untimely death in 2009. He was a curator and biologist at the Natural History Museum and the editor of the British Herpetological Society Bulletin from 2000 to 2009. He wrote and co-authored several books on herpetology, including The Adder and A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize.
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