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A Look into Louisiana's Biodiversity

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Carr's book includes identifications for reptiles and amphibians including alligators, turtles, frogs, salamanders, and snakes.

Tuesday, April 11th Dr. John Carr will be holding a presentation and book signing event for his recent book "Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana". The presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. on campus at the University of Louisiana Monroe in Hanna Hall room 250.

Dr. Carr and Dr. Boundy's book, a project three and a half years in the making, is a comprehensive field guide to Louisiana's native and invasive amphibians and reptiles. The guide includes 140 native species, 8 invasive species, and multiple illustrations of each species included. 

The guide stands apart from others like it through an ease of understanding. Dr. Carr shares that he wants the book to be helpful to college students and people outside of the scientific community. Multiple illustrations and decisive word choice make the book useful to many different kinds of readers. 

More information about Jeff Boundy and John Carr's book "Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana" can be found here.