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Alan Savitzky

Alan Savitzky

Biology

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: BNR 235D
IconPhone: (435) 797-0193
IconEmail: savitzky@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Biology (Herpetology), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1979
MA, Biology (Herpetology), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1974
BA, Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1972

Emphasis

Evolution, morphology, development, chemical ecology, and conservation of snakes

Biography

Dr. Savitzky is a herpetologist, with broad interests in the morphology, ecology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, especially snakes.  As an organismal biologist, his interests focus on understanding patterns of evolution among snakes from the perspectives of their anatomy, development, and interactions with prey and predators within natural communities.  Currently, he is particularly interested in the topic of sequestered chemical defenses in snakes.