RANDALL S. REISERER
taxonomic reevaluation and conservation assessment of the common cantil,
Viperidae): a race against time. 2013. Louis W.
Porras, Larry David Wilson, Gordon W. Schuett, Randall S.
Reiserer. Amphibian & Reptile
Conservation 7(1): 48–73
Taxonomic reassessment and
conservation status of the beaded lizard, Heloderma horridum (Squamata:
Helodermatidae). 2013. Randall S. Reiserer, Gordon W.
Schuett, Daniel D. Beck. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 7(1): 74–96 (e67).
RANDALL S. REISERER is an integrative biologist whose
research focuses on understanding the interrelationships among ecology, morphology, and behavior.
Within the broad framework of evolutionary biology, he studies cognition, neuroscience, mimicry,
life-history evolution, and the influence of niche dynamics on patterns of evolutionary change. His
primary research centers on reptiles and amphibians, but his academic interests span all major
vertebrate groups. His studies of behavior are varied and range from caudal luring and thermal
behavior in rattlesnakes to learning and memory in transgenic mice. His studies of caudal luring in
snakes established methods for studying visual perception and stimulus control. He commonly employs
phylogenetic comparative methods and statistics to investigate and test evolutionary patterns and
adaptive hypotheses. Dr. Reiserer is an editor of the upcoming peer-reviewed book, The
Rattlesnakes of Arizona.