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Bob Murphy

Job Title: Sr. Curator of Herpetology and Professor of Zoology
Employer: Royal Ontario Museum
Further Education: UCLA (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: SE Asia (China, Vietnam); SW U.S.A.; Mexico

Brief synopsis of current research:
My research centres on the conservation genetics of amphibians and reptiles, the phylogenetic relationships of amphibians and reptiles usually determined using molecular methods, the development of molecular methods for data gathering, and theoretical considerations of data analyses, and methodological developments for data analysis.


Recent Publications:

Buth, D. G., and R. W. Murphy. 1999. Introduction: Gene expression in reptilian systematics. Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 17:115-116.

Buth, D. G., and R. W. Murphy. 1999. The use of isozyme characters in systematic studies. Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 17:117-130.

Murphy, R. W. 1999. Evolution of L-lactate dehydrogenase isozyme patterns in reptiles. Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 27:131-146.

Murphy R. W. 1999. The correct spelling of the Latinized name for Rostombekov's rock lizard. Amphibia-Reptilia 20:225-226.

Ho, Cuc Thu, A. Lathrop, R. W. Murphy, and N. Orlov. 1999. A redescription of Vibrissaphora ailaonica with a new record in Vietnam. Russian J. Herpetol. 6:48-54.