Steve's Herpetological Blog

An insight into the life of Steve, his research and the many books he reads

#StevesLibrary: How to Build a Dinosaur

Now with a title like that, you’d expect the book to deliver right? Well you can be sure that it does! I first read this book during my undergraduate days and passed it between a few friends (who were dying…

The Otago Museum

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past fortnight, you’re probably aware that I’ve recently been in Dunedin for the 9th World Congress of Herpetology. Aside from the conference (which was mind-blowingly awesome) I also did a number…

#StevesLibrary: Where Do Camels Belong?

Some of you will be aware that I have recently returned from the World Congress of Herpetology, held at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. I shall be blogging about my adventures on the other side of the…

#SciFri: 9th World Congress of Herpetology

Recently I was lucky enough to present both a talk and a poster at the 9th World Congress of Herpetology in Dunedin, New Zealand. The location for the Congress was the University of Otago, which is somewhere I’ve always wanted…

#StevesLibrary: The Missing Lynx

2019 is almost over! I hope that everyone had an amazing Christmas and let me wish you all the best for 2020! Despite the festivities I managed to find the time to finish off one final book before the year…

#StevesLibrary: Animal Kingdom: A Natural History in 100 Objects

In this insightful book, Jack Ashby, the former Manager of the Grant Museum (at UCL) offers something that I feel is unique within a science book. Ashby tells the story of life, evolution and how natural history museums work by…

#SciFri: The last herpetological conferences of the decade!

Those of you that follow me on Twitter or Instagram will know that recently I attended two conferences here in the UK. The first was the Joint Scientific Meeting held in Bournemouth and the second was Venom Day, held in…

#SteveReviews: Seven Worlds, One Planet

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple of months, you’ll know that Sir David Attenborough’s latest landmark series on BBC One has recently come to a conclusion. A number of viewers have expressed heartbreak at the…

#StevesLibrary: Sloths!

Regular readers of my blog will know that I read quite a few popular science books, I’ve got a few lined up for the coming months to keep me busy throughout the Christmas period so expect a number of reviews…

#SteveReviews: Racing Extinction

It’s time for another #SteveReviews, I am going to try to keep posting these quite regularly as there are a few people I know would like to see more – hopefully it’s the same across the board. This time, it’s…