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Graham Reynolds

Graham Reynolds

R. Graham Reynolds PhD is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the University Honors Program at the University of North Carolina Asheville (USA). He holds an appointment at Harvard University as an Associate of Herpetology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, is a National Geographic Explorer, and is a Fellow of the Explorers Club. Dr. Reynolds earned a BA in Biology from Duke University, a Ph.D. from The University of Tennessee, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University.

Dr. Reynolds is a tropical biologist whose research focuses on endangered species biodiversity and new species discovery on remote islands. In his lab he uses information from DNA to understand the impact of small population size on genetic diversity, as well as relationships among species. His research is highly collaborative, and he regularly works with institutions such as the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, the North Carolina Zoo, Ft. Worth Zoo, the St. Louis Zoo, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and others. He has traveled extensively around the world, photographing wildlife to use in his teaching lectures.

He has published more than 60 scientific papers and three books, and his research has been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Gazette, Discover Magazine, CNN, Newsweek, National Geographic, El Mundo, the BBC, Scientific American, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others.

Dr. Reynolds volunteers with global wildlife conservation organizations, including as a Red List Authority and taxonomy expert for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. 

Language spoke: English


Photo credit: The Explorers Club

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