Brian Horne

Blogger Profile: Brian Horne

Dr. Brian D. Horne is a Conservation Research Postdoctoral Fellow studying the conservation biology of the red-crowned roofed turtle in India. Brian has been very active in turtle conservation projects around the world for the past 20 years. He has conducted research on six of the seven continents (as there are no turtles in Antarctica, he feels no real loss for having not been there). Brian is on the steering committee for the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group as well as the scientific advisory committee of the Turtle Survival Alliance. He has a master’s degree in Zoology from Southeastern Louisiana University for his research on the ecology of the yellow-blotched map turtle, the most endangered turtle in the United States. Brian earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in evolutionary biology from Ohio University for his research on the unique reproductive biology and embryology of Neotropical turtles.
The Making of a Turtle Biologist

The Making of a Turtle Biologist

Why am I turtle biologist? I receive this question a lot! As a frequent traveler, I meet a lot of people, and I am always quick to strike up conversations.[…..]

India: Life on the Chambal

India: Life on the Chambal

It has been three straight days with temperatures above 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.8 degrees Celsius)! Let me tell you, that’s hot, really hot, so hot my thermometer doesn’t go any[…..]

Field Adventures in India

Field Adventures in India

I am preparing myself for another adventure in India: two months of fieldwork along one of India’s greatest biodiverse rivers, the Chambal. Each of my trips to India over the[…..]