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Photo of Howard Snell Howard Snell

Howard Snell, Program Leader of Vertebrate Ecology and Monitoring Department at the Charles Darwin Research Station, is particularly interested in the study of Galapagos reptiles, especially iguanas. Dr. Howard L. Snell is the Program Leader of the Vertebrate Ecology and Monitoring Department of the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos and an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His 22 years of research and conservation experience in Galapagos began as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in 1977. Since that time, he and his wife Heidi have concentrated their careers on the conservation and ecology of Galapagos reptiles. Dr. Snell has been on the faculty at the University of New Mexico since 1986, and he was the vice-president for North America of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands between 1992 and 1997. In 1997 he rejoined the scientific staff of the Charles Darwin Research Station as part of a collaborative agreement between the Charles Darwin Foundation and the University of New Mexico.

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