Dr. Fred Zaidan, “Introduced Amphibian and Reptile Species of LRGV” at Quinta Mazatlán!


Learn all about the native amphibians and reptiles in our region!  Come to Quinta Mazatlán on Thursday, January 10th at 6:00 p.m. and listen to Dr. Frederic Zaidan III, M.S., Ph.D. from the College of Sciences from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.  Our environment would not be the same without the brown anole and garden snakes cruising throughout landscape.  They represent a large and diverse class of vertebrates that can range in size from one inch to fifteen feet in length!  Dr. Zaidan will discuss the facts and ecology of introduced amphibians and reptiles in the Rio Grande Valley.

Dr. Frederic Zaidan received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Arkansas in 2001 and received his B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University in 1993.  Dr. Zaidan is the Associate Dean for Student Success at the College of Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.  His research focuses on understanding the environment-physiology interaction that shapes the distribution of organisms. He is particularly interested in researching the mechanisms that establish geographical range limits under sub-lethal conditions, geographic variations in physiological traits, hibernation ecology and how current allocation strategies may be used to predict future responses as a global climate changes.

This event is proudly sponsored by Texas Regional Bank. The program fee is $3 per person and no advance reservation is required. Quinta Mazatlán is located 600 Sunset in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street. For more information, contact Quinta Mazatlán at (956) 681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com. 

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