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Dr. Darrel R. Frost

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American Museum of Natural History
175 Central Park W Ste 208
New York , New York 10024
United States

Company Description: Since its founding in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has advanced its global mission to explore and interpret human cultures and the natural world...   more

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  • Ph.D. , Systematics and Ecology
    University of Kansas
  • B.S. , Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    University of Arizona
  • M.S. , Zoology
    Louisiana State University
  • Ph.D.
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AMNH Herpetology Research Staff, 3 July 2009 [cached]
Darrel R. Frost, Ph.D. Curator in Charge; Associate Dean of Science for Collections
Party Pictures 7/7/06 - Wrapping up a short week on the NY social scene, 7 July 2006 [cached]
Guests got to celebrate spring with a private viewing of ,Lizards and Snakes: Alive!, Guests got up close and personal with geckos, turtles while keeping their cautious distance from other live reptiles from across the world while Dr. Darrel Frost, the Association Dean of Science for Collections, also Curator of the Department of Herpetology, Division of Vertebrate Zoology, and also curator of ,Lizards, et al, gave a short presentation.
Curator Darrel Frost
Lizards & Snakes: Alive! | American Museum of Natural History, 25 Mar 2008 [cached]
Darrel Frost, David Kizirian, and Jack L. Conrad tell how childhood experiences inspired them to become the scientists they are today.
Darrel R. Frost
Darrel R. Frost, Associate Dean of Science for Collections; Curator, Department of Herpetology, Division of Vertebrate Zoology; and Curator, Lizards & Snakes: Alive!
Darrel R. Frost
Darrel R. Frost
As Associate Dean of Science for Collections, Darrel R. Frost is responsible for overseeing the use and maintenance of the American Museum of Natural History's permanent collection of more than 30 million specimens and cultural artifacts.Dr. Frost's other administrative duties include overseeing the Office of the Conservator of Natural Science Collections, which supports in-house training for collection maintenance and collection conservation expertise for all in-house construction projects.He also oversees the Museum's Interdepartmental Laboratory, which includes a state-of-the-art imaging facility that provides analytical microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, science visualization, and image analysis in support of the Museum's scientific activities.Further, he is Curator-in-Charge of the Department of Herpetology in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology as well as Curator-in-Charge of the Ambrose Monell Collection for Molecular and Microbial Research, a state-of-the-art frozen tissue facility that supports genomic research within the AMNH, nationally and internationally.As a Curator in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology, Dr. Frost studies the evolutionary origin and diversification of squamates and amphibians and examines issues related to the grounds of knowledge in evolutionary biology.Dr. Frost also studies the notion of species in systematic biology and evaluates ways to effectively combine molecular and morphological data.He maintains a comprehensive online taxonomic catalog of the world's living amphibians and recently published (with 18 coauthors) the largest study of amphibian evolution ever undertaken.Among his other work on lizards, Dr. Frost has formulated a revised classification for the entire group of New World lizards called Iguania, comprising about 1,000 species in the Americas, Madagascar, Fiji, and Tonga.Dr. Frost received a B.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona in 1972, an M.S. in zoology from Louisiana State University in 1978, and a Ph.D. in systematics and ecology from the University of Kansas in 1988.He joined the American Museum of Natural History in 1990 as an Assistant Curator.He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and an adjunct professor at the City University of New York.
David Kizirian works with Darrel R. Frost in overseeing the use and maintenance of the herpetology collections at the American Museum of Natural History.
Staff, 17 June 2014 [cached]
Darrel R. Frost Herpetology Curator In Charge
CNAAR OFFICERS, 3 Dec 2012 [cached]
Dr. Darrel D. Frost Department of Herpetology
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