Preface: herpetological research at a national environmental research park
The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) is operated by The University of Georgia, with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It is difficult to imagine a reader of Herpetologica who does not have at least a passing familiarity with SREL. During the last 10 years (1985-1994), 26 of the 40 issues of this journal (65%) contained contributions by herpetologists who at one time or another were students, technicians, postdoctoral fellows, or visiting or regular faculty at SREL. Numerous theses and dissertations have been completed here on herpetological subjects. Although SREL is well known as a center for herpetological research, only 507 of the 1882 articles on the laboratory's reprint list (27%) are herpetological in nature. Because many readers may not know that the "herpetology group" constitutes only one of many research programs at the laboratory, a brief history and short description of SREL's current organization may prove helpful.
Frazer, N. B. 1995. Preface: herpetological research at a national environmental research park. Herpetologica 51:383-386.