Featured speaker: Jane Melville, Ph.D., Senior Curator, Herpetology, Museums Victoria, Australia
An evolutionary and conservation biologist, Jane Melville has studied dragon lizards across the vast, hot, and dry continent of Australia for the last 20 years, naming 30 new species. The dragons are some of the world’s most iconic and best-known lizards. Dr. Melville shares her admiration for these unique animals. Using spectacular images gathered for her recent book, Dragon Lizards of Australia, she presents the most recent understanding of their diversity, ecology and conservation.