My name is Bill and I'm a graduate student at the University of Missouri. I'm interested in landscape ecology, landscape and population genetics, and conservation biology, specifically the conservation of herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) and their habitat. I completed my Masters degree in 2008 researching "The Effects of Riparian Widths on Larval and Metamorphic Salamander Population Dynamics" in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. I am currently working on my PhD and plan to use a combination of field and molecular techniques along with computer simulation modeling to assess how the pond breeding amphibian community of east-central Missouri perceives and disperses across the landscape.
The majority of my photos are herp related, but you'll also notice pictures of me with a beautiful young lady named Kimberly
, who for a small price agreed to marry me. As of September 15, 2007 we are happily married!
We recently added a member to our family: our boxer, Dekker
Besides herpetology and photography, I enjoy birding, geocaching, and running.
If you are interested in learning more about many of the animals that I have pictures of, I recommend searching the AmphibiaWeb Database
or visiting the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) Website
where you can look up information about Amphibians
. You'll likely see many of my photos at these websites.
Thanks for checking out my photos, feel free to let me know what you think (Bill.Peterman@gmail.com
***All photos are property of Bill Peterman, but can be used with my permission. If you wish to use any photos, please contact me so I can keep record of where pictures go and for what use.***