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John Michael Arnett is a Research Associate for Texas Turtles and is passionate about the research and conservation of herpetofauna, with a strong focus in turtles. He has worked on various research projects ranging from the occupancy and detection of alligator snapping turtles within east Texas to radio tracking Burmese pythons in south Florida to better understand their movement patterns and habitat use. John Michael has a B.S. in Forestry with an emphasis in Forest Wildlife Management from SFASU, as well as a M.S. in Integrative Biological Diversity from WCSU. His masters thesis focused on the demographics of diamondback terrapins in Connecticut and the anthropogenic factors that could be influencing these demographics. He is always looking for more opportunities to enhance his abilities as a herpetologist and gain new knowledge and skills over all things related to the field of herpetology.

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