The emergence of a global pandemic due to the spread of COVID-19 has had profound effects on how research and scholarly activities are conducted for many professional herpetologists. Responses to COVID-19 and mitigation efforts vary by country and institution but have largely resulted in the closures of academic campuses and research areas, travel restrictions, and interruptions in research funding. These responses have forced herpetologists to change the way they manage their professional responsibilities.
Davis DR, Allen B. 2020. Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on herpetologists. World Congress of Herpetology Newsletter 1(2):26–31. [PDF]