GORDON W. SCHUETT
taxonomic reevaluation and conservation assessment of the common cantil,
Viperidae): a race against time. 2013. Louis W.
Porras, Larry David Wilson, Gordon W. Schuett, Randall S.
Reiserer. Amphibian & Reptile
Conservation 7(1): 48–73
and conservation status of the beaded lizard, Heloderma horridum (Squamata:
Helodermatidae). 2013. Randall S. Reiserer, Gordon W.
Schuett, Daniel D. Beck. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 7(1): 74–96 (e67).
GORDON W. SCHUETT is an evolutionary biologist and
herpetologist who has conducted extensive research on reptiles. His work has focused primarily on
venomous snakes, but he has also published on turtles, lizards, and amphibians. His most
significant contributions to date have been studies of winner-loser effects in agonistic
encounters, mate competition, mating system theory, hormone cycles and reproduction, caudal luring
and mimicry, long-term sperm storage, and as co-discoverer of facultative parthenogenesis in
non-avian reptiles. He served as chief editor of the peer-reviewed book Biology of the
Vipers and is presently serving as chief editor of an upcoming peer-reviewed book The
Rattlesnakes of Arizona (rattlesnakesofarizona.org). Gordon is a Director and scientific board
member of the newly founded nonprofit The Copperhead Institute (copperheadinstitute.org).
He was the founding Editor of the journal Herpetological Natural History. Dr. Schuett is
an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology at Georgia State University.