Gordon H Rodda


Gordon Rodda is a zoologist emeritus at USGS Fort Collins Science Center. His area of professional expertise is the ecology and management of invasive reptiles, beginning with Brown Treesnakes on Guam in 1987. Upon retirement in 2012 he shifted focus to preventing new invasions by screening prospective invaders using natural history traits. He is compiling the natural history traits of all lizards, which will result in publication of Lizards of the World (John Hopkins Univ. Press; date tbd).

Recent Accomplishments


  • Ph.D. Behavioral Biology, Cornell Univ. 1982
  • B.A. Organismic Biology, Univ. of Colorado - Boulder, 1975

Professional Studies/Experience

  • 2012-present: Natural history traits of actual and potential invasive lizards (library research)
  • 1987-2012: Brown Treesnakes (Guam), Giant constrictors (Florida, Puerto Rico), Wolf Snakes (Mauritius)
  • 1982-1987: Green Iguana social behavior (Venezuela)
  • 1978-1981: American Alligator navigation (Florida), American Crocodile (Panama)


Shai Meiri, University of Tel Aviv


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