Phil Bishop   

 

Phil Bishop, born in the UK in 1957, has had an interest in frogs since a very early age keeping his first toad (Bufo bufo) at the age of four. After studying Parasitology for his MSc he realised that his true calling was with the behavioral ecology of anurans and migrated to South Africa to complete his PhD under the supervision of Neville Passmore. His PhD on the social organisation of anuran choruses was dedicated to the memory of Gertrude (Bufo bufo) his only companion during many years of lonely field work. After 15 years in Africa working on various frogs from Cameroon to Cape Town he migrated with his South African wife to New Zealand to study Leiopelma communication. He works in the Zoology Department at the University of Otago and manages to use frogs as examples in all his lectures. His wife and two boys are all keen herpetologists with his eldest son (13) recently missing school to help in a translocation of Leiopelma hamiltoni to a new island habitat. In between teaching and frog conservation, Phil carries on with his research in anuran communication and acoustics.
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Email address for Phil Bishop:  phil.bishop[AT]stonebow.otago.ac.nz   (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)
Web Page:  http://www.otago.ac.nz/zoology/staff/academic/bishop.html
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