LaDuc, Travis J

Travis J Laduc

Curator, Herpetology, Lecturer
Department of Integrative Biology, Biology Instructional Office

Phone: 512-475-6339

Office Location
PRC 176

I'm a native of Tucson, AZ, and have been interested in reptiles since I was a kid. My career in herpetology first started just out of high school working as a reptile keeper at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. I received degrees from the University of Arizona (B.S.) and The University of Texas at El Paso (M.S.), and The University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D.). I am the Assistant Curator of Herpetology at the Texas Natural Science Center at The University of Texas at Austin. My job includes working with the preserved collection of 90,000 amphibian and reptile specimens at the Texas Natural History Collections, participating in a variety of educational outreach programs, teaching natural history field courses at UT, and continuing my own research program. My research focuses on the biodiversity and natural history of Texas reptiles and amphibians, with current projects examining demography and habitat use in two populations of reptiles: Nerodia erythrogaster on the University of Texas campus and Kinosternon flavescens in Jeff Davis County.

Natural History of Museum Science (BIO 471G): Fall 2005, 2007, 2009

Vertebrate Natural History (BIO 455L): Spring 2011, 2012

Field Herpetology (BIO 369F): Spring 2013, 2014, 2015