Dr. Toby Hibbitts joined the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute in 2012 as a research scientist. His research program focuses on amphibians and reptiles. He is interested in natural history, ecology, behavior and taxonomy. All of these factors are important for making informed conservation decisions about species. Toby also works as the curator of amphibians and reptiles at the Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collection at Texas A&M University.He received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Midwestern State University, a Master of Science in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M and a doctorate in animal, plant and environmental science from the University of the Witwatersrand.