The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists is dedicated to the scientific study of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. The primary emphases of the Society are to increase knowledge about these organisms, to disseminate that knowledge through publications, conferences, symposia, and other means, and to encourage and support young scientists who will make future advances in these fields. The programs of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists are part of a global effort to interpret, understand, and conserve the Earth's natural diversity and to contribute to the wise use of natural resources for the long-term benefit of humankind.
Ichthyology & Herpetology is the official publication of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. It has been continually published for over a century and is a highly respected international journal dedicated to the publication of high quality research papers and reviews on the behavior, conservation, ecology, evolution, genetics, morphology, physiology, systematics, and taxonomy of extant and extinct amphibians, fishes, and reptiles. Ichthyology & Herpetology is available quarterly in print and electronically as each article is published through the Allen Press Meridian platform and BioOne. In addition to research articles, Ichthyology & Herpetology publishes symposium proceedings, book reviews, historical perspectives, scientist spotlights, obituaries, and information relevant to the Society's membership.