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Samuel Sweet

Professor
Phone: 
(805) 893-3730
Email: 
sweet@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Office: 
1124 Noble Hall

Research

Distributional ecology and systematics of western North American and Australian amphibians and reptiles; ecology and systematics of monitor lizards; mechanics of intergrade zones and of speciational processes; crypsis; functional and evolutionary morphology; ethnozoology; conservation biology.

Selected Publications

  • 2007c. On the distribution of the Papuan monitor ( Varanus salvadorii Peters & Doria 1878) in New Guinea (H.-G. Horn, S.S. Sweet and K.M. Philipp), in Boehme, W. and H.-G. Horn (eds.), Advvances in Monitor Research III. Mertensiella.
  • 2007b. Monitors, mammals, and Wallace's Line (S.S. Sweet and E.R. Pianka), in Boehme, W. and H.-G. Horn (eds.), Advances in Monitor Research III. Mertensiella
  • 2007a. Comparative spatial ecology of two small arboreal monitors in northern Australia, in Boehme, W. and H.-G. Horn (eds.), Advances in Monitor Research III. Mertensiella.
  • 2005b. Integrative biology of sticky feet in geckos. (E.R. Pianka and S. S. Sweet). BioEssays 27: 647-652.
  • 2005a. Bufo californicus. (S.S. Sweet and B.K. Sullivan). Pp. 396-400 in M. Lanoo (ed.) Declining Amphibian Task Force Handbook. Univ. California Press, Berkeley.
  • 2004e. (distribution map, Varanus salvadorii) p. 235 in E.R. Pianka and D.R. King (eds.), Varanoid Lizards of the World. Indiana Univ. Press.
  • 2004d. Varanus scalaris (L.A. Smith, S.S. Sweet and D.R. King). Pp. 451-461 in E.R. Pianka and D.R. King (eds.), Varanoid Lizards of the World. Indiana Univ. Press.
  • 2004c. Varanus glebopalma. Pp.373-379 in E.R. Pianka and D.R.King.(eds.), Varanoid Lizards of the World. Indiana Univ. Press.