John Roe is a Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina Pembroke, where he has worked for the past 10 years. He has a Master’s degree from Purdue University and a PhD in Applied Ecology from the University of Canberra, Australia. He studies wildlife ecology and population dynamics, using reptiles and amphibians as model organisms. His research aims to help guide natural resource managers and conservationists in maintaining biodiversity. Currently, he conducts studies of eastern box turtles in several North Carolina State Parks and other natural areas where he and students are examining turtle responses to prescribed fire and long-term population trends. He also maintains international collaborations to study freshwater turtles and desert lizards in Australia, and marine turtles in the Pacific Ocean. He teaches courses in Zoology, Evolution, and Environmental Science.