Dr. Brophy was born in Edison, New Jersey in July 1971 and joined the faculty at
Liberty in 2004. He is a Liberty alum (class of ’93) and spent three years teaching high
school students at New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg. His dissertation research focused
on variation and systematics in a Southeast Asian turtle genus. Dr. Brophy has broad
interests in vertebrate ecology and systematics. He is currently working on several
research projects including an ecological study of the Peaks of Otter Salamander and
baraminological studies of landfowl, mole salamanders, and cucurbits. Married to his wife
Michele in 1993, he now has six children: Timmy, Emily, James, John, Peter, and Baby
Chloe (or Paul). He is the oldest of 8 children and has a brother who’s a graduate
student at Montclair State University in New Jersey. 

Articles

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Allometry and Sexual Dimorphism in the Snail-eating Turtle Malayemys macrocephala from the Chao Phraya River Basin of Central Thailand, Chelonian Conservation and Biology (2006)

Allometric growth and sexual dimorphism of the shell is evident in Malayemys macrocephala from the...

 

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A Review of Interspecific Hybridization in the Order Testudines (with Wayne Frair and Darlene Clark) (2006)
 

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Eurycea cirrigera (Southern Two-lined Salamander). Gill Morphology (with Thomas K. Pauley), Herpetological Review (2006)
 

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Geographic Distribution of the Southeast Asian Turtles in the Genus Malayemys (Testudines: Bataguridae), Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society (2005)

Members of the genus Malayemys, Malayan snail-eating turtles, are small batagurid turtles reaching maximum sizes...

 

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Sexual Dimorphism, Allometry and Vertebral Scute Morphology in Notochelys platynota (Gray, 1834) (with Carl H. Ernst), Hamadryad (2004)

Sexual dimorphism, allometry, and vertebral scute morphology were studied in the Malayan flat-shelled turtle, Notochelys...

 

Field Notes

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Field Notes: Scincella lateralis, Catesbeiana (2005)
 

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Field notes: Chrysemys picta picta (with Walter E. Carlson), Catesbeiana (2003)
 

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Field Notes: Clemmys guttata (with Andrew Krivenko and Diana Raichel), Catesbeiana (2002)
 

Presentations

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Geographic Variation and Systematics in the South-east Asian Turtles of the Genus Malayemys (Testudines: Bataguridae), Hamadryad (2004)

Geographic variation was studied in the south-east Asian turtles of the genus Malayemys (Testudines: Bataguridae)....

 

Book Reviews

Other

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Photograph of Malayemys macrocephala (SMF 52865), Turtles of the World Vol. 4: East and South Asia (Terralog) (2006)