Dr. Toby Hibbitts works as the curator of amphibians and reptiles at the Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collection at Texas A&M University. 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. Dr. Hibbitts Toby also joined the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute as a research scientist in 2012. 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. Dr. Hibbitts comes from a family of Texas naturalists and enjoys outdoor sporting activities and travel.
Hibbitts, Toby J., Wade A. Ryberg, Johanna A. Harvey, Gary Voelker, A. Michelle Lawing, Connor S. Adams, Dalton B. Neuharth, Drew E. Dittmer, C. Michael Duran et al. (2019) Phylogenetic structure of Holbrookia lacerata (Cope 1880) (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae): one species or two?, Zootaxa, http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4619.1.6.
Walkup, Danielle K., Wade A. Ryberg, Lee A. Fitzgerald and Toby J. Hibbitts. (2018) Occupancy and Detection of an Endemic Habitat Specialist, the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus), Herpetological Conservation and Biology 13(3):497-506.
Young, Megan E., Ryberg, Wade A., Fitzgerald L. A., and Hibbitts, Toby J. 2018. Fragmentation alters home range and movements of the dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus). Canadian Journal of Zoologoy. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2017-0048
C.S. ADAMS, W.A. RYBERG, T.J. HIBBITTS, B.L. PIERCE, J.B. PIERCE, D.C. RUDOLPH. Evaluating Effectiveness and Cost of Time-lapse Triggered Camera Trapping Techniques to Detect Terrestrial Squamate Diversity. Herpetological Review. VOLUME 48, NUMBER 1. MARCH 2017. Page 44. ISSN 0018-084X
Matthew A. Kwiatkowski, Daniel Saenz*, Toby Hibbitts. Habitat Use and Movement Patterns of the Southern Crawfish Frog (Rana areolata). Final Report to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 2017 *Graduate Student