About Me

Hi there! Thank you for visiting “Biology Bites.” My name is John Kelly. I am a middle school science teacher at Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis, Missouri. I have a M.S. in Biology from Arkansas State University and a B.S. in Biology from Saint Louis¬†University. I studied the impact of commercial turtle harvesting on freshwater turtles for my masters thesis. I am passionate about wildlife conservation and sustainability. Turtles are my favorite reptiles and I consider the alligator snapping turtle of North America to be one of the coolest species on the planet.

Alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) captured during a population study in Arkansas.
Alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) captured during a population study in Arkansas.

I designed this website to highlight current scientific research and as a platform to share some of the countless examples of the incredible planet that we inhabit.