What I plan to study:
In Zambia I intend to study the diversity of snakes between the different biomes present there. I hope to find some snakes that are restricted to certain habitats, as well as ones that are cosmopolitan, being found throughout all of Zambia. The most common kind of snake I expect to see will be members of the family colubridae.
My major concern is that with the limited time we will have in each region of Zambia that I will not be able to find a large enough sample size to make any real determinations on snake diversity, also that I wont be able to locate any snakes at all due to their elusive behavior.
Image from following site: http://academic.sun.ac.za/capeherp/Crotaphopeltis%20hotamboeia2_Dahne_Sep04_Stellenbosch.JPG