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Dr. Lydia Fucsko

Lydia Fucsko, Ph.D. who resides in Melbourne, Australia, is an environmental activist and amphibian conservationist. As a photographer with international publications, she has taken countless amphibian photographs, including photo galleries of frogs mostly from southeastern Australia. She coauthored Calamities causing loss of museum collections: a historical and global perspective on museum disasters.

Lydia earned her Bachelor of Humanities from La Trobe University (Bundoora, Victoria, Australia) and a Diploma in Education from the University of Melbourne (Parkville, Victoria, Australia). She earned postgraduate diplomas in computer education and in vocational education and training from the University of Melbourne (Parkville). Additionally, she earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from Monash University (Clayton, Victoria, Australia). She earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Education, which promoted habitat conservation, species perpetuation, and global sustainable management, from Swinburne University of Technology (Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia), while being mentored by the late Australian herpetologist and scholar Dr. Michael James Tyler (Order of Australia recipient).

As a sought-after educational consultant, Lydia has academic interests that include: clinical psychology, focusing on psychopathology; neuroscience and empathy; environmental education for sustainable development; sentient ecology; academic writing; and creative writing, which includes poetry and creative non-fiction books for children and young adults.

She is also the senior author (with Boria Sax) of a chapter in the 2019 Springer Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education entitled “Learning activities for environmental education for sustainable development”. Recently, Lydia coauthored an obituary of Jaime D. Villa, a study of the introduced Mesoamerican herpetofauna, a treatment of the conservation prospects of the Mesoamerican salamander fauna, papers on the herpetofauna of Veracruz and Querétaro, Mexico, a review of the book Advances in Coralsnake Biology, and a study on the biological and cultural diversity of Oaxaca, Mexico, among several other academic papers.

In 2020, the species Tantilla lydia, with the suggested common name of Lydia’s Little Snake, was named in her honor.

Read her IMDb profile and her ResearchGate profile. Watch her YouTube channel.