J. Mike Goode, Curator of Reptiles at the Columbus Zoo, died in his sleep of a brain aneurism on the 20th of March, 1998. He was 53. He is survived by his wife Sharon, two sons, and two daughters. The International Herpetological Symposium 22nd Annual Meeting (1998), held in Cincinnati, Ohio, was dedicated to his memory.
Mike presented two posters at the 1993 Purchase conference: Eggs and Clutch Production of Captive Graptemys and Reproduction in Captive Heosemys grandis.
Mike started work at the Columbus Zoo in 1973 and was promoted to Curator of Reptiles in 1978. Prior employment was at the Oklahoma Zoo. He was well known throughout the herpetological community for the successful turtle breeding program he developed at the zoo.
The Columbus Zoo has established a memorial fund in his name; donations will be applied to reptile conservation projects both nationally and internationally. Checks made payable to the Columbus Zoo, with a memo specifying it for the Mike Goode Memorial Fund, may be sent to:
Columbus ZooAll donations are tax deductible.
The following is a list of publications Mike Goode authored or to which he contributed:
Publications of Columbus Zoo Reptile Department:
Ewert, M. A., M. Goode, and R. Hatcher. In press. Annamemys annamensis. In Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles. Chelonian Research Foundation, Lunenburg, Massachusetts.
Goode, J. M. 1997. Eggs and clutch production of captive Graptemys (poster abstract). In Proceedings: Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and TurtlesAn International Conference. New York Turtle and Tortoise Society, New York.
Goode, J. M. 1997. Reproduction in captive Heosemys grandis (poster abstract). In Proceedings: Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and TurtlesAn International Conference. New York Turtle and Tortoise Society, New York.
Goode, J. M. 1994. Reproduction in Neotropical musk and mud turtles. In J. B. Murphy, K. Adler and J. T. Collins (eds.), Captive Management and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles. SSAR Contributions in Herpetology, Vol. 11. pp 275296.
Goode, M. 1993. Reproduction in Heosemys grandis (Testudines: Bataguridae) (Poster). Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and TurtlesAn International Conference. State University of New York, Purchase.
Goode, M. 1993. Reproduction In Graptemys (Poster). Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and TurtlesAn International Conference. State University of New York, Purchase.
Goode, M. 1990. Breeding Semi-Aquatic and Aquatic Turtles at the Columbus Zoo. In K. R. Beaman, F. Caporaso, S. McKeown, and M. D. Graff (eds.), Proceedings of First International Symposium on Turtles and Tortoises: Conservation and Captive Husbandry. Chapman University, pp. 6676.
Goode, M. 1986. Phrynops (Phrynops) geoffroyanus; Maturation. Life History Notes, Herpetol. Rev. 17(2):46.
Goode, M. 1983. Echis Colorata; Water Econony. Life History Notes, Herpetol. Rev. 14 (4):120.
Goode, M. 1983. Trionyx ferox; Reproduction. Life History Notes, Herpetol. Rev. 14(4):122.
Goode, M. 1982. Turtle Reproduction Program at the Columbus Zoo. Proceedings AAZPA Great Lakes Reg. Conference 1982.
Goode, M. 1979. Notes on Captive Reproduction in Echis coloratus (Serpentes: Viperidae). Herpetol. Rev. 10(3):94.
He was acknowledged for assistance in the following:
Cox, M. J. 1991. The Snakes of Thailand and Their Husbandry. Krieger Publishing Co., Malabar, Florida. 526 pp.
Ernst, C. E. and R. W. Barbour. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Inst. Press. 313 pp.
Gloyd, H. K. and R. Conant. 1990. Snakes of the Agkistrodon complex. SSAR Contributions in Herpetology 6:1614.
Greene, H. W. and G. Burghardt. 1978. Behavior and phylogeny: Constriction in ancient and modern snakes. Science 200:7477.
Moon, B. R. and T. Candy. 1997. Coelomic and muscular cross-sectional areas in families of snakes. J. Herpetol. 31(1):3744.
Norris, J. L. 1996. Male Courtship in the New Guinean Turtle Emydura subglobossa (Pleurodira, Chelidae). J. Herpetol. 30(1):7880.
Nutaphand, W., M. J. Cox, H. M. Smith, and D. Chizar. 1991. The original description, type specimen and status of the colubrid snake Boiga saengsomi Nutaphand. Bulletin Maryland Herp. Soc. 27(3):157165.
Nutaphand, W., M. J. Cox, L. Trutnau, and H. M. Smith. 1991. The status of the Thai palm viper, Trimeresurus wirotti. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 27(3):146156.
Ross, R. A. and G. Marzec. 1990. The Reproductive Husbandry of Pythons and Boas. Inst. Herpetological Research, Stanford, California. pp. 1270.
Seidel, M. E. and M. D. Adkins. 1987. Biochemical comparisons among West Indian Trachemys (Emydidae: Testudines). Copeia 1987:485489.
Viets, B.E., M. A. Ewert, L. G. Talent, and C. E. Nelson. 1994. Sex-determining mechanisms in squamate reptiles. J. Exp. Zool. 270:4556.
Weldon, P. J., B. J. Demeter, T. Walsh, and J. S. E. Kleister. 1994. Chemoreception in the feeding behavior of reptiles: Considerations for maintenance and management. In J. B. Murphy, K. Adler and J. T. Collins (eds.), Captive Management and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles. SSAR Contributions in Herpetology 11:6171.
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