Studies of snake biology has largely focused on its taxonomy and venoms. Several other aspects of snake biology, including but not limited to behaviour, spatial ecology , distribution, and demography, is not well studied. A new review published by researchers from several countries including Vishal Santra, a member of the Snakebite Research Network, illustrate how demographic, spatial, and behavioural studies can improve our understanding of why snakebites occur and provide evidence for prevention strategies. The review identifies large gaps that remain to be filled and calls for open sharing of data and metadata in public repositories to enable replication and meta-analyses.
Read the full study published in Toxicon X here .