FIU herpetology shows strong conference representation for summer 2016

 

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A few of us at ESA 2016!  Front Row: Michelle E. Thompson,  Lilly M. Eluvathingal, Dr. Robert Hegna (MS FIU 2009). Back Row: Maureen A. Donnelly, Dr. Kristie E. Wendelberger (PhD FIU, 2016), Luke Linhoff, Michael R. Britton, Dr. James I. Watling (MS FIU 2000, PhD 2005), Kelsey E. Reider , Julia Laterza (a MS student with James Watling

FIU herpetologists have been very busy this summer with numerous presentations at multiple academic conferences (13 in the last two months?). In case you missed us, here are the titles of some of our work presented this summer by current FIU herpetology members. There were numerous other talks from previous FIU herpetology grads that are not listed. Congrats to all!!

 

*note* co-authors on contributed presentations are not listed below, only the presenter.

 

Conservation Asia 2016 (Singapore) 29 June – 2 July 2016

Luke Linhoff – Oral talk:  “Developing best practice guidelines for amphibians ex situ conservation and translocations”

Luke Linhoff  – Poster + 5 min speed talk:  “Captive versus wild: The spatial ecology of critically endangered Wyoming toads following reintroduction”

 

Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists  (New Orleans, LA)  JULY 6-10, 2016

Maureen Donnelly – oral talk (30 min): “ASIH through the Secretary’s Prism – 100 years of work laying a foundation for the next 100 years”

Michelle E. Thompson- oral talk: “Recovery of Amphibian Communities in Regenerating Forest: Two Case Studies in Riparian and Upland Habitats of Secondary Forest, Costa Rica”

Luke Linhoff – oral talk: “Developing the new IUCN Amphibian Conservation Translocations and Reintroduction Guidelines”

Luke Linhoff – poster:  “Captive versus wild: The spatial ecology of critically endangered Wyoming toads following reintroduction”

James Stroud – oral talk:  “Social networks and species coexistence of Anolis lizards”

 

Ecology Society of America (Fort Lauderdale, Fl) August 7 -12, 2016

Maureen Donnelly – oral talk: “Community engagement in amphibian and reptile research as a path for the new century”

Lilly Eluvathingal – oral talk: “Conservation activities in tropical plantations: A case study of tea plantations from the Southern Western Ghats”

Kelsey Reider – oral talk: “Climate change, rapid deglaciation, and amphibians at extreme elevations in the tropical Andes”

James Stroud – oral talk: “Lizards on the Loose”: Harnessing the citizen science power of high school students to conduct herpetofauna surveys

James Stroud – oral talk: “Exploring the importance of priority effects on range dynamics and community assembly patterns”

Luke Linhoff – oral talk: Captive versus wild: The spatial ecology of critically endangered Wyoming toads following reintroduction

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