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    Posted: 22 Jun 2004 at 10:42pm
 

The British Herpetological Society

and

THE HERPETOLOGICAL CONSERVATION TRUST

 

Joint Scientific Meeting: "Targeting research where it's needed"

 

Saturday 4 December 2004

The Open University, Milton Keynes

 

This one-day seminar will present current biological and ecological research on herpetofauna that addresses conservation problems and knowledge gaps. In doing so, it aims to encourage greater communication between academic researchers, conservationists, NGOs, statutory agencies, land managers and decision-makers in determining where research is needed most.

 

Provisional programme:

 

0930-1000            Registration, coffee

1000-1005            Welcome address

 

Session 1:

1005-1030            Trevor Beebee ű ˘Inbreeding effects in natterjack toad populations"

1030-1055             David Sewell & Richard Griffiths ű ˘Population dynamics of great crested newts at

metapopulation and landscape levels: an eight year study÷

1055-1120             Tim Halliday ű "Does the amphibian decline phenomenon have any relevance to

the UK?"

 

1120-1145            Coffee

 

Session 2:

1150-1215 Jim Foster ű ˘Researching the return of the pool frog÷

1215-1240 Daniel Pickford ű ˘Toads in a hole? Ecotoxicological research on UK amphibians÷

 

1240-1340 Lunch (provided)

 

Session 3:

1345-1435 Brendan Godley ű "Marine turtle conservation in the UK Overseas Territories"

1435-1500 Jonathan Houghton ű "Leatherback turtles in the Irish Sea: addressing the knowledge

gaps"

 

1500-1520 Coffee

 

Session 4:

1525-1550 Sven-Ake Berglind ű ˘Population viability analysis on relict sand lizard populations÷ (tbc)

1550-1615 Tony Sainsbury ű ˘Disease risk assessment for reptile translocations÷ (tbc)

1615-1640            Ina Blanke ű ˘Evaluating sand lizard conservation status & management÷ (tbc)

 

1640-1710            Discussion: ˘Is research addressing current needs?÷

1710-1715            Close

 

Registration: ˙20 including lunch (˙10 to students/OAPs, ˙5 to BHS & ARG members). Send cheques payable to ˘The Herpetological Conservation Trust÷, 655a Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4AP, UK. Contact Chris Gleed-Owen for further information (chris.go@herpconstrust.org.uk). Free shuttle minibus from Milton Keynes train station. Twin/double rooms available for ˙43.95 at the Campanile Hotel, Fenny Stratford, Milton Keynes (01908 649819). Evening social on Friday night.

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