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Conservation des Amphibiens et des Reptiles

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Friday, October 3 Saturday, October 4 Sunday, October 5 Monday, October 6
Friday Afternoon, October 3,1997
1:30 - 4:30 Closed meeting of the CARCN/RCCAR Board of Directors
-room 201 of the Beveridge Arts Center
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Friday Evening, October 3,1997
Plenary Sessions at the Beveridge Arts Centre (Rm 244)
7:00 - 7:15 Welcome to Acadia University
-Tom Herman, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
7:15 - 8:00 Canadian Association of Herpetologist Guest Lecture:
"Amphibians in Space"
-Richard Wassersug, Dalshousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
8:00 - 9:00 Registration at the Art Gallery
8:00 - 11:00 Evening Mixer at the Art Gallery
-finger food and cash bar
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Saturday Morning, October 4,1997
Plenary Sessions at the Beveridge Arts Center
8:00 - 5:00 Registration at the Beveridge Arts Centre
8:00 - 8:15 Update from the Chairman - Stan A. Orchard, CARCN/RCCAR/DAPCAN, Victoria, British Columbia
8:15 - 9:00 Conservation Genetics and Amphibian and Reptile Declines
-David Galbraith, Canadian Botanical Conservation Network; Hamilton, Ontario
9:00 - 10:00 Florida's Silent Springs: Alligators and Environmental Contamination
- Louis Guillette, Florida State University, Gainesville,Florida
10:00 - 10:30 ***** COFFEE BREAK *****

CARCN/RCCAAR and CAH Programs Will Run Concurrently for the Remainder of Today

CARCN/RCCAR Sessions Begin:
10:30 - 10:45 Impressions from the Third World Congress of Herpetology
- Stan A. Orchard1 and Christine A. Bishop2
1Victoria, British Columbia;2 Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Burlington, Ontario
10:45 - 11:00 Home range and habitat selectivity of spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) in
central Ontario: implications for a management strategy
- Tim J. Haxton, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Pembroke,Ontario
11:00 - 11:15 Spiny softshell turtles in Missisquoi Bay, Lake Champlain: Silence no more!
- Patrick Galois, St-Lawrence Valley Natural History Society, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec
11:15 - 11:30 A radiotelemetric study of movement in a population of the short-horned lizard (Phrynosoma hernandezi)
- G. L. Powell and A. P. Russell, Department of Biological Sciences,University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
11:30 - 11:45 Illegal reptile collection: a serious problem for conservation efforts in Ontario?
- Robert J. Willson, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
11:45 - 12:00 Organochlorine contamination, embryonic development, sex hormones and sexual morphology of common snapping turtles in Canada
- Shane de Solla1, Christine A. Bishop2, Ronald J. Brooks1 and Glen Van der Kraak1
1Department of Zoology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario; 2Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Burlington, Ontario
12:00 - 1:30
***** LUNCH BREAK *****
1:30 - 1:45 Demonstration of CARCN/RCCAR website for training volunteers
- Carolyn N. L. Seburn and David C. Seburn, Ecological Consultants, Oxford Mills, Ontario
1:45 - 2:00 Harmonic radar: a new method for tracking amphibians
- Samara Eaton, Biology Department, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
2:00 - 2:15 Fluctuating assymmetry: a new tool in environmental monitoring
- Greg Hellyer, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, Massachusetts, US.A.
2:15 - 2:30 The migrations of Jefferson salamanders are not meanderings
- Wayne F. Weller, Ontario Field Rerpetologists, Mississauga, Ontario
2:30 - 3:00 Two overwintering strategies of northern anurans
- Jason T Irwin, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A
3:00 - 3:30 ***** COFFEE BREAK *****
3:30 - 5:30 Round-table Workshop on Edge of Range Species- discussion will centre around conservation challenges for edge of range species and genetic diversity considerations
- Tom Rerman, Marlene Snyder and Steve Mockford, Biology Department, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
6:30 - ???? Dinner and Ale at Paddy's Pub in Kentville
Drive west from Wolfville along Hwy 1 (Main Street), through New Minas (a very long strip mall) until you get to downtown Kenwille. Kenmille has a one way street that encircles the main part of downtown (the square), so when you arrive there, go around the square until you reach a set of lights (turn right as you arrive in Kentville, then take your first left). Paddy's Pub is on the far corner. If you get lost, just drive around and you'll see it, or ask someone.

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Sunday Morning, October 5,1997
8:30 - 8:45 A few words from the DAPTF Chair
- W. Ron Heyer, DAPTF Chair, Smithsonian Inst., Washington, D. C.
8:45 - 9:30 The Biology of Amphibian Extinctions
- David Green, Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Qu´bec
9:30 - 9:45 Acoustical monitoring of anuran amphibians in Atlantic Canada
-Kerri L. Oseen and Richard J. Wassersug, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
9:45 - 10:00 Amphibian monitoring using drift-fences in Vermont
- James S. Andrews, Conservation Biology Laboratory, Biology Department, Middlesbury College, Middlesbury, Vermont, U.S.A.
10:00 - 10:30 ***** COFFEE BREAK *****
10:30 - 10:45 The RANA Project: researching amphibian numbers in Alberta
- Brian Eaton and Cynthia Paszkowski, Department of Biological Sciences, University ofAlberta, Edmonton, Alberta
10:45 - 11:00 Using breeding call intensity to monitor spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) population status
- Stephen J. Recnar, Darlene R. Recnar, Kym Welstead and Ronald J. Brooks, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
11:00 - 11:15 An evaluation of an anuran call count index of relative abundance
- Leonard J. Shirose1, Christine A. Bishop1, Cameron J. MacDonald2, Kevin Judge2 and Ronald J. Brooks2; 1Environment Canada, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario; 2Dept. of Zoology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
11:15 - 11:30 Amphibian abundance in harvested and pristine ombrotrophic peat bogs of southeastern New Brunswick
- Marc J. Mazerolle, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
11:30 - 11:45 Amphibian abundance and diversity in ten terrestrial habitats within and in the vicinity of Fundy National Park, New Brunswick
- Jill D. Adams and Bill Freeman, Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
11:45 - 12:00 The influence of landscape structure on the movement of displaced frogs
- Nicole Nadorozny, Biology Department, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
12:00 - 1:30 ***** LUNCH BREAK *****
Sunday Afternoon, October 5,1997
1:30 - 1:45 Have northern leopard frogs declined in northern Ontario?
- David C. Seburn and Carolyn N. L. Seburn, Seburn Ecological Services, Oxford Mills, Ontario
Symposium on Diseases, Environmental Contaminants and Malformations
Organized and moderated by Martin Ouellet
1:45 - 2:30 Deformities and diseases in wild amphibian populations
- Martin Ouellet, Reapath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Québec
2:30 - 2:45 A North American reporting center for amphibian malformations
- Suzanne C. Fowle, Douglas H. Johnson, Diane L. Larson and Terry L. Shaffer, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, North Dakota
2:45 - 3:00 Preliminary surveys for amphibian deformities in New England
- Greg Hellyer1, Robert Hillger, Rick Levey2, Kim Babbit3, Tracy Aylward and Brian Caserto (Cancelled)

Survey of deformed frogs on national wildlife refuges in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Region 5
- Laura Eaton-Poole1 and Christopher Jenkins2; 1US. Fish and Wildlife Service, Concord, New Hampshire, US.A.; 2 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
3:00 - 3:30 ***** COFFEE BREAK *****

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3:30 - 3:45 Impacts of chemical pollutants on amphibian populations
- Christine A. Bishop, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario
3:45 - 4:00 Environmental contaminants and amphibians: Canadian concernsand research response
- Bruce D. Pauli1 and Christine A. Bishop2; 1Canadian Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Research Centre,Hull, Québec; 2Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario
4:00 -4:15 Effects of surface water quality on amphibian eggs in an agricultural area of the Lower Fraser River Valley, British Columbia
- Karen E. Pettit, John E. Elliott, Christine A. Bishop, and Kim M. Cheng
4:15 - 4:30 Ability to repair damage from ultraviolet-B light: Photolyase concentrations for amphibians in Ontario
- M. Alex Smith, M. Berrill, C. Kapron, and D.R.S. Lean, Trent University, Watershed Ecosystem Graduate Program, Peterborough, Ontario
4:30 - 4:45 Malformations in a series of neotenous tiger salamanders from British Columbia
- Stan A. Orchard, CARCN/RCCAR, Victoria, British Columbia
4:45 - 5:15 Introduction to the parasitology of frogs
;- Donald F. McAlpine, New Brunswick Museum, St. John, New Brunswick
5:15 - 5:30 Concluding Remarks
- Carolyn N. L. Seburn, Seburn Ecological Services, Oxford Mills,Ontario
***** EVENING BREAK *****
7:00 - 10:00 Workshop on frog parasites (Room BAC 201)
- Donald F. McAlpine, New Brunswick Museum, St. John, New Brunswick
Monday Morning, October 6, 1997
9:00 - ???? Field Trips All Day!

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