PROGRAM
3rd Ohio Amphibian Research & Conservation Conference
March 12, 2016.  Columbus, Ohio
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 Time  
 

8:30 AM

Registration and Setup

9:00

Welcoming Remarks

9:20

Keynote Address: Charles and Rodger Who?  Ohio Naturalists in the 21st Century

Ralph Pfingsten

10:00

Morning Break

10:25

Unisexual Salamanders:The Ecology of Strange Reproduction

Rob Denton, Katherine Greenwald, and H. Lisle Gibbs

10:45

An Opportunity for a New Look at Cave Salamanders in Ohio

Jeffrey Davis

11:05

Evaluating the Science in Citizen Science Programs

Nicholas Smeenk and Gregory Lipps

11:25

‘Round-the-Room Updates: 1-2 min. to share herp news and happenings in your area.

YOU

11:45

Lunch & Poster Viewing

1:20  PM

Toxic Environment Syndrome: Are We Decreasing Amphibians' Ability to Resist Disease?

Katherine Krynak, Michael F. Benard, and David J. Burke

1:40

Phenology, Fecundity, and Dispersal: Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on Amphibian Metapopulations

Michael F. Benard

2:00

Examining How Land Use Changes, Contaminants, and Natural Factors Influence Blanchard’s Cricket Frog Distribution in the Midwestern US

Michelle D. Boone

2:20

Afternoon Break

2:40

Invasive Asian Earthworms Negatively Impact Keystone Terrestrial Salamanders

Julie Ziemba, Cari Hickerson, and Carl Anthony

3:00

A Captive Head-Starting and Stream Conservation Program to Recover Eastern Hellbender Populations in Ohio

Gregory Lipps and Nicholas Smeenk

3:20

Amphibians on the Road:  Potential Impacts of Roadway Mortality and Ecopassage Utilization on Amphibian Populations Along a Two-lane Highway

Charlene H. Hopkins, Shawn R. Kutcha, and Willem M. Roosenburg

3:40

Announcing Ohio PARC

4:00

Adjourn


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