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Sunday 5 January

Time Session
0900 - 1600

Pre-congress workshop: An open-source hardware GPS data logger for wildlife movement studies
Cost: $150
Limited to 20 people

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0900 - 1700 Taieri Ridge/ Macraes field trip
Venue: Please meet in the ISB Link Building
1600 - 1800 Registration open
Venue: ISB Link Building

Monday 6 January

  
Time Session
0800 - 1200 Exhibition pack in
0800 - 1930

Registration desk open
Venue: ISB Link Building

1200 - 1330

Mihi and welcome
Venue: St David & Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

1330 - 1430

Lunch amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

1430 - 1515 Keynote: Slowly does it: working with reptiles that may outlive their researchers
Alison Cree
1515 - 1530

Afternoon tea amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

Concurrent sessions Novel Approaches to Science Communication & Conservation Engagement in Herpetology Amphibian Bioacoustic Symposium New & Innovative Technologies for Herpetological Research   Adaptation & Evolution 1 Adaptation & Evolution 2  Species Conservation Population & Landscape Genetics 1   X-ray Microtomography in Herpetology: A New Era of Morphological Study
1600 When the world falls in love, case study of a small frog going global
Teresa Camacho Badani
Comparison of call properties, morphometrics and genetics as clade delineating tools in North-Asian Hylid treefrogs
Amaël Borzée
Utilizing do-it-yourself open-source technologies to make easier the life of the field herpetologist
Patrick Cain
Digging into the diversification of the mantellid frogs of Madagascar (Anura: Mantellidae)
Angelica Crottini
First report of extracranial calcified endolymph in Liopholis skinks (Scincidae) and its relationship with burrowing
Rocio Aguilar
Evaluating long-term population age structure changes of a critically-endangered frog
Sophie McCulloch
Sex-biased dispersal in the Asp viper
Sylvain Ursenbacher
Evolution of dermal armour in monitor lizards (Squamata: Varanidae)
Chris Broeckhoven
1605 The powerhouse of asexual cost? Endurance and mitochondrial efficiency in parthenogenetic whiptail lizards (genus: Aspidoscelis)
Randy Klabacka
1610 The role of variable temperatures on acclimation of thermal and performance phenotypes
Mitchell Hodgson
1615  Using social media to promote positive outcomes for amphibians and reptiles
Steven Allain
Identifying frog chorusing in environmental recordings using acoustic indices and false-colour spectrograms
Sheryn Brodie

Lure, Trap & Retreat! Development of a novel 'no-dig' trap for terrestrial herpetofauna
Trent Bell

Transcriptional comparison of MHC IIß1 in amphibians that are susceptible and resistant to chytrid fungus
Minjie Fu
Climate change drives reptile community collapse and adaptation on Orchid Island
Wen-san Huang
Lessons learned from 10 years of Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) conservation
Houston Chandler
Salamander population persistence from a spatially explicit cross-ecosystem perspective
Kaori Takagi
Functional morphology and evolution of dorsal shields in horned frogs (Anura: Ceratophryidae)
Genevieve Diedericks
1630 #Frogtraits and Swamp Trolleys: new art and creative strategies in amphibian conservation and public outreach
CiCi Blumstein (Agent Amphibian) 
 
Acoustic communication applied for the control of invasive cane toads Rhinella marina
Kiyomi Yasumiba
Citizens capturing cryptic and charismatic chelonians for conservation: photographic capture-recapture and mobile app development
Matt Cross
Evolution of antigen processing genes in salamanders
Gemma Palomar
Microclimate, more than phylogeny, drives interspecific variation in heat tolerance within a subtropical anuran community
Gustavo Adolfo Agudelo Cantero
Conservation status of endemic mountain chameleons, Nadzikambia mlanjensis and Rampholeon platyceps in Malawi
Yankho Chapeta
Comparative phylogeography of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest leaf litter lizards (genus Enyalius)
Connor French
Biomechanics and morphological patterns in head-first burrowing frogs
Marta Vidal-Garcia
1645 Music, physics, and biology integrated into teaching anuran acoustic communication to children in Patagonia, Chile
Javiera Cisternas
 
The structural characteristics of anuran advertisement calls in different habitats
Mike Emmrich
Evaluation of a camera trapping system for detecting Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes
Gregory Lipps
Local adaptation to dietary toxins shapes poison frog chemical defenses
Stephanie Caty
Alpine temperatures and sex reversal of alpine Eastern three-lined skinks in South Eastern Australia
Duminda Dissanayake
Using movement to inform conservation corridors for Mojave Desert Tortoises
Steven Hromada
Parasites driving host divergence? Recent research in a long term study of Australian sleepy lizards
Mike Gardner
Using MicroCT to investigate morphological evolution of elapid snake skulls
Emma Sherratt
1700 The importance of film for communication and outreach in the field of herpetology
Katherine Garrett
 
Beam forming as an acoustic tool for population counts in amphibians
Catharina Karlsson
CritterPic®: A new tool for passive detection and photography of herpetofauna
Katherine Muchna
Investigating molecular adaptations in dendrobatid poison frogs
Karen Siu-Ting
Degrees of change: within and between population variation in phenological reaction norms in a lizard
Erik Wapstra
Proteus conservation project in Croatia
Petra Kovac Konrad
Genomic signatures of population structure and disease susceptibility in common toads
Robert Jehle
Comparative skull morphology of Leptotyphlopidae via Micro-CT images
Claudia Koch
1715 Using social media to benefit herpetology, your career, and public perception of reptiles and amphibians
Jonathan Kolby
 
The relevance of bioacoustic monitoring for reassessing conservation status of bush frogs in Western Ghats
Robin Suyesh
Fine-scale density modeling of an endangered sand-dune lizard with drone mapping
Ismael Brack
Fluctuating toxins and the evolution of chemical defenses in a poisonous amphibian
Gary Bucciarelli
Extreme temperatures and developmental instability across reptiles
Lisa Schwanz
Conservation status of the Floreana racer (Pseudalsophis biserialis biserialis) in the Galapagos Islands
Luis Ortiz-Catedral
Population genetic analyses of the rediscovered Hula painted frog uncover unexpected structure
R.G. Bina Perl
The weird skull of Xenotyphlops and a reinterpretation of blindsnake origins
Mark D. Scherz
1730

Indigenous culture and folk taxonomy as communication and engagement tools in herpetology
Fortunate Phaka (via video) 

Let the little guys speak! Anuran community ecology and calling acoustics in windfarms
Cory Trowbridge

Experimental eradication of invasive Brown Treesnakes with an automated bait manufacturing and aerial delivery system
Shane Siers

Electric blue: novel toxins in long-glanded Calliophis sidestep neurotoxic arms race
Daniel Dashevsky
Does maternal behavioural plasticity facilitate the evolution of viviparity?
Amanda Pettersen
Artificial retreats increase the abundance of the endemic and endangered lizard Liolaemus lutzae from Brazil
Carlos Rocha
Genetic pattern of the eastern golden frog (Pelophylax plancyi) in the megacity, Shanghai
Xu Wei
Skull anatomy of a rare mid-Cretaceous tetrapod using HRCT data
Juan Diego Daza
1745 Open Croaks: 'Q+A' session 

 

Twofold stealth; a new perspective on anti-predatory repertoires
Ashadee Miller
Transcriptomics of viviparity and long egg retention in a bimodally reproductive skink (Saiphos equalis)
Camilla Whittington
Genetic population assignment as a tool for identifying geographic origin of trafficked freshwater turtles
Matthew Young
High throughput microCT scanning of small fossils: an example using Australian herpetofauna
Christy Hipsley
1800 - 1930

Welcome reception amongst exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

Tuesday 7 January

    
Time Session
0800 - 1900

Registration open
Venue: ISB Link Building

0830 - 1915

Keynote: Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation of Southeast Asian Amphibians: What can we learn from the Island of Borneo
Ulmar Graffe
Venue: St David & Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Concurrent sessions Moving Herpetofauna in the Right Direction Part I: Conservation Translocations Ecological Interactions 1 Ecophysiology 1 Taxonomy & Phylogenetics 1  Amphibian Disease Susceptibility in a Changing World  Adaptation & Evolution 3 Behavioural Ecology 1  Emerging Frontiers in Sex Chromosome Evolution 
0930 Challenges, desperation and hope: a review of herpetofauna conservation translocations
Luke Linhoff
Anuran larvae disperse seeds and enhance germination of aquatic plants
Ivan Gomez-Mestre
The future of Western Pond Turtles: what might climate change do?
David Germano
Chromosome diversity in Malagasy reptiles: an evolutionary perspective from available data and new chameleon karyotypes
Marcello Mezzasalma
Global impacts of chytridiomycosis on amphibians
Ben Scheele
Rapid differentiation of sexual signals in Cane toads Rhinella marina
Kiyomi Yasumiba
Sticky fingers: microhabitat choice, adhesive performance and toe-pad morphology in velvet geckos (genus: Oedura)
Lin Schwarzkopf
Sex chromosome evolution in snakes and lizards
Tony Gamble
0945 Modeling strategies and evaluating success during repatriations of elusive and endangered species
Brian Folt
 Putative mutualistic symbiosis between an ant and a snake
Yosuke Kojima
Metabolic heat in sea turtle nests, does it matter?
Malindi Gammon
Integrative taxonomy of the rock gecko Cnemaspis siamensis species complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in southern Thailand
Natee Ampai
The amphibian chytrid fungus in New Zealand
Phil Bishop
Evolution of caudal luring behavior in Crotalinae Oppel, 1811 (Serpentes: Viperidae)
Aída Giozza
Which  shade of yellow? A preliminary study of dorsal pattern determinants in aposematic salamanders
Raoul Manenti 
Uncovering the mechanisms and drivers of the rapid transitions among frog sex chromosomes
Dan Jeffries
1000 Learning from UK conservation translocations of Pelophylax lessonae
Jim Foster
Nature's pitfall trap: salamanders as rich prey for carnivorous plants in a nutrient-poor bog ecosystem
Patrick Moldowan
Can tuatara offset a male-biased sex ratio wtih behavioural changes?
Lin lin Liu
Integrative approach using phylogenomics and high-resolution X-ray computed tomography for species delimitation in cryptic taxa
Jane Melville
Amphibian "silent spring": the catastrophic collapse of a mega-diverse community at La Planada Reserve, Colombia
Patricia Burrowes

Ecomorphological diversity in natricine snakes
Deepak Veerappan

Is rapid colour change in Raukawa geckos (Woodworthia maculata) an adaptation to predator avoidance?
Florence Kelly
Sex chromosomes in reptiles are more stable than thought
Lukáš Kratochvíl
1015 Preparing for reintroduction: behavioral and morphological fitness of captive-bred amphibians produced from cryopreserved sperm
Sinlan Poo
 Varanus rosenbergi and Nasutitermes exitiosis: commensalism symbiosis?
Peggy Rismiller
Endocrine disruption alters developmental body condition, energy allocation, and juvenile performance in Rana temporaria
Katharina Ruthsatz
Integrative taxonomy revealed 23 new taxa of amphibians and reptiles in Eastern Panama
Milan Veselý
Linking host life history, landscape ecology, and climate to predict epizootics in Brazilian terrestrial-breeding amphibians
C. Guilherme Becker
A Neogene carettocheliid turtle from Sarawak, Malaysia
Arthur White
Effect of moon phase on nocturnal snake activity
Kevin Messenger
Evolution of sex-chromosomes within species – a case study in the Australian Marbled Gecko
Rebecca Laver
1030 - 1100

Morning tea amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

Concurrent sessions Moving Herpetofauna in the Right Direction Part I: Conservation Translocations Citizen & Cultural Science   Climate Change & Shifting Phenology in Amphibians: Causes and Consequences Phylogeography & Biogeography of Neotropical Herpetofauna Amphibian Disease Susceptibility in a Changing World So Many Snakes (plus Lizards & Toads) in so Little Time: Celebrating the Career of Rick Shine. Behavioural ecology 2 Emerging Frontiers in Sex Chromosome Evolution
1100 Reintroduction efforts for two species of Panamanian Harlequin frogs (Genus: Atelopus) threatened by chytrid fungus
Blake Klocke
Use and traditional knowledge of endemic chelonians of the Mapimi Bolson in northern Mexico.
Rosalinda Palomo

A global synthesis of phenological responses to climate change in amphibians and other animal taxa
Jeremy Cohen

Past demography of anurans shows evidence of synchronic responses to climate change in contrasting biomes
Amanda Santiago Ferreira
Lantyer-Silva
 
When chytrid fungus invades: Integrating theory and data to understand disease-induced amphibian declines
Cherie Briggs

Intro
Tracy Langkilde

Forays into understanding mate choice in herps
Tracy Langkilde
           

Food, not friend: tadpoles of the sandpaper frog, Lechriodus fletcheri, cannibalise conspecific eggs
John Gould
Six sex-chromosomes in a Taiwanese frog
Ikuo Miura
1115  LIFE Trito Montseny: The conservation toolbox for an endemic newt (Calotriton arnoldi)
Gerardo Garcia
Monitoring amphibian populations with cultural meaning
Javiera Cisternas

Large-scale monitoring of breeding phenology in tropical and temperate anurans: insights for climate change research
Diego Llusia

Biogeography and the timing of anole lizard diversification
Richard Glor 
Understanding amphibian declines in complex environments
Lesley Alton

Shining the light on a career full of sex, conflicts, and transgender tactics
Mats Olsson

Urban plums and toads: do fleshy fruits affect the post-metamorphic growth of amphibians?
Mikolaj Kaczmarski
Shared ancient sex chromosomes in varanids, beaded lizards and alligator lizards
Michail Rovatsos
1130 Survival and recovery of amphibian populations post Bd-emergence can inform strategies for conservation translocations
Steven Whitfield
Documenting frog distributions using mobile phones and citizen scientists
Renata Platenberg

Warming, green-up, breeding phenology and development in the wood frog: a 20-year study
Andis Arietta & Dave Skelly 

Phylogenomics of the South American Liolaemus lizards demonstrates rapid radiation and rampant reticulation
Damien Esquerré 
Anthropogenic changes in distribution and severity of disease caused by ranaviruses affecting UK common frogs
Trenton Garner

The return to an aquatic life,  propulsive thrust of swimming in terrestrial and marine snakes
Xavier Bonnet

Metabarcoding as a tool to determine feeding behavior of the European pond turtle
Sylvain Ursenbacher
Sex Chromosome homologies across dragons (Squamata:Agamidae)
Shayer Alam
1135 Sex is determined by XX/XY sex chromosomes in Australasian side-necked turtles (Testudines: Chelidae)
Sofia Mazzoleni
1140

Questions
Shayer Alam & Sofia Mazzoleni

1145  Mitigating chytrid fungus: successful translocation of a highly susceptible frog species to an environmental refuge
David Hunter
Using citizen science to reduce detection times for invasive reptiles and amphibians
Greg Pauly
 Impacts of increasing phenological variability on salamander demography and pond community dynamics
Tom Anderson
Phenotypic and life-history diversification in Anomaloglossus despite past introgressions
Antoine Fouquet 
Impacts of the developmental environment on amphibian disease susceptibility
Michel Ohmer
Sea snake research in New Caledonia
Claire Goiran
Winter ambushing site fidelity of individual pit vipers (Ovophis okinavensis) over 22 years
Akira Mori

ZZ/ZW sex chromosomes in the granite night lizard (Scincoidea: Xantusiidae)
Stuart Nielsen

1200 - 1300

Lunch amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

1215 - 1245

Film: Amphibians of the Appalachian Mountains
Venue: Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

           

Concurrent sessions Moving Herpetofauna in the Right Direction Part I: Conservation Translocations Ecology 1 Climate Change & Shifting Phenology in Amphibians: Causes and Consequences Editors' Symposium Amphibian Disease Susceptibility in a Changing World So Many Snakes (plus Lizards & Toads) in so Little Time: Celebrating the Career of Rick Shine. Adaptation & Evolution 4 (colour)  
1300

Can increased environmental salinity facilitate the reintroduction of a chytrid-susceptible species?
Kaya Klop-Toker

Comparison of population and life-history traits of the Western Pond Turtle across its linear range
David Germano
 Identifying climatic drivers of breeding and emigration phenology in an imperiled salamander
Katie O'Donnell
  Tolerance and resistance in defence against amphibian chytridiomycosis
Laura Grogan
Between a rock and a hard place: conservation of the endangered broad-headed snake
Jonathan Webb
The genetic basis of anole dewlap color, a diverse trait in an adaptive radiation
Pietro Longo Hollanda de Mello
 
1315

Temporary translocation to dodge the chytrid bullet: The Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center strategy
Jonathan Kolby

 Highlights of long-term studies of endemic New Zealand frogs (Anura: Leiopelmatidae) over several decades
Ben Bell
Shifting breeding phenology and the role of photoperiod as a developmental cue under climate change
Mike Benard 
How does it end? Shifts in chytridiomycosis disease dynamics over time
Jamie Voyles
The long-term impact of cane toads on Australia's large varanids
Lachlan Pettit
Experimentally testing the evolutionary drivers of a colorful signal in Anolis lizards
John David Curlis
 
1330

Applying species traits that predict invasiveness to inform probability of success for herpetofauna conservation translocations
Melia Nafus      

 Ecological and genetic variation of the distribution of various species of amphibians at the southern border of their distribution
Gad Degani
 Do early phenological shifts affect growth and development across life stages in a widespread amphibian?
Hilary Rollins
Integrating ecotoxicology and art to understand and communicate how human activities influence amphibian disease susceptibility
Jessica Hua
Toads less travelled: an overview of the ecology of cane toads in New South Wales
Matthew Greenlees
Crypsis or camaraderie: unlocking signals in the colour pattern polymorphism of an Australian lizard
Genevieve Matthews
 
1345

Conservation of the Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus)
Luis Ortiz-Catedral

 Nonlinear body size cline in a salamander: patterns due to latitudinal compensation and its prevention
Hisanori Okamiya
 The toad's year: environmental cues of amphibian phenology
David Green

Amphibian immunity, temperature, and disease: A balancing act between host and pathogen
Louise Rollins-Smith

Testing the enemy release hypothesis: the global spread of Cane Toads as an accidental experiment
Crystal Kelehear
Being cool is hot: substrate heat capacity influences ventral color evolution in lizards
Jonathan Goldenberg
 
1400

Looking back and leaping forward: New Zealand native frog translocations and future priorities
Sally Wren

 Evaluating aerial descent in the flap-legged geckos (genus Luperosaurus) of the Philippines
Matthew Heinicke
 Effects of experimental warming on hibernation behavior of amphibian populations
Yiming Li

Early-life microbiota can mediate the effect of pesticides on later-life infection risk
Sarah Knutie

Revealing patterns in cane toad chorusing using long-term acoustic monitoring
Lin Schwarzkopf
Using frog genomes in evolutionary genomics: understanding the genetics and evolution of poison-dart frog coloration
Roberto Marquez
 
1415

 

 






Population structure of the Morelet's Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in the region of Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico
Robert Jehle

Disucssion
Mike Benard

Proactive conservation: developing strategies to combat the salamander-eating fungus
Molly Bletz
Apex reptilian predators in Northern Australia: can landscape CTA training curb cane toad impacts
Georgia Ward-Fear
Fine-scale evolution of aposematism in poison frogs
Rebecca Tarvin
 
1420  Ecological aspects of Gerrhonotus infernalis in Parque Ecológico Chipinque, Nuevo León, México
Margarita García Bastida
The amphibian skin microbiome and emerging infectious diseases: disentangling patterns in the Chilean biodiversity hotspot
Leonardo Bacigalupe
 
1425 Aspects of the ecology of two freshwater turtle species in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Cormac Price

An interaction between climate change and infectious disease
drove widespread amphibian declines
Jeremy Cohen

 

 
1430 Predicting future range shifts of a stream indicator species, Rhyacotriton variegatus, under climate change
Gwendolynn Bury

Anuran thermal preferences in health and disease: considerations on a complex problem
Carlos Arturo Navas 

Influence of incubation environment on lizard learning
Martin Whiting
Antipredator defenses promote morphological evolution in uropeltid snakes
Vivek Cyriac
 
1445 A comparison of eDNA field sampling methods to characterise amphibian communities in turbid aquatic environments
Bastian Egeter
Genomic approaches to amphibian conservation
Tiffany Kosch
Adaptive responses of the embryos of oviparous reptiles to spatial and temporal variations in nest temperatures
Weiguo Du
Diversification of melanosome shape is linked to physiological shifts in vertebrate taxa
Matthew Shawkey
 
1500 - 1530

Afternoon tea amongst the exhibition
Venu: ISB Link Building

Concurrent sessions Conservation Biology Adaptation & Evolution 5 (Behaviour)

Adaptation & Evolution 6 (Morphology)

Behavioural Ecology 3

Amphibian Disease Susceptibility in a Changing World So Many Snakes (plus Lizards & Toads) in so Little Time: Celebrating the Career of Rick Shine.
1530 Assessing avian predation on New Zealand's lizard fauna using 3D-printed replicas
Brittany Florence-Bennett
Metamorphosing strategy of stream tadpoles
Noriko Iwai
Comparative embryology of the VNO and associated structures in squamate reptiles: a 3D approach
Pawel Kaczmarek 
 Proximate factors that elicit centipede-eating behavior of a Japanese Pit Viper
Kyosuke Hamanaka
MHC associated differential survival to infection of two strains of Batrachochytrium dendrobatitis in common toads
Jacob Hoglund
High-country herpetology: insights from a 20-year ecological study of alpine lizards
Melanie Elphick






           

            

           







1535 Trimeresurus stejnegeri shows a high response to scents of specific frog species
Chun Kai Yang 

Bad neighbours? Amphibian chytrid fungus infection dynamics in three frog species of Sydney
Jordann Crawford-Ash

1540 Foraging strategy of feeding on sea turtle hatchlings and eggs on Okinawa Island
Kazumasa Matsumoto 
 

 

 

1545 The necessity of long-term data for quantification of recovery of long-lived species of conservation concern
Jacqueline Litzgus
Evolution of terrestrial reproduction in Old World Tree Frogs (Anura: Rhacophoridae)
Madhava Meegaskumbura
Variation on the atlas- axis complex in Gekkota
Brittany Cornell 
 Life on the edge - Green and Golden Bell Frogs at in a coastal lake
Francis Lemckert
 Effects of population density and timing of hatching on phenotypic selection in an invasive lizard
Daniel Warner
1550  Using camera traps (NEWTRAP) to produce efficiently high-resolution time series of newt observations
Xavier Mestdagh
1555  Morphology, performance, and ecology of three sympatric turtles in a tropical dry forest
Taggert Butterfield 
1600 Captive incubation boosts recovery of a relict tuatara population
Susan Keall
Invasive African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, tadpoles can identify local predators regardless of coexistence time
Natasha Kruger
Snakelike forms, a buried diversity: head shape evolved in association with burrowing substrate in fossorial lizards
Vinicius Anelli 
 Quantity discrimination of an Asian freshwater turtle (Geoemydidae: Mauremys sinensis)
Feng-Chun Lin

Is Rick Shine really a cognitive neuroscientist in disguise?
James Shine

 

1605  Kickboxing like a pirate: lateralization influence foot-flagging display in Kallar dancing frog (Micrixalus herrei)
Gopal Murali
1610  Hide or escape? Variations in escape behaviour of three North East Asian anurans
Yoonjung Yi
1615 Evaluating the effectiveness of a 15-year headstarting programme for wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta)
Damien Mullin
Phenotypic plasticity and rapid adaption drive response to invasive predators in a threatened frog
Andrea Melotto
Skull variation within a clade of miniaturized snakes from Australia (Squamata: Typhlopidae: Anilios)
Rebecca Laver 
Toads or fireflies? Which do Asian natricine snakes prefer as a source of steroidal toxins?
Masaya Fukuda 
When research zeal collides with family life
Terri Shine
1630
Restinga - the north coast of Bahia sand dune herpetofauna, Brazil
Moacir Tinoco
Co-evolutionary history matters: competition strength between introduced frogs and native toads on Haida Gwaii, Canada
Roseanna Gamlen-Greene
 Ontogeny of the anuran urostyle: the developmental context of evolutionary novelty
Gayani Senevirathne
  Breaking the law: sexual mate choice behavior of female European common frogs
Carolin Dittrich
A life in science, as seen in the rear-view mirror of an increasingly slow-moving vehicle
Rick Shine
1645 Delegates move to plenary session 
1700 Keynote: Adventures in amphibian conservation: from scientific expeditions to citizen science
Jodi Rowley
1800 - 1900

Poster session
Venue: The Common Room, ISB Link Building

Wednesday 8 January

                   
Time Session
0800 - 1900

Registration open
Venue: ISB Link Building

0830 - 1915

Keynote: Sound communication in aquatic turtles
Camilla Ferrera
Venue: St David & Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Concurrent sessions Moving Herpetofauna in the Right Direction Part II: Translocations & Tools To Mitigate For Development   Ecophysiology 2 Taxonomy & Phylogenetics 2   Biology & Conservation of Paedomorphosis in Amphibians   New Perspectives on Biology of Sea Snakes  Ecological Interactions 2  Diversity & Distributions 1 Education, Outreach & Citizen Science 
0930 Mitigating for development: where are we at and where are we going?
Jennifer Germano
Ecophysiological variation in lizards better explained by proximate or distal environmental predictors?
Rodolfo AndersonIs
History and geography resolve a problem in African Sand Frog taxonomy (Tomopterna)
Alan Channing
Diversification via paedomorphosis in salamanders
Ronald Bonett
 Introduction
Harold Heatwole & Kate Sanders
Investigating patterns of ecomorphological diversification and convergence in savannas from Australia and Brazil
Jessica Fenker
The role of paleogeographic history in the evolution of Afro-Arabian squamate reptiles: a large-scale perspective
Hector Tejero-Cicuendez

The role of education in amphibian conservation
Marcileida Maria Dos Santos
(via video) 
  

0945 How can mitigation guidelines be applied effectively?
Lea Randall
Maternal effect as an adaptation to drought in a desert-dwelling oviparous lizard
Yang Wang

An update and taxonomic review of snakes housed in the herpetological collection from Auckland Museum
María Hoyos

Lifetime fitness, sex-specific life history, and the maintenance of a polyphenism
Howard Whiteman

 

 The species status of the viviparous sea snakes
Arne Rasmussen

Competition and resources shape multidimensional trophic niche overlap in Brazilian thin-toed frogs (Leptodactylus sp)
Travis Ingram

Diversification and biodiversity dynamics of the Arabian squamate reptiles
Jiri Smid
Online instruction of herpetology for gifted students
Allison Metler
1000 Past and present status of development mitigation for herpetofauna in the UK
Richard Griffiths
Thermal biology of Pristimantis medemi along an altitudinal gradient in the Colombian Andes
Andres Aponte

The status of caecilian (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) collections at the Natural History Museum, London, UK
Rachunliu Gaiduwan Kamei

Conservation ecology of facultative paedomorphosis in newts in a world of introduced alien species
Mathieu Denoël
 Diversification dynamics in viviparous sea snakes
Kate Sanders

Disentangling the mechanisms behind lizard-spinifex relationships
Kristian Bell

Contribution to the herpetofauna of south-eastern Angola
Werner Conradie
Community engagement in amphibian and reptile research as a path for the new century
Maureen Donnelly
1005  Niche differentiation of two coexisting tadpoles on Emei Mountain
Zhao Tian 
1010  Family specific herbivory in West-African Sabre-toothed Frogs
Marvin Schäfer
1015 A novel approach to addressing development impacts on Triturus cristatus, a strictly protected UK amphibian
Jim Foster
Climatic preferences of a sand lizard population (Lacerta agilis Linnaeus 1758) in western Germany
Dennis Rödder

Johann Gottlob Schneider's Historiae Amphibiorum (1799-1801), a seminal contribution to herpetology
Aaron Bauer

Rediscovering the axolotl as a model for paedomorphosis
Randal Voss
The evolution and development of microcephalic sea snakes
Emma Sherratt 


Amphibians and reptiles in two geothermal localities in the state of Puebla, México
Jesús Mauricio Rodríguez Canseco
Using crowd-sourced data for conservation: the Idaho Amphibian and Reptile iNaturalist Project
Charles Peterson
1020 Present and recent past habitat suitability ranges of northeast Asian treefrogs using maximum entropy models
Desiree Andersen
1025 The diversity of Short-legged Toad (Anura: Megophryidae: Megophrys) in China
Yao Li
1030 - 1100

Morning tea amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

Concurrent sessions Moving Herpetofauna in the Right Direction Part II: Translocations & Tools to Mitigate for Development  Beyond CTmax & CTmin: Advances in Studying the Thermal Limits of Reptiles & Amphibians. Amphibian Conservation in the Anthropocene – Challenges, priorities, & Solutions for the Human Epoch Biology & Conservation of Paedomorphosis in Amphibians New Perspectives on Biology of Sea Snakes Education & Outreach Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis 1  
1100 Lizard mitigation in New Zealand
Jennifer Germano
How temperature variation drives latitudinal differences in ectotherm sensitivity to heat extremes during warming
Alex Gunderson
Amphibian decline in the Anthropocene: knowledge and uncertainties
David Green

Spatiotemporal variability of paedomorphosis in Ambystoma talpoideum across two metapopulations
Thomas Anderson

 


Using high throughput sequencing to elucidate the evolutionary history of sea snakes
James Nankivell 

Progress report on herpetological sampling and oVert (Open Exploration of Vertebrate Diversity in 3D)
Gregory Watkins-Colwell

Cross-continental, interlineage competition and virulence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Trenton Garner
 
1115 Walking the line: balancing the needs of wildlife and development
Jacqui Wairepo
Will the world be too hot for Lepidosauria to survive?
Luisa Diele-Viegas
Multiple kinds of success in amphibian conservation
Evan Grant
Ecological divergence of the eastern newt, Notophthalmus viridescens
Mizuki Takahashi
Variations of jaw size across genetically homogenous sea snake populations reveal phenotypic plasticity
Xavier Bonnet 

Urban herpetofauna and evaluation of public attitude towards significance and conservation of amphibians and reptiles
Muhammad Rais

Resolving Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis lineage distribution and ecology in South Africa
Pria Ghosh
 
1130 Does mandating mitigation translocations result in conservation benefits?
Ox Lennon
Adaptive radiation in the multidimensional phenotype
Brooke Bodensteiner
Accounting for uncertainty: pathogen detection and management of amphibian disease
Brittany Mosher

Functional diversity of predators drive variable trait- and density-mediated effects on prey life history
Jason Bohenek

 

It came from the land: venom variation in aquatic snakes relative to terrestrial ancestors
Bryan Fry 

Positive perceptions of the enigmatic Eastern Hellbender Salamander: content analysis of historical to current media
Shem Unger

Ancestral chytrid pathogen remains hypervirulent following its long co-evolution with amphibian hosts
Bruce Waldman
 
1145 Is habitat enhancement for reptile conservation a viable strategy in pest-invaded landscapes?
Sarah Herbert
Ecophysiology predicts the fundamental niche of native and invasive populations of the African Clawed Frog
Dennis Rödder
The importance of scale in amphibian conservation: species responses to fragmentation
Staci Amburgey

Does size structure in a facultatively paedomorphic predator (Ambystoma talpoideum) alter prey density and diversity?
Cy Mott

 

Overcoming human-herpetofauna conflict using snakebite as a case-study
Allwin Jesudasan

Habitat fragmentation reduces genetic diversity and increases susceptibility to infections in frogs of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Anat Belasen
 
 The use of social media to educate and increase awareness of snakes
Hiral Naik
Microscopic and macroscopic photography: bringing the small to the world
Mark Smith  
1200 - 1300

Lunch amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

1215 - 1245 Film: Herpetological Namesakes
Venue: Castle 1 Lecture Theatre
  
Concurrent sessions Moving Herpetofauna in the Right Direction Part II: Translocations & Tools to Mitigate for Development  Beyond CTmax &  CTmin: Advances in Studying the Thermal Limits of Reptiles & Amphibians. Amphibian Conservation in the Anthropocene – Challenges, priorities, & Solutions for the Human Epoch Conservation Ecology 1
New Perspectives on Biology of Sea Snakes Taxonomy & Phylogenetics 3 Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis 2







1300 Salvage, translocation and radio-telemetry of ngahere geckos (Mokopirirakau 'southern North Island') to Mana Island, NZ
Trent Bell

Factors affecting the thermal tolerance of reptile embryos: lessons from Anolis lizards
Joshua Hall

Optimising habitat management for amphibians: from simple models to complex decisions
Geoff Heard
Distribution, occupancy, and habitat associations of grassland-associated reptile and amphibian species in Northwest Arkansas
Ethan Royal
The paradox of stenotopy and eurytopy in the Yellow-Lipped Sea Krait, Laticauda colubrina
Harold Heatwole 
Expedition in search of Asian pit-vipers through China: field survey and systematic study (Viperidae, Crotalinae)
Jingsong Shi
Did Bd-CAPE drive the Kihansi spray toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis) to extinction in the wild?
Thomas Sewell
1315 Assessing wildlife translocation proposals: the Victorian experience
Kim Miller
Low embryonic heat tolerance increases vulnerability to climate change in low-latitude lizards
Baojun Sun
Understanding probabilities of movement at different scales to inform conservation strategies
Erin Muths
Species diversity, distribution and microhabitat preferences of anurans in Mount Kalatungan, Bukidnon, Central Mindanao Philippines
Von Carlo Dela Torre
Sea snakes of the Sahul Shelf: spatial temporal changes and threats, 1993 to 2017
Mick Guinea 
Phylogenetic relationships in the slug-eater snakes, Duberria (Lamprophiidae)
Shelley Edwards
Understanding limits to recruitment can help inform chytrid fungus mitigation strategies
Matt West
1330 Role of research reintroductions in successful habitat restoration of threatened amphibians
Michael Mahony
Behavioral and physiological responses of desert lizards to climate change
Weiguo Du
Leiopelma conservation: progress and key uncertainties 
Phil Bishop

The contribution of wetland succession to declines of threatened amphibians
Angela Burrow

Discussion
Harold Heatwole & Kate Sanders

Phylogenetics and undiscovered diversity of the Mexican leopard frogs
Anne Chambers
Associations between the fungal and bacterial microbiomes of frogs, with implications for disease management
Donald McKnight
1345 Outcome bias of auditory survey methods may negatively affect detectability of anurans
Alex Callen

A new explanation for the evolution of TSD provides broad insight into thermal limits of reptiles
Njal Rollinson

Conserving Panamanian Harlequin Frogs by integrating captive-breeding and research programs
Brian Gratwicke
Context-dependent effects of non-native vegetation on amphibian development in prairie ecosystems
Chelsea Kross
Finding needles in haystacks: using niche models to locate previously unknown population of sea snakes
Vinay Udyawer 
Phylogenetic relationship of Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex in Thailand: implication for taxonomic status
Korkhwan Termprayoon
Elevated salinity blocks amphibian chytrid transmission and improves host survival: implications for translocations
Simon Clulow
1400 Use of photorecognition and habitat manipulation in mitigation and post-development monitoring
Liam Russell
It's getting hot in here: predicting how diving ectotherms will be impacted by climate warming
Essie Rodgers

 Facilitated discussion
Erin Muths

 Permanent water body provides micro-refuge for frogs in a fire prone landscape
Dean Lenga
Integrating underwater surveys, telemetry and citizen science to understand drivers of movement in sea snakes
Claire Goiran 
Independent evolution of habitat preferences in 238 species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827
Lee Grismer
A Wildlife Vaccine Campaign: caccinating amphibians against the chytrid fungus
Taegan McMahon
1415   Unraveling the role of body size in thermal maxima
Emily Taylor
 Is vegetation mapping a suitable proxy for predicting occupancy of threatened frogs?
Grant Webster
Evolutionary loss of drinking response in marine snakes
Harold Heatwole
A global phylogeny of monitor lizards, and the contribution of competition to extreme size disparity
Ian Brennan
Survival strategies of the chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis within and outside its amphibian host
Michael San Francisco
1430 What mechanism sets thermal tolerance in reptiles and amphibians?
Rory Telemeco
Conservation status of the world's skinks: geographic and taxonomic patterns in extinction risk
David Chapple 

Discussion
Harold Heatwole & Kate Sanders

 

A new Approach to Building the amphibian tree of life
Ana Serra Silva
Indirect terrestrial transmission of chytrid fungus from reservoir to susceptible host species causes fatal chytridiomycosis
Thomas Burns
1445 Two tests of the hierarchical mechanisms of thermal limitation hypothesis in lizards
Eric Gangloff 
 Sister newt species facing landscape changes: comparing key landscape features and resilience patterns
Bernardo Antunes
What have we learned from the tree of herps?
Luke Harmon
Variation of the skin bacterial community and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in the frog Philoria loveridgei
Mariel Familiar
1500 - 1530

Afternoon tea amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

Concurrent sessions Population Ecology & Monitoring Beyond CTmax & CTmin: Advances in Studying the Thermal Limits of Reptiles & Amphibians. Amphibian Conservation in the Anthropocene – Challenges, Priorities, & Solutions for the Human Epoch Adaption & Evolution 7 Reproductive Biology Behavioural Ecology 4 Amphibian Disease & Ecology Diversity & Distributions 2
1530 Latest news of environmental DNA metabarcoding approach for monitoring amphibian species in tropical forests
Carla M Lopes

Discussion and writing for Special Issue
Rory Telemeco

Facilitated Discussion continued
Erin Muths

Biomechanical modeling of turtle jaws: linking brevirostry and edentulism in Testudines
Domenic D'Amore

The evolution of direct development in Southeast Asian Rhacophorid frogs (Anura, Rhacophoridae, Philautus)
Laurence Etter

Seasonal dynamics and calling behaviour of the terrestrial-breeding microhylid Cophixalus australis
Ross Alford
A meta-analysis reveals temperature, dose, life stage, and taxonomy influence host susceptibility to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Erin Sauer
Population trends of European amphibians and reptiles are jointly determined by multiple drivers
Mattia Falaschi
1545 Social networking of the Otago Skink (Oligosoma otagense) at Orokonui Ecosanctuary
Vanitha Elangovan

 Evolutionary trajectories of a shell-adapted respiratory apparatus: the turtle dilemma(s)
Markus Lambertz

Optimising captive recovery for the critically endangered Baw Baw frog
Deon Gilbert

Diurnal calling behaviour in the nocturnal túngara frog (Engystomops pustulosus) on Isla Taboga, Panama
Heather Gray
Evaluating environmental-DNA as a tool for detecting an amphibian pathogen using an optimized extraction method
Laura Brannelly
What determines the range margins of the Delicate Skink (Lampropholis delicata)?
Jules Farquhar
1550 Occupancy modeling as an approach to evaluate effectiveness of conservation translocations in a temperate-zone rattlesnake
Jonathan Choquette
1555 The snake that made it back on its own: recolonization by the Puerto Rican Racer
Renata Platenberg
Conclusions and future directions
Evan Grant 
1600 High variability in Red Tree Frog advertisement calls may act as buffer to anthropogenic disturbance
Brittany Mitchell
  

Comparative studies of egg tooth development in squamate reptiles
Mateusz Hermyt

Sex or candy? Neuroendocrine mechanisms of seasonal life-history transitions in garter snakes
Deborah Lutterschmidt

The unexpected genetic mating system of a terrestrial breeding toadlet (Pseudophryne coriacea)
Daniel O'Brien
Behavioral changes throughout the Span of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) infection in various salamander species
Gordon Burghardt
Ecological and environmental drivers of global diversity patterns in lizards
Alex Skeels
1605 Conservation Project: uncovering the well-kept secrets of Lachesis stenophrys ecology
Laura Ruysseveldt Bushmaster
1610 Using red fox (Vulpes vulpes) behaviour to protect Bell's turtle (Myuchelys bellii) nests in Australia
Geoffrey Hughes
1615 Assessing body condition of Bermuda skinks in relation to threats and habitat change
Helena Turner

Intertwined evolution of swimming, morphology and microhabitat in tree frogs from the subfamily Hylinae
Itzue Caviedes - Solis

How to (un)make a sexy snake: suppression of female pheromone production via steroid action
Rocky Parker

Genetic benefits of extreme sequential polyandry in a terrestrial-breeding frog
Phillip Byrne
Look, that salamander is being eaten alive!
Debra Miller
Climate extremes, variability and trade shape biogeographical patterns of herpetological fauna in the Anthropocene
Xuan Liu
1620 Agricultural intensification driven landscape modification as determinants of herpetofaunal abundance
Deyatima Ghosh
Implementing of environmental DNA detection method in the surveillance of amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans
David Lastra Gonzalez
1625 Habitat assessment for the reintroduction of the agile frog in a human-dominated landscape
Louise Masters

1630 Bioacoustics reveal the calling activity of an endangered frog (Philoria kundagungan) in response to climate
David Newell
     Effects of polyandrous mating on fertilization, embryo survival and offspring development in the emerald treefrog
Yuan-cheng Cheng 
Sexual dimorphism and reproductive ecology of the South-American rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus in the Brazilian Cerrado
María Hoyos
Breaking the law: Sexual mate choice behavior of female European common frogs
Carolin Dittrich 
Cryptic diversity and evolution of Asian horned toads (Megophryidae)
Jinmin Chen
1635 Breeding behavior of Indochinese Spitting Cobra (Naja siamensis) in Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Curtis Radcliffe
1640 Re-regeneration to reduce negative effects associated with tail loss in lizards
James Barr
 1645  Delegates move to plenary session
1700 - 1745

Keynote: Life on the edge – unlocking the secrets of a Lost World
Phillipe Kok
Venue: St David & Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

1800 - 1900

Poster session
Venue: The Common Room, ISB Link Building

1900 - 2000

Annual General Meeting & Presentations of bids to host WCH10
Venue: St David & Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Thursday 9 January

   
Time Session
0800 - 1800

Registration open
Venue: ISB Link Building

 0830 - 0915

Keynote: The evolutionary ecology of family living in lizards
Geoff While
Venue: St David & Castle 1 Lecture Theatre 

 
Concurrent sessions Temperature, Moisture & Environmental Change: Conservation Physiology of Lepidosaurs in an Age of Climate Disruption Conservation Biology   Biology of the Frog Family Microhylidae  Genetic & Genomic methods   Recovering Amphibian & Reptile Species from the Brink of Extinction: Developing Best-Practice Guidelines  Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans  Taxonomy & Phylogenetics 4 
0930  Modeling incubation microclimates to predict impacts of climate change on embryonic development in tuatara
Anna Carter
A review of the conservation status of the Galapagos Islands terrestrial snakes (Pseudalsophis spp)
Luis Ortiz-Catedral

Introduction
Marta Vidal - Gacia

Novel, cost efficient and minimally destructive methodology for sequencing mitochondrial genomes of historical museum specimens
Stephen Mahony
Better together: collaborative planning in threatened species recovery
Sally Wren 
Germany, the hotspot of Bsal emergence
Michael Veith
Detecting selection in urban dragons with a comparison of neutral markers and quantitative trait divergence 
Nicola Kent
0945 Cellular and whole-organism effects of prolonged vs. acute heat stress in a montane, desert lizard
Jeanine Refsnider 
Stream-riparian forest management for herpetofauna: Beyond Best Management Practices
Deanna (Dede) Olson
The past, present, and future of research on Madagascar's microhylids
Mark D. Scherz
Benchmarking tissue preservation methods for ultra-high molecular weight DNA and long-read genome sequencing technologies
Hollis Dahn
Archey's frog - an evolutionarily distinct and long-lived terrestrial frog at risk in New Zealand
Ben Bell 
Broad host range of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans equates to high invasion probability in North America
Matthew Gray
Re-assessment of taxonomy and geographic distribution of Fejervarya cancrivora complex from Thailand and nearby countries
Siriporn Yodthong
 1000  Crossroads or tipping points: does thermal melanism hypothesis hold across lizards of different body size?
Federico Massetti
Snakebite envenoming and rattlesnake conservation vulnerability zones in the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico
Jesús Mauricio Rodríguez Canseco
A non-invasive in situ underwater DNA sampling method applied to the olm (Proteus anguinus)
Judit Vörös
 The conservation management of Grand and Otago skinks as a case study
James Reardon
Winter is coming: temperature dependent virulence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans
Edward Carter
Macroevolution and taxonomy of Oriental Brown Frogs (Rana spp.) across the East-Palearctic
Siti Norhidayah Binti Othman
1015 Upper voluntary thermal limit and water loss in a temperate viviparous gecko: an interactive effect
Christian Chukwuka 
Zoo-led collaboration for conservation- gecko monitoring on Matiu/Somes Island
Chye-mei Huang
Analysis of ultraconserved elements supports African origins of narrow-mouthed frogs
Jeffrey Streicher
Surveying frogs from the bellies of their parasites
Timothy Cutajar

Restoring the Critically Endangered mountain chicken in the face of chytridiomycosis
Jeff Dawson

Managing host density and habitat structure could influence contact rates and transmission of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans
Matthew Gray
 
1030 - 1100

Morning tea amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

Concurrent sessions Temperature, Moisture & Environmental Change: Conservation Physiology of Lepidosaurs in an Age of Climate Disruption Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) for Invasive Reptiles & Amphibians  Biology of the Frog Family Microhylidae Reproductive Technologies & Biobanking for Amphibian Conservation Recovering Amphibian & Reptile Species from the Brink of Extinction: Developing Best-Practice Guidelines Ecology 2 Taxonomy & Phylogenetics 5
1100 Conservatism and plasticity in the ecophysiology of a lizard across a steep environmental gradient
Miguel A. Carretero 
Mechanisms for coordinating expertise: New Zealand's Island Eradication Advisory Group
Keith Broome
Recent advances on the taxonomy, systematics and biology of cophyline frogs of the genus Plethodontohyla
Angelica Crottini
The role of reproductive technologies in amphibian captive breeding programs
Aimee Silla  
How the "World's rarest snake" was saved, and its implications for other endangered Caribbean species
Jennifer Daltry 
Consequences of keystone plant decline for reptiles in fragmented agricultural landscapes
Sara Balouch
A snake in the grass: a molecular study of the widespread genus  Psammophylax 
Chad Keates
1115 Wind speed alters the thermoregulatory behaviour of skinks even when substrate temperature remains constant
Jo Virens 
New Zealand border and post-border detection and response strategies
Dylan Van Winkel
The biology of the microhylid subfamily Hoplophrynine
Simon Loader
Applying assisted reproductive techniques to a multi-year study into biotic factors influencing necturus captive breeding
Monica Stoops
Recovery efforts for the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree)
Michael McFadden 
Habitat use by Leiopelma archeyi in disturbed and undisturbed sites on the Coromandel Peninsula, Aotearoa
Emily Hotham
Filling in the phylogenetic gaps: targeted taxon sampling clarifies relationships of Indian agamids and snakes
Deepak Veerappan
1130 Linking physiological and behavioural variation to territory thermal quality and fitness in an African lizard
Karla Alujevic 
Improving early detection and rapid response for cryptic species: a review of current analytical tools
Amy Yackel Adams
Morphological convergence in bouldering frogs
Marta Vidal-Garcia
Spermiation and changes in serum hormone levels in the mountain yellow-legged frog, Rana muscosa
Natalie Calatayud

Rebuilding the endemic reptile community of Gunner's Quoin, Mauritius
Nik Cole

 
Population success of common skinks (Oligosoma polychroma) following mitigation translocation
Sydney Dean
Are local molecular clocks misleading? – the case of Mediterranean amphibians
Michael Veith
1145  The influence of species assemblages on thermoregulation and habitat use in novel environments
Carla Piantoni
Decision analysis for early detection and rapid response: modeling to advance identification of optimal management
Staci Amburgey
Relict distribution of Microhyla in the Ryukyu Archipelago: high diversity in East-Asia maintained by insularization
Atsushi Tominaga

Examining variation in sperm response in divergent populations of Red-eyed treefrogs
Leah Jacobs

 Empowering communities and new generations in Lake Patzcuaro: the case of Achoque (Ambystoma dumerilii)
Gerardo Garcia
Using monitors to monitor restoration: how does Australia's largest lizard respond to mine site restoration?
Sophie Cross
Inadvertent paralog inclusion drives artefactual topologies and timetree estimates in Lissamphibia
Karen Siu-Ting
1150 Using environmental DNA sampling to delimit a European newt invasion in Australia
Reid Tingley
Varanus rosenbergi use of spatial habitat, adaptation and social structure
Michael McKelvey
1155 Camera traps for early detection and rapid response and management of an invasive reptile
Staci Amburgey
Spatial ecology of Indochinese Spitting Cobra (Naja siamensis) Within Rural Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve, Thailand
Bartosz Nadolski
1200 - 1300

Lunch amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

1215 - 1245 Film: Herpetologists Past and Present
Venue: Castle 1 Lecture Theatre
    
Concurrent sessions Temperature, Moisture & Environmental Change: Conservation Physiology of Lepidosaurs in an Age of Climate Disruption Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) for Invasive Reptiles and Amphibians Biology of the Frog Family Microhylidae Reproductive Technologies & Biobanking for Amphibian Conservation Recovering Amphibian & Reptile Species from the Brink of Extinction: Developing Best-Practice Quidelines Conservation Ecology 2 Adaptation & Evolution 8
1300

Discussion
Alison Cree

Targeted eDNA sampling for cryptic, arboreal snakes Based on microhabitat selection
Melia Nafus
Microhylids of India: Could new discoveries from India untangle the colonization routes of Asian microhylids?
Sonali Garg
Nasal GnRH administration elicits sperm production in both Bufonidae and Ranidae 
Allison Julien
The Golden Mantella frog: a species on the way to recovery?
Rodlis Raphali Andriantsimanarilafy 
Using environmental DNA to map winter hibernacula in temperate freshwater turtles
Wenxi Feng

Insights from evolution and biomechanics reveal form-function relationships in reptile eggshells
Liliana D'Alba

1315  Strategy and tool development for invasive plague skinks (Lampropholis delicata) on Aotea, Great Barrier Island
Jaqui Wairepo
There and back again: invasions of Microhyla (Amphibia: Microhylidae) frogs from Southeast Asia to India
Vladislav Gorin 
Obtaining gametes by hormonal induction from Australian temperate frog species: differential phylogenetic and sex responses
John Clulow
 The Madagascar ploughshare tortoise programme – between recovery and extinction of an iconic species
Matt Goetz
Site occupancy and eDNA concentrations of eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis) in a large river
Mizuki Takahashi

Evolution of skin hydrophobicity in Australian geckos (Diplodactylidae and Carphodactylidae)
Jendrian Riedel

1330 Rapid assessment of eradication success of an invasive lizard
Marlene Baling
Recent progress in studies of Asian narrow-mouthed frogs (Anura: Microhylidae)
Nikolay A. Poyarkov 
Development and application of assisted reproductive technologies in several endangered Panamanian amphibian species  
Gina Della Togna
 Recovering the white-bellied frog in south-west Western Australia: successes, challenges and the importance of collaborations
Kay Bradfield
Spatial ecology of an endangered amphibian Litoria raniformis within modified Tasmanian landscapes
Tim Garvey

Evolutionary morphology of osteoderms in anguimorph lizards
Bryan Minne

1335  Dietary specialisation in fang 3D shape and sharpness of venomous snakes
Silke Cleuren 
 1340 Can endocranium shape reveal the sensory ecology of 'aquatic' snakes?
Marion Segall 
1345  Two contrasting incursions of Lampropholis delicata in New Zealand's South Island
Rod Hitchmough

Open discussion: the future of research on the frog family Microhylidae 
Marta Vidal - Garcia

Linking in situ and ex situ populations of the Southern Rocky Mountain boreal toad (Anaxyrus boreas boreas)
Cecilia Langhorne
Preventing the extinction of two of Australia's most threatened lizards
Jon-Paul Emery 
Habitat selection and spatial ecology of a hot-spring endemic toad
Brian Halstead

Recent studies of adrenal enlargement in toad-eating snakes
Alan Savitzky

1400    Rapid eradication tool testing for invasive amphibians: Duttaphrynus melanostictus in Madagascar
James Reardon
Refinement of spermatozoa cryopreservation techniques in Ambystoma tigrinum for salamander conservation and management
Amanda Gillis

Discussion
Jeff Dawson

Braiding data streams: building an Integrated Population Model for the Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
Jonathan Rose

Visual adaptation of full and semi aquatic sea snakes
Takashi Seiko

1415   Controlling cane toads with traps: what have we learned?
Lin Schwarzkopf
Generation of amphibians from cryopreserved sperm: proof of capacity for development beyond metamorphosis
Rose Upton
Effect of male phenotype and nest quality on mating success in the northern corroboree frog
Shannon Kelleher

Limb reduction in skinks (Squamata: Scincidae): a comparative analysis based on morphological literature
Marco Camaiti

1430   Alpine newt delimitation, containment and eradication strategies
Dylan Van Winkel
Linking in situ and ex situ populations of threatened amphibians using the National Amphibian Genome Bank
Carrie Vance
Niche partitioning as a mechanism for the coexistence of pygmy bluetongue lizards and burrowing spiders 
Jessica Clayton

Longevity is not influenced by metabolic rates across the vertebrate tree of life
Gavin Stark

1445   The Asian Toad in Madagascar, when EDRR fails
Karen Freeman
Putting the ARTs into practice: emerging opportunities and priorities for the application of amphibian ARTs
Simon Clulow
Population genetics of timber rattlesnake populations in Northeastern United States
Anne Stengle

1500 - 1530

Afternoon tea amoungst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

Concurrent sessions Physiology & Reproductive Biology

Captive Breeding

Diversity & Distributions 3 Reproductive Technologies & Biobanking for Amphibian Conservation

Conservation Ecology 3

Invasion & Disease Ecology

1530 Breadth of the thermal response captures individual and geographic variation in temperature-dependent sex determination
Anna Carter
Habitat choice of hatchling Murray River Turtles (Emydura macquarii): informing headstarting programmes
Claudia Santori  

Synopsis of the amphibians from a poorly surveyed African country: Equatorial Guinea
Ignacio De La Riva

 Status of the U.S. National Amphibian Genome Bank and future efforts to conserve anuran biodiversity
Andrew Kouba
Is individual variation in growth rates relevant to population dynamics of long-lived reptiles?
Doug Armstrong

Cattle and Spears: damages of an uninvited guest to the Mediterranean herpetofauna
Roy Talbi

1545 Timing is critical when inducing oviposition in turtles
Mark Feldman
Cost-effective amphibian captive breeding using biobanking to meet IUCN 100-year, 90 percent heterozygosity criteria
Lachlan Howell 

Combining micro- and macrohabitat analyses to understand niche evolution in European cave salamanders
Gentile Francesco Ficetola

Discussion session: developing a global strategy for amphibian biobanking
Aimee Silla

Conservation of Miyako grass lizard, Takydromus toyamai: life history traits, population genetics, and conservation measures
Mamoru Toda

The impact of non-native trout on endangered and endemic amphibians of the Peruvian Andes
Andrew Watson

1600 Thermal plasticity in metabolic physiology in a widespread Australian lizard
Daniel Noble
 Applying SNP-derived genotyping to the captive management of the endangered Mountain Yellow-legged frog
Natalie Calatayud

Implications of continuous amphibian diversity monitoring in Daweishan of tropical SE Yunnan, China
Jian Wang

A population viability analysis of a declining population of the Moorish tortoise of west-central Morocco
Mohammed Znari

Preliminary analysis on network-scale effects of invasive species on spatially-structured amphibian populations
Raoul Manenti

1605 Time of year affects study of gut microbiota of the lizard Sceloporus consobrinus (Phrynosomatidae)
Mark Paulissen
 

1610 Sexual dimorphism in external and skeletal morphology of Japanese lentic breeding salamander (Amphibia: Urodela: Hynobiidae)
Sotaro Hara
1615 Genomic and transcriptomic investigations of the evolutionary transition from oviparity to viviparity
Wei Gao
 Behavioural observations of the Bermuda Skink Plestiodon longirostris in captivity: informing in-situ and ex-situ conservation
Gerardo Garcia

Populational dynamics of the stream-dwelling frog Boana poaju in Southern Brazil
Sophia Kusterko Novaes

The potential for artificial selection in a reintroduction program: exploring individual variation in chytridiomycosis susceptibility
Luke Linhoff


1620 The invasion of the Asian Toad in Madagascar
Angelica Crottini 
1625  The source of reptile and amphibian pandemics in the Anthropocene
Jonathan Kolby
1630 Superior start to life? Effect of carotenoids on the growth and development of corroboree frogs
Emma McInerney
     Incubation temperatures and intestinal length, are they telling us something about sea turtle hatchling survival?
Debra Miller
1645 Delegates move to plenary session     
1700

Keynote: Sending them south: appraising assisted colonisation of reptiles threatened by climate change
Nicki Mitchell
Venue: St David & Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

1745 Day close
1900 - 2300 Congress dinner
Venue: Dunedin Town hall, 1 Harrop Street (please make your way to and from the Dunedin Town Hall)
Dress code: Semi fromal

Click here to view a map on how to get there from the ISB Link Building

Friday 10 January

  
Time Session
0800 - 1830

Registration open
Venue: ISB Link Building

0830 - 0915 

Keynote: Using an integrative approach to explore the diversity and evolution of amphibians and reptiles in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
Jing Che
Venue: St David & Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Concurrent sessions Improving the Interface between Research and Management for Conservation of New Zealand Reptiles & Frogs Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium (ACRS)  Adaptation, Evolution & Genetics   Physiology & Ecotoxicology Social behaviour   Host-Parasite Ecology  Taxonomy & Phylogenetics 6 
0930 Tuatara conservation through Maori involvement in policy
Louisa Paul
 The global effort to conserve amphibians under threat
Phil Bishop
Adaptation and evolution of Tiger Snakes
Vicki Thomson
A Curly Tale: stress and immunity across nonnative populations of differing ages in Leiocephalus carinatus
Natalie Claunch
Aggressive behaviors and their effect on resource use by female Little Brown Skinks, Scincella lateralis
Mark Paulissen
Cool or not to cool? Intestinal coccidians disrupt the thermoregulatory response to tick infestation
Rodrigo Megía-Palma
Origins of lizard diversity in the continental island of Sri Lanka: insights from scincid lizards
Kanishka Ukuwela
0945 Conservation management of New Zealand frogs
Amanda Haigh
World's largest tropical island may provide refuge from the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Deborah Bower 
Repeated evolution of insular dwarfism across three reptile species with population and functional genomic insights
Tonia Schwartz
Impacts of locust control pesticides on the physiology and behaviour of the central bearded dragon
Isabella Contador-Kelsall

Social tactics and dominance relationships in a long-lived reptile, the eastern water dragon, Intellegama lesueurii
Sarah Ball

Enteric bacteria in sleepy lizards vary in richness, prevalence and co-occurrence patterns
Ko-Huan Lee
Peacocks of the lizard world: phylogeny and taxonomy of the spectacular African flat lizards (Platysaurus)
Mitzy Pepper
1000 Research priorities for lizard conservation in New Zealand
James Reardon
 How to find a frog in forest - can detection dogs be used for conservation?
Deon Gilbert
Determinants of phenotypic and genetic variation along a latitudinal gradient in a widespread amphibian
Anssi Laurila
Radiocesium accumulation and spatial ecology of rat snakes (Elaphe spp.) in Fukushima Japan
Hannah Gerke

Contrasting sociality in two sympatric skink species; Oligosoma otagense and O. grande
Penny Jacks

Testing a mechanistic hypothesis: how does climate predict the distribution of parasites in lizards?
Rodrigo Megía-Palma
Species delimitation, phylogenetic relationship and biogeography of Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in Yunnan Karsts
Ade Prasetyo Agung

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Conservation progress for critically endangered lizard taxa in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Jo Monks
 Victory against all odds: the successful conservation story of the Admirable Red-Belly Toad in Brazil
Michelle Abadie

Examining Spotted Marsh Frog Limnodynastes tasmaniensis call races using large-scale citizen science data
Kathy Potter

Using stable isotopes to investigate trophic transfer of mercury and radiocesium in Nerodia floridana
Melissa Pilgrim
  Prior pathogen exposure and a preliminary vaccine increase amphibian resistance to chytridiomycosis
Anthony Waddle
The tenses of existence of the skink Eugongylus rufescens (Shaw, 1802) (Scincidae)
Glenn Shea
 1020  
1030 - 1100

Morning tea amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

Concurrent sessions Improving the Interface between Research and Management for Conservation of New Zealand Reptiles & Frogs Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium (ACRS) Amphibian Genome Assembly & Evolution Herps in the City: Mechanisms of Responses to Human-Induced Environmental Change Sociality of Amphibians & Reptiles Disease Ecology (pathogens) Ecology (Nesting & Incubation)
1100 Conservation of Nationally Critical Chesterfield skinks in situ – a response to changing climate and risks
Lynn Adams
 Understanding why endangered frogs survive or perish on a tiny scale
Emily Hoffmann
Polyploidy and adaptation in Australian burrowing frogs Neobatrachus
Polina Novikova

The use of community science to study the ecology of herpetofauna in cities
Bree Putman
Scaly sociality: testing for the presence of kin-based sociality in Australian and African Lizards
Julia Riley 
World Wide Web portals for herpetofaunal pathogen data
Deanna (Dede) Olson
The effect of constant egg incubation temperatures across life stages in the brown anole
Jenna Pruett
1115 NZ conservation management of Data Deficient and Data Poor lizard taxa: progress, challenges, future directions
Dylan Van Winkel
Saving cows, saving frogs: if you love amphibians, you should care for farm animals too
Luis Fernando Marin da Fonte 
Towards the complete genome of the golden poison frog
Denis Jacob Machado
 Bold New World: urbanisation promotes an innate behavioural trait in a lizard
James Baxter-Gilbert
Testing for the presence of kin-based sociality in Midland Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata)
Carter Rouleau
Emerging or enzootic? Disruption of long-term host-pathogen dynamics
Gonçalo Rosa
The embryos of turtles can influence their own sexual destinies
Yinzi Ye
 1120 Social tolerance behaviour in a reptile, the Eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii): a new perspective
Coralie Delme
 1125 Aggregative behaviour in New Zealand's native lizards
Stephanie Godfrey
1130 Applied conservation research meets ecological restoration: assessing early translocation success of captive-born Duvaucel's geckos
Manuela Barry
 Reproductive habitat use of endangered Minervarya greenii (Amphibia: Dicroglossidae) in montane cloud forests of Sri Lanka
Meegamage Chamara Prabhath
Sequencing and annotation of the Western Spadefoot toad (Pelobates cultripes)
Ivan Gomez-Mestre
 
City life alters the gut microbiome and stable isotope profiling of eastern water dragons
Nicola Kent
Does temperature mediate social conflict in a family-living skink?
Geoff While
Identification of divergent serpentoviruses in free-ranging invasive pythons in southern Florida, United States
Steven Tillis
Nest-site selection and hatchling success of box turtles (Terrapene carolina) at their northern range limit
Joseph Altobelli
1145 Captive management for conservation – ex situ interventions past, present and future
Richard Gibson
 A primer of amphibian research and conservation in Pakistan: current situation and the way forward
Muhammad Rais

Assembling the Rana temporaria genome to inform the evolution of Anuran sex chromosomes
Daniel Jeffries

One hundred years of urbanisation makes an endangered species of Canberra's Grassland Earless Dragon
Stephen Sarre
The role of spatial structure on the social dynamics of estuarine crocodile Crocodylus porosus
Cameron Baker
Species-dependent amplification of Ranavirus prevalence and infection severity in multi-host amphibian communities
David Lesbarrères
Incubation temperature affects the color expression and embryonic development of a terrestrial salamander
Annette Evans
1200 - 1300

Lunch amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Building

Concurrent sessions Improving the Interface between Research & Management for Conservation of New Zealand Reptiles & Frogs Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium (ACRS) Amphibian Genome Assembly & Evolution Herps in the City: Mechanisms of Responses to Human-Induced Environmental Change. Sociality of Amphibians &  Reptiles Physiology 1 Adaptation & Evolution 9
1300 Enhancing conservation management of New Zealand's lizards – the relevance of laboratory-based studies
Alison Cree
Research to conservation practice through Durrell's SAFE Strategy 2014-2020
Jeff Dawson 

The smallest amphibian genome: genomic characterization of the Australian frog Platyplectrum ornatum
Sangeet Lamichhaney

Impacts of translocation on a large urban-adapted venomous snake
Bill Bateman
Social structure of the Spiny-Tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura similis: network, personality, and genetic relatedness
Ann-Elizabeth Nash
Effects of larval ultraviolet-B exposure regime on physiology, performance and condition of Litoria caerulea
Niclas Lundsgaard
Plasticity allows colonization, and adaptation leads to incipient speciation in a fire salamander population
Joana Sabino Pinto
1315 A translocated population of tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) in a cool southern ecosanctuary: are females nesting?
Jemima Gardiner-Rodden
Climate change impacts on amphibians in Madagascar: shifts to higher elevation and increased risks of extinction
Christopher Raxworthy 

Genomic and transcriptomic insights into the molecular basis of sexually dimorphic spines in Leptobrachium leishanense
Jun Li

Thermoregulation strategy of the invasive Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)
Yingyod Lapwong
Parental care by male Japanese giant salamanders – a note on a partially small den-master found in an upstream section
Sumio Okada
Anuran larvae exhibit lower upper thermal limits and warming tolerance than a natural predator
Gustavo Adolfo Agudelo Cantero

Intraspecific differentiation and speciation in three viviparous Phrynocephalus lizards in the northeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Yi-jing Chen

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Responses of arboreal geckos to sanctuary management in pest-invaded environments of New Zealand
Trent Bell
Population assessment and distribution of the Madagascan golden mantella in the face of climate change
Richard Griffiths 

The axolotl genome
Siegfried Schloissnig

Surviving in the Suburbs: the Gibbs line and amphibian conservation
David Skelly
Social complexity drives the evolution of display complexity in agamid lizard Phrynocephalus przewalskii from China
Yin Qi
Comparative study on antioxidant defense responses to ammonia stress in three fresh water turtle species
Cuijuan Niu
Roles of isolation, secondary contact, and ecology in diversification and speciation of a temperate frog
Stephen Lougheed
1345 Community efforts to re-establish grand and Otago skinks, and jewelled geckos, in modified shrub/grassland ecosystems
Grant Norbury

Confronting amphibian diseases: frontiers in effective mitigation
Molly Bletz

Improving and using a chromosome-scale assembly of the enormous (32 Gb) axolotl genome
Jeramiah Smith

Urbanization modulates mating signals and antipredatory strategies in a neotropical frog
Ximena Bernal
Chemically mediated self and social recognition in Juvenile Common Gartersnakes (Thamnophis sirtalis)
Gordon Burghardt
Sex differences in kidney gene expression: Reproductive costs of the renal sexual segment?
Christopher Friesen

Is competition causing character displacement and niche segregation in a radiation of cryptic species?
Octavio Jimenez-Robles

1400

Discussion
Jo Monks

DNA-based methods for monitoring pond-breeding amphibians: the case of the Natterjack toad in Ireland
Marina Reyne

Caecilian genomes
Mark Wilkinson

Green infrastructure from urban sinks to prestigious pads for frogs
David O'Brien
Allobates femoralis: an optimal model species for studying anuran social behavior and cognition
Walter Hödl
Effects of maternal diet on reproduction and development in turtles
James Van Dyke

Premating reproductive isolation between allopatric populations promoted by reproductive character displacement in geckos
Teppei Jono

1415

The critically endangered Titicaca water frog: Bolivia and Peru conservation efforts
Teresa Camacho Badani 

 The identification of sex-linked markers in the vulnerable Green and golden bell frog, Litoria aurea
Jarrod Sopniewski

 

Superfrogs in the city - impact of urbanity and agriculture on the morphology of frogs
Stephanie Niemeier
Where squamate sociality reaches its peak: Egernia stokesii research past, present and future
Mike Gardner
Regional characteristics of toxic components in Japanese toads
Takato Inoue

Cryptic and failed speciation in Sulawesi flying lizards (Draco) 1: phylogenetics and species delimitation
Jimmy McGuire

1430    Longwall mining and amphibian populations – a case study
Samanatha Wallace

Differential introgression across newt hybrid zones: evidence from replicated transects
 Gemma Palomar

Road avoidance and its energetic consequences for reptiles
James Paterson

Through the heart: ventricular septum and cardiac conduction system across Sauropsida
Martina Gregorovicova

Cryptic and failed speciation in Sulawesi flying lizards 2: evidence for mito-nuclear Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities
Alexander Stubbs

1445 Antibiotic susceptibility profiles of Salmonella species isolated from captive amphibians and reptiles in Uganda
James Watuwa 

 
The Brisbane Python Project: how mitigated translocations potentially affect urban pythons in Brisbane 
Chantelle Derez
Spatio-temporal architecture of pancreatic islets in grass snake embryos
Magdalena Kowalska

Genetic diversity and mito-nuclear discordance in Neotropical toads (Rhinella)
Danielle Rivera

1500

Afternoon tea amongst the exhibition
Venue: ISB Link Buiding

Concurrent sessions Human Impacts Ecophysiology 3 Host-Parasite & Disease Ecology Herps in the City: Mechanisms of Responses to Human-Induced Environmental Change Taxonomy & Phylogenetics 7
1530 Scales, tails, and trails: a review of recreational effects on reptiles and amphibians
Samantha Dean
Salt tolerance in frogs: a widespread trait conferring adaptative capacity for global change?
Craig Williams
Of poisons and parasites-the defensive role of tetrodotoxin against infections in newts
Amber Stokes 
Hooked on humans? Daboia palaestinae in reptile assemblages in natural versus anthropogenic habitats in Israel
Boaz Shacham
Optimizing phylogenomics with Rapidly Evolving Long Exons: examples from all squamates and New Caledonian geckos
Todd Jackman 
1545 Impacts of agriculture and roads on amphibians in the Prairie Potholes of Manitoba, Canada
Pamela Rutherford
Tolerance to salinity and dehydration in the Blue-eyed Turtle, Mauremys leprosa saharica in Southern Morocco
Mohammed Znari
 Threat assessment of Taruga eques (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae) endemic on the tropical island of Sri Lanka
Meegamage Chamara Prabhath
The bioaccumulation of contaminants across an urban gradient in a wetland snake (Notechis scutatus)
Damian Lettoof
Evidence for ancient hybridization between the Komodo dragon and Australian monitor lizards
Carlos Joaquín Pavón Vázquez 
1600 The New Caledonian Leopard Skink Lacertoides pardalis: ecology and conservation in a mining context
Matthias Deuss
Integrating spatial and temporal studies to model salamander demographic responses to climate
John Maerz
 Disease and disturbance: investigating the factors that drive amphibian reservoir host occurrence and distribution
Danielle Wallace
A ten-year study of an urban turtle metapopulation
Mark Mills
 The undescribed frog diversity of the Australian Monsoonal Tropics
Renee Catullo
1615 Diversion mini-hydropower plants in the Balkans and impact on local amphibian (and reptile) populations
Jelka Crnobrnja-isailovic
The global diversity and distribution of lizard clutch sizes
Shai Meiri
Parasites of invasive amphibians and where to find them
Hsuan-wien Chen 
Sex in the city: urbanization broadens the reproductive season of lizards 
Joshua Hall  
Revisiting phylogenetic problems of Huia (Amphibia, Ranidae): which one is the true Huia?
Umilaela Arifin 
1630 Effects of urbanisation and hydrological change on a freshwater turtle
Anthony Santoro
How does incubation temperature affect behaviour, physiology and growth in delicate skinks?
Madeleinede Jong
 Does malaria mediate the reliability of testosterone and dewlap coloration of Anolis sagrei?
Jhan-Wei Lin
Nestled in the city: nesting behaviour enhances embryo survival in urban areas 
Sarin Tiatragul  
 Dalmatian oddities: functional divergence of head shape in lizards on two peculiar islands in the Adriatic
Simon Baeckens
 1645 Delegates move to plenary session 
1700 - 1745 Keynote: Atlantic forest herps and their responses to environmental shifts: past, present, and future
Ana Carnaval
1745 Closing ceremony and awards

Saturday 11 January

Time Session
0800 - 1900 Otago Peninsula coastal walk fieldtrip
Venue: Please meet in the ISB Link Building
0945 - 1445 Orokonui Ecosanctuary fieldtrip
Venue: Please meet in the ISB Link Building
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