Canadian Herpetological Society (CHS) Symposium:
Global Amphibian Population Declines - 30 years of progress in confronting a complex problem
Thirty years ago, at the landmark 1st World Congress of Herpetology in 1989, scientists first became concerned that observations of declining or lost amphibian populations were not simply isolated incidents but were global in scope and severity. The plight of amphibians became front-page news and the newly generated interest in their population biology generated a massive increase in our understanding of their ecology, epidemiology and conservation biology.
To mark three decades of research into amphibian population declines and Canada’s pivotal contributions to this important research initiative, we are holding an international symposium on amphibian ecology and conservation biology to bring together many of the principle researchers now making significant advances in the field. The symposium will run all day Friday, September 20th, 2019, just before the CHS meeting officially kicks off. It will feature 16 invited speakers and finish with an open question period and discussion.
Admission to the symposium is free. However, space is limited. Register here.