COS 47 - Reptiles and Amphibians

Tuesday, August 9, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
18A, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Testing assumptions about amphibian movement behavior with field experiments
William R. Fields, North Carolina State University; Catherine Frock, North Carolina State University; Nick M. Haddad, North Carolina State University; Nicole Thurgate, North Carolina State University
2:10 PM
Shrinking salamanders, reproducing refugees, and pliable populations: Drought response of a neotenic amphibian, the Jollyville Plateau salamander (Eurycea tonkawae)
Nathan F. Bendik, City of Austin; Martha A. Turner, City of Austin; Mark Sanders, City of Austin; Andy G. Gluesenkamp, Texas Parks and Wildlife
2:30 PM
Problematic generalizations: variation across time, space, and taxa shows amphibian landscape ecology requires a closer look
Christopher A. Searcy, University of Toronto Mississauga; Emilio Gabbai-Saldate, Dartmouth College; H. Bradley Shaffer, University of California - Los Angeles
2:50 PM
Landscape fragmentation disrupts lizard metacommmunity structure in a sand-dune ecosystem
Daniel J. Leavitt, Texas A&M University; Lee A. Fitzgerald, Texas A&M University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Landscape genetics of the ground snake, Sonora semiannulata
Christian L. Cox, The University of Texas-Arlington; Alison R. Davis, University of California-Berkeley
3:40 PM
Distribution and habitat use of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) in a declining southeast Florida conservation area
Joshua P. Scholl, University of Arizona; Leonardo Calle, Florida Atlantic University; Evelyn M. Frazier, Florida Atlantic University; Tobin Hindle, Florida Atlantic University
4:00 PM
Gopher Tortoise burrow distribution and densities in sub-optimal habitats of peninsular Florida
Traci D. Castellon, Archbold Biological Station; Betsie B. Rothermel, Archbold Biological Station
4:40 PM
Co-infecting parasites: How parasite assemblages and timing of exposure affect host pathology and parasite loads
Jason T. Hoverman, Purdue University; Katherine L. Dosch, University of Colorado; Esra Kellermanns, University of Colorado; Bryan E. LaFonte, University of Colorado; Daniel L. Preston, University of Colorado; Pieter TJ Johnson, University of Colorado at Boulder
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