Ohio Amphibian Research & Conservation Conference

March 15, 2008. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus, Ohio.
Time Click program title for abstract.
8:30 AM Registration & Setup
9:00 Welcoming Remarks: Kendra Wecker, Ohio Division of Wildlife
9:10 Keynote Presentation:
Unisexual Ambystomid Salamanders in Ohio
Jim Bogart
9:45 Ohio: The Cradle of Herpetology
Ralph Pfingsten
10:05 Predicting Population Connectivity in a Fragmented Landscape
Katy Greenwald
10:25 Morning Break and Poster Viewing
10:50 Impacts on Varying Quantity and Quality of Terrestrial Habitat on Spotted Salamanders
Rebecca Homan
11:10 Phylogeography of the Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium suctatum) across Eastern North America
Timothy A. Herman and Juan L. Bouzat.
11:30 Changes in Abundance and Demographics of Hellbender Populations in Ohio: Implications for Conservation
Gregory Lipps and Ralph Pfingsten.
11:50 Comparison of Health Parameters in Eastern Hellbender Populations in Ohio and West Virgina
Rachel B. Weiss, Joe Greathouse, and Barbara A. Wolfe
12:10 PM Lunch and Poster Viewing
1:30 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives of Ohio’s Anuran Distribution
Jeffrey G. Davis
1:50 The Status of Blanchard’s Cricket Frog: Initial Results from a Long-term Monitoring Program in Western Ohio
Rick Lehntinen
2:10 Chytridiomycosis in Ohio: What we Know so far and What we Hope to Learn
Brandon A. Sheafor and Jonathan Scott
2:30 Effects of Moquitofish (Gambusia affinis) on the Tadpoles of Ohio Frogs and Toads
Geoff Smith
2:50 Afternoon Break
3:15 Amphibians as Indicators
Mick Micacchion
3:35 Evaluating the Impacts of Sublethal Contamination on Amphibian Metamorphosis
Michelle D. Boone
3:55 Some Factors Causing Local Amphibian Declines in Northeastern Ohio
Timothy O. Matson
4:15 Common Goal -- Conservation
Dean Allessandrini
4:35 Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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