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Larval Fish Course in Concarneau, France

Date Posted: 17 Apr 2018 (Show details)

New International Larval Fish Course at the marine station in Concarneau, France. From 17-28 September 2018. This is a two week international course and will focus on larvae from the Eastern North Atlantic and the Pacific. Several invited experts will deliver lectures on different topics (ecology, taxonomy, preservation and of course identification).

Visit sites.google.com/view/larval-fish-course/ or contact nalani [dot] schnell [at] mnhm [dot] fr for more information.

Field Herpetology of the Southwest Workshop

Date Posted: 5 Mar 2018 (Show details)

This 9-day workshop is open to those interested in learned about the herpetofaunal biodiversity of southern Arizona and New Mexico. Participants typically observe 50+ species of amphibians and reptiles, and learn about taxonomy, natural history, methods of study, and other aspects of the lives of these creatures via course activities including hiking, night driving, seminars, and laboratory exercises. The workshop takes place at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona.

The fee of $1224 covers all workshop fees, room and board, and transportation to/from SWRS and the Tucson airport. Prerequisite: one college biology course.

Learn more and register at https://tinyurl.com/ya2gtmbt.

Requests for more information should be directed to Emily Taylor: etaylor [at] calpoly [dot] edu, (805) 756-2616 or (805) 440-6288.

Cal Poly Herpetology Course

Date Posted: 5 Mar 2018 (Show details)

This 3-week course is open to college students who will earn 4 quarter units or 3 semester units (upper division) for BIO S324 (Herpetology). It will take place July 17-Aug 3, 2018. Weeks 1 and 3 (July 17-20, July 30-Aug 3) will take place on the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. Week 2 (July 22-27) will take place at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona.

The fee of $1989 covers all course fees, room and board in Arizona, and transportation to/from SWRS and the Tucson airport. Prerequisite: college-level introductory biology.

Learn more and register at https://tinyurl.com/y9j96qlt.

Requests for more information should be directed to Emily Taylor: etaylor [at] calpoly [dot] edu, (805) 756-2616 or (805) 440-6288.

JMIH 2018 Abstracts Submission Site

Date Posted: 6 Feb 2018 (Show details)

The abstract submission site for JMIH 2018 in Rochester, NY is open and ready to accept abstracts. The deadline for submissions is 20 March 2018.

Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Us

Date Posted: 1 Dec 2017 (Show details)

In light of a recent article written by one of our members and published in the Washington Post, ASIH emphasizes its commitment to conservation. Indeed, the Society’s Mission Statement includes the following: The programs of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists are part of a global effort to interpret, understand, and conserve the Earth's natural diversity and to contribute to the wise use of natural resources for the long-term benefit of humankind.

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