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8th Edition of Scientific and Standard English Names

Date Posted: 16 Sep 2017 (Show details)

The 8th Edition of the Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, (Herpetological Circular no. 43), which has recently been published by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR), is available for download. The download link can also be found in Resources.

Past Contributors to the Scientific and Standard English Names List

The 8th Edition of the Scientific and Standard English Names List is the fourth complete document published by SSAR since Brian Crother was named chair of the committee in 1997 by SSAR president Henry Mushinsky. The committee is organized into subcommittees of experts on the separate taxonomic groups anurans, caudates, lizards (not including snakes), snakes, turtles, and alien (introduced) species. Since the inception of this committee, several contributors have come and gone, but their significant contributions to building the document remain. By its very nature, this document builds on the previous work of others who contributed to previous editions of this document. Because of this, these past contributors should also receive recognition for their work. While it is too late to include a “Past Contributors” in the 8th Edition, this companion note serves as that recognition now and will be included in the 9th Edition.

  • David M. Green: 7th Edition, Anura
  • Stephen G. Tilley: 5th, 6th, 7th Editions, Caudata (chair)
  • David B. Wake: 5th, 6th, 7th Editions, Caudata
  • Jack W. Sites, Jr: 5th Edition, Squamata - (excluding Snakes)
  • Jonathan A. Campbell: 5th, 6th, 7th Editions, Squamata - Snakes
  • Alexander Pyron: 7th Edition, Squamata – Snakes
  • Travis W. Taggart: 5th Edition, Squamata – Snakes

Professional Awards Announced at JMIH 2017

Date Posted: 3 Aug 2017 (Show details)

The following award winners were announced at the 2017 Joint Meeting held in Austin, Texas.

ASIH Blog Posts on Diversity and Code of Conduct

Date Posted: 14 Jul 2017 (Show details)

Joint Summer Meeting, North Central Division of AFS

Date Posted: 19 May 2017 (Show details)

The Joint Summer Meeting of the American Fisheries Society's Centrarchid Technical Committee, Esocid Technical Committee, and the Walleye Technical Committee will be held at McQuoids Inn, Isle, Minnesota, from July 18-20, 2017. A workshop entitled “Managing Walleye fisheries under adversity and change: A case history of Mille Lacs” will be held Tuesday, July 18th. The Joint Meeting will include a BBQ social Tuesday evening, a full day of presentations on Wednesday, a dinner social Wednesday evening, and a half day of presentations/business meetings on Thursday.

 More information about McQuoids Inn is available at www.mcquoidsinn.com or  (800) 862-3535.

Jean Richard Dunn passed away 22 March 2017

Date Posted: 24 Mar 2017 (Show details)

Jean Richard Dunn, retired Research Fishery Biologist, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, and Affiliate Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, passed away 22 March 2017.

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