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2017 Desert Tortoise Council Symposium

Date Posted: 12 Jan 2017 (Show details)

The 42nd Annual Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council is scheduled for February 24–26, 2017 at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Desert Tortoise Council is a private, non-profit organization comprised of hundreds of professionals and laypersons who share a common concern for desert tortoises in the wild and a commitment to advancing the public’s understanding of the species.


The 2017 Program will have sessions on renewable energy development and tortoise translocation, the latest research on deer in the arid Southwest, the Sonoran desert tortoise, the evolution of Gopherus and other topics. 

Joint Summer Meeting, North Central Division of AFS

Date Posted: 3 Jun 2016 (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 the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium (Nebraska's state aquarium), Gretna, Nebraska, on July 26-28, 2016. One of the workshops will be featuring the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fishes Recovery Program.

For more information on this scientific meeting please contact:

Dr. Keith Koupal
University of Nebraska at Kearney
(308) 865-5326
koupalkd [at] unk [dot] edu

JMIH 2016 Conference Grants for Students

Date Posted: 19 Jan 2016 (Show details)

Conference Grants to attend JMIH in New Orleans are available from the Gans Collections and Charitable Fund. The applications are due on 15 March 2016.  More information and online application can be found at

World Congress of Herpetology 2016 - call for symposia proposals

Date Posted: 19 Jun 2015 (Show details)

The next World Congress of Herpetology will be held in 2016 in China.  The link to the meeting site is attached is:

The call for symposia has been issued (and the deadline is all too soon), but not many people are aware of it.  We really need to raise awareness of it; recent congresses have presented terrific science as well as providing excellent international communication.

If you would like any additional information, I will be happy to try to supply it (I'm a member of the Scientific Program Committee). 

Marvalee H. Wake
Former ASIH President

JMIH 2015 Meeting Management and Planning Committee Report

Date Posted: 4 May 2015 (Show details)

The Meeting Management and Planning Committee Report (MMPC) met in Reno, NV on 9–12 April 2015 to plan the professional program. This report contains information about the meeting, the venue (the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino), lodging, airport shuttle, local amenities and other details of interest to attendees.

Download the JMIH 2015 report

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