SDNHM Herpetology of the Californias Symposium
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Symposia and Workshops


Herpetology of the Californias

Program of Events

Symposium Abstracts | Symposium Announcement

8:00-8:30am -- James R. Dixon

The "BILGE" or the Biology of the Lizards of the Gulf of California Expedition, 1964... then and now

8:30-9:00am -- L. Lee Grismer

Evolution of the Peninsular Herpetofauna of Baja California Mexico

9:00-9:20am -- Robert Fisher and Ted Case

The effects of urbanization on the herpetofauna of coastal southern California: Biodiversity, life history, and reserve design

9:20-9:40am -- William E. Haas

Ecological differences between two sympatric species of rattlesnake in Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego County, California

9:40-10:00am -- Jeff Lovich, Hal Avery, and Phil Medica

Geographic variation and environmental determinants of reproductive output in the desert tortoise

10:00-10:20am -- Break

10:20-10:40am -- James W. Archie

Phylogeography of the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis): Do subspecies have a phylogenetic reality?

10:40-11:00am -- Bradford D. Hollingsworth, Maribel R. Khoury, L. Lee Grismer, Humberto Wong, and Ronald L. Carter

The phylogeography of the Colorado fringe-toed lizard (Uma notata) using mitochondrial DNA

11:00-11:20am -- Humberto Wong, L. Lee Grismer, Ronald L. Carter, and Bradford D. Hollingsworth

Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of the sand snakes Chilomeniscus (Serpentes: Colubridae) from northwestern México and southern Arizona

11:20-11:40am -- S.R. Goldberg, C.R. Bursey and H. Cheam

Composition of helminth communities in montane and lowland populations of the western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis from Los Angeles County, California

11:40-12:00pm -- Eric Mellink and L. Lee Grismer

Commercialization of reptiles from the Peninsula of Baja California and its associated islands

12:00-1:30pm -- Banquet Lunch: Harry Greene and Philip Klauber will discuss the scientific contributions of Laurence Klauber.

1:30-2:00pm -- Bayard H. Brattstrom

Historical reminiscing by a research assistant of Laurence Klauber

2:00-2:20pm -- William K. Hayes

Venom expenditure during predatory bites by Crotaline snakes

2:20-2:40pm -- Shelton S. Herbert and William K. Hayes

Venom expenditure during defensive bites by Crotaline snakes

2:40-3:00pm -- Candy M. Hamp

Thermoregulation in three species of Phyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Baja California and the Gulf of California, México

3:00-3:20pm -- Lisa Hazard

Salt gland secretion by an intertidal lizard, Uta tumidarostra

3:20-3:40pm -- William C. Flaxington

Field observations of California amphibians and reptiles

3:40-4:00pm -- Michael Cryder

Phylogeography of the spiny-tailed iguanas, Ctenosaura hemilopha