Day 8: September 24th, 2020

18th Annual Symposium

on the Conservation and Biology of

Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

— A Virtual Experience —

sponsored by

See Virtual Poster Session Two starting September 3rd at 9AM EDT by clicking HERE.

Join the live-stream on September 24th at 11AM EDT on YouTube!


HUMAN IMPACTS on LANDSCAPES and TURTLES


 

Catherine Capkun-Huot

Landscape Composition Predicts the Local Abundance of Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta)

CATHERINE ČAPKUN-HUOT

11AM EDT

 

James Paterson

The Effects of Habitat Loss and Roads on Turtle Occupancy in Southern Ontario, Canada

JAMES PATERSON

11:15 AM EDT

 

Elle Fenton-Hulett

Diamonds in the Rough: A Case Study of the Effects of Anthropogenic and Environmental Factors on a Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) Population in New York

ELLE FENTON-HULETT

11:30AM EDT

Darien Lozon

Comparing Wetland Soil Contamination to Freshwater Turtle Heavy Metal Bioaccumulation

DARIEN LOZON

11:45AM EDT

Richard Seigel

High Conservation Value of an Urban Population of a State-Endangered Turtle (Graptemys geographica)

RICHARD SEIGEL

12:00PM EDT

Lucas Haralson

Modifications to Natural Streamflow Regimes and Corresponding Freshwater Turtle Assemblages

LUCAS HARALSON

12:15PM EDT


WILDLIFE LAWS, LEGENDS, and TRAFFICKING INITIATIVES


 

Cristina Jones

Introduction to the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Turtle Networking Team (PARC TNT)

CRISTINA A. JONES

12:30PM EDT

Scotty Boudreaux

Southern Surge Task Force: Combating Transnational Organized Crime Syndicates Involved in Turtle Trafficking

SCOTTY BOUDREAUX

12:40PM EDT

Mary Ting

Longevity, Chinese Modern History, and the Demand for Turtles

MARY TING

1:00PM EDT

George Wilson

Wildlife Trafficking: The Unlawful Trade in Florida’s Freshwater Turtles

GEORGE WILSON

1:15PM EDT

Scott Buchanan

The Collaborative to Combat Illegal Trade in Turtles: Addressing a Critical Conservation Threat

SCOTT BUCHANAN (JULIE SLACUM)

1:35PM EDT

Dave Collins

American Turtles SAFE: A New Conservation Program to Preserve American Turtles and Build a Path from Confiscation to Conservation

DAVE COLLINS

1:50PM EDT

Russell Murden

Texas Turtle Market

*TPWD Investigator*

2:05PM EDT

Turtle Conservation Fund Grant Awards

Turtle Conservation and Biology Appreciation Awards

Pritchard Turtle Conservation Award

Behler Turtle Conservation Award

2:25PM EDT

 

Today's session begins at 11AM EDT. Click HERE for the full program.

 

NEXT YEAR! CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA! #TSA2021