Day 1: August 10th, 2021

19th Annual Symposium

on the Conservation and Biology of

Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

— A Virtual Experience —

sponsored by

See the Virtual Poster Session on August 10th by clicking HERE.

You MUST register HERE to attend the symposium.

Rick Hudson

Turtle Survival Alliance Update-

Rick Hudson


Craig Stanford

IUCN SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group Update-

Craig Stanford

10:20AM EDT

Rhodin, Anders

Updates: Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist snd Atlas (9th Edition) and Two New Turtle Grant Funds" Congdon-Dickson Turtle Ecology Fund and Turtle Taxonomy Fund

Anders Rhodin 

10:40AM EDT

Cuora - 10 Years Later


Blanck, Torsten

The Genus Cuora -What Has Changed in the Last Decade(s) -

Torsten Blanck

11:00AM EDT



Dingqi, Rao

 Progress report on the Yunnan Box Turtle (Cuora yunnanensis) Program -

Dingqi Rao

11:30AM EDT

McCormack, Tim

Protection and Release - The Impacts of Changes to Legislation to the Indochinese Box Turtle Group in Vietnam and the Support of Expanded Assurance Breeding -

Timothy McCormack

11:45AM EDT

Gaillard, Daniel

A Game of Taxonomic Hide and Seek: Part 2. Brought to You Courtesy of Southeast Asian Box Turtles (Cuora amboinensis) -

Daniel Gaillard

12:00PM EDT

Hagen, Cris

Successful Propagation Efforts of the Genus Cuora (Asian Box Turtles) at the Turtle Survival Center (TSC) -

Cris Hagen

12:15PM EDT 

North American Box Turtles


Lechowicz, Chris

Size Structure and Habitat Use of Florida Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina bauri) on a Barrier Island -

Christopher Lechowicz

12:30PM EDT

Carter, Sarah

Nest Site Characteristics and Thermal Regime of an Eastern Box Turtle (Terrepene carolina) Nests in Ohio and Michigan -

Sarah Carter

12:45PM EDT  

Butterfield, Taggert

A First Look into the Natural History of the Sierra Box Turtle (Terrapene nelsoni klauberi) in Southeast Sonora, Mexico -

Taggert Butterfield

1:00PM EDT

Mills, Mike

Post-release Movements and Survivorship of Florida Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina bauri) from a Hard Release as a Result of a Large Trafficking Confiscation -

Michael Mills

1:15PM EDT 

Grimes, Evan

The Persistence of Box Turtles in Human-Developed Coastal Mississippi -

Evan Grimes

1:30PM EDT

Click HERE for the full program.




August 13

  • Sessions: Human Impacts on Landscapes and Turtles & PARC TNT

August 17

  • Session: Conservation Actions and Engagement & The Gopherus Tortoises

August 20

  • Sessions: Citizen Science, Physiology and Disease, & African Chelonians

August 24 

  • Sessions: Captive Management/Husbandry & Corvid-Chelonian Conflicts

August 27

  • Sessions: Conservation & Field Studies

August 31

  • Sessions: Bigger Picture, Interesting Findings, and Long-Term Studies & Awards