Day 6: August 27th, 2021

19th Annual Symposium

on the Conservation and Biology of

Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

— A Virtual Experience —

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Streeting, Louise

Habitat Preferences, Movement and Survival of Hatchlings of the Australian Freshwater Turtle, Bell’s Turtle (Myuchelys bellii)

Louis Streeting


Nasir, Muhammad Zaid

Conserving the Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) Through Nesting Monitoring Efforts in Terengganu, Malaysia

Muhammad Zaid Nasir  

11:15AM EDT

Chen, Pelk Nyok

A Report on the First Ten Years of a Community-Based Southern River Terrapin (Batagur affinis) Conservation Project in Malaysia

Pelf-Nyok Chen

11:30AM EDT

Grajales, Eduardo Reyes

Continental Turtles of Southern Mexico: A Practical Identification Key with Updated Distribution Maps

Eduardo Reyes-Grajales

11:45AM EDT



Heeb, Alex

Turtle Races at Fairs and Festivals: A Conservation Threat to North American Turtles

Alex Heeb

12:00PM EDT

Dubon, Jonathan

Environmental Education and Re-wilding of the Critically Endangered Central American River Turtle (Dermatemys mawii) During the 2020 Pandemic

Jonathan Dubon

12:15PM EDT

Iverson, John

If You Build It, They Will Come: Private Habitat Restoration and Conservation

John Iverson

12:30PM EDT

Field Studies


Dutta, Sreeparna

Diversity and Distribution of Freshwater Turtles in a Wetland in Northern India

Sreeparna Dutta

12:45PM EDT

Thomson, Scott

The Red Side-necked Turtle (Rhinemys rufipes): Major Project on a Poorly Understood Turtle from the Amazon

Scott Thomson

1:00PM EDT  

Lambert, Max

Shell Disease and the First Incidence of ‘Shell Devouring’ Emydomyces testavorans Fungus in California’s Imperiled Western Pond Turtles

Max Lambert

1:15PM EDT

Riedle, Daren

Turtle Community Composition in the Sarju River, Northern India

J. Daren Riedle

1:30PM EDT 

Maia, Lucas

Morphology Analysis of Mata Mata (Chelus fimbriata) of Amazon Basin

Lucas Maia 

1:45PM EDT

Krichbaum, Steve

Multi-scale Habitat Preferences of Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in Central Appalachian Forests

Steven Krichbaum

2:00PM EDT

Keevil, Matthew

Challenges and Potential Costs of Overwintering for Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina)

Matthew Keevil

2:15PM EDT

Krueger, Caleb

ROSIE, a Comprehensive Database of Offspring Sex Ratios in the Order Testudines

Caleb Krueger

2:30PM EDT

Knoerr, Mike

Evaluating Novel Methods for Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Using Camera Traps and eDNA to Detect Imperiled Bog Turtles

Mike Knoerr

2:45PM EDT

Click HERE for the full program.




August 31

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