Day 7: August 31st, 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.

Bigger Picture, Interesting Findings, and Long-term Studies


McKnight, Donald

They Really Do Move in Herds: Evidence of Group Living in an Aquatic Turtle

Donald McKnight 


Akre, Tom

Demographic Rates Over Nearly 25 Years for the Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) in an Unusual Landscape

Thomas Akre

11:15AM EDT

Doody, Sean

A Can Turtles Use Nest Site Choice Behavior to Counter Global Warming? Potential Climate Responses in Softshell Turtles

J. Sean Doody 

11:30AM EDT

Ferrara, Camila

Environmental Effects in the Acoustic Parameters of Giant South American River Turtle (Podocnemis expansa)

Camilla Ferrara 

12:00PM EDT



Pitt, Amber

Range Expansion and Population Increase of a Generalist Species Facilitated by Population Reduction of a Specialist Species and Habitat Degradation

Amber Pitt

12:15PM EDT



Quinn, Hugh

Turtle Conservation Fund

Hugh Quinn

12:45PM EDT

Thompson, Denise

Student Awards

Denise Thompson/Anders Rhodin

12:45PM EDT  

Rhodin, Anders
Rhodin, Anders

Pritchard and Behler Turtle Conservation Awards

Anders Rhodin

1:00PM EDT

Juvik, Jim

2020 Behler Award

Jim Juvik

1:15PM EDT 

Singh, Shailendra

2021 Behler Award

Shailendra Singh

1:45PM EDT

Hudson, Rick

Closing Comments

Rick Hudson

2:15PM EDT

Click HERE for the full program.