COSA Dec 12 Webinar: Conservation and Management of Amphibians and Reptile s of the Southwestern United States

You are invited to join us for Conservation and Management of Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southwestern United States, a webinar sponsored by the US Forest Service.

Date:Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Start time: 12 pm MT, 11 am PT

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Webinar ID: 625-549-003


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This webinar covers material provided in Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southwestern

​United States
by Larry Jones, Ken Halama, and Rob Lovich (Eds.). This book was published in August 2016 and is available on Amazon.

About the speakers:

Lawrence L. C. Jones is a retired biologist who spent some 40 years working for federal, state, and local natural resource agencies. He received a B.S. in Zoology and M.S. in Biology from California State University, Long Beach. His professional career landed him in California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona, where he worked on a variety of taxa, including fishes, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and some invertebrates. However, his passion has primarily been on amphibians and reptiles of the western United States. Larry has authored about 100 scientific and popular papers and books. His books include Lizards of the American Southwest, Amphibians of the Pacific Northwest, Amphibians of Washington and Oregon, and most recently, Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southwestern United States. The latter publication is through Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, an organization he has been involved with for many years. Currently, Larry is involved in long term studies on lizards and scorpions of southeastern Arizona; he is also working on a new book, Venomous Animals of the American Southwest.

Ken Halama received a B.S. in Biology from Penn State University, a M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Ecology from the University of California, Riverside. In the past he worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center, and the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Currently, he serves as director of the Motte Rimrock Reserve and Emerson Oaks Reserve for the University of California Natural Reserve System at U.C. Riverside. Ken has worked on a wide range of taxa and has collaborated on a number of research projects including the ecology and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles, the population ecology of small and medium sized mammals, the pollination ecology of montane wildflowers, and the physiological ecology of marine angiosperms.

Robert (Rob) Lovich is a Senior Natural Resource Specialist for the U.S. Navy in San Diego, California, and manages projects throughout the southwest. While his work for the Navy involves all manner of natural resource issues and species, his passion is amphibians and reptiles and he has been studying them for over 20 years. He has been the Program Director for the Department of Defense Partners inAmphibian and Reptile Conservation (DoD PARC) since itsinception in 2009. Active in PARC at large since 2004, he previously served as Co-chair for PARC’s Federal Agencies Steering Committee, Co-chair for Southwest PARC, as a member of PARC’s Joint National Steering Committee, and presently serves on the SW PARC steering committee. Rob was also the California State Coordinator from 2004-2009. Rob received his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Hawaii in 1996. His M.S. thesis on the phylogeography of the Granite Night Lizard (Xantusia henshawi) was completed in 1999, and resulted in the elevation of the Sandstone Night Lizard (Xantusia gracilis) to full species. He has several dozen peer-reviewed publications, and his academic pedigree includes a dissertation on the phylogeography and conservation of the Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus), at Loma Linda University in 2009. Also in 2009, Rob co-published his first book, Lizards of the American Southwest, with Larry Jones. Rob has served as Assistant Editor of Herpetological Conservation and Biology since 2006, and is a member of the Herpetologists’ League Conservation Committee. He is an active member of several herpetological societies, and has been the fortunate recipient of several awards including the President’s Award upon graduation at Loma Linda University, and the Natural Resource Conservation Research Award from the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association.

About the Webinar Series:

Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Northwestern United States and Western Canadawas presented on March 10, 2016.

Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Midwestern United States was presented on April 14, 2016.

Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Northeastern United States was presented on June 28, 2016.

Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southeastern United States was presented on October 10, 2016.

Please contact Jen Williams (jen_williams or 970-267-2159) if you are interested in a copy of these past webinars or their accompanying materials, or you can visit PARC’s website to watch the recordings.

Jen Williams, Ph.D.

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