Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Midwest PARC 2013 Meeting

Theme, Date, Location

The theme of this year's meeting is Conservation of Urban Amphibians and Reptiles. The meeting will be held August 2 - 4, 2013 at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, 4970 Country Club Rd, Port Washington, WI 53074.

Registration

Registration fees are set at $70 ($40 students) and includes meeting attendance, coffee service, two lunches, and the banquet dinner. There is no fee to attend only the Wisconsin PARC meeting on Sunday. Please sign up with Wisconsin PARC at www.wiparc.org to receive meeting details via email (or request meeting materials).

Registration is now closed. If you'd still like to attend, please contact the event organizer directly: Gary Casper. We'd be happy to accept late comers but may not be able to provide extra lunches and dinner at this point.

Keynote Speakers

  • Bob Cook on a 20 year study of amphibian and reptile reintroduction
  • Mike Mossman on a unique case of human induced evolution in tiger salamanders

Call For Papers

Call for papers and posters is open until July 19, 2013. Send to: Gary Casper . The Midwest PARC co-chairs will review all applications and notice of acceptance should be provided within 2 weeks of receipt. In general this will be a first come first serve process, so get your abstracts in early!

Guidelines for Presentations

The topic should be relevant to the theme Conservation of Urban Amphibians and Reptiles. Presentations should include introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections, or present on a relevant program or initiative (such as an amphibian monitoring program or restoration project) with objectives, methods, and current results. Presenters will have 15 minutes for their talk plus 5 minutes for questions (20 minutes total). Submit Title, Author Names with affiliations, and email contacts (indicate presenter name with an asterisk (*)), abstract (limit to 300 words or less). Presentations should be prepared in Powerpoint and copied to a thumb drive / memory stick with fonts embedded. We will provide a Windows laptop and projector.

Guidelines for Posters

Poster topics may address any aspect of the Midwest PARC mission (amphibian and reptile conservation), including basic research on species found in the Midwest. Posters should be laid out as typical but brief scientific papers (introduction, methods, results, discussion), or present some relevant program or initiative (such as an amphibian monitoring program or restoration project) with objectives, methods, and current results. Poster presenters should bring their own easels and backboards if possible (limited easels and wall mount space are available).

Agenda

Midwest PARC publishes all documents in the standard portable document format (PDF), an ISO standard.

PDF Document Download the agenda for the meeting.