Monday, September 21, 2009

UAB Researcher's Turtle Work Featured in The Birmingham News

As co-chair of ALAPARC, it's been gratifying to see plans develop for our November meeting and I'm looking forward to hearing about all the amphibian and reptile conservation and research that's going on in our state.

Today I came across an article (also here) describing Dr. Thane Wibbels' (along with Andy Coleman and Dr. Ken Marion) efforts to conserve the diamondback terrapin at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

I'm excited to note that this team will be at our meeting to discuss their research. Register now to ensure a space.

Dave Steen

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Meeting Presentations

Friday, September 18th was the abstract submission deadline for our November inaugural meeting and we've been overwhelmed by the positive response. Over the coming days and weeks we'll be working on our preliminary agenda and hope to have it complete by the registration deadline of October 15th (Register Here). Want to present something but missed the deadline? Send us an e-mail at; we can't guarantee that we'll be able to fit you in this year but it's worth a shot.

Also, we can accommodate more posters. If you'd like to present a poster this November, send us an abstract and we'll see what we can do.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

One Day Left

Hi all,

If you haven't already submitted your abstract, you've got one day remaining to send it in to Remember, we encourage abstracts from all Alabamians involved in amphibian and reptile research, conservation, education, etc. We are also accepting abstracts for posters. We cannot guarantee you a space if we don't hear from you soon.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Abstract Submission Deadline-One Week Left

Our November meeting is steadily approaching and there's only one week left for abstract submissions. We've been pleased by the number of abstracts we've received so far but we want more! Let us know what you've been up to in Alabama amphibian and reptile research and conservation. We welcome abstracts from state agencies, graduate students, professionals, amateurs, academics, you name it. Submit your abstracts by 9/18 so we can create our preliminary agenda soon.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Website Relaunched

We invite everyone to check out our website now that it has been relaunched with additional information and features. Thanks to David and Laura Laurencio for their work.