Herpetology Hangouts

We are hosting monthly virtual talks and workshops on Zoom for CHS Members. They are held mid-month on Wednesdays. A Zoom link will be shared with CHS Members one week in advance.

Past talks can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Contact conference@canadianherpetology.ca to present a talk or host a workshop.

The following is a detailed schedule:

Date Title Host
February 16, 2022
8pm EST
The Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP): A roadmap to support amphibian conservation globally
  • Ariadne Angulo, Sally Wren, and Amaël Borzée (ASG global)
  • Sara Ashpole, Kristiina Ovaska (ASG Canada)
August 18, 2021
8pm EDT
Applying for Scholarships: Workshops Moderator: Dr. Julia Riley (Acadia University, NS)
June 16, 2021
8pm EDT
Assessing the Status of Canadian Amphibians and Reptiles — the Inside Story Kristiina Ovaska (Amphibian and Reptile COSEWIC Subcommittee, Co-Chair)
May 19, 2021
Ex-situ Conservation Programs for Reptiles and Amphibians at Taronga Zoo, Sydney Mike McFadden (Herpetofauna Department, Toronga Zoo, Australia)
April 14, 2021
Noon EST
Studying Reptile Ecology in the Era of Social Media Robin Maritz (Research Fellow, University of Western Cape, South Africa)
March 17, 2021
Noon EST
Reducing Road Impacts on Amphibians and Reptiles in California Tom Langton (Road Ecology Services (HCI) Ltd.)
February 17, 2021
11am EST
CHS Virtual Job Fair
  • Town Hall Forum (11am-12:30pm)
  • Summer Job Spruiking (1-2pm). 3-min talk by employers who have jobs.
  • Zoom Breakout Room Meet and Greet (2-3pm). Zoom Breakout rooms named by employer present that attendees can navigate to and from.
  • Chris Edge (Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service)
  • Lea Randall (Calgary Zoo)
  • John Urquhart (Blazing Star Environmental)
  • David Lesbarrères (Laurentian University)
  • Yohann Dubois (Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs)
January 20, 2021
12pm EST
Wildlife in Vernacular: An Initiative to Include Indigenous Cultures in the Conservation of Herpetofauna in a Multicultural Society Fortunate Mafeta Phaka (African Amphibian Conservation Research Group, Unit for Environmental Science and Management, North-West University, South Africa)
November 18, 2020
8pm EST
Strengths, limitations, and practical considerations of using eDNA techniques to detect wildlife and their pathogens Dr. Danna Schock (Palustris Environmental)
October 14, 2020
8pm EST
A Canadian Species Initiative – using the One Plan Approach to increase the impact of conservation efforts for Canada’s threatened species Dr. Amy Chabot (African Lion Safari) and Jessica Steiner (Wildlife Preservation Canada)