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dgregg on 14 Jan 2011 10:09 am

Conference-2010

Emerging Threats to Amphibian Conservation in New England with Attention to Chytrid & Ranavirus

Friday, April 9, 2010 ~ 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Quonset O Club, North Kingston

For the 2010 RINHS conference, experts in chytrid fungus and ranavirus were invited to discuss the biology and potential ecological impact of these water-borne pathogens, monitoring strategies, and potential management responses, on amphibian populations. At the end of the conference, a moderated discussion focused on ways to continue the investigation of the situation in Rhode Island and on possible management responses.

Invited speakers:
Edgardo Griffith, El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center, Panama. Keynote.
Tim Georoff, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Itraconazole Bath Treatment of Potential Carriers.
Carlos Rodriguez, Wildlife Conservation Society, Captive Surveillance with Necropcsy
Eric Baitchman, Zoo New England, Probiotic Treatment and Pathophysiology in Panama
David Skelly, Yale University, Discussion Moderator – ongoing investigation & management possibilities in RI
Additional talks on the Rhode Island chytrid study, ranavirus in RI wetlands & New York State, historical presence, origin & evolution of chytrid in New England, chytrid prevalence in Honduras, posters & displays.

2010 RINHS award winners:
Rhode Island Distinguished Naturalist Award

William H. Drury, Jr. (posthumous)
Douglass H. Morse.

Golden Eye Award for good field observations:
Mandy Gaudreau for her work that brought chytrid to light in Rhode Island.

The PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (as of March 29) is available as a PDF. See the full list of who’s speaking and when.
8 posters were also accepted but are not listed on the preliminary program.

The list of registered attendees is available HERE in PDF.

The 2010 conference was sponsored by:
EPA Region 1
Roger Williams Park Zoo
American Association of Zoo Keepers
Zoo New England–Franklin Park Zoo/Stone Zoo

Abstracts of papers presented are available.

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