announcement - zoology

Les Johnson johnson at add.itg.ti.com
Fri Apr 23 15:07:03 EST 1993


[NOTE from the moderator, D.K. - In light of a slightly humorous
comment from the sender and a couple of rather facetious sounding
seminar titles below, I called the organization listed to check this
out before posting.  It sounded legit.]

First Annual Conference on Horned Lizards

Several species of Phrynosoma are State Threatened Species or in
decline.

The Horned Lizard Conservation Society encourages research
relative to species recovery and provides this forum for
information sharing.

Sponsored by

The Horned Lizard Conservation Society (HLCS)
The University of Texas at Austin - College of Natural Sciences
City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department - Nature Preserve
System.

The conference will be held at the Joe C. Thompson Conference
Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, - 9 a.m. on
May 27, 1993. From the lower deck of IH35, exit at 26th Street.
Go one block West and turn left at Red River Street. Enter the
first parking lot on your right. Excellent parking.

The Stars Inn is within walking distance. For reservations, call
1-800-725-ROOM. Motel 6, Doubletree Inn, Hilton, Ramada and
Sheraton are also within a short distance.

Pre-registration for non-members is $10. Registration at the door
is $15. Pre-registration for HLCS members is $5. 

Regular HLCS membership is $25. Student membership is $10.

Pre-registration Form

Name:________________________________________________________________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

Telephone
Numbers:_____________________________________________________________

Enclosed is $_________  for pre-registration
            $_________  for membership (are you new or renewing ?
            $_________  TOTAL

Send pre-registrations to: Horned Lizard Conservation Society
                           Box 122
                           Austin, Texas 78767

                           (512) 327-8181


Tentative Schedule for the First Annual Horned Lizard Conference

Time        Topic and Speaker
8:00        Unnarrated Slide Presentation of Horned Lizard Images
            and Artifacts, from the slide collection of Dr. Wade
            Sherbrooke
9:00        Welcome by Dean Robert Boyer, College of Natural
            Sciences, University of Texas at Austin.
9:05        Annual Report of the Horned Lizard Conservation
            Society by Lee Stone, President
9:15        All About Horned Lizards, by Dr. Wade Sherbrooke,
            Director of the American Museum of Natural History
            Southwestern Field Station in Portal, AZ.
10:00       Ecological Interaction between Horned Lizards and
            other Lizard Species in South Texas, by Dr. Harold E.
            Laughlin, Director of the Heard Natural Science
            Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary.
10:15       coffee/juice break in cafeteria
10:45       Managing Land for Horned Lizards, by Jimmy Rutedge,
            Chapparal Wildlife Management Area
11:00       Spatial Distribution of a Population of Texas Horned
            Lizards Relative to Habitat and Prey, by Martin
            Whiting, et al.Texas A&M Department of Wildlife and
            Fisheries Science.
11:15       Land Requirements for Long Term Persistance of the
            Texas Horned Lizard, by Edward J. Allen, Texas Tech
            University, Department of Mathematics.
11:30       Saving Harvester Ants from the Imported Fire Ant, by
            Mark Trostle, Texas Department of Agriculture
11:45       West Texas Heritage and the Horned Lizard, Topper
            Frank, Trans-Pecos Heritage Association
12:00       Lunch on your own. Cafeteria on the premises.
 1:15       Audience Participation. Sharing Our Knowledge of
            Horned Lizards with Each Other.
 1:45       Getting the Word Out About the Plight of the Horned
            Lizard, demonstrations for teaching children, slide
            show, and discussion by Carolyn Todd, Chair of
            Education for the HLCS.
2:45        Break
3:00        Notes on the Texas Horned Lizard in Oklahoma, by S.R.
            Sheffield, Oklahoma State University, Department of
            Zoology
3:30        Genetic Differentiation in Phrynosoma Douglasli, by 
            Kelly Zamudio, University of Washington, Department
            of Zoology
3:45        The Status of Horned Lizards in Oklahoma, R. St.Clair
            ,et al, University of Oklahoma, Department of Zoology
4:00        Horny Toads and the Law, David Hernandez, Texas Parks
            and Wildlife Department
4:15        The Status of Horned Lizards in Texas, Wendy
            Donaldson, U.T. at Austin, Zoology Department
4:30        Wrap-up
7:30        Social Gathering at Waterloo Ice House on West 38th St



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