Iguana Symposium

Jeffrey Sonnentag sonnjef at sc.llu.edu
Thu Dec 19 12:24:41 EST 1996


MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

                       IGUANA SYMPOSIUM

To be held at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Society of
Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 26 June - 2 July 1997, at the
University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  The Herpetologists League (HL),
the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR), the Early
Life History (ELH) Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), the
American Elasmobranch Society (AES), and the Gilbert Ichthyological
Society (GIS) will all meet jointly with ASIH (See
http://artedi.fish.washington.edu/asih/asih97.html).


                       Symposium Title

      EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF IGUANAS


Ronald L. Carter and William K. Hayes, Co-organizers

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Interest in the biology of iguanas has greatly increased in the last few
years. A list of current iguana researchers is in excess of sixty
individuals.  Many iguana specialists have expressed the desire to
dialogue with the full community of investigators who are working with
iguanas in various disciplines such as systematics, evolution, behavior,
physiology and ecology.  It has been 14 years since publication of the
important book "Iguanas of the World", edited by Gordon M. Burghardt and
A. Stanley Rand.  Once again it appears timely to amass a new corpus of
data for publication.  New data on the biology of iguanas are being
collected and much of these data are yet unpublished.  The purpose of
this symposium is to facilitate communication of ideas, the networking
of iguana researchers and ultimately a better understanding of iguana
biology and the conservation of these marvelous organisms.

For additional information contact Ronald L. Carter or William K. Hayes,
Department of Natural Sciences, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
92350 USA; telephone (909) 824-4530; or send E-mail to
rcarter at ccmail.llu.edu or whayes at ccmail.llu.edu

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If you are interested in presenting a paper, you may wish to inform us
soon of your desire and provide a tentative title or topic.  We would
like to create a list of tentative speakers and add it to the ASIH
meeting announcement on the internet, as other symposia organizers have
already done.



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