Symposium: Global amphibian population declines: 30 years of progress in confronting a complex problem

Sep. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 06:00 p.m. Redpath Museum, 859 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC. In 1989, at the landmark 1st World Congress of Herpetology, scientists first became concerned that observations of declining or lost amphibian populations were not simply isolated incidents but were global in scope and severity. The plight of amphibians became front-page news and the newly generated interest in their population biology generated a massive increase in our understanding of their ecology, epidemiology and conservation biology. To mark 30 years of research into amphibian population declines and Canada’s pivotal contributions to this important research initiative, we are holding an international symposium on amphibian ecology and conservation biology to bring together many of the principle researchers now making significant advances in the field. Leer más.