News & Events Events ARC-BHS Joint Scientific Meeting 2016 The Joint Scientific Meeting run by ARC and the British Herpetological Society (BHS) will be held at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society museum on Saturday 3rd December 2016. This is a very popular one day conference with science and research based presentations from the UK and overseas and ends with a raffle which raises funds for various great herpetofauna related causes. FINAL PROGRAMME 0930-1000 Arrival, registration and coffee 1000-1005 Welcome: Prof. Richard Griffiths, BHS President 1005-1030 Solving the detection error problem: a great crested newt case study using o ccupancy modelling – Paul Furnborough, North East Wales Wildlife 1030-1055 The New Forest Smooth Snake Survey (NF-SSS…) – Ben Limburn, ARC 1055-1120 Re-assessment of priority amphibians in Peru – Laurence Jarvis, IUCN & Epping Forest Field Centre 1120-1200 Coffee 1205-1230 Investigating putative non-native grass snakes – Anthony von Plettenberg Laing, Bangor University & BHS 1230-1255 Population study of Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in the Laguna del Tigre National Park, Guatemala – Chloe Lewis, University of Southampton & Indigo Expeditions 1255-1320 Ranavirus UK : Investigating the impact of Ranavirus on UK amphibian populations with the help of Citizen Scientists – Lewis Campbell, University of Exeter & ZSL Institute of Zoology 1320-1445 Lunch 1450-1515 Influences on great crested newt environmental DNA – Andrew Buxton, DICE, University of Kent 1515-1540 Can hybridisation explain venom evolution in rattlesnakes? – Wolfgang Wüster, Bangor University 1540-1615 How much effort is needed to detect population changes in amphibians? A test using a bromeliad-inhabiting frog - Bela Barata, DICE, University of Kent 1615-1700 Coffee and departure SOCIAL EVENING On FRIDAY 2nd December there will be a chance for socialising over a meal and drinks at a local restaurant. Although we WILL NOT be taking payment for the meal online please indicate during registration if you are interested in joining us. Details of arrangements for the meal, including venue, prices and payment arrangements will be sent to registered attendees only in late October. Meal places are limited to around 30 people. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. EXHIBITORS / VENDORS & POSTERS Exhibitors and vendors are welcome, by prior arrangement only. If you would like to have a stall or to present a poster or display please contact John Wilkinson on 07810770560 or email@example.com. Click here for Parking and Accommodation information Payments are non-refundable after Friday 11th November Booking for this event has now closed.