News & Events Events ARC-BHS Joint Scientific Meeting 2017 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 2nd December 2017. 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. PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 0930-1000 Arrival, registration and coffee 1000-1005 Welcome: Prof. Richard Griffiths, BHS President 1005-1030 Reptile translocations as mitigation: does it work? – Darryn Nash, DICE, University of Kent 1030-1055 A reassessment of the biogeographic range of northern clade pool frogs(Pelophylax lessonae) - Inga Zeisset, University of Brighton 1055-1120 Chasing the dragon: an evaluation of the Lacerta agilis reintroduction sites in North Wales – Stuart Graham, Bangor University 1120-1200 Coffee 1205-1230 Investigating the presence of the amphibian chytrid fungus in a non-native species – Steven J.R. Allain* and Mark J. Goodman†, *Imperial College London; †Cambridgeshire & Peterborough ARG 1230-1255 The relative performance of smooth snakes inhabiting heathland and conifer plantations.– Chris Reading* and Gabriela Jofré, *CEH Fellow. 1255-1320 Effects of climate change on the breeding phenology of newts - Danni Thompson, DICE, University of Kent 1320-1445 Lunch 1450-1515 Neglected natives and the reptiles and amphibians of Britain's past – Darren Naish,Tetrapod Zoology and University of Southampton 1515-1540 One host or two: what makes a generalist parasite? – Steven J. Price, UCL Genetics Institute and Institute of Zoology, ZSL 1540-1615 Monitoring critically endangered and endemic amphibians of the Honduran cloud forest - Stephen E.W. Green, Centre for Applied Zoology, Cornwall College Newquay 1615-1700 Coffee and departure SOCIAL EVENING On FRIDAY 1st 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 [email protected] 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 protected]. Click here for Parking and Accommodation information Payments are non-refundable after Friday 10th November Sorry, this event is now sold out.