Registration is open for the annual ARC-BHS Scientific Meeting on Saturday 5th December – and we’re excited to be running it entirely online for the very first time!

The meeting will showcase a variety of the latest herpetological research. We’ll start by hearing about what makes newts sexy and then have a talk on the very important issue of snakebite in India. In the second session there’ll be presentations on newt sniffer dogs and the evolution of caecilian amphibians (a poorly-understood group), ending with looking at the responses of vipers to climatic change. Finally, we’ll hear about how amphibians’ skin might protect them from diseases and finishing with a talk on a fascinating part of the world – herpetofauna in Guatemala! You can now download the full programme and abstracts on our event page.

For those interested, there will also be a “virtual social” on the evening before in place of the usual face-to-face curry. Indicate your interest during registration.

Book attendance via the ARC website and you’ll then be sent a link to register for the webinar on Zoom – this is essential for smoothly joining the meeting! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Great created newt detection dog by Nick Upton
Speckled racer (Drymobius margaritiferus) by Rowland Griffin
Echis carinatus by Ben Owens 
Hypogeophis pti by Annie Gwilt 
Great crested newt by Rhianna Goble