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Wednesday July 24, 2024 Day 1

 

12:00 PM  Registration begins 

Poster set up: Chiricahua Herpetological Library

5:00 PM  Ice Breaker, Geronimo Event Center (GEC). Appetizers & Refreshments provided by Chiricahua Desert Museum. 

 

7:00 PM Icebreaker Speaker: Lawrence L. C. Jones, MSc. Title: Welcome to Lizardland, USA! Biodiversity of saurians in the American Southwest and zeroing in on an Arizona-New Mexico hotspot

Moderator for the conference:  Dr. Geoffrey C. Carpenter

 

Thursday July 25, 2024 Day 2

 

7:30 AM  Refreshments & Continental Breakfast Provided at the Geronimo Event Center

 

8:15 AM Opening Remarks. 

 

8:20 AM Invited Speaker. Dr. Stacey Weiss. Title: Egg protection in the absence of parental care: The gut and reproductive microbiome of Sceloporus lizards and its role in providing antifungal protection to eggs

9:00 AM TBA

9:20 AM TBA

9:40 AM TBA

10:00 AM Break (20 minutes). Refreshments Provided at the Geronimo Event Center

10:20 AM Dr. Michael Sears. Title: TBA

10:40 AM Dr. William K. Hayes. Title: Sexual size dimorphism and sexual body component dimorphism in rock iguanas and helodermatid lizards

11:00 AM Monica Soria Carvajal. Title: Heavy metal contaminants and epigenetics of Galapagos marine iguanas

 

11:20 AM TBA

11:40 AM TBA

12:00 PM Dr. Matt Goode. Title: Ecology of Flat-tailed Horned Lizards  

12:20 PM Lunch on Your Own. See List of Restaurants in Back of Program.

2:20 PM

3:20 PM TBA

3:40 PM Break (20 minutes). Refreshments Provided at the Geronimo Event Center

4:00 PM Brett Baldwin. Title: Managing and reproducing Green Tree Monitors at the San Diego Zoo

4:20 PM Rachel Pikstein. Title: TBA

4:40 PM Pikstein Lab. GCU. Title: TBA 

5:20 PM Dinner On Your Own. See List of Restaurants in Back of Program. 

 

 

Friday July 26, 2024 Day 3

Heloderma Session

7:30 AM Refreshments & Continental Breakfast Provided at the Geronimo Event Center

8:00 AM Keynote Address. Dr. Dale F. DeNardo. Title: Gila monsters in the desert – 20+ years disproving the maladaptation dogma

9:00 AM Dr. Jim Mead. Title: Neogene fossil history of helodermatids, anguids, and osteoderms

9:20 AM Invited Speaker. Dr. Brendan J. Pinto. Title: Genome biology of the Gila monster

10:00 AM Break (20 minutes). Refreshments Provided at the Geronimo Event Center


10:20 AM Dr. Christopher M. Gienger. Title: TBA

10:40 AM Jason L. Edelkind. Title: Spatial Ecology of Gila Monsters

11:00 AM Dr. Hans-Joachim Schwandt. Title: Captive reproduction of Gila Monsters (Heloderma suspectum

 

11:20 AM Invited Speaker. Daniel Ariano-Sánchez. Title: Safeguarding the jewel of Guatemalan dry forest: two decades of research and conservation efforts of the Guatemalan Beaded Lizard and its habitat 

 

12:00 PM Lunch on your own. See List of Restaurants in Back of Program. 

2:20 PM Invited Speaker. Dr. Rowland Griffin. Title: Ex-situ conservation of Guatemalan beaded lizards at Zoológico la Aurora, Guatemala

 

3:00 PM Invited Speaker. Robert L. Hill. Title: Two decades and going: the story of Heloderma charlesbogerti at Zoo Atlanta


3:40 PM  Dr. Joseph R. Mendelson III. Title: Genetic and cognitive research on Heloderma charlesbogerti at Zoo Atlanta


4:00 PM Invited Speaker. Dr. Daniel D. Beck. Title: What is a lizard? Emerging insights from studies of Heloderma

4:40 PM Refreshments Provided at the Geronimo Event Center

5:00 PM Group Photo. Meet Outside in Front of the Geronimo Event Center & Apache Museum 

6:00 PM Dinner at the Geronimo Event Center. Compliments of Chiricahua Desert Museum

 

 

 

Saturday July 27, 2024 Day 4

7:30 AM Refreshments and Continental Breakfast Provided at the Geronimo Event Center 

 

8:00 AM Honored Guest. Dr. Jonathan Losos. Title: Using experiments in nature to study evolution in real time: research on lizard adaptation in the Bahamas

 

9:00 AM Dr. Wade C. Sherbrooke. Title: TBA

9:20 AM Dr. William K. Hayes. Title: Venom ontogeny in helodermatid lizards

9:40 AM TBA

10:00 AM Break (20 minutes). Refreshments Provided at the Geronimo Event Center

10:20 AM Plenary Speaker. Dr. Susannah French. Title: Physiological responses to a changing environment: lizards as models in conservation research

 

11:00 AM TBA

11:20 AM TBA

11:40 AM Lawrence L.C. Jones. Title: Natural history of two iconic desert lizards (Dipsosaurus dorsalis and Gambelia wislizenii) in Southern Arizona

12:00 PM TBA

12:20 PM Lunch on Your Own. See List of Restaurants in Back of Program. 

2:20 PM

3:00 PM TBA

3:20 PM TBA

3:40 PM TBA

4:00 PM FORMAL POSTER SESSION.  CHIRICAHUA HERPETOLOGICAL LIBRARY
Refreshments Provided at the Geronimo Event Center

6:30 PM Banquet Dinner. Silent and Live Auctions


Banquet Speaker. Dr. Aaron M. Bauer. Title: New Caledonia: Evolution, Diversity and Endemism in a South Pacific Gecko Hotspot

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