2020 KHS Annual Meeting Program2020-11-06T23:02:52+00:00

KHS 47th Annual Meeting Program

The 2020 KHS Annual Meeting is free and open to all interested persons
Support for the KHS through membership is appreciated (click Web Store, above)All times are Central Standard Time


 The Auction is open now  Auction items end between noon and 10 PM on 7 November 2020
https://webapps.fhsu.edu/ksherp/auction.aspx


Friday Night Social — 6 November 2020 @ 5 PM
https://fhsu.zoom.us/j/95257833480


Saturday — 7 November 2020
Zoom: https://fhsu.zoom.us/j/95643179354  (for all but poster sessions)
12:00 pm Welcome by Chris Visser
12:15 Herpetofauna Communities on Mined Lands in Southeast Kansas
Emma M. Buckardt, Christine C. Rega-Brodsky, Andrew D. George
• Pittsburg State University,  ebuckardt@gus.pittstate.edu
12:30 Grip it and Flip it 4.0: Season Four of Herpetofaunal Composition and Monitoring at the Sternberg Natural Area
Jacob N. Alexander, Curtis J. Schmidt, Morgan A. Noland, Mitchell J. Greer
• FHSU Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University; jnalexander2@mail.fhsu.edu
12:45 Larval Amphibian Distribution across Intermittent Stream Pools in the Flint Hills
Jake T. Wright, Christine S. Streid, Krista J. Ward, Thomas M. Luhring
• Wichita State University, jtwright3@shockers.wichita.edu
13:00 Break
13:15 Demographics and space-use of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata) in Kansas and Nebraska: A comparative study
Samuel Wagner1, Aubrey Gauntt1, Amelia Weller1, Shelby Bloom2, Kaylyn Hobelman1, Colin Nelson1, Megan Hanson2, Natalie Radcliffe2, Benjamin Reed1
1Washburn University, 2University of Nebraska-Lincoln; samuel.wagner@washburn.edu
13:30 Assessing behavioral syndromes in the Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata)
Shelby Bloom1, Aubrey Gauntt2, Samuel Wagner2, Amelia Weller2, Becca Tolbert2, Benjamin Reed2
1University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2Washburn University; shelby.bloom@huskers.unl.edu
13:45 Behavior types relate to measures of space use differently across populations of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata)
Aubrey Gauntt1, Samuel Wagner1, Shelby Bloom2, Amelia Weller1, Kaylyn Hobelman1, Benjamin Reed1
1Washburn University, 2University of Nebraska-Lincoln; aubrey.gauntt@washburn.edu
14:00 Spatial memory and space-use of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata) in Eastern Kansas
Steven Dennis, Amelia Weller, Kaylyn Hobelman, Samuel Wagner, Benjamin Reed.
• Washburn University; steven.dennis1@washburn.edu
14:15 Break
14:30 Snake Entanglement in Erosion Control Blankets: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation.
Christopher M. Schalk1, Kasey L. Jobe1, Krista J. Ward1, Sarah E. Ebert1, Cory K. Adams2, Daniel Saenz2
1Stephen F. Austin State University; 2United States Forest Service; schalkc@sfasu.edu
14:45 Adult Body Size and Clutch Characteristics of the Wood Frog, Lithobates sylvaticus (LeConte, 1825), Along an Altitudinal Gradient
Walter E. Meshaka, Jr.1, Pablo R. Delis2, and Eugene Wingert3, Erika Coover2, and Jeffrey Forrester4
1Section of Zoology and Botany, State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, U.S.A.,   2Department of Biology, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Maine Drive Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 U.S.A.,  3Department of Biology, Dickinson College, Post Office Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013 U.S.A., 4Department of Mathematics, Dickinson College, Post Office Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013 U.S.A.; wmeshaka@pa.gov
15:00 Break
15:15 Demography of two aquatic turtle species in southwestern Pennsylvania
Daniel F. Hughes1and Walter E. Meshaka, Jr.2
1Department of Biology, Coe College, 1220 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402; 2Section of Zoology and Botany, State Museum of Pennsylvania 300 North Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120;  dhughes@coe.edu
15:30 Analyzing the Impact of Environmental Variables on Breeding Pond Occupancy of Ambystoma Salamanders
Meghan Ward, Thomas Hossie
• Trent University; meghanward@trentu.ca
15:45 Sirens Changed their Relationship with Droughts to “it’s complicated.” CANCELLED
Thomas M. Luhring*1,2, Lyndsie S. Wszola 3, Grant M. Connette 4,5, and Christopher M. Schalk 6
1Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, 2Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, 3Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, 4Working Land and Seascapes, Conservation Commons, Smithsonian Institution, 5Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, 6Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin University; tomluhring@gmail.com
16:00 Break
16:10 Poster Session (each with an individual Zoom)
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A Survey for the Presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis at Powdermill Nature Reserve, PA, USA
Amanda L. J. Duffus1, Andrea Kautz2, Daniel F. Hughes3, Steven J. R. Allain4, and Walter E. Meshaka Jr.5
1Department of Natural Sciences, Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA 30204, 2Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Powdermill Nature Reserve, Rector, PA 15677, 3Department of Biology, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402, 4Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK 5Section of Zoology and Botany, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA 17120; aduffus@gordonstate.edu
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Ranavirus Infections in Wild North American Herpetofauna
Patricia L. Bartlett, Tiffany M. Ward, Dana E. Brue, Anastascya K. Carey, and Amanda L. J. Duffus
• Health of Herpetofauna Communities Research Group, Department of Natural Sciences, Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA 30204; aduffus@gordonstate.edu
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Does Installation Method Affect Snake Entanglement in Erosion Control Blankets?
Krista J. Ward1, Kasey L. Jobe1, Nicholas C. Schiwitz2, Christopher M. Schalk2, Daniel Saenz3
1Department of Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University,2Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University, 3Southern Research Station, United States Forest Service; kristajoy.ward@gmail.com
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Effect of Controlled Prairie Burning on Ornate Box Turtle (T. ornata ornata) Space-use and Below-ground Temperatures
Brice Riddle, Samuel Wagner, Benjamin Reed
• Washburn University; brice.riddle@washburn.edu
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Measuring Herpetofaunal Biodiversity of SW Missouri
Lexis Mader, Kelsea Tyson, Thomas Zapletal, Jeremiah Cline, Alyssa Farney, Loegan Hill, Jainee Cowen, Camron Matteson, and David Penning
• Missouri Southern State University, penning-d@mssu.edu
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Measuring Venom Delivery and Strike Performance Across Ontogeny in Cottonmouths
Nathan Piccoli, Jillian Hackney, Veronica Nguyen, and David Penning
• Missouri Southern State University; penning-d@mssu.edu
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Seeing Red: Quantifying the Diversity of Constriction Pressures Generated by Snakes
Jillian Hackney and David Penning
• Missouri Southern State University; penning-d@mssu.edu
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Preliminary Assessment of the Aquatic Turtle Community at the Sternberg Natural Area
Jacob N. Alexander, Curtis J. Schmidt, Morgan A. Noland, Mitchell J. Greer.
• FHSU Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University; jnalexander2@mail.fhsu.edu
Business Meeting: Zoom: https://fhsu.zoom.us/j/95643179354
17:00 Introduction of KHS Officers and dignitaries by Christopher Visser
KHS Treasurer’s Report for 2020 by Dexter R. Mardis
KHS Secretary’s Report for 2020 by Todd Volkmann
KHS Editor’s Report for 2020 by Daren Riedle
KHS Historian’s Report for 2020 by Suzanne L. Collins
KHS Media and Publicity Report for 2020 by Diedre Kramer
KHS Field Trips Report for 2020 by Travis W. Taggart
Report on Plans for the 48th Annual KHS Meeting in Pittsburg, KS on 5-7 November 2021 by
KHS President-Elect Andrew George, Pittsburg State University.
Old Business
New Business
Election of KHS Officers for 2021. The KHS Nominating Committee Chair, Lynnette Sievert (Emporia, KS), offers the following slate of candidates:
• For President-Elect • David Penning (Joplin, MO)
• For Treasurer (unopposed) • Dexter R. Mardis (Wichita, KS)
• For Secretary (unopposed) • Todd Volkmann (Wichita, KS)
KHS Awards CeremonyDaniel D. Fogell KHS Awards Committee Chair (Southeast Community College, Lincoln, NE)
• Walter E. Meshaka, Jr. Award for Excellence in Ecology
• Henry S. Fitch-Dwight R. Platt Award for Field Herpetology
• Howard Kay Gloyd-Edward Harrison Taylor Scholarship
• Alan H. Kamb Grant for Research on Kansas Snakes
• The Suzanne L. and Joseph T. Collins Award for Excellence in Kansas Herpetology
17:50 Break
18:00 KEYNOTE: Somebody’s Got to Stay Outside! Michael Lannoo. Indiana University, School of Medine, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
Zoom: https://fhsu.zoom.us/j/95643179354
19:00 KHS Virtual Social