Annual Meeting Presentation Submission2019-10-24T18:45:16+00:00

All of the KHS Annual Meeting Oral and Poster Presentation time-slots have been filled.
Thank you.

SUBMITTED TITLES: (updated daily)

– Oral Presentations –

1. Demographic Response to High Juvenile Mortality in the Northern Watersnake, Nerodia sipedon sipedon, in Powdermill Nature Reserve

Walter Meshaka, Jr.*, Mark Swartz, and Stanley E. Trauth (wmeshaka@pa.gov)
State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2. Assessing our Borders: The Herpetofauna of the Kansas/Nebraska Line

Dan Fogell
Southeastern Community College, Lincoln, Nebraska

3. Assessing our Borders: The Herpetofauna of the Kansas/Missouri Line

Brian Edmond
Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

4. Assessing our Borders: The Herpetofauna of the Kansas/Oklahoma Line

Greg Sievert
Emporia, Kansas

5. Assessing our Borders: The Herpetofauna of the Kansas/Colorado Line

Lauren Livo
Lakewood, Colorado

6. Assessing our Borders: A Kansas Perspective and Summary

Travis W. Taggart
Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, Kansas

7. A Return to the Birthplace of Humanity with Really Cool People

Walter Meshaka, Jr.
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

8. Using Citizen Science Data to Describe Diversity and Distribution of Amphibians and Reptiles in Kansas

J. Daren Riedle
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, Pratt, Kansas

9. Pits in Pits: Further Insight into Viper Ecology Through Increased Resolution

Joshua J. Mead*, Andressa L. Viol, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson
Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas

10. The Eastern Mud Turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum, on Wallops Island, Virginia: A Population in Peril?

Pablo R. Delis*, Safiya L. Abubakar, and Walter E. Meshaka Jr.
Department of Biology, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

11. Predation alters aquatic-terrestrial exchange of biomass and nutrients

Thomas M. Luhring
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

12. Venom resistance in a Colorado rodent community to two grassland rattlesnakes

Neil R. Balchan* and Stephen P. Mackessy
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

13. Herpetofaunal Inventory and Monitoring Efforts in the Ferris Mountain Wilderness Study Area

Keri Skelly*, Rebekah Bates, and Anthony Bridger
Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins, WY

14. Effects of Seasonal Prescribed Fire on a Rolling Plains Herpetofaunal Community

Joselyn M. Gutierrez*, Richard T. Kazmaier, Matthew W. Poole
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX

15. Feeding Habits of the Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) in Kansas

Jennifer L. Buchanan*, Alexis F. L. A. Powell, and Lynnette M. Sievert
Department of Biological Sciences, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

16. Quantifying Color Pattern Mimicry and Background Color-Matching in Desert Squamates Utilizing Digital Photography and C.O.I. Technology

Rachel Pikstein
Grand Canyon University

17. Patterns of Herpetofaunal Species Richness Along Environmental Gradients in Kansas

Andrew D. George*, Amy M. Hammesfahr, Michael W. Barnes, Christine C. Rega-Brodsky
Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

18. Long-term Herpetofaunal Monitoring at Glacier Creek Preserve in Eastern Nebraska: The first two years and 101 cover boards

Tracy J. Coleman
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Glacier Creek Preserve

19. Demographics of a Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) Population Responding to Drought in the Nebraska Sandhills

Allyson N. Beard* and Larkin A. Powell
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

20. A Comparison of Hematology and Plasma Biochemistry of Alligator Snapping Turtles in Wild, Reintroduced, and Captive Populations

Samantha Hannabass*, Kameron Voves, Alesha Dodd, Sarah Freudenthal, Kay Backues, Day Ligon
Biology Department, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

21. Setting the record straight: Assessing the False Map Turtle Complex in Kansas

Michael S. Mahr*, Justin Autz, Jennifer L. Buchanan, Alexis F. L. A. Powell, Lynnette M. Sievert, David R. Edds, and J. Daren Riedle
Department of Biological Sciences, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

22. Temperature impacts on striking and venom delivery in cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

Veronica Nguyen*, Nathan Piccoli, Brian Greene, and David Penning
Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

23. Baby got bite? Venom injection and strike performance across ontogeny in cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

Nathan Piccoli*, Veronica Nguyen, Brian Greene, and David Penning
Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

24. How the use of one body impacts biomechanical performance in Borneo Pythons (Python breitensteini)

Jillian Hackney*, Nathan Piccoli, and David Penning
Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

25. An incomplete story of an important mechanism: Do we really understand how constriction works?

David Penning* and Christian Neff
Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

26. Aquatic Turtle Communities in the Mined Lands Wildlife Area of Southeastern Kansas

Ethan C. Hollender* and Day B. Ligon
Missouri State University , Springfield, MO

27. Hybridization in Sceloporus lizards: Extreme aggression and confusion

Travis R. Robbins*
University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE

28. Grip it and Flip it 3.0: Season Three of Herpetofaunal Composition and Monitoring at the Sternberg Natural Area

Jacob N. Alexander*, Curtis J. Schmidt, Morgan A. Noland, Mitchell J. Greer
Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

– Poster Presentations –

Rattlers and Ranges: On the Impact of Size and Spatial Usage in Three Sympatric Species

Andressa L. Viol*, Joshua J. Mead, and Jerry D. Johnson
Department of BioSciences, Rice University

Effects of Cover-Object Size and Material in Detecting Herpetofauna in South-Central Nebraska

Mikalah Brown* and Keith Geluso
Department of Biology at University of Nebraska at Kearney

Assessing Habitat Suitability for Alligator Snapping Turtles in Southeastern Kansas

Kameron C. Voves*, Samantha L. Hannabass, Denise M. Thompson, and Day B. Ligon
Department of Biology, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Variation in the Diet of the Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus)

Jennifer L. Buchanan*, Alexis F. L. A. Powell, and Lynnette M. Sievert
Department of Biological Sciences, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Monitoring herpetofauna on reclaimed mined lands in southeast Kansas

Kyle A. Findley*, Jake T. Wright, Christine C. Rega-Brodsky, and Andrew D. George
Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

Characterization of Mite Parasitism on Eastern Collared Lizards in the Kansas Flint Hills

Daniel Peacock* and Eva Horne
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Sensitive Herptiles of Wyoming

J. W. Martin
Bureau of Land Management

The effect of different temperatures on the endurance of hopping activity in Anaxyrus woodhousii

Donglin Han* and Lynette Sievert
Emporia State University, Emporia KS

Movement, space-use and thermal macrohabitat selection by Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata ornata) and Three-toed Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina triunguis) in northeastern Kansas

Samuel Wagner*, Jia Feng, and Benjamin M Reed
Washburn University, Topeka, KS