Annual Meeting Presentation Submission2019-10-15T12:56:15+00:00

If you wish to give a talk or present a poster at the Annual Meeting, please use the form below.
Oral presentations are 12 minutes long, w/ 3 minutes alloted for questions.

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 (
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

– 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