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California Tiger Salamander Workshop 2013

California Tiger Salamander Workshop 2013 program image

On April 25, 2013, Pete Trenham, Ph.D. presented a workshop at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve on the biology and conservation of the California tiger salamander (CTS).

Date

Thursday, April 25, 2013
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Lunch will be provided

COST: $350.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Dr. Peter Trenham
Lecturer and Advisor
Penn State University

Contact

Virginia Guhin
virginia@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: California Tiger Salamander, Habitat Restoration

 

On April 25, 2013, Pete Trenham, Ph.D. presented a workshop at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve on the biology and conservation of the California tiger salamander (CTS). Dr. Trenham has published a variety of papers on the ecology and life history of the California tiger salamander and has taught this popular workshop on several occasions. The workshop consisted of a daytime classroom session and enrollment in one of two field training sessions, either April 25, 4:30-8:30 (after the workshop portion) or April 26, 9am-1pm.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understanding of the biology of California tiger salamanders
  • Understanding of habitat management for this species.
  • Understanding of how to apply information in large-scale and local conservation planning efforts. 

Topics discussed:

  • The geographic distribution of California tiger salamanders and hybrid populations
  • Aquatic habitats and their management
  • Individual organism movement patterns
  • Population and community ecology
  • Survey methods
  • Methods for assessing potential project impacts and approaches for avoidance and minimization.

Field training practicum: Participants also received training in species identification, sampling techniques, and habitat requirements of the California tiger salamander.  Workshop moderator Virginia Guhin lead participants through a hands on skill building exercise for conserving the species.

 

***very important***

It is important to note that no component of this workshop should be construed to apply to attendees ability to obtain permits related to the CTS; if you are interested in how workshop activities might be used for permitting, you are encouraged to contact your agency permitting representative.

 

 

 

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
California Tiger Salamander Workshop Handouts
PDF, 65KB
Pete Trenham
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
2013
California Tiger Salamander Workshop Presentation
PDF, 3.9MB
Dr. Pete Trenham Dr. Chris Searcy
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
2015
California Tiger Salamander Workshop Supplemental Materials
PDF, 443KB
Dr. Pete Trenham
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
May 2015
READ ME - CTS 2013
DOC, 24KB
Pete Trenham

2013
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Amphibian Upland Habitat Use & Its Consequences for Population Viability
PDF, 197KB
Peter C. Trenham & H. Bradley Shaffer
Ecological Applications 15(4):1158-1168
2005
Calculating Biologically Accurate Mitigation Credits: Insights from the California Tiger Salamander
PDF, 415KB
Christopher Searcy and Bradley Shaffer
Conservation Biology 22(4):997-1005
2008
Distribution of Migrating Adults Related to the Location of Remnant Grassland around an Urban California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) Breeding Pool
PDF, 341KB
Peter C. Trenham and David G. Cook
Urban Herpetology, Herpetological Conservation, Mitchell, J.C., and R.E. Jung Brown (Eds.). Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
2008
Life History and Demographic Variation in the California Tiger Salamander
PDF, 101KB
Peter C. Trenham, H. Bradley Shaffer, Walter D. Koenig, and Mark R. Stromberg
Copeia 2:365-377
2000
Movement Patterns and Migration Distances in an Upland Population of California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)
PDF, 1.1MB
Susan G. Orloff
Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6(2):266-276
2011
Spatially Autocorrelated Demography and Interpond Dispersal In The Salamander Ambystoma californiense
PDF, 339KB
Peter C. Trenham, Walter D. Koenig and H. Bradley Shaffer
Ecology, 82(12):3519-3530
2001
Terrestrial Habitat Use by Adult California Tiger Salamander
PDF, 177KB
Pete Trenham
Journal of Herpetology
June 2001
The molecular phylogenetics of endangerment: cryptic variation and historical phylogeography of the California tiger salamander, Ambystoma californiense
PDF, 317KB
H. Bradley Shaffer, Gregory B. Pauly, Jeffrey C. Oliver, and Peter C. Trenham
Molecular Ecology 13:3033-3049
2004
The polytypic species revisited: genetic differentiation and molecular phylogenetics of the tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum (Amphibia: Caudata) complex
PDF, 2.8MB
H. Bradley Shaffer; Mark L. McKnight
Evolution, 50(1):417-433
Feb. 1996
OTHER INFORMATION
Ambystoma californiense, California Tiger Salamander...chapter in
PDF, 32KB
Bradley Shaffer and Pete Trenham
Berkeley Press
2005

Questions and Answers

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