Western Pond Turtle Workshop 2009


Friday, May 22, 2009
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lunch will be provided

COST: $150.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation


Instructor Information

Dr. David Germano
Professor of Biology
California State University Bakersfield

Dr. Galen Rathbun
Research Associate
California Academy of Sciences


Grey Hayes
(831) 274-8700



See also: Western Pond Turtle, Habitat RestorationOn May 22, 2009, the Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program is pleased to sponsor the Western Pond Turtle Workshop featuring experts Drs. Dave Germano and Galen Rathbun. The instructors will present a comprehensive training on the biology and conservation of the southwestern pond turtle (Clemmys marmorata). The instructors have published a variety of reports and papers on the ecology and life history of this species, and their lectures summarize the knowledge base on the ecology and conservation of the species. Workshop Objectives: This is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the biology of western pond turtles and also how this information can be applied to surveying, conserving, and managing projects for the benefit of this species. The information conveyed is designed to be useful in both large-scale and local conservation planning efforts. Topics discussed will include: the geographic distribution of western pond turtle, upland and aquatic habitats and their management, movements, population and community ecology, survey methods, and methods for assessing potential project impacts and approaches for avoidance and minimization of impacts. Participants will receive training in species identification, sampling techniques, and habitat requirements of the species. Registration Note: Please note, you can pre-register via this website, but your registration will not be finalized until we receive a check for $150 payable to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation, sent to: Elkhorn Slough Foundation ATTN: Grey Hayes, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076. Please note on your check the name of the workshop. Deadline for receipt of payment is 5 p.m. April 23, 2009; your reservation may be forfeit after this date if we have not received payment. We cannot refund registration fees if you cancel your registration after 5 p.m. April 9th. We will refund cancellations prior to this date minus a $30 processing fee. You cannot 'trade' registration with another individual, even in the same organization. We will notify you via email with a registration confirmation number upon receipt of payment. We reserve the right to cancel this workshop due to insufficient registration prior to May 9th- in this case, a full refund will be remitted. We expect that this workshop will have high demand and an extensive waiting list; register soon!

Documents and Publications

Contact List: Western Pond Turtle Workshop 2009
Coastal Training Program
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Presentation: Pacific (Western) Pond Turtle Workshop 2009
PDF, 7.6MB
David Germano and Galen Rathbun
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
May 2009
Selected literature citations on Pacific (western) pond turtles
PDF, 112KB
Galen Rathbun and David Germano
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
August 2008
Actinemys marmorata (Baird and Girard 1852) - Western pond turtle, Pacific pond turtle
PDF, 470KB
R. Bruce Bury and David J. Germano
Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises; Chelonian Research Monographs, No 5
May 15, 2008
Annual deposition of scute rings in the western pond turtle, Clemmys marmorata
R. Bruce Bury and David J. Germano
Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3(1):108-109
August 1998
Growth, Population Structure, and Reproduction of Western Pond Turtles (Actinemys marmorata) on the Central Coast of California
PDF, 224KB
David Germano and Galen Rathbun
Chelonian Conservation and Biology 7(2):188-194
Nesting behavior and movements of western pond turtles, Clemmys marmorata
Galen Rathbun, Nancy Siepel, and Dan Holland
The Southwestern Naturalist 37(3):319-324
September 1992
Occurence of a colonial protozoan on the western pond turtle, Clemmys marmorata
PDF, 1.5MB
David J. Germano
Herpetological Natural History 7(1):67-71
Reproduction of Pacific Pond Turtles (Actinemys marorata) in Coastal Streams of Central California
PDF, 156KB
Norman J. Scott, Galen B. Rathbun, Thomas G. Murphey, and Margaret B. Harker
Herpetological Conservation and Biology 3(2):143-148
Terrestrial habitat use by pacific pond turtles in a Mediterranean climate
PDF, 3.6MB
Galen Rathbun, Norm Scott Jr., and Thomas G. Murphey
The Southwestern Naturalist 47(2):225-235
June 2002
Western pond turtles (Clemmys marmorata) in the central valley of California: status and population structure
PDF, 416KB
David J. Germano and R.B. Bury
2001 Transactions of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society 37:22-36

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