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Training

Western Pond Turtle Workshop

Date

Thursday, August 28, 2008
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Lunch will be provided

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Dr. David Germano
Professor of Biology
California State University Bakersfield

Dr. Galen Rathbun
Research Associate
California Academy of Sciences

Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
(831) 274-8700

Sponsors

Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District

Description

See also: Western Pond Turtle, Habitat RestorationOn August 28, 2008, the Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program in partnership with the University of California Cooperative Extension and the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County was pleased to sponsor the Western Pond Turtle Workshop featuring experts Drs. Dave Germano and Galen Rathbun. The instructors presented a comprehensive training on the biology and conservation of the southwestern pond turtle (Clemmys marmorata). The instructors had published a variety of reports and papers on the ecology and life history of this species, and their lectures summarized the knowledge base on the ecology and conservation of the species. Workshop Objectives: This was an opportunity to gain an understanding of the biology of western pond turtles and also how this information could be applied to surveying, conserving, and managing projects for the benefit of this species. The information conveyed was designed to be useful in both large-scale and local conservation planning efforts. Topics discussed included: 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. Participants received training in species identification, sampling techniques, and habitat requirements of the species.

Documents and Publications

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Contact List: Pacific (Western) Pond Turtle Workshop
PDF, 15KB
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program

August 2008
Pacific (Western) Pond Turtle Workshop Presentation
PDF, 2MB
David J. Germano and Galen B. Rathbun
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
August 2008
Selected literature citations on Pacific (western) pond turtles
PDF, 112KB
Galen Rathbun and David Germano
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
August 2008
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
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
PDF, 1MB
R. Bruce Bury and David J. Germano
Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3(1):108-109
August 1998
Nesting behavior and movements of western pond turtles, Clemmys marmorata
PDF, 1MB
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
2000
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
2001

Links

IUCN Guidelines for Re-introductions
http://www.iucnsscrsg.org/download/IUCNPositionStatement.pdf

Questions and Answers

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