Our lab’s December Holiday Social was well attended in 2022: A couple recent alumni dropped in, and even the Honours Students managed to find time amongst their end-of-semester exams! A superb potluck dinner was created.
We had a large delegation from the lab attend the 2022 meeting of The Wildlife Society in Spokane, Washington over the week of November 7th. Although the drive there was a bit hairy for some of us, the conference was well worth it. Everyone presented either an oral paper or a poster, and lots of great ideas were absorbed. Good work everyone.
In July, members of our lab attended the 4th international Biology of the Pitvipers meeting in Rodeo, New Mexico. Presenting on their work were Chloe, Jade, Veronica, and Matt (Matt has since departed the lab for a position with the Penticton Indian Band). Karl also gave a presentation summarizing the past two-decades of work by the lab on rattlesnakes. Afterwards the group was superbly hosted by Mike and Denise Cardwell at their home in the Sonoran Desert on the outskirts of Tuscon, Arizona.
Finally! The new BC Reptiles & Amphibians has launched! The website was a long labour of love by members of our lab, plus Devon Martin, a senior student in Computer Sciences. The new site replaces the retired BC Reptiles website and combines it with parallel information on amphibians! This project was a collaborative effort by our TRU group and the BC Ministry of the Environment. Support for the project came from the BC Government’s Conservation Economic Stimulus Initiative. Profiles on all the team members can be found by going to the About Us page on the website – https://bcreptilesandamphibians.trubox.ca/
To celebrate, the team went out for a well-earned dinner. Missing from the photo is Edyta Marcisz (our GIS expert and map builder) and Leigh Anne Isaac, the Provincial Small Mammal & Herpetofauna Specialist who did so much to make this all happen. Thanks to everyone involved.
Camille and Veronica were successful in receiving BC Graduate Scholarships. Congrats to them both. <click here to read about it!>
Stephanie Winton, a former member of our lab, has FINALLY started her work as Canada’s New Noah:
Camille is the latest member of our lab to grab an important award: <click here>