The 2021 Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM

Conference Theme: Amphibians and Reptiles: Stressors, Threats, and Solutions

May 6-8, 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

The APB is pleased to host its 42nd Annual Professional Conference and AGM as a joint conference with NW PARC (Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation). Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in various applied biology fields, and build connections across industry, government and conservation organizations. 

Amphibians and reptiles face a wide array of threats and stressors in the fast-paced, resource-hungry, increasingly crowded 21st century. What are these threats and how do they play out across public, private, and urban lands in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and Canada, and beyond? How can we prevent, address , and mitigate these threats?

Who should attend:
Everyone welcome! The APB annual conference attracts biology professionals, natural resource managers, researchers, industry representatives, First Nations, not-for-profit organizations, naturalists and biology students across western Canada. NW PARC is the Northwest Regional Chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC). Our region includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and California in the United States, as well as British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon Territories in Canada.

Conference program and webpage updated April 4


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Early registration discounts for APB members extended to April 30!

*Become a member prior to registering to receive the member's rate.


Call for Abstracts

The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday April 26 2021.
See Guidelines for Abstract Submission.


APB Annual General Meeting

  • Thursday May 6th, 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Conference Program

  • Thursday May 6:  Evening Welcome Reception
  • Friday May 7:  Full Day Plenary Sessions
  • Saturday May 8: Full Day Plenary Sessions

 

Download the complete 2021 APB Conference Program (includes registration fee details).




Dr. Wendy Palen, Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Ecology of aquatic communities

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Dr. J. Whitfield Gibbons, Professor Emeritus in Ecology, University of Georgia

Climate change and effects on reptiles

Dr. "Whit" Gibbons is an American herpetologist, author, and educator. He is Professor Emeritus of Ecology, University of Georgia, and former Head of the Environmental Outreach and Education program at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.

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Dr. John Richardson, Professor, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia

Nature is variable: Site-specific outcomes of protection measures for riparian areas.

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Conference Program

 

A – THURSDAY EVENING May 6 – APB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Association of Professional Biology 42nd Annual General Meeting

6:45 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday May 6, 2021

FREE but registration is required.

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*Become a member prior to the AGM to be eligible to vote!

Agenda includes:

  • Administrative Report
  • Financial Report
  • Resolutions
  • Awards and Scholarships
  • Appointment of Directors

 

B – THURSDAY EVENING May 6 – WELCOME RECEPTION SOCIAL

Welcome Reception

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday May 6, 2021

Details to be announced!

C – FRIDAY MORNING May 7 – Conference Plenary Sessions

Conference Plenary Session – Climate Change

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday May 7, 2021

Presenters

Mark Thompson, RPBio APB Past President, NW PARC Director

 

C1 – Conference Welcome: Mark Thompson

 

Conference Welcome: Mark Thompson

9:00 am – 9:15 am Friday May 7, 2021

Mark Thomson, RPBio APB President

 

D – FRIDAY AFTERNOON May 7 – Conference Plenary Sessions

 

Conference Plenary Session – Reptiles

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Friday May 7, 2021

Presenters

Dr. J. Whitfield Gibbons, Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia

Conference Plenary Session – Wildfire

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Friday May 7, 2021

Presenters

 

D1 – Keynote: Dr. J. Whitfield Gibbons

 

Climate change effects on reptiles

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Friday May 7, 2021

Dr. J. Whitfield Gibbons, Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia.

Abstract to be inserted

https://www.ecology.uga.edu/directory/j-whitfield-gibbons/

E – SATURDAY MORNING May 7 – Conference Plenary Sessions

 

Conference Plenary Session – Disease

9:00 am – 11:00 am Saturday May 8, 2021

Presenters

Dr. Wendy Palen, Professor, Simon Fraser University

Conference Plenary Session – Habitat Loss

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday May 8, 2021

Presenters

 

E1 – Keynote: Dr. Wendy Palen

 

Title TBD

9:00 am – 10:00 am Saturday May 8, 2021

Dr. Wendy Palen, Professor, Simon Fraser University.

Abstract to be inserted

http://www.sfu.ca/biology/faculty/palen/Wendy_Palen/Home.html

F – SATURDAY AFTERNOON May 7 – Conference Plenary Sessions

 

Conference Plenary Session – Theme?

9:00 am – 11:00 am Saturday May 8, 2021

Presenters

Dr. Wendy Palen, Professor, Simon Fraser University

Conference Plenary Session – Habitat Loss

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday May 8, 2021

Presenters

 

F1 – Keynote: Dr. John Richardson

 

Nature is variable: site-specific outcomes of protection measures for riparian areas

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Saturday May 8, 2021

Dr. John Richardson, Professor, University of British Columbia.

Abstract to be inserted

https://forestry.ubc.ca/faculty-profile/john-richardson/

Register Today

>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

 

Registration Fees Per Day

  CDN Currency (all credit card payments will be processed in CDN currency; exchange rates will apply to US credit cards)
                               $5  Students
                               $30 APB and NW PARC Members Early Registration Discount (until Apr 30)
                               $40 APB and NW PARC Members (after Apr 30)
                               $45 Non-Members

 

  USD Currency (for payment by cheque from participants in the USA)
                               $5  Students
                               $25 APB and NW PARC Members Early Registration Discount (until Apr 30)
                               $30 APB and NW PARC Members (after Apr 30)
                               $35 Non-Members
                                                         

                          *Become an APB member or a NW PARC member prior to registering to receive the member's rate.