The 2021 Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM

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


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.

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>> REGISTER HERE (login as a member or create a non-member account)

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

Call for Abstracts

The deadline for abstract submissions was Monday May 3 2021.
See Guidelines for Abstract Submission.

APB Annual General Meeting

  • Thursday May 6th, 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm CANCELLED, the AGM is being postponed to a later date

Conference Program

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

Download the 2021 APB Conference Registration Form (includes registration fee details).

Updated final program can now be downloaded here: 2021_APB_NWPARC_Conference_Program

The sessions are being hosted via GoToMeeting. You should receive an email for sessions you have registered for providing meeting information details and tips.

If you do not receive an email, please contact the APB Office. 250.483.4283  [email protected]

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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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 Discount
                               $45 Non-Members


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

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