Wildlife Symposium

 

Abstracts



Symposium Schedule

Symposium Day 1 – 25 August 2008

Session

Start

End

Topic

Presenter

Registration

7:30

8:30

 

 

Moderator Intro

8:30

8:35

 

 

Opening

8:35

8:45

 

 

Welcoming

8:45

9:10

 

 

Key 1

9:10

9:40

Some remarks on the terrestrial mammals of Aruba

Jan Piet Bekker

2

9:40

10:10

The Ecology and Conservation of the Aruba Island Rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor)

Howard K. Reinert

3

10:10

10:40

Invasive species and alert species for Aruba

Gerard van Buurt

Break

10:40

11:00

 

 

4

11:00

11:30

The Ecology and Management of the Invasive Boa constrictor on Aruba

Howard K. Reinert

5

11:30

12:00

Welcome to Aruba (Part One): The Biology of Johnstone’s frog, Eleutherodactylus johnstonei

Billie Harrison of Craig S. Berg

6

12:00

12:30

Lessons learned in control efforts for invasive snakes, with implications for control of Boa constrictor on Aruba.

Robert N. Reed

Lunch

12:30

14:00

 

 

7

14:00

14:30

Human Impact on the Vegetation of Aruba

ir. C.A.M. (Kees) Nooren

8

14:30

15:00

Concerns on actual status for flora

Merrill Robles

Break

15:00

15:20

 

 

9

15:20

15:50

Saving Aruba's biodiversity is in the wings of bats

Jafet M. Nassar,

10

15:50

16:20

Welcome to Aruba (Part Two): The history of the dispersal of Johnstone’s frog, Eleutherodactylus johnstonei, implications for Aruba.

Billie Harrison of Craig S. Berg

 


Symposium Day 2 – 26 August 2008

Session

Start

End

Topic

Presenter

Registration

7:30

8:00

 

Opening

8:30

8:40

 

Welcoming

8:40

9:10

 

Key 1

9:10

9:40

The Reptile and Amphibian Fauna of Aruba

R. Andrew Odum

2

9:40

10:10

Seasonal Timing of Reproduction and Follicular Development of the Recently Introduced Boa constrictor on Aruba, Dutch West Indies

William I. Lutterschmidt

3

10:10

10:40

Seaturtles of Aruba

Richard van der Wal

Break

10:40

11:00

 

 

4

11:00

11:30

Observed cetacean activity and conservation concerns in Aruban waters during the period of 1998-2008 by AMMF

Giolina Henriquez

5

11:30

12:00

Nutrients and Decline of Coral Reefs

Gerard van Buurt

6

12:00

12:30

Strong together

Jerry van Dalen

Lunch

12:30

14:00

 

 

7

14:00

14:30

History and Future of Parke Nacional Arikok Aruba

Jimmy Myers - PNA

8

14:30

15:00

Dietary Composition of the Introduced Boa constrictor on Aruba

Sara L. Jackrel and Howard K. Reinert

Break

15:00

15:20

 

 

9

15:20

15:50

The Population Structure of the Aruban Whiptail Lizard, Cnemidophorus arubensis.

Lauretta M. Bushar

10

15:50

16:20