Australia is home to over 1,000 species of lizards and snakes, which represents ~10% of the world's species. However, reptile populations are declining across the country, with more than 60 species now considered to be threatened with extinction. The major threats include habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, and illegal poaching.
This webinar will discuss the current conservation status of Australia's lizard and snake species, and the conservation efforts that are underway to improve the outlook for this diverse reptile fauna.
Meet the Speaker
Dr David Chapple | Monash University
Dr David Chapple is an Associate Professor in Evolutionary and Conservation Ecology in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. He leads a research group investigating the evolutionary ecology of environmental change, focusing on squamate reptiles. A/Prof Chapple has conducted research on the evolution, ecology, biogeography, ecophysiology and conservation of the Australian and New Zealand lizard fauna over the past 20 years. He has published a book on New Zealand lizards (2016), and was the lead author of the Action Plan for Australian LIzards and Snakes (published in 2019). A/Prof Chapple is the Chair of the IUCN Skink Specialist Group, and is involved in reptile conservation in both Australian and New Zealand.
This webinar will run on Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDST).
2 December 2020
- 2:00 PM
$10 EIANZ Members, $20 Non-members
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