HR March 2017, Volume 48, Number 1. Our cover features a field photo of an adult Coleonyx reticulatus (Reticulate Banded Gecko), photographed by Noah Fields. This issue is scheduled to be mailed 27 March, although full contents are now available online to SSAR members at https://ssarherps.org/herpetological-review-pdfs/. All Natural History Notes, Geographic Distribution Notes, and Book Reviews are Open Access and are now available for download at the same link. If you are not a member of SSAR, please consider joining the leading international herpetological society. Student and online-only rates available. Follow the “Join SSAR” link on the home page. Congratulations to Noah for his outstanding cover photo!
The Carl Gans Collections and Charitable Fund is pleased to support attendance awards to students—both graduate and undergraduate, but not postdoctoral—who are attending the XI Latin American Congress of Herpetology: Puce, Ecuador (July 24th – July 28th, 2017).
The awards are open to all students regardless of nationality who are eligible to register at the conference. You may not apply if you applied for our previous 2017 conference grants. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 1, 2017.
You may access additional information about these grants and apply online via the Gans Collections and Charitable Fund’s Grants page.
SSAR is very pleased to announce the establishment of a new endowment in support of postdoctoral fellows. These awards will assist successful applicants to attend and present their research at SSAR’s annual meetings and meet and interact with leaders in the field, which comes at a key time in their careers when they are seeking permanent positions. Awards are open to postdocs from all countries. The first awards will be made to attend the Society’s 2017 meeting as part of the JMIH event at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas, USA (July 12–16, 2017). Application deadline is: March 1, 2017.
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The Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (CAAR) consists of accounts of taxa prepared by specialists, including synonymy, description, diagnosis, phylogenetic relationships, published descriptions, illustrations, distribution map, and comprehensive list of literature for each taxon. Over 900 accounts have been published since the initiation of the series in 1963. The series covers amphibians and reptiles of the entire Western Hemisphere. Previously, accounts were published as loose-leaf separates; beginning in 2013 accounts are published as on-line PDFs. All accounts are open access and now are available for free download at the University of Texas Library Repository.
Symposia are important components of the Annual Meeting. They allow researchers in a given subfield to come together and present the latest research in that area; benefit society members through interactions with symposium participants; and can result in proceedings, books, or special topic section in the Journal of Herpetology. We invite the submission of symposium proposals for SSAR at the 2018 Annual Joint Meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. The deadline for electronic submission has been extended to March 17, 2017. See the SSAR website (https://ssarherps.org/meetings/symposium-proposals/) for submission guidelines.
We are excited to announce that Journal of Herpetology has begun continuous publication, where articles are published officially online shortly after they are accepted.
HR December 2016, Volume 47, Number 4. Our cover features a field photo of an adult Vipera walser, a recently described species from the western Italian Alps, photographed by Matteo Di Nicola. This issue is scheduled to be mailed 19 December, although full contents are now available online to SSAR members at ssarherps.org/herpetological-review-PDFs. All Natural History Notes, Geographic Distribution Notes, and Book Reviews are Open Access and are now available for download. If you are not a member of SSAR, please consider joining the leading international herpetological society. Student and online-only rates available. Follow the “Join SSAR” link. Congrats to Matteo for another great cover photo!
Herpetological Review issues from 1967–2011 and all Natural History Notes, Geographic Distribution Notes, Book Reviews, and other select sections from 1967 – 2016 are now Open Access and available as PDF downloads on our website. Additionally, complete issues from the last five years are available to SSAR members who login. You can find all of these here:
The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles’ Roger Conant Grants in Herpetology are due Dec 15, 2016. This includes grants for graduate and undergraduate research. The Herpetologists’ League’s E.E. Williams Grant in Herpetology is due Dec 15, 2016 and its Jones-Lovich Grant in Southwestern Herpetology is due 6 January 2017. For more information about the HL grants and the application process see here : http://