Honours students present at Cape Herp Club

02 May 2018

Presentations of Honours Proposals

The honours students present their proposals in a compressed 5 minute format to members of the Cape Herp Club. Meeting since 2004, the Cape Herp Club comprises all academics and students who work on herps in the Cape Town area. 

Speaker 1:  Carla Wagener
Talk title: :  Linking thermal threshold with widely distributed populations of African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) over different altitudes
Speaker 2: Damian Van Aswegen
Talk title:  A global assessment of invasive snake impacts using two formal frameworks
Speaker 3: Reesher Kearns
Talk title:  Assessing the change in calling densities of the Cape Peninsula moss frog (Arthroleptella lightfooti) amidst Cape Town’s ongoing drought
After this, I gave a presentation on the MeaseyLab project: "What can YouTube teach us about why people want amphibians as pets?"
All talks were well received and with some great questions and debate. 
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