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Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium - University of Kent

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 18:30 – Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 17:00

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The Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium (ACRS) is the only international symposium dedicated specifically to the sharing of research and strategies to empower the future of amphibian conservation. ACRS helps to bring together amphibian conservationists and researchers from around the world to gain experience, learn new ideas and make contacts. With a strong focus on early career conservation and research practitioners, ACRS is helping to build a future for global amphibian conservation efforts.

The first ACRS was held in Manchester in 2012, with subsequent meetings at the Natural History Museum London in 2013, Zoological Society of London in 2014, and at the University of Cambridge in 2015. Originally intended to bring together amphibian conservation researchers from all fields and backgrounds, including academics, vets, zoo communities and field biologists, ACRS has continued to remain true to it roots. In 2015 ACRS has been adopted, through a joint initiative, by the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), the world’s largest partnership for amphibian conservation and the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG), the largest network of the world’s leading amphibian experts providing scientific guidance to amphibian conservation.

Each year ACRS brings together individuals who present talks and posters detailing evidence-based approaches and management strategies that promote amphibian conservation. Previous topics have covered disease, ecotoxicology, genetics, ex situ husbandry, captive breeding, reintroduction programs, surveying techniques, habitat utilization, in situ programs, amphibian trade and urban ecology.

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ACRS Canterbury 2017

June 23 – 25, 2017

January, 2017 – registration opens

March 2, 2017 –  abstract deadline (posters, oral presentation)

April 2, 2017- registration closes


Registration is now open. Please book your registration, accommodation etc and make your payment here.


University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT2 7NR. In Marlowe Building Lecture Theatre 1 and atrium.

Map and detailed venue information can be found HERE.

2017 Keynote Speakers


  • Helen Meredith (Amphibian Survival Alliance)
  • Phil Bishop (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group)
  • Jean-Marc Hero (Griffith University)


Abstract Submission

ACRS invites submissions of abstracts of posters and oral presentations. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 2 March 2017.

Oral presentations will be organised in 15 min slots including questions, and further instructions for both talks and posters will be provided in due course. Please state whether your presentation should be considered for an oral presentation OR poster. If you have no preference then write: ‘Oral presentation/poster’. The ACRS committee will notify all authors after the closing date whether their abstract has been accepted, and reserve the right to transfer oral presentations to the poster session if necessary.

Please prepare your abstract as a Word file using Arial 12 pt font and single spacing using the format exactly as shown below. Note that the title and presenting author should be emboldened, and email address of presenting author provided. Author affiliations should be indicated using numbered superscripts.

Maximum length is 200 words. Please save your file as: ‘SurnameACRS.doc’ an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..