The University of Florida is proud to host the 42nd Annual Herpetology Conference.

Conference dates will be March 23rd 2019 and March 24th 2019, tentatively. 

For two to three days in spring each year people converge in Gainesville, Florida to participate in The Herpetology Conference, the longest running regional herp symposium in the country. The Florida Museum of Natural History's Division of Herpetology convened the first conference in 1976 and has hosted every conference held since then. The gathering brings together amateur and professional herpetologists for talks, workshops, sharing of information, and exhibits of books, art, paraphernalia, and information. The conference also gives students and literature collectors the opportunity to bid on herp reprints and books.

Due dates for abstracts for posters and presentations will be announced at a later time. 

This is a great opportunity for anyone, including undergraduate students, who would like to present at a smaller, more relaxed conference. We are open to abstracts from all aspects of herpetology, including original research, in the topics of conservation, natural history, ecology, evolution, phylogeny, education, citizen science, husbandry, physiology, and veterinary medicine.

There will be monetary awards for best presentation in three categories: general, student, and poster.

Keynote for 42nd Annual Herpetology Conference



Florida Museum of Natural History Bulletin

Contributions from the 40th Herpetology Conference have been published under Volume 54 of the Bulletin. If you are interested in reading these abstracts please feel free to click on the "Publication List" link below. Once on the website please proceed to scroll down to 'Volume 54'. Each abstract is listed and can be accessed in pdf form.

Bulletin Publication List

Speakers for 42nd Annual Herpetology Conference








For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Max Nickerson: maxn@flmnh.ufl.edu

Ms. Dhanya Nair: dnair@flmnh.ufl.edu

Mailing Address:

University of Florida

Florida Museum of Natural History

238A Dickinson Hall

Gainesville, FL 32611-7800