July 26, 2011

Duellman and Trueb Speak at Latin American Herpetology Conference

William Duellman, curator emeritus of herpetology, and herpetology curator Linda Trueb were invited to be plenary speakers at the IX Congreso Latinoamerican de Herpetologia in Curitiba, Brazil, 17–22 July 2011.

Duellman’s presentation was “Eggs, embryos, and evolution of marsupial frogs,” whereas Trueb’s talk was “Form, function and phylogeny & diversity of microhylid frogs.” Both talks were for one hour.

Among the more than 1000 attendees at the congress were eight former graduate students from the Division of Herpetology in the Biodiversity Institute at KU.