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About the meeting

SEH 22nd  European Congress of Herpetology took place in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom from 4th to 8th September 2023.

The conference included plenary lectures, sessions on specific fields of herpetology, special sessions, the SEH Ordinary General Meeting and excursions, as well as a rich social programme.

Conference programme
and Abstracts



This programme includes the dates, times and rooms of all poster and oral presentations to be delivered at the conference


This booklet contains the conference programme and abstracts for all presentations to be delivered at the conference

Plenary speakers


Richard Griffiths

10:00 Tues 5/9/23 

Topic: 'Reintroductions and rewilding in a changing world'

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Patrick Campbell

10:00 Thurs 7/9/23

Topic: 'The role of museum collections in 21st century herpetology.'

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Jeff Streicher

10:00 Thurs 7/9/23

Topic: 'The role of museum collections in 21st century herpetology.'


Katharina Wollenberg Valero

10:00 Fri 8/9/23

Topic: 'Functional genomics of climate adaptation and -stress response in lizards (and other vertebrates)'.


The event will also feature three topical symposia associated with the plenary lectures:

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1. Rewilding and reintroductions

Tues 5/9/23


2. The roles of museums in the age of extinction

Thurs 7/9/23

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3. Adapting to a changing climate

Fri 8/9/2023

Social events

Please see a list of official social events below:


Mon 4/9/23

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Student drop-in session (Great crested newt room)

  • 18:00 - 20:00 Opening of the conference and icebreaker (main atrium)

Tues 5/9/23

  • 16:40 - 18:00 Speed networking activity (GCN room)

  • 19:00 - 21:00 Alcohol-free social/Game night (main atrium)

Thurs 7/9/23

Unofficial social events will be announced on the screens at Springfield Campus during the conference

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