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EuryceAlliance4 | December 12, 2016

EuryceAlliance 2016 Meeting

Call for Abstracts and RSVP

            The Call for Papers is now open for the 4th meeting of the EuryceAlliance, to be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Art.Science.Gallery. in Austin, TX. We welcome abstract submissions for oral presentations from anyone interested in presenting scientific research and/or natural history observations of the Texas Eurycea salamanders. Please keep abstracts to 250 words or less and include authors and affiliations. If you plan to attend please RSVP (and submit your abstract if presenting) by December 6th to Caitlin Gabor


Date: Monday, December 12, 2016 from 9 – 4pm

Location: Art.Science.Gallery., 916 Springdale Rd, Building 2, #102, Austin, TX 78702

Registration ($15 regular / $10 student):

Meeting Organizers:  Dr. Caitlin Gabor (; main contact) & Dr. Hayley Gillespie

Additional Information:

Please arrive by 9am. There is a coffee shop on-site where you can get coffee and breakfast before the meeting, and you may bring it into the gallery if you wish. Lunch is provided.

The meeting is at Art.Science.Gallery. which is inside the Canopy office park/complex at 916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702. There is plenty of free parking. The gallery is located at the center of the complex, in Building 2 #102 directly across from the coffee shop.

From I-35 South: exit Cesar Chavez or E 7th Street. Turn left on Springdale Rd, then turn left in to the Canopy building parking lot.

From I-35 North: exit Airport/38th Street and turn left on Airport Blvd. Turn Right on Springdale Rd, then right into the Canopy building parking lot. (you can also exit E 7th and turn Left on E 7th then left on Springdale Rd., but if you’re coming from North Austin or Georgetown, Airport avoids downtown traffic).

3rd Meeting of the EuryceAlliance | June 6, 2014

Please save-the-date for the 3rd meeting of the EuryceAlliance on Friday June 6, 2014. The meeting will be held at Art.Science.Gallery.(916 Springdale Rd, Building 2, #102, Austin, TX 78702) and coincides with an art exhibition about salamanders for Partners In Amphibian + Reptile Conservation (PARC)’s 2014 Year of the Salamander.

Please stay tuned for registration details and call for papers. You may direct questions to Dr. Hayley Gillespie at eurycealliance [at ] gmail [dot] com.

NOTE: this post has been revised to reflect the rescheduled meeting date of June 6, 2014

2012 Meeting of the EuryceAlliance this Friday, May 25th!

The 2nd annual meeting of the EuryceAlliance, will be held this Friday, May 25, 2012 at Texas State University — San Marcos. The meeting will be held in the Freeman Aquatic Biology building at Texas State University, room 136. Check-In begins at 9:15am and talks begin at 10am. Please bring cash for the registration fee of $20 regular/$10 student. Receipts will be provided and breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch are included in your registration fee. Please contact Dr. Hayley Gillespie at if you missed registration and plan to attend on Friday. Click here to download the 2012 EuryceAlliance Meeting Schedule & Abstract program. Hope to see you there!

EuryceAlliance 2012 Call for Papers + Registration

The Call for Papers and Registration Form are now open for the 2nd meeting of the EuryceAlliance, to be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Texas State University — San Marcos. Please visit to register and submit your abstract. We welcome abstract submissions from anyone interested in presenting on scientific research and/or natural history observations of the Texas Eurycea salamanders. There is no deadline for registration (though please try to do so as soon as possible), and we request that you please submit your abstracts by Friday, May 11, 2012. Please contact Hayley Gillespie at if you are interested in assisting with meeting preparations or have ideas for this summer’s meeting.

Austin Seeks to Renew Barton Springs Permit | Community Impact News

Recent article in Community Impact News covers the upcoming town hall meeting about renewal of the City of Austin’s Barton Springs permit to allow use by swimmers.

The town hall meeting will be held this Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at the Splash! Exhibit at Barton Springs, 2201 Barton Springs Road from 5-8pm.



Help Choose the Date of the Winter 2011/2012 Meeting!

At the first meeting of the EuryceAlliance back in June 2011 we decided to hold our next meeting this winter (December 2011 or January 2012). We will have a one-day meeting with morning presentations, lunch, afternoon presentations and optional happy hour/dinner. Please follow this link to enter your availability for the winter 2011/2012 EuryceAlliance meeting by Friday November 4, 2011. We’ll choose the date when the greatest number of participants can attend and then put out the call for papers.

Welcome to the EuryceAlliance!

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the new website for the EuryceAlliance! The EuryceAlliance is a scientific working group dedicated to advancing scientific research on and conservation of the threatened and endangered Eurycea salamanders of the Edwards Plateau of central Texas. Our first meeting was held at Texas State University on June 10, 2011 and attracted over 40 participants from many of the agencies and institutions you see linked on the right-hand side of this page. 11 researchers presented their recent work. We had the opportunity to discuss research and conservation challenges and decided on a bi-annual meeting structure.

Feel free to take a look around the new site. I welcome your feedback as it continues to be developed and encourage people to submit their ideas for what more the site could offer. On this main page you’ll find special EuryceAlliance announcements (including meeting information and other events) and current news about the Texas Eurycea. On the Meetings page you can view the meeting programs and abstracts, and I am working to upload videos of the scientific presentations from our meetings. On the Resources page you’ll soon be able to view a bibliography of Texas Eurycea related reports, books and scientific papers compiled by Nathan Bendik and myself. Nate and I need your help finding any publications we may not know of yet (we’re always finding new things!) and we request that you send us digital or print copies if you have them. You can also join the EuryceAlliance listserv by clicking the link on the right-hand side of this page. The listserv will help us keep in touch between meetings, share research and permitting tips and discuss important Eurycea conservation and research related issues.

Please be patient as the site is under construction. If you’d like more information in the meantime, have ideas for the EuryceAlliance or want to get involved with the next meeting, please let me know by email!

Most Sincerely,

Hayley Gillespie (