We would like to welcome our senior ecologist Stuart Graham back from the 18th European Congress of Herpetology. Held between the 7th and 11th September in Wroclaw, Poland; 150 delegates from 29 countries gathered to discuss both European and Global reptile and amphibian research, conservation and population trends.

Representing one of three delegates from the UK; the others being Dr. Anita Malhotra of Bangor University and Dr. Tony Gent of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Stuart had opportunity to discuss future legislation, IUCN species conservation status, non-native invasive species, the application of environmental DNA (eDNA) approaches and infectious diseases during his time, bringing a heightened level of reptile and amphibian knowledge back to the Avian Ecology team.