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Making Waves Ep. 30

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Eric Moody

In this month's episode, we hear from three scientists working on diverse aspects of amphibian conservation in the Neotropics. Dr. Jonathan Kolby discusses efforts to boost populations of threatened frogs in Honduras, Nikki Roach talks about the threats and conservation strategies she's working on in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia, and Dr. Matt Whiles discusses the impacts that these amphibian declines have had on stream ecosystems in Panama.

Dr. Jonathan Kolby is a National Geographic Explorer and director of the Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center where he works to study the chytrid fungus causing amphibian declines and save threatened amphibians in Honduras.

Nikki Roach is a PhD student at Texas A&M University and Fulbright Fellow in Colombia studying the vulnerability of threatened amphibians and small mammals to climate change.

Dr. Matt Whiles is a Professor of Zoology at Southern Illinois University where his lab studies the ecosystem consequences of amphibian declines among other subjects.

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Running Time: 23 minutes
Host: Eric Moody
Published: 29 April 2018

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