Posts Tagged ‘amphibians’

Salamanders’ Important Role

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
salamanders, amphibians, woodland, ecosystem, climate change, carbon storage, forests

How important are salamanders to their ecosystem and the planet? Very!

Bats vs Frogs

Friday, January 31st, 2014
frogs, bats, amphibians, echolocation, ripples, water, prey, predator

Bats use ripples in the water to detect their frog prey.

Stopping Chytrid, Saving Frogs

Monday, January 6th, 2014
Vance Vredenburg, Dave Blackburn, Sonia Ghose, frogs, amphibians, salamanders, SF State, chytrid, Bd, Africa, microbes, disease, fungus

Academy researchers are working to stop the spread of the deadly chytrid fungus to save amphibians.

New Chytrid

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
chytrid, bd, bs, dave blackburn, frogs, salamanders, amphibians, disease, extinction, fungus

When researchers found fire salamanders in the Netherlands dying at a rapid rate from a skin fungus, they thought the infection looked familiar.

Frogsicles

Monday, August 26th, 2013
frogs, amphibians

By Molly Michelson “…They are essentially solid frogsicles.” That’s Stefan Sirucek in National Geographic describing the latest publication on frozen frogs. Sounds like the Triplets of Belleville (click for image), n’est-ce pas? Jon Costanzo and his Miami University (Ohio, that is, not Florida) colleagues studied the antifreeze mechanics of Alaskan wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) that [...]

A Trip to Cameroon

Monday, August 19th, 2013
cameroon, frogs, amphibians, croac, conservation, reproduction, dave blackburn, brian freiermuth

Two very different Academy scientists traveled to Cameroon together earlier this summer, in search of frogs, in a race to save them.

Tracking the Spread of Disease

Monday, May 20th, 2013
frogs, chytrid, Bd, Vance Vredenburg, San Francisco State, amphibians, clawed, African, pregnancy, golden gate park, fungus, disease, extinction

Local researchers, using Academy collections, are tracking the spread of the deadly disease killing amphibians worldwide.

Secrets from the Coelacanth Genome

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
fish, amphibians, early life, evolution, genome, coelacanth, living fossil, deep sea

The genome of the living fossil reveals big secrets…

7,000 Kinds of Amphibians

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Screen shot 2012-10-22 at 1.54.19 PM

Did you know there are 7,000 different kinds of amphibians? Learn more with this fun music video! Song by Conor Loughridge and the Wiggly Tendrils.

What is Life Worth?

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Dr. Richard Bartlett

What is the value of the 100 most threatened species on the planet?

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