Posts Tagged ‘salamanders’

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!

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.

Bio-Inspired Robots

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
insects, bioinspiration, biomimetics, UC Berkeley, geckos, cockroaches, birds, robots, robotics, salamanders, snakes, built for speed, america's cup, ants, evolution, adaptations

These robots get their inspiration from nature.

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.

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