PhD opportunities to study chytridiomycosis in Queensland

Announcement from James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland Projects: 1) Immunity to amphibian chytridiomycosis and 2) Virulence of amphibian chytridiomycosis Chytridiomycosis has caused amphibian declines and extinctions globally as it has spread through naïve populations. It is now endemic in much of its suitable range in Australia where it still causes high mortality rates and … Continue reading PhD opportunities to study chytridiomycosis in Queensland

We Need Your Help Saving Frogs in Arlington, VA this Saturday Sept 4th

SAVE THE FROGS! supporters from George Mason University are leading a protest in defense of frog populations this Saturday, September 4th, 5pm, at the Rio Grande Café in Arlington, VA. We are depending on you to join this valiant group of frog savers in protesting Rio Grande’s sales of frogs’ legs. The future of amphibious … Continue reading We Need Your Help Saving Frogs in Arlington, VA this Saturday Sept 4th

California Bans The Importation Of Non-Native Frogs For Use As Food

Victory for California’s native amphibians! Millions of non-native American Bullfrogs enter San Francisco and Los Angeles each year from ports in China, Taiwan, Brazil and Uruguay. These farm-raised frogs are known carriers of a deadly chytrid fungus that has decimated California’s Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Populations, and caused the complete extinction of up to 100 amphibian … Continue reading California Bans The Importation Of Non-Native Frogs For Use As Food

Petitions urge protections for native amphibians from deadly disease

Regulating live trade could help prevent amphibian extinctions from chytridiomycosis • On September 9, 2009, Defenders of Wildlife filed two detailed petitions – one with the Department of the Interior and the other with the Department of Agriculture – urging them to immediately regulate live amphibian imports in the pet, food, scientific and live bait … Continue reading Petitions urge protections for native amphibians from deadly disease

POSTDOC Opening: Disease Ecology & Tropical Amphibian Conservation

A postdoctoral position is available in lab of Dr. Karen Lips, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park. Creative and enthusiastic candidates are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Scientist position working at the intersection of disease ecology and amphibian conservation in the neotropics. Dr. Lips is working on a variety of projects related … Continue reading POSTDOC Opening: Disease Ecology & Tropical Amphibian Conservation