This article written by:
Catherine E. Matthews, Professor Emerita, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Melony Allen, Teacher, Andrews Elementary School, Burlington, North Carolina
Lacey Huffling, Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
Katie Brkick, Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
We think toads are toadally cool!
We teach participants in The HERP Project* programs to catch, identify, weigh and measure toads and other frogs as well as salamanders, snakes, lizards and turtles. We have found toads to be common, easier to catch and hold than frogs, and hardy animals to use with novices. Our participants enjoy asking and answering such questions as:
(1) Which toads of the same species are bigger, adult males or adult females?
(2) How can you tell toad species apart?; and
(3) How can you tell male toads from female toads?
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SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving two presentations at the Iberian Congress of Herpetology in Lleida, Spain on October 5th, 2016. One presentation will be about the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition (www.savethefrogs.com/ghana2016) and our efforts to protect the endangered Giant Squeaker Frogs and Togo Slippery Frogs. The other presentation will … Continue reading Dr. Kerry Kriger to speak at the Iberian Congress of Herpetology in Spain
Our student chapter of SAVE THE FROGS! was created in 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. UWSP has one of the largest populations of natural resource students in the nation, and was just recently placed on Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll for the third year in a row! Here … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP Chapter, a review of our first 2 years in Action!
Ghana is home to 84 known amphibian species: 78 frogs, 5 toads and a caecilian. Ghana does not have salamanders or newts. With your support, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana will ensure that every one of these species survives long into the future! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey was able to see many species of frogs … Continue reading An Introduction to the Frogs and Toads of Ghana
Title: Herpetologist Job Number: 28011 (Classification: Faculty Appointment) Agency: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin Job Description: The Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in Herpetology (Assistant Professor), beginning August 2012. Teaching assignment includes courses in Herpetology, Evolution, Introductory Biology, and Senior Seminar. Research with undergraduates, … Continue reading Herpetology Job Opening in Wisconsin
JONES-LOVICH GRANT IN SOUTHWESTERN HERPETOLOGY Thanks to the generosity of Larry Jones and Rob Lovich, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their book, Lizards of the American Southwest (2009, Rio Nuevo Press), goes to support herpetological field research in the American Southwest. HL student members have the chance to compete for a single … Continue reading JONES-LOVICH GRANT IN SOUTHWESTERN HERPETOLOGY
Job Opening: Postdoctoral Scientist at UC Boulder Creative and motivated candidates are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Scientist position working at the intersection of disease ecology and amphibian conservation at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The position will focus on exploring questions in one of two focal areas: (1) Applying metacommunity theory to host-parasite … Continue reading Job Opening: Disease Ecology and Amphibian Conservation
Batrachology is the study of amphibians. Most people use the term “herpetology”, but this term in its current usage signifies the study of amphibians and/or reptiles, two groups wth extremely different evolutionary and life histories. Find out why the continued use of the term “herpetology” is a problem for amphibian conservation efforts on the official … Continue reading Announcing the Batrachology Petition
NEWS RELEASE The Center for North American Herpetology Lawrence, Kansas http://www.cnah.org 4 March 2009 SALAMANDER SEASONAL TECHNICIAN Agency: Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Location: Southwestern North Carolina Job Description: A seasonal field technician is needed for research investigating headwater stream community ecology in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Field work will involve capturing, … Continue reading Job Opening – North Carolina Salamanders
NEWS RELEASE The Center for North American Herpetology Lawrence, Kansas http://www.cnah.org 18 February 2009 NEW BOOK HERPETOLOGY (Second Edition) by Laurie Vitt & Janalee Caldwell The second edition has been thoroughly revised. The text has been reorganized, new chapters have been added, new text references have been inserted. All this plus new color systematics sections … Continue reading Herpetology (2nd edition) Now Available