Salamander Research – Graduate Student Opportunity in Alberta

A MSc position is available at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Canada, with Dr. Cindy Paszkowski (University of Alberta, Biological Sciences) and Dr. Garry Scrimgeour (Parks Canada) to work on Long-toed Salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum) in spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern Alberta.  This project will follow-up on research conducted … Continue reading Salamander Research – Graduate Student Opportunity in Alberta

Post-Doctoral Position in Salamander Conservation and Reproductive Physiology

The Memphis Zoo is seeking a post-doctoral fellow who will be responsible for conducting research on salamander reproductive physiology, under the general direction of the Director of Research and Conservation at the Memphis Zoo. The candidate will work on several different threatened and common species of salamanders during the two (2) year post-doctoral fellowship and … Continue reading Post-Doctoral Position in Salamander Conservation and Reproductive Physiology

Grant for Hellbender Research

NEWS RELEASE The Center for North American Herpetology Lawrence, Kansas http://www.cnah.org 19 March 2009 THE CRYPTOBRANCHID INTEREST GROUP RON GOELLNER CONSERVATION FUND In honor and memory of Ron Goellner, noted zoologist, the Cryptobranchid Interest Group offers a monetary grant to help support research and educational initiatives that contribute to the conservation of cryptobranchid salamanders. Grant … Continue reading Grant for Hellbender Research

Dramatic declines in neotropical salamanders

Dramatic declines in neotropical salamander populations are an important part of the global amphibian crisis by Sean M. Rovito, Gabriela Parra-Olea, Carlos R. Vasquez-Almaza, Theodore J. Papenfuss, and David B. Wake Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences www.pnas.orgcgidoi10.1073pnas.0813051106 We document major declines of many species of salamanders at several sites in Central America and … Continue reading Dramatic declines in neotropical salamanders