ETZ Podcast #26: Dr. Jodi Rowley - Discovering New Frogs!
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Dr. Jodi Rowley is a biologist with a focus on amphibian diversity, ecology and conservation.
Jodi and her team have discovered a multitude of amphibian species never before known to science and have gone to the most extreme lengths to find them.
I found this conversation to be absolutely fascinating. We talk about:
- trekking into remote Cambodian rainforests during monsoon season
- getting attacked by leeches in the jungle
- benefits amphibians bring to humans and ecosystems
- why they are being lost at an unprecedented rate
- and how we may be able to help.
Please check out and support Jodi’s work:
Sources for topics discussed:
Vampire flying frog discovery: https://bit.ly/2X0eAdH
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert: https://bit.ly/2SC4jWh
Chytrid fungus: https://bit.ly/2TSqBQb
Australian waterfall frog: https://bit.ly/2X5QGgP
Australian lace-lid frog: https://bit.ly/2GRpMnp
Kihansi spray today returns to Tanzania: https://bit.ly/2z0F306
Red-crowned toadlet: https://bit.ly/2SEJZns
Frog ID: www.frogid.net.au
Pokemon Go: www.pokemongo.com/en-us/
Mount Fansipan: https://bit.ly/2DI7GRy
Pink and yellow frog with spikes discovery: https://bit.ly/2S7OjX8
Jodi’s TED talk: https://bit.ly/2X4zKY6
Frog glue: https://bit.ly/2TR7PsF
Vietnam mossy frog: https://s.si.edu/2DJ675P
Australian Museum: www.australianmuseum.net.au
David Attenborough: https://bit.ly/2a7Go9W
In Search of the Golden Frog by Marty Crump: https://amzn.to/2TYTJ8o