Our lab has been awarded a Scientific Product Grant by Wildlife Acoustics. We will use the awarded Song Meter acoustic recorders and Kaleidoscope Pro software to collect and analyze frog vocalization data covering six threatened species listed on the IUCN Red list. The results will be used to locate environmental refugia where frogs that are highly susceptible to chytridiomycosis can persist. Discoveries of surviving populations will be shared with governmental and non-governmental organizations to guide future conservation efforts.
Alessandro was invited by the Searle Lab to give a seminar at Purdue on Monday 27 March, "Ecological and physiological filters preventing upslope range shifts in tropical montane frogs". The presentation integrates different ecological and physiological research that our lab and collaborators are conducting on the eastern slopes of the Andes, from reproductive biology to disease ecology and thermal physiology. The host Dr. Catherine Searle is Assistant Professor at Purdue and her lab investigates the community ecology of infectious diseases.
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