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

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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

Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2V0187y

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