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Science Pub: Extinction in Our Time: Why should we care if frogs disappear?

February 11th, 2013

Tonight’s Science Pub presenter will be Distinguished Professor, Dr. Andrew Blaustein.

Extinction in Our Time: Why should we care if frogs disappear?

With dramatic population declines and extinctions worldwide, amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders and newts) are among the most threatened animals on the planet. Habitat loss, climate change, disease and pollution have well-documented impacts. “Amphibians are embedded in culture and religion and are ecologically important,” says Blaustein. “They may aid humans medically and are interesting to observe for their own sake. Their loss would be devastating in so many ways.”

Blaustein is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the board of directors of the Amphibian Conservation Alliance. While his lab focuses on the Pacific Northwest, it has also been active in the tropics. See a brief interview with Blaustein on Science Central.

 

Science Pub
Monday, February 11th
6 pm – 8pm
Old World Deli
341 2nd St., Corvallis, OR

Science Pub is a popular event in Corvallis and is highly attended.  It is recommended that you arrive early in order to get a seat.

 

If you missed last month’s Science Pub with Dr. Doug Keszler, you can watch the recording online.

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