16 Apr 2014

Dr. Kathleen Weathers of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies speaks on "Ecological puzzles and...

17 Apr 2014

Ecology Center Seminar Series presents Kathleen Weathers of Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies speaking on "Fogs,...

18 Apr 2014

Tour USU's Intermountain Herbarium and view plant-themed art in a variety of media.

19 Apr 2014

Tour USU's Intermountain Herbarium and view plant-themed art in a variety of media.

News

New Frog Species

Ecology PhD student Rodrigo Ferreira has found a great way to incorporate environmental education into his research. He is holding a contest in Santa Teresa, Brazil, to involve local citizens, particularly school children, in naming a new frog species he identified during his research in fragmented Brazilian forests. This was the first event of this type in Brazil, and it caught the interest of state and national media.


It was featured in a state newspaper: (http://gazetaonline.globo.com/_conteudo/2013/11/noticias/cidades/gazeta_online_norte/1470056-eleicao-para-escolher-nome-de-nova-especie-de-sapo-encontrada-em-santa-teresa.html).


It was advertised by a local website
(http://www.santanoticia.com.br/biologos-encontraram-em-santa-teresa-uma-especie-nova-de-anfibio/)

It was covered by the county (http://www.santateresa.es.gov.br/noticia/226/Nova-espA-cie-de-anfA-bio-A-encontrada-em-Santa-Teresa.html)

Biologists Cassio Zocca and Fernanda Lirio participated in the project. Check out their interview with state television here: (http://g1.globo.com/videos/espirito-santo/t/todos-os-videos/v/nova-especie-de-sapo-e-encontrada-em-santa-teresa-no-es/2995595/).


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