Climate change lessons aren’t yet required in PA’s public schools, but local districts are finding ways to include it. RZ Lab’s outreach program, “Ectotherm ER: Frogs Under the Weather” training implemented at local public schools. Public Source News, 10/2019.
Study Shows Sexual Selection Alone Could Spark Formation of Species. The University of Pittsburgh’s Pittwire, 10/2019.
Red? Or blue? R-Z lab member discusses her reserach on strawberry poison dart frogs in Panama. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Trópicos magazine pages 23-30; 10/2019.
Leapfrog to speciation boosted by mother’s influence. Nature News and Views, 10/2019.Leapfrogging speciation, and migrating mosquitoes. Nature Podcast, 10/2019.
Le superpouvoir maternel de la grenouille des fraises (The maternal superpower of the strawberry frog). Le Monde, 10/2019.
Партнеры древолазов оказались похожи на их родителей (Dart frog partners were similar to their parents). N+1, 10/2019.
Imprinting on mothers may drive new species formation in poison dart frogs. American Association for the Advancement of Science’s EurekAlert, 10/2019.
Imprinting on Mothers May Drive New Species Formation in Poison Dart Frogs. Smithsonian Instutution News Release, 10/2019.
The Fungus that’s Wiping out Frogs and Salamanders: R-Z lab members discuss chytrid fungus and its impact on amphibian species. NPR’s Allegheny Front, 04/2019.
Counting Croaks to Help Science: The R-Z lab and the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology recently partnered with FrogWatch USA to provide training in amphibian species identification to Frogwatch citizen scientist volunteers. NPR’s Allegheny Front, 04/2019.
The world’s deadliest disease? Dr. Richards-Zawacki was working in Panama when it hit, wiping out the subjects of her research.
Artist reveals the hidden lives and importance of amphibians
. NPR’s Allegheny Front, 6/2018.
Fun with frogs has a serious purpose as middle school students conduct university research. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/2016.
Pleasant Hills students use model frogs to collect data for Pitt researchers
. Pittsburgh Trib, 9/2016/
Yusan Yang’s research at STRI in focus. STRI, 9/2015.
Unexpected results in probiotics study leads to new questions for scientists seeking to protect golden frogs. FrogLog, 5/2015.
Scientists race to save endangered frogs from lethal fungus. NPR’s Take Two, 1/2013
Successful strawberry frog dads die young. BBC Earth, 1/2015
May the best morph win
. STRI News, 11/2014
The race to protect frogs from a deadly pathogen gets a much-needed boost
. Smithsonian.com, 4/2015
Frogs around the world are in trouble
. Central Oregon’s Bulletin, 12/2012
Scientists try to save the frogs as time runs out
. The Washington Post, 12/2012
Frog color hints at evolution speed
. United Press International, 8/2012