Popular Press

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.
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Fun with frogs has a serious purpose as middle school students conduct university research. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/2016.
unnamedPleasant Hills students use model frogs to collect data for Pitt researchers. Pittsburgh Trib, 9/2016/
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Yusan Yang’s research at STRI in focus. STRI, 9/2015.
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Unexpected results in probiotics study leads to new questions for scientists seeking to protect golden frogs. FrogLog, 5/2015.
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Scientists race to save endangered frogs from lethal fungus. NPR’s Take Two, 1/2013
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Successful strawberry frog dads die young. BBC Earth, 1/2015
contentimage-15539-289142-stripanamaMay the best morph win. STRI News, 11/2014
smithsonian-com_logoThe race to protect frogs from a deadly pathogen gets a much-needed boost. Smithsonian.com, 4/2015
wpid-thebulletinfblogolight7Frogs around the world are in trouble. Central Oregon’s Bulletin, 12/2012
washington-post-logoScientists try to save the frogs as time runs out. The Washington Post, 12/2012
upi-fb-1Frog color hints at evolution speed. United Press International, 8/2012
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