I do things, visit places, see frogs…

As my PhD life approaches the 15-months mark, I have more or less worked out what I want to do when I grow up – that means now, unfortunately. Or fortunately? I have a lot of exciting stuff ahead of me now, so I thought I’d let the internets know. Here are three of the … Continue reading I do things, visit places, see frogs…

A tale of two squirrels

The city where I grew up is home to one of the few known populations of the introduced Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in continental Europe. This species is listed by the IUCN among the world’s 100 worst invaders, and it’s been shown to inevitably replace the indigenous Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) by food … Continue reading A tale of two squirrels

Centerfold toad!

The latest issue of Frog Log, the newsletter of the Amphibian Specialist Group, features an article on the research I have been doing in Italy about the yellow bellied toad, and the conservation actions that are being implemented in cooperation between the University of Genoa and the Regional Park of Monte Marcello - Magra. You … Continue reading Centerfold toad!