ABOUT ME

A toad, Rhinella spinulosa, drops by my tent.

A toad, Rhinella spinulosa, drops by my tent.

I’m working on my Ph.D. on climate change and frogs at Florida International University. My research takes place in the high Andes of Peru, where the warming climate is causing rapid environmental changes. I am an ecologist by training, a herpetologist since birth (or very close to it), and an amateur geologist because understanding our planet brings me joy. Aside from being a first-rate rock flipper and frog catcher, I most enjoy spreading the good word of Science, reading landscapes, devouring a good read, pressing macroalgae into artsy arrangements, and making canoes go fast.

These are among the topics I will blog about. My objectives are to show the process of science as it happens in all its gory detail; share discoveries and experiences from the field which are bound to be dirty, painful, and sublime; and promote the idea that conservation and sustainability should be our new Apollo program.

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