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By Author: Dr Jodi Rowley

Conserving Asian newts could save the world’s salamanders

Healthy salamander populations on both sides of the planet may depend on controlling the international sale of Asian newts as pets

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Dr Bryan Stuart, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2014

The secret life of a fanged frog with an enormous head

We reveal the strange call of an even stranger frog.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 05 Nov 2014

Discovering the biodiversity of the Greater Mekong

Much of the biodiversity of the Greater Mekong region in Southeast Asia remains undiscovered, but is already under great threat.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 06 Oct 2014

Why the official conservation status of species matters

It’s not just a category; it’s about directing scarce conservation resources to the species most in need.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jul 2014

A rare glimpse into the private life of a poorly-known frog

The breeding behaviour of a fat, narrow-mouthed frog is captured for the first time.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Dr Ronald Altig, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jun 2014

Frogs need to watch their backs: parasites on the horizon

A host of spore-producing parasites may be waiting in the wings for a chance to attack amphibians.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 28 May 2014

Meet the Thorny Tree Frog: a striking new frog species from Vietnam

Males of this newly discovered pink and yellow tree frog are covered in prickly, white-tipped spines.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 02 Apr 2014

Feathers of the Gods: The Frog that Sings Like a Bird

Quang’s Tree Frog, Gracixalus quangi, is a frog like no other.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2014

Flying Frogs: the aerodynamic amphibians

Some frogs have well and truly taken a leap into the trees

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 16 Feb 2014

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

As an amphibian biologist, it’s the most common question people ask me, but the answer is more complicated than you’d think.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jan 2014