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By Author: Dr Jodi Rowley

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

When the Frogs Go, the Snakes Follow

 When the frogs disappear, there are dramatic consequences.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 10 Dec 2013

New species of small, fat frog discovered on top of Indochina’s highest peak

Discovered in the cold, wet forest near the top of Mount Fansipan this little frog may already be in trouble.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2013

Poorly-known parasites threaten freshwater biodiversity

A new paper is calling for more attention to be paid to poorly-known micro-organisms capable of killing off amphibians and fishes.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 06 Nov 2013

Hot bodies protect frogs from disease

By following individual frogs in the rainforest, we reveal that hot frogs are less likely to be infected with a potentially deadly fungus.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 22 Mar 2013

Frog fungus where you least expect it

Frogs in the arid-zone may not be safe from a potentially deadly disease.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2013

Huge, Green Flying Frog discovered in the lowland forests of Vietnam

Meet Helen’s Flying Frog (Rhacophorus helenae). A huge, green, “flying” frog that, up until now, was completely unknown to science.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 08 Jan 2013