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Dr. Phil Rosen interview on Chiracahua leopard frogs featured in National Geographic NewsWatch

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dr. Phil Rosen, an assistant research scientist at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, was interviewed by Dos Aguas, an online journal specializing in water stories. The interview discussed the threatened Chiracahua leopard frog, and how the species adapts to heavy rainfall and flooding during the monsoon season. According to Dr. Rosen, there is evidence that adult frogs can sense and avoid floods, and also navigate over land to find water after being displaced. 

The interview and article by Dos Aguas has also been featured on National Geographic's NewsWatch. You can read it here

Photo: Jim Rorabaugh, UFWS