- Jessie Rack, PhD candiate, blogs about the interface between science and language.
- Heidi Golden, PhD candidate, is blogging about the impacts of climate change on Arctic grayling (a type of fish).
- Children's Community School - Waterbury
Jessie Rack spoke to a 1st grade class about amphibians and reptiles.
- Connecticut State Museum of Natural History - "The Living Mysteries in UConn's Swan Lake"
Mark Urban led a group of adventurers exploring aquatic life in UConn's Swan Lake.
- Yale Forests - Summer Seminar Series
Jonathan Richardson gave a seminar on vernal pool amphibians at the Yale-Myers Forest in Eastford.
- Franklin Elementary School
Nicole Freidenfelds gave a presentation about forest food webs to 4th graders at the school in North Franklin.
- Joshua's Trust Program - "Surviving Winter"
Jessie Rack and Michael Hutson (graduate students) and Christine Taylor (undergraduate student) provided demonstrations on wildlife adaptations to winter at the Joshua's Trust land in Windham Center.
- Post-doc Jonathan Richardson judged entries at the 2014 Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair.
- Emily Baczyk, a high school student working in our lab, won 2nd place in Life Sciences at the 2013 CT Science & Engineering Fair, qualifying her to represent CT at the 2013 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, the top science competition for high school students in the world.
For her project, Emily learned how to code in Matlab and developed original theory predicting how food webs will respond to climate change.
We've designed lesson plans for junior and high school science classes.
- Predicting Amphibian Migration based on weather/climate.
- Observing climate change using Blueberry phenology and Henry David Thoreau.
- The influence of natural selection on evolution in ponds.
Our Research Organisms
Learn about the ecology of our salamander study system.
We track the annual spring migration of wood frogs, spotted salamanders and spring peepers to their breeding ponds. Follow the migration here.