Season 1 will launch on Friday 9/30/2022!
Season 1, Episode 1: Emma Yesko (’23)
Amphibians are one of the most threatened vertebrate groups on the planet. In fact, a 2004 global assessment (by Baillie et al, 2004) found that nearly one-third of the world’s amphibians are threatened with extinction. Emerging infectious diseases, along with other factors, have been implicated in the decline of global amphibian populations. Emma Yesko (’23), a student in the lab of Dr. Matt Venesky, conducted a summer research project in which she tried to determine what caused an amphibian die-off in a pond at Allegheny College’s Bousson Environmental Research Reserve.
Click on Emma’s photo to listen to this episode (available on Friday 9/30/22).