Conservation Science Webinar Series

Conservation Science

The National Conservation Training Center's Conservation Science Webinar Series attempts to cut through the spin and rhetoric by providing the science behind conservation issues in the news.

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


Date: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00PM ET
Topic: The Politics and Research behind Pollution, Climate Change, Disease, and Amphibian Declines
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Archive: If you are unable to attend this webinar, it will be recorded and posted on the Conservation Science Webinar Series Archive approximately 1-2 weeks after the presentation.
Presenter: Dr. Jason Rohr, Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida


cuban-treefrogThis talk, Dr. Rohr will discuss the effects of the herbicide atrazine on disease risk and health of amphibian populations and some of the controversy surrounding this research. Additionally, he will highlight work on the effects of climate change on amphibian declines associated with the disease chytridiomycosis.


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Marilyn Williams, Training Technician, Conservation Science and Policy Branch, National Conservation Training Center at 304-876-7940; e-mail


Matthew Patterson, Course Leader, Conservation Science and Policy Branch, National Conservation Training Center at 304-876-7473; e-mail