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Conservation Issues & the Status of Local and Global Amphibians
January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Come join us for an evening of enjoyment with Marc Hays. Marc Hayes is a specialist in the ecology of reptiles and amphibians, and leads the Aquatic Research Section at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, where current research focuses on forestry practices effects on stream-breeding amphibians in headwater (non-fish-bearing) stream landscapes and proposed dam effects on stillwater amphibians and fishes off-channel habitats in riverine floodplains and riverine-breeding western toads.. He has 46 years of experience and special interests in the ecology and evolution of western North America ranid frogs and amphibian-exotic interactions.We’ll hear about the current status of local species at risk, and efforts to conserve their habitats, and address other factors limiting their recovery. Marc will also discuss the broader perspective on the decline of amphibians in the North and Central America, highlighting the effects of widespread chytrid fungal disease, interactions with introduced species, and climate change.https://www.facebook.com/events/583222362456280/