January 2, 2014 at 9:58 am

Science Café: Endangered Species of Amphibians: Why Their Survival is Vital to Our Health, Feb. 19

Science Cafes flierScience Café presents Dr. Scott Moody on “Endangered Species of Amphibians: Why Their Survival is Vital to Our Health,” Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. in the Baker Front Room.

Moody is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. Attend the event or watch on A&S TV.

“Protecting amphibians protects us,” Moody says. Because of their unique biology and relationship with the environment, relying on wet habitats such as rivers and wetlands, amphibians are excellent predictors of environmental health.

Moody has spent more than 30 years at Ohio University studying and protecting various species of amphibians. He will discuss the biology of amphibians, human impacts on their environment in the past and present, and ultimately how important a pristine habitat is to their existence and to ours. He will bring both living and preserved amphibians to his café for a “show and tell” with the audience.

Science Cafés and Café Conversations are held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Baker Center Front Room. Café events are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Both cafés are venues for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting. The Science Cafe is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. The two series are sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of Sigma Xi and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Find the Science Café on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch on A&S TV

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