French Guiana 2015: As well as the frogs…

Quick introductions first – I’m Pria, a Research Assistant on the Emperor’s New Clothes Leverhulme Project. The field trip to French Guiana was my first foray into primary tropical rainforest, and an incredible one too. It was an extraordinary place, where everything was much more intense and on a grander scale than any environment I have encountered … More French Guiana 2015: As well as the frogs…

French Guiana 2015: What, where, why?

So two weeks later, and fieldwork is complete! We’ve collected swabs and, in many cases, toe clips from 286 frogs and one cecilian, covering over 12 species during 11 collecting days. What we sampled: In addition to these, we swabbed 1 Adenomera andrese, 1 Leptodactylus langirostris, 1 Anamoglossus rivicolus (scientific description of this species is not yet … More French Guiana 2015: What, where, why?