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Meet The Speakers: Jodi Rowley | TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016

The Race Against Frog Extinction | Jodi Rowley | TEDxYouth@Sydney

In most frog species, males attract females with a rather repetitive call. Quang’s Tree Frog (Gracixalus quangi), on the other hand, has a ‘hyperextended vocal repertoire’.

Male Limborg’s Frog (Limnonectes limborgi) construct nests on the forest floor for their eggs.

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The search for the Peppered Tree Frog. ABC Radio Sydney. Drive with Richard Glover. 1 March 2017.
The strange case of the peppered tree frog. ABC Radio National. Off Track with Ann Jones. 29 October 2016.
Telling one frog from another. Not What You Think. FBi Radio. 15 October 2016.
New ‘rainbow’ frog species from Cape York. ABC Sydney. Drive with Richard Glover. 5 October 2016.
Why frogs may hold the key to curing illness. ABC Sydney. Drive with Richard Glover. 10 August 2016.
All about frogs with Dr Jodi Rowley. ABC New England North West with Kelly Fuller. 28 January 2016.
European and North American salamanders threatened by SE Asian chytrid fungus. Radio National, The Science Show, with Robyn Williams. 15 August 2015.
Frogs in the Backyard. 702 ABC Sydney, Weekends with Simon Marnie. 24 May 2014.
New frogs jumping out of SE Asian high forests. Radio National, The Science Show, with Robyn Williams. 3 May 2014.
Vietnam’s Parachuting Frog. ABC Radio National, The Science Show, with Robyn Williams. 13 April 2013.
Webbed Hands and Feet Help Frog Fly. CBC (Canada), Quirks and Quarks. 26 January 2013.
Helen’s Flying Frog. 2UE News Talk Radio, with Stuart Bocking. 10 January 2013.
Helen’s Flying Frog. 702 ABC Radio Sydney, with James Valentine. 9 January 2013.
South East Asian Amphibians barely known. ABC Radio National, The Science Show, with Robyn Williams. 29 January 2011.
Interview with Jodi Rowley. Radio Nacional de Colombia. (Spanish). 17 January 2011.
Vampire flying frog found in Vietnam. ABC Radio. 6 January 2011.

selected print and web

2016

See the New Species Discovered in This Ecologically Threatened Part of the World. TIME, 19 December, 2016.

New Species Discoveries in 2015. WWF Report, 19 December, 2016.

The strange case of the peppered tree frog ABC. 1 November, 2016.

Scientists discover new ‘rainbow’ Cape York graceful tree frog ABC. 5 October, 2016.

Thousands of Southeast Asian newts being collected from the wild for pet trade. mongabay.com. 26 May, 2016.

Best foot forward. Australian Geographic. 14 March, 2016.

 

2015

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Zoologger: DJ frogs sing like birds, remixing tunes on the hop. New Scientist, 30 September, 2015.

Magical Mekong: New Species Discoveries 2014. WWF Report, 26 May, 2015.

 

2014

An old world newly discovered: revealing the mysterious and imperiled biodiversity of the Greater Mekong. Asian Geographic 107: 68-71. September 2014.

367 new species found in Mekong area. Bangkok Post, 6 June 2014.

Newly Discovered Animals in Mekong Deemed Highly Vulnerable. Voice of America, 4 June 2014.

Game of thorns: colorful, spiky tree frog discovered in Vietnam. mongabay.com, 15 April 2014.

Thorny issue of finding a new frog. Sydney Morning Herald, 6 April 2014.

New Species: Pink-and-Yellow Frog With Spikes. National Geographic Weird & Wild. 3 April 2014.

New frog species discovered on tallest mountain in Indochina. mongabay.com, 22 January 2014.

 

2013

Helen’s Flying Frog makes NBC News “Coolest Species Identified in 2013″. 26 December 2013.

Helen’s Flying Frog makes Mongabay’s “Top New Species of 2013″. 23 December 2013.

Hot frog bodies fight deadly infection. Australian Geographic Journal. 2 April 2013.

Hot bodies protect frogs from disease. ABC News. 27 March, 2013.

“Fantastic” New Flying Frog Found- Has Flappy Forearms National Geographic News. 14 January 2013.

Biologists get the jump on a new species of flying frog NBC News 10 January 2013.

 

2012

Here’s the good news: 126 new species discovered in Greater Mekong Sydney Morning Herald, 19 December 2012.

Extraordinary new species discoveries in the Greater Mekong,WWF, 18 December 2012.

Vampire and bird frogs: discovering new amphibians in Southeast Asia’s threatened forests, mongabay.com, 6 February 2012. Interview with me as part of mongabay’s ongoing Interviews with Young Scientists. I’m pretty happy that I still classify as young! Lots of my photographs, too.

 

2011

New species of frog sings like a bird, mongabay.com, 12 December 2011. Article about the newly described Quang’s Tree Frog (Gracixalus quangi).

Photos: two new paper clip-sized frogs discovered in Vietnamese mountains mongabay,com, 7 December 2011. Article about the two new moss frogs (Theloderma nebulosum and Theloderma palliatum).

Rhacophorus_vampyrus_wht_fntThe Vampire Flying Frog makes National Geographic’s Ten Weirdest Life-forms of 2011: Editors’ Picks. 28 November 2011.

Meet a Scientist: Jodi Rowley, amphibian biologist. ABC Science. 11 May 2011.

Vampire flying frog discovered. Australian Geographic Journal. 13 January 2011.

“Vampire Flying Frog” Found; Tadpoles Have Black Fangs. National Geographic News. 7 January 2011.

Frog’s scary name is worse than its bite. Sydney Morning Herald. 7 January 2011.

 

2010

‘Proud Father’ Chirps Over Tiny Frog. Wall Street Journal. 3 February 2010.

blogs

Theloderma_corticale_whtFrog goo to the rescue. Why frogs may hold the key to curing your next illness. Australian Museum. 2 June 2016.

Is the demand for amphibians as pets threatening their survival in the wild? The global trade in wildlife threatens more than just rhinos, elephants and tigers: amphibians are also at risk. Australian Museum. 23 May 2016.

Five new frog species discovered in fast-disappearing forests The forests of central Vietnam & adjacent Cambodia are home to five new frog species that have hopefully been discovered in the nick of time. Australian Museum. 1 March 2016.

Can frogs help combat the Zika virus? Healthy frog populations may help keep disease-carrying mosquitos at bay, but not in the way you might expect. Australian Museum. 23 February 2016.

Put your hands up and best foot forward What can be revealed by looking at a frog’s foot? Australian Museum. 7 January 2016.

Mountain-top frogs teetering on the edge Two Asian frog species are now officially more threatened than the Giant Panda. Australian Museum. 16 November 2015. 10 December 2015.

A new species of frog discovered from the forests of Cambodia and Vietnam A tiny little frog that looks almost the same as another species has just been revealed from the imperiled forests of Southeast Asia. Australian Museum. 16 November 2015.

Three tiny, green-blooded frogs sing like birds. All three species of tiny, pointy-snouted, green-blooded frogs from the forests of Vietnam have unique, bird-like calls. Australian Museum. 17 September 2015.

Gone before we know they exist? Unknown diversity of tiny brown frogs just discovered, but some undiscovered species may already be extinct. Australian Museum. 1 June 2015.

Frogs in the trees In making the transition from the swamp to the tree-tops, different groups of frogs have evolved in remarkably similar ways. Australian Museum. 21 April 2015.

A new, fire-eyed, frog discovered in the forests of Vietnam. A small frog with bright orange eyes has just been discovered from the forested mountains of Vietnam. Australian Museum. 13 March 2015.

How can you tell a male from a female frog? It’s often tricky to tell whether a frog is male or female, but these tips should help. Australian Museum 23 February 2015.

A frog that gives birth to tadpoles! Unique in the frog world, a newly described frog from Indonesia lays tadpoles instead of eggs. Australian Museum. 3 January 2015.

Conserving Asian newts could save the world’s salamanders. Healthy salamander populations on both sides of the planet may depend on controlling the international sale of Asian newts as pets. Australian Museum. 3 December 2014.

The secret life of a fanged frog with an enormous head. We reveal the strange call of an even stranger frog. Australian Museum. 5 November 2014.

Discovering the biodiversity of the Greater Mekong. Much of the biodiversity of the Greater Mekong region in Southeast Asia remains undiscovered, but is already under great threat. Australian Museum. 6 October 2014.

Why the official conservation status of species matters. It’s not just a category; it’s about directing scarce conservation resources to the species most in need. Australian Museum. 29 July 2014.

A rare glimpse into the private life of a poorly-known frog. The breeding behaviour of a fat, narrow-mouthed frog is captured for the first time. co-authored with Ronald Altig. Australian Museum 30 June 2014.

Frogs need to watch their backs: parasites on the horizon. A host of spore-producing parasites may be waiting in the wings for a chance to attack amphibians. Australian Museum 28 May 2014.

Meet the Thorny Tree Frog: a striking new frog species from Vietnam. Males of this newly discovered pink and yellow tree frog are covered in prickly, white-tipped spines. Australian Museum. 2 March 2014

Flying frogs: the aerodynamic amphibians. Some frogs have well and truly taken a leap into the trees. Australian Museum. 16 February 2014.

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad? As an amphibian biologist, it’s the most common question people ask me, but the answer is more complicated than you’d think. Australian Museum. 17 January 2014.

When the frogs go, the snakes follow When the frogs disappear, there are dramatic consequences. Australian Museum. 10 December 2013.

New species of small, fat frog discovered on top of Indochina’s highest peak. Discovered in the cold, wet forest near the top of Mount Fansipan this little frog may already be in trouble. Australian Museum. 22 November 2013.

Poorly-known parasites threaten freshwater biodiversity. A new paper is calling for more attention to be paid to poorly-known micro-organisms capable of killing off amphibians and fishes. Australian Museum 6 November 2013.

Poorly-known parasites threaten freshwater biodiversity A new paper is calling for more attention to be paid to poorly-known micro-organisms capable of killing off amphibians and fishes.Australian Museum. 6 November 2013.

Hot bodies protect frogs from disease By following individual frogs in the rainforest, we reveal that hot frogs are less likely to be infected with a potentially deadly fungus. Australian Museum. 22 March 2013.

Frog fungus where you least expect it Frogs in the arid-zone may not be safe from a potentially deadly disease. Australian Museum. 28 February 2013.

Huge, green flying frog discovered in the lowland forests of Vietnam Meet Helen’s Flying Frog (Rhacophorus helenae). A huge, green “flying” frog that, up until now, was completely unknown to science. Australian Museum. 9 January 2013.

The Strangest Tadpole? Bearing curved black “fangs”, the tadpole of the Vampire Flying Frog Rhacophorus vampyrus from Vietnam is one of the strangest tadpoles known. Australian Museum. 11 December 2012.

Finding frogs- it’s all about timing When it comes to finding frogs in the forests of Vietnam, timing really matters. Australian Museum. 24 May 2012.

Frogs in nests? Most of the time, frogs deposit their eggs in a pond or stream and leave their offspring to fend for themselves. Male Limborg’s Frogs, however, take being a father quite seriously… 8 April 2012.

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Two new moss frogs discovered The mist-shrouded mountains of Vietnam reveal two new species of moss frog. Australian Museum. 23 November 2011.

Welcome to the Jungle.(12 parts) Mountains, monsoons and mosquitoes: here are the highlights from amphibian biologist Dr Jodi Rowley’s diary of her recent field trip to Central Vietnam. She was on the hunt for new and rare species of frogs… Australian Museum.September 2011.

Jodi_CarnivPlantsMisty Mountains and Moss Frogs

Expedition in search of rare, poorly-known and previously unknown species of amphibian in northern Vietnam.

National Geographic Explorers Journal. July-November 2013.

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