The Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians
The Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians is taught at Agnes Scott College by Executive Director Mark Mandica.
Next Offering: Spring 2019
The Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians is part 2 of 2 independent courses taught at Agnes Scott College by Amphibian Foundation Executive Director Mark Mandica.
Amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, efts and caecilians) are an incredibly diverse and interesting clade. This course explores the environmental role of the major types of amphibians; how they interact physiologically, and some of the major threats amphibians face. This course will be a deep dive into the ecology and conservation of amphibians, with special emphasis placed on species native to the metro Atlanta region. We will also explore the many causes for the global amphibian declines, and what responses have been made to combat this.
The Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia (Jensen, et al) is suggested reading, and all required course materials will be available for download.
Location: Agnes Scott College, Bullock Science Center
Instructor: Mark Mandica, Executive Director
Time: Saturdays, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
This class is wheelchair accessible