Frogs Vic July event

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Frogs Victoria event:

Thursday 4th July 2019

Richmond Union Bowling Club

From 6 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase), talk starts at 7:30.

July’s presenter is Dr. Geoff Heard, Senior Scientist with the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research and accomplished herpetologist and conservation scientist. He will present “From rain-shadow to rainforest: microclimate as a common constraint on chytrid impacts on Australian frogs”, which will examine how the environment shapes chytrid fungus impacts on frog populations that are far flung in space and niche, from the rain-shadow grasslands north of Melbourne, to the rainforests of the Wet Tropics. Despite living in vastly different environments, the capacity of these frogs to survive chytrid epidemics is aided by a common ally – warm microclimates. I will cover the drivers of environmental temperatures in frog habitat, and how knowledge of these drivers may allow us to manage frog populations that are susceptible to chytrid.        

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

Hope to see you on the 4th of July!

We are hoping to livestream the event, so if you can’t make it, please tune in to our Facebook page from 7:15 pm on the 4th of July.

Thankyou all for your continuing support,

Best wishes,

Frogs Victoria

P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for September and October 2019 and would love to see you talk!