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Wednesday, November 13

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Dialing back the clock with new perspectives

In our last Research Blog, we discussed the sad reality of the contemporary extinctions we are facing—the appropriately named Sixth...
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Contemporary mass extinctions?

In 2008, my close colleagues, herpetologists David Wake and Vance Vredenburg, used the amphibian crisis to support their invocation of...
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Tackling novel threats to biodiversity

We do not usually think of cancers as being infectious because cancers themselves are generally not pathogens. As in all...
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Genome of the dragon

The story behind the science Longtime Zoo friends will remember Slasher, our huge and wonderfully tempered Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis)....
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For the love of coffee

Who loves coffee?  I do, I do! Coffee, as we know it, is cultivated as varietals of two species of...
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Demonstrating extinction: the amphibian update

Those of you who follow Zoo Atlanta know that, for the last 15 years or so, we’ve been heavily involved...
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2018 was a banner year for research

Zoo Atlanta had yet another banner year in producing major research publications in 2018! Zoo Atlanta and colleagues have now...
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Diving into myths for facts

We scientists don’t have much patience for myths, science fiction or pseudo-science. Postcards of jackalopes irritate our rational sensibilities. But...
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The source of the amphibian chytrid fungi

As some of you may know, I have spent much of my career focusing on the devastating emerging infectious disease...
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Green blood?!

In our mammal-oriented existence, as mammals ourselves, it’s easy to get lazy and assume that all animals function like some...
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