The Lives and Times of Midwest Amphibians — with Dr. Spencer Cortwright - Professor, IUN
Gibson Woods, 6201 Parrish Ave, Hammond, IN, 46323 Map
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Dr. Cortwright will cover:
Ideal features of aquatic habitats for amphibians.
Ideal features of terrestrial habitats for amphibians.
Survey of common amphibians.
How do amphibians mate and choose their mates?
How is egg-laying done and what are egg masses like?
What are the dangers of the aquatic larval stage?
What are the dangers of metamorphosis and entry onto land?
Some of the methods on how insights have been gained.
Spencer Cortwright earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis and his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington. After further training as post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, Spencer became a Professor of Biology at Indiana University Northwest. He spent over a quarter of a century studying amphibian population ecology and during that time slowly transformed himself into a plant ecologist focusing on ecological restoration of natural areas. He teaches classes in ecology, restoration, zoology, and diversity of life.