Chytrid Fungus: Sam Jones talks with Jon Kolby in Honduras


This is a Talking Naturally ‘Other Voices’ podcast, a conversation between biologists Sam Jones and Jon Kolby recorded in July 2012 at Cusuco National Park in Honduras when Sam was working in Honduras as a research ornithologist and worked with Jon, the lead herpetologist on a long-term biodiversity monitoring project in the Park which includes studying the terrible impact of chytrid fungus on amphibia.



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Links for more info about amphibian chytrid fungus and amphibian decline:



About Sam Jones:

Sam Jones is an ornithologist and naturalist at the start of his career in conservation biology. Since his graduation in 2010 he has travelled widely on an eclectic array of research, expeditions and fieldwork from single-species studies in the meadows of Friesland to compiling ornithological inventories and working on some of the worlds rarest primates in the cloudforests of the Andean east slope.

In the summer of 2012 Sam travelled to Honduras as part of an ornithological team, followed by an expedition to a zoologically unexplored mountain in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo as part of longer term work in the region. He has been documenting a variety of aspects of this work for Talking Naturally, making field recordings whenever possible.

Sam also writes for the multi-author Birding Frontiers blog where you can find more details of his work.

He can be contacted at samuel.ei.jones -AT-


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Passionate about animal welfare and conservation, veggie and dairy-free, I live in the Wiltshire (UK) countryside. I co-founded Birders Against Wildlife Crime and Birds Korea. Trustee of the League against Cruel Sports On Twitter @charliemoores

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  1. Dr David M. Jones says:

    Nice one Sam and Jon! I really enjoyed hearing the clear and convincing explanations. Keep up the good work.

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