Parental care and embryo self-defense in a glassfrog

10/31/2013

Professor Karen Warkentin’s research has led to the discovery of predator-induced early hatching in many frogs. Glassfrogs are the latest addition to the Warkentin Lab’s study organisms, and the focus of Jesse Delia’s PhD research on the evolution of parental care and hatching plasticity. Prof. Warkentin served as an advisor for this National Geographic project and her former student Myra Hughey (PhD 2011) assisted the film crew in Costa Rica.