New in Field Notes: Ponds, Pipes and Parasites

February 9, 2016

Suburban ponds reveal a plethora of parasites, raising questions about amphibian health

By Agnes Walton, YIBS Science Communication Fellow (

It seems easy to assume that the manicured, verdant lawns of suburbia are not, by virtue of their presence, doing any favors to their surrounding environment. However, though these spaces sometimes boast an almost astounding lack of diversity they interact with their surroundings in more ways than one might expect. Researchers at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies are getting to grips with these interactions and the surprising winners and losers in the suburban pond. YIBS Field Notes spoke to Meredith VanAcker who received a Masters Research Small Grant for her work.

Read the full story on the Field Notes blog.


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