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Ana Almedariz

Ana (not pictured) is our herpetologist collaborator in Ecuador. She is curator of the exceptional herpetological collections at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional de Quito. She assists us with various logistical and scientific aspects of our work, and our specimens are left in her able care.

Tara Luckau
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A field participant in our August 2007 Ecuadorian expedition, Tara works at the Human Origins Genotyping Laboratory in Arizona Research Laboratories, Division of Biotechnology at the University of Arizona, where she manages and analyzes human DNA for National Geographic and IBM's Genographic Project. She has been implementing a qPCR reaction to detect the fatal amphibian fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, and hopes to further develop the qPCR to include amphibian DNA detection to provide a quantitative estimate of infection level in or study animals.

Greg Vigle

Greg is the Director of the Librarius Study Center at Reserva Jatun Sacha in Amazonian Ecuador, where we hold our Tropical Ecology course each year. He has spent the last 25 years studying Ecuadorian Herpetofauna, and is one of the leading scientists in this particular field. Greg acts as field coordinator for us at Jatun Sacha, and is first author of "A Photographic Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Jatun Sacha Biological Station, Amazonian Ecuador"


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