Project “Frog” in Nouragues

Nouragues Natural Reserve – French Guiana


1- French Guiana


Many tropical frog species have adapted to breed in small pools of water, such as water-filled tree holes away from rivers and ponds. However, we know very little about how these species choose suitable breeding sites and what conditions favor their survival. Furthermore, an infectious fungal disease has been spreading among and threatening amphibians populations.
The goal of our project is to understand what conditions favor amphibian reproduction in pools across the vertical gradient, from the ground to the canopy. We also want to understand if species that move between forest floor and canopy, such as the Dyeing Poison Frog, might spread the infectious disease between different aquatic habitats.