Monday, May 5th, 2014 - Mariana Vasconcellos talks to us about studying tree frogs in the Cerrado, a really unique biodiversity hotspot in South America


Ecology, Evolution and Behavior graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, Mariana Vasconcellos, spoke to us about The Cerrado in Brazil: a savannah in South America that is an incredibly diverse biodiversity hotspot. Specifically, Mariana studies the evolutionary history of tree frogs in the Cerrado. She uses DNA sequencing in the tree frogs to reconstruct phylogenetic trees of these frogs, essentially "family trees" for these frogs. Tune in to learn something new about South American tree frogs!


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