CSAM Researchers Participate in Amphibian Fungus Study
As part of the effort, Montclair State University professors Kirsten Monsen-Collar and Lisa Hazard will participate in the testing of amphibians, which involves gathering up to 2000 samples, in all of New Jersey's counties. Monsen-Collar and Hazard both have experience with the chytrid fungus, having found it present among amphibians at the University's New Jersey School of Conservation in Sussex County.
Funded by a grant from the federal State Wildlife Grants Program, renewals of New Jersey "Conserve Wildlife" license plates, and the wildlife check-off on state income tax returns, the researchers will perform field sampling through May, contributing their findings to a report which will be submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Read the full article courtesy of the Cape May Herald.