Conservation Biology

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Just wanted to introduce myself, My name is Sam Hopkins and I hail originally from the UK. I came out here to study your amazing number of frogs for my masters and then got carried away with it and ended up doing a PhD. My master project looked into chytrid fungus which is blamed for killing frogs all over the world and seems to be present here too. The PhD project was quite broad but focused on the general tadpole ecology of one site in the centre of Kenilworth Racecourse which is home to some of the most charming and unfortunately endangered frogs in South Africa. The rest of my project looked into tadpole physiology. So that's me (on the right).