The Science of Sustainability

Disappearing Frogs

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Around the world, frogs are declining at an alarming rate due to threats like pollution, disease and climate change. Frogs bridge the gap between water and land habitats, making them the first indicators of ecosystem changes. Meet the Bay Area researchers working to protect frogs across the state and across the world.


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Category: Biodiversity, Biology, Environment, Television

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Chris Bauer

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Chris Bauer is a Media Producer for QUEST. Chris has nearly 20 years experience working in broadcast television; producing sports, history, technology, science, environment and adventure related programming. He is a two-time winner of the international Society of Environmental Journalists Award for Outstanding Television Story and has received multiple Northern California Emmy Awards. Some of his Quest stories have been featured in the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, United Nations Association Film Festival, the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC. A 5th generation Bay Area resident and a graduate of St. Mary's College of California, his hobbies include canoeing, snowboarding, wood-working and trying to play the ukulele. He and his family live in San Francisco.
  • Helen Ducal

    Please, please, next time you want to do a study on frogs, come over here*. We have so many and they have been SO loud every night, for the last 6 weeks, they keep me awake! If they are all breeding as apposed to just having a chat…we will be over run…by summer.
    *Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France.

    • scott

      Fried frog legs are delicious with Beurre blanc and a nice white burgundy

  • Daniel Nicholson

    A great loss we are witnessing. I do not find humor in the witnessing the demise of many frog species in our lifetime.

  • lynn

    We love enjoying them in our backyard pond and hope they stay around here in PA