Gregory F.M. Jongsma

Canadian, based in the USA
Florida Museum of Natural History
BII expert in: Amphibians

My work explores the origins and maintenance of frog diversity at multiple scales (genetic to community) in Central Africa. I am very interested in how climate change over since the Pleistocene has shaped contemporary diversity. This work can help inform conservation priorities in the face of human-driven climate change. My research program is museum and field based.

Large-scale monocultures like for growing of palm-oil can devastate frog communities. Such activities at centers of endemism (like in the Cameroon Volcanic Line), place many range-restricted species at risk of extinction.

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