The planning behind prescribed burns; Amphibians and pollution

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
Wood frog tadpoles like this one are more susceptible to a parasitic fluke when they live in water tainted by road salt. But when their polluted ecosystem includes other species, like the American toad, which are not more likely to be infected in saltier water, biodiversity works in all the tadpoles’ favor. Image courtesy Jess Hua.

We learn more about how prescribed burns help the state’s native plants and animals. Then, how amphibians are reacting to pollutants in the aquatic environment. 

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Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Michele Witecha Guest
  • Jeb Barzen Guest
  • Jessica Hua Guest
  • Jill Nadeau Executive Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director