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August 2018 - Rohr et. al 2018. Ecology Letters. The complex drivers of thermal acclimation and breadth in ectotherms. Article featured on journal issue cover (Photo by Jeremy Cohen):


February 2018 - Cohen et al. 2018. Nature Climate Change. A global synthesis of phenological responses to climate change.

January 2017 - Cohen et. al 2017. Ecology Letters. The thermal mismatch hypothesis explains host susceptibility to an emerging infectious disease. Article featured on journal issue cover (Photo by Jeremy Cohen):

August 2016 - Young et al. 2016. Applied & Environmental Microbiology. trong>Vancomycin resistant enterococci and changes in bacterial community structure associated with a residential sewage spill.

June 2016 - Cohen et al. 2016. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Spatial scale modulates the strength of ecological processes driving disease distributions.

September 9 2015 - Featured story in Tampa Tribune

June 2015 - Civitello et al. 2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America "Biodiversity inhibits parasites: Broad evidence for the dilution effect" featured in:

February 2015 - Rohr, J.R. et al. 2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America. "Predator diversity, intraguild predation, and indirect effects drive parasite transmission" featured in:

January 2015 - Douglas, M.R., Rohr, J.R., Tooker, J.F. 2015. Journal of Applied Ecology "Neonicotinoid insecticide travels through a soil food chain, disrupting biocontrol of non-target pests and decreasing soybean yield" featured in:

July 2014 - McMahon et al. 2014. Nature "Amphibians acquire resistance to live and dead fungus overcoming fungal immunosuppression" featured in:

May 2014 - Rohr featured on “People Behind the Science”

April 2014 - Featured on Canadian National Television show 16 x 9 (equivalent to 60 Minutes in the U.S.) and several associated web stories

February 2014 - The New Yorker Magazine: Annals of Science Section: “A Valuable Reputation” by Rachel Aviv

June 2013 - Environmental Health News: “Special Report: Syngenta's campaign to protect atrazine, discredit critics.” By Clare Howard (in side bar)

October 2013- Rohr et al. 2013 Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B "Early-life exposure to an herbicide has enduring effects on pathogen-induced mortality"featured in:

May 2013- McMahon et al. 2013 PNAS "Chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has nonamphibian hosts and releases chemicals that cause pathology in the absence of infection"featured in:

September 19, 2012 - ABC Action News Tampa: &ld“USF researchers track frogs affected by climate change and the deadliest fungus on Earth”

September 17, 2012 - US Environmental Protection Agency Official Blog “Greenversations”: rong class="navText">“Climate Change and Amphibian Declines: putting the puzzle pieces together”

September 4, 2012 - Fox 13 10 PM News: “USF takes a closer look at common fungicide”: coverage of "Fungicide-induced declines of freshwater biodiversity modify ecosystem functions and services" by McMahon et al.

August 2012 - NY Times Dot Earth Blog “On Frogs, Fungus, Climate and the New News Process”

August 2012 - "Disease and thermal acclimation in a more variable and unpredictable climate" featured in:

May 2012 - "Fungicide-induced declines of freshwater biodiversity modify ecosystem functions and services" featured in:

Feb. 2012 - Research mentioned in “Downwind: Big Ag at Your Door” by Clare Howard

Jan. 2012 - Quoted in “Frog Wars” 2012 by Dashka Slater, Mother Jones Magazine, Jan. + Feb. issue, p 44-49

April 2011 - "The fungicide chlorothalonil is nonlinearly associated with corticosterone levels, immunity, and mortality in amphibians" featured in:

April 2011 - "A review of the conservation threats to carnivorous plants" featured in:

April 2011 - " Chlorothalonil: a deadly, immunomodulatory, and corticosterone-inducing fungicide to amphibians" featured in:

May 2010 - "Evidence for competition between carnivorous plants and spiders" featured in:

August 2009 - Scientific American: "Is the frog-killing chytrid fungus fueled by climate fluctuations?"

February 2009 - USF Magazine: "Where have all the frogs gone?"

October 2008 - "Agrochemicals increase trematode infections in a declining amphibian species" featured on the front cover of Nature and in:

May 2008 - New Phytologist: Featured article with cover shot and commentary. The definitive version is available at

May 2007 - The Scientist: "A new dynamic"

March 2007 - "Salamanders suffer delayed effects of common herbicide" featured in:

February 2007 - The Philadelphia Inquirer - Health and Science: "The knotty problem of what infects the newt"

































































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Rohr on front page of Tampa Tribune newspaper





Pink sundew and spider web

Competing sundews and spiders

Jason on Fox

Jason on Fox 13 News for 'Save the Frogs' day


Newt with Ichthyophonus

Squirrel treefrog

A squirrel treefrog, Hyla squirella (Photo credit: Joseph Gamble)