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Grant Spotlight: Earless Frogs and Their Unique Habitats

Rudolf von May, a National Geographic Society grantee, studied habitat shifts and physiology of ground-breeding frogs across Andes-Amazon elevational gradients. Last month, von May’s research paper, “Evolutionary radiation of earless frogs in the Andes: molecular phylogenetics and habitat shifts ...

Endangered Vultures Critical to Disease Control in Africa

  National Geographic Society grantee Corinne Kendall studied vulture biology and conservation at Princeton and now works for North Carolina Zoo putting her knowledge to work in on-the-ground (and in-the-sky) research in Tanzania. She’s also passionate about education, managing ...

Top Things We Learned in 2017

By Scott Ridge Over the course of 2017, we continued to invest in bold people and transformative ideas with more than 600 grants, totaling nearly $12 million. This led to amazing discoveries AND achievements by our Explorer community. Our Explorers also led the ...

Enviromedics: Wildfire and No Way Out

The following is an excerpt from the book “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health” that was recently published by Rowman & Littlefield. By Jay Lemery, MD, and Paul Auerbach, MD “Hot and dry — they go hand in ...

Enviromedics: Our Marble Needs to Stay Blue

The following is an excerpt from the book “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health” that was recently published by Rowman & Littlefield. By Jay Lemery, MD, and Paul Auerbach, MD As any astronaut who has gazed down ...