Research Overview

How can individual countries help save frog species?

Our project is helping to implement the action plan for amphibian conservation that was created by Panama’s environmental authorities in 2011. This is only possible thanks to the government of Panama’s interest in conservation of amphibian biodiversity and the support we have received from businesses in Panama.


B.S., Universidad de Panamá

M.S., University of Connecticut

Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Selected Publications

Woodhams, D. C., Alford. R. A., Antwis, R. E., Archer, H. Becker, M. H., Belden, L. K., Bell, S.C., Bletz, M., Daskin, J. H., Davis, L. R., Flechas, S. V., Lauer, A., Gonzalez, A., Harris, R. N., Holden, W. M., Hughey, M.C., Ibáñez, R. D., Knight, R., Kueneman, J., Rabemananjara, F., Reinert, L. K., Rollins-Smith, L. A., Roman-Rodriguez, F., Shaw, S.D., Walke, J.B., McKenzie, V. 2015. Antifungal isolates database of amphibian skin-associated bacteria and function against emerging fungal pathogens. Ecology, 96(2)

Ellison, A. R., Tunstall, T., DiRenzo, G. V., Hughey, M. C., Rebollar, E. A., Belden, L., Harris, R. N., Ibáñez, R., Lips, K., Zamudio, K. R. 2015. More than skin deep: functional genomic basis for resistance to amphibian chytridiomycosis. 2015. Genome Biology and Evolution, 7(1): 286-298.

Perez, R., Richards-Zawacki, C., Krohn, A. R., Robak, M., Griffith, E. J., Ross, H., Gratwicke, B., Ibáñez, R., Voyles, J. 2014. Field surveys in Western Panama indicate populations of Atelopus varius frogs are persisting in regions where Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is now enzootic. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 8(2): 30-35.

Myers, C. W., Ibáñez, R. D., Grant, T., Jaramillo, César A. 2012. Discovery of the frog genus Anomaloglossus in Panama, with descriptions of two new species from the Chagres Highlands (Dendrobatoidea: Aromobatidae). American Museum Novitates, 3763: 1-19.

Heckadon-Moreno, S. Ibáñez, R.D., Condit, R. 1999. La Cuenca del Canal: deforestación, contaminación y urbanización: proyecto de monitoreo de la Cuenca del Canal de Panamá (PMCC).

Ibáñez, R. D., Solis, F. A. 1991. Las serpientes de Panama: Lista de especies, comentarios taxonomicos y bibliografia. Scientia, 6(2): 27-52.

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