Yale Ecology Professor to Discuss Water Pollution and Frogs

The Center for Science and Common Good presents David Skelly, director of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale, and Professor of Ecology and Associate Dean for Research at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Olin Auditorium.

Dr. Skelly’s research on the effects of water pollution on the development of frogs in suburban environments has received wide attention in the national medial.

David SkellyHe received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His work has centered on pond-breeding amphibians, which he calls “an excellent case study in the difficulties and promise confronted by ecologists today.”  In 1990, when reports of disappearing populations became widespread, amphibian ecologists like Dr. Skelly began working to explain the issues through their research.