Amphibians as Indicators of Environmental Change

Authors

Geoff Goodenow
Geoff Goodenow

Geoff Goodenow

Geoff Goodenow attended Indiana University of Pa. graduating with a BS in Biology.

He then attended Susquehanna University to acquire teaching credentials. Geoff participated in the CHANCE program in the summer of 2005, and focused his individual presentation on amphibians as indicators of environmental change. In June of 2007 Geoff retired after teaching biology for 30 years, mostly in the Lewisburg Area High School in Lewisburg, Pa. He remains active in education as a substitute teacher, providing teacher training seminars, and in assisting Chesapeake Bay Foundation with its watershed program in central Pa. In addition, he serves as a board member for a local land conservation group to help promote conservation ethic in his backyard.


Jennifer Paukovitch
Jennifer Paukovitch

Jennifer Paukovitch

B.S. Secondary Education, Biological Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2003 Secondary Ed. Certification in Biological Science.

Jen is currently teaching 6th grade Earth and Space science at Milton Hershey School, Catherine Hall Middle School. Previous to teaching 6th grade, Jen also taught 8th grade Physical Science for 2 years at the school. She has been a part of the Milton Hershey School’s teaching staff for 4 years and lives in Hershey, PA with her husband. Even though Jen is not teaching biology, she incorporates her travel experiences and love of the environment into her lessons. Her students are very curious about nature and biodiversity, so they make a very enthusiastic audience for Jen to share her stories! Milton Hershey School is a unique place for orphaned and under privileged children to live and learn. It was started by Milton S. Hershey, founder of Hershey’s Chocolates, in 1909. Since Jen’s students come from inner city, suburban, and rural areas, she finds the students hold a wide range of personal experiences with the environment. She encourages each of them to observe and question the world around them to find out new and exciting things! Jen’s other interests include travel, hiking, coaching field hockey, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

paukovitchj@mhs-pa.org


Dr. Marty Crump
Dr. Marty Crump

Marty Crump

Marty Crump is a behavioral ecologist who works with tropical amphibians in the areas of parental care, reproduction, territoriality, cannibalism, and tadpole ecology. She has published several books on her research and experiences in tropical areas such as Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. One of these books, In Search of the Golden Frog (University of Chicago Press, 2000) chronicles her unique experiences in Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloudforest, where she collected data on the now extinct Golden Toad highlighted in this module. She acted as a mentor to the authors of this module, since her research is invaluable when profiling the Golden Toad species. Marty received her Doctorate degree from the University of Kansas in 1974 and is currently an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University.