Johana Goyes Vallejos received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Universidad del Valle, in Cali, Colombia. For her Ph.D., she joined the lab of Dr. Kentwood Wells in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Connecticut. Johana's research interests include sexual selection and amphibian mating systems (frogs and toads), with a particular interest in species that exhibit parental care behavior. For her dissertation work, she focused on elucidating the mating system of the smooth guardian frog of Borneo (Limnonectes palavanensis), an unusual species about which very little was known when she began her work. Using a combination of extensive fieldwork, bioacoustics, and methods in behavioral ecology and animal communication, Johana described behaviors of this species that were previously unknown to science. When not chasing frogs in remote forests around the world, Johana enjoys salsa dancing, reading non-scientific books, and baking.
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Talks with this Speaker
Dr. Johana Goyes-Vallejos discovers that in the smooth guardian frog of Borneo, female frogs call. (Talk recorded in May 2018)
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