Lab associates recently received small grants from WSU to initiate two new projects. The first project, led by postdoc John Romansic, examines the effect of beavers on amphibians in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest (near the WSUV campus). This project will be carried out in collaboration with Kevan Moffett (an ecohydrologist at WSUV). Lab associate Michelle Devlaeminck (WSUV undergraduate) received a summer research grant to evaluate the use of storm water infrastructure as breeding habitat by native amphibians.