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Amazon Supports Faculty Research on Illinois Chorus Frog

March 9, 2017

Amazon has gifted $10,000 to SIUE in support of Dr. Richard Essner’s research on the Illinois Chorus Frog. Essner is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

“I am excited by Amazon’s support of our research,” Essner said. “It is unusual to see a corporation take such a strong interest in local conservation. Their donation will allow us to purchase radio transmitters that will be used to track the movements of Illinois Chorus Frogs. This will help us to identify critical habitat and inform our conservation effort.”

In March, Essner will give a presentation on his research to Amazon employees of the fulfillment centers in Edwardsville. In addition, each Amazon fulfillment center identifies a mascot and the Illinois Chorus Frog will serve as the mascot for one of the Edwardsville buildings.

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