Most students flock to the Library with umbrellas in hand or stay in their dorm rooms on wet winter afternoons, but this semester, Jillena Yeager will head outdoors after each rainfall and twice daily to conduct her research.
The junior Environmental Science major is studying the campus’s wood frog population during the species’ breeding season in mid to late February. “The wood frog is one of the many amphibians that breed in temporary ponds where fish are absent. At Stockton, there are at least 22 of these temporary ponds, called vernal ponds,” she explained. A pond called ‘S’ is where she will focus her study.