an adult gray tree frog
An adult gray tree frog, the species of frog that colonized the artificial ponds that were kept in the dark.

Biology’s Kacey Dananay and Michael Benard research impact of artificial light on amphibians

Amphibians threatened with extinction by effects of streetlights and illuminated buildings

The Independent: Kacey Dananay, a recent graduate with a PhD in biology, and her supervisor, Associate Professor of Biology Michael Benard, studied the effect of artificial light on amphibians—primarily toads—and noted the adverse effects it had on their development and breeding.