Studying the conservation and ecology of fresh waters and their organisms, from genes to landscapes



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"The rocks shape life like hands around swelling dough. In Virginia, the salamanders vary from mountain ridge to mountain ridge, so do the fiddle tunes the old men play. All this because it is hard to move from mountain to mountain. These are not merely anomalous details. This is what life is about: salamanders, fiddle tunes, you and me and things, the split and burr of it all, the fizz into particulars. No mountains and one salamander, one fiddle tune, would be a lesser world." -Annie Dillard