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WBIR-TV Channel 10 highlighted UT graduate student Todd Pierson in a story about species of salamanders in the Smokies. The national park is home to thirty different species, making it informally the Salamander Capital of the World, according to the news outlet.

Pierson, a student in ecology and evolutionary biology, noted that although there is a large body of research surrounding salamanders, “there’s still a lot we don’t know.” Read and watch the story online.