Patrick Moldowan is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Toronto studying the population ecology and sensitivity to environmental change of salamanders, one of the many ‘little things that run the world’. He has been fortunate to turn his passion for wildlife (amphibians and reptiles, in particular) into ecological research and conservation efforts than span continents. Patrick is a recipient of the prestigious Canada's New Noah Scholarship from Wildlife Preservation Canada, an award recognizing young leaders in conservation. When not doting over salamanders, you can find Patrick dining on fine curries, guiding natural history tours, pondering the quirky sex lives of turtles, and planning his next field research project (… inevitably involving amphibians and reptiles).