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Rainforest Raincoat

Rainforest Raincoat

The experimental drought plots, part of long term research by Susan Laurance, from CTBCC and TESS, recently featured in an article from TERN (Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network).

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Do studies neglect tropical ecosystems?

Do studies neglect tropical ecosystems?

In a new paper published in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, CTBCC's Tobin Northfield, along with first author David Clarke from TESS, and Paul York and Michael Rasheed from TropWATER, asks whether biodiversity-ecosystem function literature neglects tropical ecosystems.

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Range expansion of introduced geckos

Range expansion of introduced geckos

CTBCC student Louise Barnett, with supervisor Conrad Hoskin and alumni Ben Phillips explore factors leading to range expansion into natural areas in the feral Asian house gecko in a new paper in Austral Ecology this month.

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WTMA student awards success

WTMA student awards success

Congratulations to our CTBCC students who were successful in their applications for WTMA student grants this year!

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Animals in Motion workshop

Animals in Motion workshop

In mid-February 2017, a two-day symposium about wildlife telemetry research and collaboration attracted about 40 people. The event, titled ‘Animals in Motion’, was supported jointly by CTBCC, TropWATER and CSTFA.

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Joe Holtum gets his own plant!

Joe Holtum gets his own plant!

CTBCC's Joe Holtum recently had a plant named after him!

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JCU partners with Indonesia to protect biodiversity

JCU partners with Indonesia to protect biodiversity

JCU and CTBCC's Professor Bill Laurance are partnering with the Papuan Province of Indonesia to protect hundreds of thousands of kilometers of native habitat and biodiversity.

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Snaring crisis

Snaring crisis

In an article published in National Geographic, CTBCC's Bill Laurance, along with a number of co-authors, highlight the disturbing trend of homemade and cheap wire snares that catch animals in South-East Asia

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Grant for National Science Week!

Grant for National Science Week!

CTBCC's Lori Lach, along with TESS's Tasmin Rymer and Karen Joyce, have been awarded a prestigious grant for National Science Week 2017. They will be hosting the event 'National Science Week at the Tanks: Science in the Tropics Rocks!’

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Can greens and graziers be friends?

Can greens and graziers be friends?

CTBCC student Heather Neilly, with supervisor Lin Schwarzkopf, have undertaken a study to find out if farming and biodiversity can co-exist and even benefit each other.

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New northern Bettong colony discovered

New northern Bettong colony discovered

Good news story of the month! A new population of endangered northern Bettongs has been discovered north of Cairns - in an areas where the species was thought to have long become locally extinct.

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Trade off's between carbon storage and endemic species

Trade off's between carbon storage and endemic species

In a new paper published in Biological Conservation, CTBCC director Jeremy VanDerWal, with co-authors April Reside and Catherine Moran, examine impact of trade offs between carbon and biodiversity priorities for the Wet Tropics Region.

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Win-win for conservation and chocolate lovers

Win-win for conservation and chocolate lovers

In a new study published in Ecological Applications, CTBCC's Tobin Northfield and student Samantha Forbes show that sometimes everyone can win - as increased pollinator habitat results in increased production of cacao AND increased predator conservation.

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Climate change has complex impacts on flies

Climate change has complex impacts on flies

In a new study published in Global Change Biology, CTBCC researcher Megan Higgie, with co-authors from the UK and Melbourne, show that climate change has complex effects on fruit flies in an ingenious experiment.

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Snakes in the dunny?

Snakes in the dunny?

Ever found a snake down your toilet? A recent video went viral online - showing a snake being removed from a toilet in Thailand. CTBCC's Lin Schwarzkopf spoke to National Geographic on why snakes might end up in your dunny.

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Attack of the toad army!

Attack of the toad army!

Swarms of baby cane toads have descended on areas in the tropical north during the summer months. CTBCC's Ross Alford talks to the Cairns Post about the phenomenon.

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Mammal use of remnant forests

Mammal use of remnant forests

In a new paper published in Tropical Conservation Science, CTBCC and TESS researchers investigate how large mammals use remnant linear forest areas in Sumatra.

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Infrastructure Tsunami in Asia

Infrastructure Tsunami in Asia

In a new article in Mongabay, CTBCC's Bill Laurance outlines the infrastructure tsunami that is descending on Asia.

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Cost-effective ways to reduce carbon emissions

Cost-effective ways to reduce carbon emissions

Researchers from CTBCC and TESS have collated the cost and benefit data of a broad range of strategies to conserve and manage forests in Southeast Asia.

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Where are the Christmas Beetles?

Where are the Christmas Beetles?

The iconic Christmas beetle - usually numerous at Christmas - appears to be declining - CTBCC's Lin Schwarzkopf talks to the Townsville Bulletin about what might be happening.

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Adventure's of CTBCC's intrepid explorer!

Adventure's of CTBCC's intrepid explorer!

CTBCC's own intrepid explorer, Conrad Hoskin, has his discoveries highlighted in Australian Geographic.

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The costs of ecological resilience and restoration

The costs of ecological resilience and restoration

In a new study published in Ecology and Society, CTBCC's Susan Laurance, and co-authors from TESS, and from South America, investigate the costs of ecological restoration on a landscape scale in Brazil.

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Helping frogs adapt to disease

Helping frogs adapt to disease

The amphibian chytrid fungus is responsible for global frog declines. In a new paper published in Immunogentics, CTBCC and One Health researchers advance molecular knowledge that may result in better resistance to the disease.

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More student prizes!

More student prizes!

CTBCC students continue to amass prizes and grants - with PhD student Donald McKnight picking up an award at this years ESA conference.

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Mythbusters - the Ant edition

Mythbusters - the Ant edition

In a recent interview on 4CA radio, CTBCC's ant expert Lori Lach busts some myths about ants.

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Ant Invasion

Ant Invasion

As the warmer weather hits, the public are reporting an influx of ants into their homes. CTBCC's ant expert Lori Lach talks to the Herald Sun about why.

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CTBCC research #59 on list of 'Most Discussed' research

CTBCC research #59 on list of 'Most Discussed' research

The recently published Altmetric list of the 'Most Discussed' research in 2016 includes a paper co-authored by CTBCC member Bill Laurance.

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Giraffes at risk

Giraffes at risk

In a recent article in The Conversation, CTBCC's Bill Laurance warns that it's time to stand tall for the gentle giant - the giraffe.

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Temperature variation in tropical rainforests

Temperature variation in tropical rainforests

In a recent paper published in the journal Biotropica, CTBCC researchers, along with collaborators from the UK, Norway, Madagascar and the USA, examine how temperature changes in structurally complex rainforests.

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Mouse Vs Snake

Mouse Vs Snake

In a new study published in this months Animal Behaviour, CTBCC's Rickard Abom and Lin Schwarzkopf examine anti-predator behaviour in introduced and native rodents in Australia.

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