In a story that seems set in cryptozoology fiction, CTBCC scientists Sandra Abell and Bill Laurance will head a team hunting for evidence of the extinct Tassie tiger in an unlikely location - North Queensland.
In a new article in Australasian Science, CTBCC's Bill Laurance, with TESS lead author Mason Campbell and co-author Mohammed Alamgir discuss the ongoing problem of massive habitat loss due to road construction in the tropics and sub-tropics.
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).
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.
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.
Congratulations to our CTBCC students who were successful in their applications for WTMA student grants this year!
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.
CTBCC's Joe Holtum recently had a plant named after him!
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.
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
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!’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a new paper published in Tropical Conservation Science, CTBCC and TESS researchers investigate how large mammals use remnant linear forest areas in Sumatra.
In a new article in Mongabay, CTBCC's Bill Laurance outlines the infrastructure tsunami that is descending on Asia.
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.
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.
CTBCC's own intrepid explorer, Conrad Hoskin, has his discoveries highlighted in Australian Geographic.
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.
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.
CTBCC students continue to amass prizes and grants - with PhD student Donald McKnight picking up an award at this years ESA conference.
In a recent interview on 4CA radio, CTBCC's ant expert Lori Lach busts some myths about ants.
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.
The recently published Altmetric list of the 'Most Discussed' research in 2016 includes a paper co-authored by CTBCC member Bill Laurance.
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.