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Big Projects, Big Loss

Big Projects, Big Loss

In a new video uploaded to You Tube, CTBCC and TESS researchers outline how developing nations trying to develop natural resources can actually end up running at a loss, not a profit.

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Now that's what I call Music

Now that's what I call Music

In a new paper published in Pest Management Science, CTBCC student Ben Muller, with supervisor Lin Schwarzkopf, demonstrate how choosing the best sounding male cane toads can reap benefits by trapping egg carrying females.

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Blooming exciting!

Blooming exciting!

Researchers from the Australian Tropical Herbarium recently identified and named a new species of flowering plant in the genus Geosiris.

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Good Vibrations? Sexing turtles..

Good Vibrations? Sexing turtles..

In a new paper published in the journal Acta Herpetologica, CTBCC student Donald McKnight, along with co-authors from the USA, describe a (very!) novel method of sexing some turtle species in the field.

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Conservation of large old trees

Conservation of large old trees

In a paper published in Biological Reviews, CTBCC's Bill Laurance, along with David Lindenmayer from ANU discuss the conservation of large old trees.

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New plant species described

New plant species described

CTBCC's Betsy Jackes has described new species and subspecies of plants, which was recently published in the journal Australian Systematic Botany.

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Student Grant Success!

Student Grant Success!

July has been a successful month for CTBCC students, with 7 students receiving prestigious grants from ESA and Skyrail.

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Challenges in the Tropics

Challenges in the Tropics

CTBCC's Mark Ziembicki, with JCU's Stewart Lockie, offer a commentary reflecting on the challenges, and progress made, on this the second UN International Day of the Tropics.

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Balancing conservation and development

Balancing conservation and development

CTBCC and TESS students working in forest conservation are looking at ways to balance conservation with development to benefit both local human and flora and fauna populations.

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Environmental Laws Under Attack

Environmental Laws Under Attack

In a recent article published in The Conversation, CTBCC's Bill Laurance finds that environmental laws are under attack globally, putting threatened species at more risk.

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Kangaroo Wars?

Kangaroo Wars?

In a recent article published in Gizmodo, CTBCC's Bill Laurance adds his ideas on Australia's never ending battle to cull animal populations, including both feral and native species.

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Forest Fragmentation - 38 years of research

Forest Fragmentation - 38 years of research

In a new paper published in presigious journal Biological Reviews, CTBCC's Bill and Susan Laurance, along with researchers from Brazil and the US, summarise 38 years of long-term data on forest fragmentation in the Amazon.

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Grant for Crazy Ant Research

Grant for Crazy Ant Research

CTBCC's Lori Lach is the recipient of a large grant, from The Wet Tropics Management Authority, to advance her critical research on Yellow Crazy Ants in the Wet Tropics.

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Bayesian models identify gaps in research

Bayesian models identify gaps in research

In a recent paper published in the journal Conservation Biology, CTBCC team researchers, led by Deborah Bower, use Bayesian modelling to identify areas requiring further research in amphibian chytrid fungus.

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Alternative route for superhighway

Alternative route for superhighway

In a new paper out in Tropical Conservation Science journal, CTBCC and TESS researcher Bill Laurance, along with co-authors from TESS, Nigeria and New Zealand, propose a new route for a Nigerian superhighway in order to minimise biodiversity losses.

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VR tree kangaroo!

VR tree kangaroo!

The Atherton Tree-Kangaroo and Mammal Group received a Government grant to work with CTBCC and eResearch researchers to develop a virtual reality tree kangaroo for conservation purposes.

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Student Awards Success

Student Awards Success

CTBCC students have had more awards success, with Jenny Cocciardi and Rebecca Moss winning prestigious American Society of Naturalists Student Research Awards!

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Feral Pigs Fitted with FitBits!

Feral Pigs Fitted with FitBits!

A new initiative between CTBCC director and eResearch deputy director Jeremy VanDerWal, CSIRO's Justin Perry, and three North Australian Indigenous land management organisations (Aak Puul Ngangtam, Kalan Enterprises – Cape York Peninsula QLD, and Djelk Land Management – Arnhem Land NT) are developing new technology to control feral pigs in the far north.

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Diplomats visit the Australian Tropical Herbarium

Diplomats visit the Australian Tropical Herbarium

Host ambassadors and heads of mission representing more than 70 countries visited the Australian Tropical Herbarium on May 16th.

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Biodiversity redistribution under climate change

Biodiversity redistribution under climate change

In a recent paper published in prestige journal Science, a host of authors, including CTBCC's Steve Williams, investigate how climate change is causing the redistribution of plant and animal species, and how this will impact human populations.

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Adaptation and Evolution in rainforest fruit flies

Adaptation and Evolution in rainforest fruit flies

In a recent paper published in the journal Global Change Biology, researchers from the UK and Australia, including CTBCC's Megan Higgie, investigate adaptation and evolution of rainforest fruit flies along altitudinal gradients.

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Protected areas in India

Protected areas in India

In a recent paper published in the journal Land, TESS and CTBCC researchers investigated terrestrial species found in protected areas in the Indian region of Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India.

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JCU second for Biodiversity Conservation!

JCU second for Biodiversity Conservation!

In the 2017 Centre for World University Rankings, JCU came 2nd for Biodiversity Conservation.

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Highly Cited

Highly Cited

In a new list of the most highly cited researchers, CTBCC's Bill Laurance comes in at number 1600.

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Impact of infectious diseases on host genetics

Impact of infectious diseases on host genetics

In a new paper published in the journal Conservation Genetics, CTBCC's Donald McKnight, Lin Schwarzkopf, Deborah Bower, Ross Alford, and Kyall Zenger review recent studies on the emergence of infectious diseases and their impact on host population genetics.

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Arboreality - a new trait connected to resilience

Arboreality - a new trait connected to resilience

In a new paper published in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography, CTBCC researchers and co-authors investigate whether arboreality - the ability to climb live high in the canopy - is associated with resilience to environmental change.

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We're going on a tiger hunt...

We're going on a tiger hunt...

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.

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Roads to Ruin?

Roads to Ruin?

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.

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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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Bite me for Chocolate

Bite me for Chocolate

CTBCC's Tobin Northfield discusses midges and cocoa production in a new talk from TEDxJCUCairns.

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Where have the Ulysses gone?

Where have the Ulysses gone?

Recent surveys and captive breeding efforts have noted a decline in wild ulysses butterflies, and failure in captive breeding. CTBCC's Tobin Northfield talks to the ABC about what might be happening.

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CTBCC students rake in prizes

CTBCC students rake in prizes

Congratulations to CTBCC students Melinda Greenfield and Pauline Lenancker on receiving a prestigious Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment.

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Strange species lost before they are found?

Strange species lost before they are found?

In a new article in The Conversation, CTBCC's Bill Laurance examines the potential for as yet undiscovered species, and the alarming possibility that they may go extinct before we even find them.

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Why is Townsville snake bite capital?

Why is Townsville snake bite capital?

In an recent article in the Townsville Bulletin, it was reported that Townsville has the most snake bites in Queensland, with 87 patients in 2016 so far. CTBCC's Conrad Hoskin adds some science to the hysteria.

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Halting the 6th Mass Extinction

Halting the 6th Mass Extinction

In a new article published in The Conversation, CTBCC's Bill Laurance and co-author Paul Elrich report that the 6th mass extinction is already underway, and highlight that radical action is required if we hope to halt it.

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The broad footprint of climate change

The broad footprint of climate change

In a new paper published in renown journal Science, Brett Scheffers and colleagues assess the broad impacts of climate change globally across across genes, species, and ecosystems.

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Ant brains work overtime

Ant brains work overtime

In a new paper released in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, CTBCC's Simon Robson and co-authors investigate ant brain size in species with different social behaviors.

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How lizards stay moist in a drying world

How lizards stay moist in a drying world

In a new paper published in this weeks edition of Oecologia, CTBCC student Anna Pintor, along with supervisors Andrew Krockenberger and Lin Schwarzkopf, investigate how a tropical lizard maintains hydroregulation when the temperature heats up.

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Agonistic behaviour in larvae

Agonistic behaviour in larvae

CTBCC's Dr Richard Rowe recently gave a talk at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida, on agonistic behaviour in insect larvae.

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Impacts of controlled burns differ among species

Impacts of controlled burns differ among species

In a new study, CTBCC researcher Rickard Abom has been investigating how animal populations recover after controlled burning, and found that results differ among species.

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Why saving the worlds wild spaces just got more important

Why saving the worlds wild spaces just got more important

In a new article published in The Conversation, CTBCC's Bill Laurance highlights why saving the world's wildest regions has become even more important in biodiversity conservation.

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Striped possums find a place called home

Striped possums find a place called home

Patience has paid off, as a striped possum and her baby move into a nest box put in the Daintree rainforest under a joint project with JCU Cairns and TERN (Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network).

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Calling in cane toads

Calling in cane toads

In a new paper published in the journal Behaviour, CTBCC PhD student Ben Mueller, with Lin Schwarzkopf and David Pike investigate the active space of cane toad calls, and differences in response between males and females.

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Carbon stores going up in smoke

Carbon stores going up in smoke

In a recent article published in The Conversation, CTBCC's Bill Laurance, along with co-authors from Griffith University and the University of Queensland, outline how destroying the earth's forests results in a double whammy of loss of habitat and loss of carbon stores.

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Anonymous donor to fund rainforest research

Anonymous donor to fund rainforest research

CTBCC's Bill Laurance is the recipient of an extraordinary grant of $2.7 million, from an anonymous donor.

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Rescuing endangered tree frogs

Rescuing endangered tree frogs

CTBCC PhD student Jonathan Kolby, along with collegues in Honduras, have crafted an ambitious plan to help save endangered rainforest frogs.

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Big Data, Big Opportunities

Big Data, Big Opportunities

In a guest editorial in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, CTBCC's Bill Laurance, with co-authors Frédéric Achard, Stephen Peedell andSusanne Schmitt, discuss how the recent revolutions in sharing of large data sets, open access research and remote sensing data are leading to big opportunities in ecology and conservation.

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Basking behaviour and heat tolerance in tropical lizards

Basking behaviour and heat tolerance in tropical lizards

CTBCC's Stephen Williams, along with multiple authors from other institutions, examines, in a new paper published in Evolution, how basking behaviour differs among multiple species of Australian tropical rainforest lizards, and how these behaviours might impact their ability to adapt to climate change in the future.

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Range expansion in a feral gecko

Range expansion in a feral gecko

CTBCC's Louise Barnett and Conrad Hoskin, along with alumni Ben Phillips, investigate the factors determining range expansion in the introduced Asian house gecko, in a new paper published online in Austral Ecology.

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Thermoregulatory behaviour in skinks

Thermoregulatory behaviour in skinks

In a new paper published online in the journal Oikos, CTBCC's John Llewelyn, Stewart MacDonald and Amberlee Hatcher present results demonstrating plasticity in temperature preferences and behaviour in the rainforest sunskink.

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Chytrid carrying frogs increase death in endangered overlapping species

Chytrid carrying frogs increase death in endangered overlapping species

In a new paper published online in Conservation Biology, CTBCC's Laura Brannelly and Lee Skerratt, along with co-authors from ANU, Deakin and NSW Government, examine whether species of frog which can survive with the amphibian chytrid fungus can cause declines in co-existing frog species which cannot tolerate the disease.

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Recreating fluctuating temperatures in the lab

Recreating fluctuating temperatures in the lab

In a new paper published at Methods in Ecology and Evolution, CTBCC researchers highlight new methodology they have developed to create a fluctuating-temperature chamber.

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Gotta catch 'em all - Wildlife Spotter

Gotta catch 'em all - Wildlife Spotter

CTBCC's Sandra Abell is one of the lucky few whose research will be helped by the new citizen science project Wildlife Spotter.

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Bug bedlam

Bug bedlam

CTBCC's Simon Robson spoke to the Townsville Bulletin about the current influx of cockroaches and bed bugs in the region.

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CTBCC at VR Hackathon - Melbourne

CTBCC at VR Hackathon - Melbourne

CTBCC director Jeremy VanDerWal, Mark Ziembicki, and a variety of other staff and students from JCU, recently attended Australia's first virtual reality hackathon on urban sustainability, in Melbourne.

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Human impacts on biodiversity - 16 years of data

Human impacts on biodiversity - 16 years of data

In a new paper published in Nature Communications, CTBCC's Bill Laurance, along with first author Oscar Venter and Peter Wood from TESS, and co-authors, use 16 years of newly available data to investigate human impact on the terrestrial environment.

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Climate relevant traits vary in a tropical lizard

Climate relevant traits vary in a tropical lizard

In a new study published online in Diversity and Distributions, CTBCC researchers John Llewelyn, Stewart McDonald, Amberlee Hatcher and Ben Phillips, along with collaborator Craig Moritz, investigate how climate relevant traits vary among populations of the rainforest sunskink.

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Young Citizen Scientists Monitor Environment

Young Citizen Scientists Monitor Environment

CTBCC's own Jeremy VanDerWal talks to the ABC about the citizen science project on the Ross River which is involving local school children.

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Climate, bats and Hendra virus

Climate, bats and Hendra virus

In a new paper published in One Health journal, CTBCC's Lee Skerratt, along with co-authors from JCU and the One Health Research Group, and others, investigates how climatic niche for four species of flying fox affects spillover of Hendra virus into horses and humans.

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No impact on calling performance in diseased frogs

No impact on calling performance in diseased frogs

In a new paper published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, CTBCC's Lin Schwarzkopf and Ross Alford, along with JCU associated co-authors, demonstrate that male frogs infected with the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus have equally robust calls compared to non-infected frogs.

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CTBCC Student gets Australian Wildlife Society Grant

CTBCC Student gets Australian Wildlife Society Grant

Congratulations to Donald McKnight, who received a $1,500 grant from the Australian Wildlife Society for his project - Do bacterial immune defences drive the recovery of threatened frog populations?

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Frogs make a come-back

Frogs make a come-back

CTBCC's Conrad Hoskin is looking at some good news regarding numbers of the critically endangered endemic Kuranda tree frog.

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Degraded forests have value

Degraded forests have value

In a new paper published in Nature, CTBCC's Bill Laurance, along with a JCU team from TESS, investigate the potential value of degraded tropical forests in storing carbon.

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Water loss avoidance in reptiles

Water loss avoidance in reptiles

In a new paper published online in the journal Oecologia, CTBCC members Anna Pintor, Lin Schwarzkopf and Andrew Krockenberger examine how a tropical reptile can minimise water loss.

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Saving large old trees

Saving large old trees

CTBCC's Bill Laurance, along with Professor David Lindenmayer, authored a new paper published in the journal Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society which examines how and why giant, ancient trees are exceptionally vulnerable in our modern world.

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What limits cane toad distribution?

What limits cane toad distribution?

In a new paper released in the journal Molecular Ecology, CTBCC's Lin Schwarzkopf and Ross Alford, along with collegues from Washington State University and the University of Idaho, use molecular methods to examine genetic diversity and range constraints in cane toads.

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Australia Doesn't Just Want to Kill You!

Australia Doesn't Just Want to Kill You!

CTBCC's Tobin Northfield is part of a new series on Discovery Channel, called Australia Doesn't Just Want to Kill You.

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Baby Quolls

Baby Quolls

CTBCC and JCU are involved in a major research partnership with the ACT Government, CSIRO and the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust to reintroduce quolls to the Canberra area.

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CTBCC research highlighted

CTBCC research highlighted

CTBCC's research on mapping the impact of climate change on Australian wildlife has been highlighted at the website of the Australian National Data Service (ANDS)

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Infected frogs make more babies

Infected frogs make more babies

In a new paper published in the journal Open Biology, CTBCC members Lee Berger and Lee Skerratt, along with JCU One Health Research Group members Laura Brannelly and Rebecca Webb demonstrate that frogs infected with the deadly chytrid fungus increase their reproductive effort.

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Killer Cars

Killer Cars

In an article in bioGraphic, CTBCC's Bill Laurance outlines how nature could be imperiled by twice as many vehicles and enough new roads to encircle the planet more than 600 times.

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