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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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