- BZ2450: Biodiversity of Tropical Australia (Level 2; TSV)
- BZ2705: Australian Vertebrate Fauna (Level 2; TSV)
- BZ3001: Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo (Level 3; TSV)
- BZ3705: The Australian Vertebrate Fauna (Level 3; TSV)
- BZ3740: Wildlife Ecology and Management (Level 3; TSV)
- BZ5705: Australian Vertebrate Fauna (Level 5; TSV)
- BZ5740: Wildlife Ecology and Management (Level 5; TSV)
- SC1101: Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding (Level 1; TSV)
- Research Disciplines
My research program consists of two broad, overlapping components: 1. evolution, ecology and conservation, and 2. systematics and taxonomy. Needless to say my interests are broad and I incorporate a variety of field, lab and experimental techniques in my research. I am particularly interested in processes of population divergence (particularly in mating traits) and the formation of new species. My main study system is hybrid zones between lineages of Green-eyed Treefrogs (Litoria serrata and L. myola) in rainforests of the Wet Tropics region of north-east Australia. These hybrid zones are fascinating and current projects revolve around determining the importance of reinforcement (increased premating isolation due to selection against maladaptive hybridisation) in speciation. Other projects I am currently working on include: targeted surveys for ‘missing’ and declined frogs; ecology and systematics of dipteran parasites of frogs; conservation of highly localised Queensland frogs and reptiles; and the invasion and impact of the Asian House Gecko in Australia.
Much of my research has involved frogs and reptiles but this has been largely a product of their suitability for the research questions to date. My interests are taxonomically broad.
- 2009 - Eureka Prize - ABRS Early Career Species Discovery
- 2003 - Henry Seibert Award - Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (International)
- 2011 to 2014 - ABRS BushBlitz Research Fellowship (2011-2014)
- 2007 to 2010 - ARC Australian Postdoctoral (APD) Research Fellowship (2007-2010)
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Scott ML, Llewelyn JS, Higgie MA, Hoskin CJ, Pike K and Phillips BL (2015) Chemoreception and mating behaviour of a tropical Australian skink. Acta Ethologica, 18 (3). pp. 283-293
- Hoskin CJ (2014) A new skink (Scincidae: Carlia) from the rainforest uplands of Cape Melville, north-east Australia. Zootaxa, 3869 (3). pp. 224-236
- Couper PJ and Hoskin CJ (2013) Two new subspecies of the leaf-tailed gecko Phyllurus ossa (Lacertilia: Carphodactylidae) from mid-eastern Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa, 3664 (4). pp. 537-553
- Hoskin CJ (2013) A new skink (Scincidae: Saproscincus) from rocky rainforest habitat on Cape Melville, north-east Australia. Zootaxa, 3722 (3). pp. 385-395
- Hoskin CJ (2013) A new frog species (Microhylidae: Cophixalus) from boulder-pile habitat of Cape Melville, north-east Australia. Zootaxa, 3722 (1). pp. 61-72
- Hoskin CJ and Couper PJ (2013) A spectacular new leaf-tailed gecko (Carphodactylidae: Saltuarius) from the Melville Range, north-east Australia. Zootaxa, 3717 (4). pp. 543-558
- Hoskin CJ, Hines HB, Meyer E, Clarke JM and Cunningham MJ (2013) A new treefrog (Hylidae: Litoria) from Kroombit Tops, east Australia, and an assessment of conservation status. Zootaxa, 3646 (4). pp. 426-446
- Macdonald SL, Borsboom AC, Best R and Hoskin CJ (2013) Significant range extensions for Delma labialis and a review of its biology. Australian Zoologist, 36 (4). pp. 470-477
- Zozaya S, Scheffers BR, Hoskin CJ, Macdonald SL and Williams SE (2013) A significant range extension for the Australian Wet Tropics skink Eulamprus frerei (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature, 56 (2). pp. 621-624
- Hoskin CJ (2012) Two new frog species (Microhylidae: Cophixalus) from the Australian Wet Tropics region, and redescription of Cophixalus ornatus. Zootaxa, 3271. pp. 1-16
- Book Chapters
- Hero J-M, Roberts JDale, Hoskin CJ, Lowe K, Narayan EJ and Bishop PJ. (2015) Austral amphibians: Gondwanan relicts in peril. In: Austral Ark: the state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 440-466
- Reside AE, Ceccarelli DM, Isaac JL, Hilbert D, Moran CL, Llewelyn JS, Macdonald SL, Hoskin CJ, Pert P and Parsons J (2014) Biodiversity: adaptation pathways and opportunities. In: Adaptation Pathways and Opportunities for the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster Region: volume 1: introduction, biodiversity and ecosystem services. James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia, pp. 11-74
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 53+ research outputs authored by Dr Conrad Hoskin from 1999 onwards.
- Current Funding
Current and recent Research Funding is shown by funding source and project.
Reever & Ocean Pty Ltd - Contract Research
Endangered Frog Surveys Kuranda
- Indicative Funding
- This project is to survey wildlife at a site in the Kuranda region, with particular focus on endangered frog species.
- Conrad Hoskin (College of Marine & Environmental Sciences)
- Impact Assessment; Endangered Species; Frogs
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.
- Going Feral: Colonisation of Natural Environments by Asian House Geckos. (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Locating Adaptive Diversity in the Face of Climate Change (PhD, Associate Advisor)
- Pheromones as a Mating Trait in Australian Lizards: Understanding Diversity in Morphologically Conservative Taxa. (Masters, Primary Advisor)
- Can Species Interactions Cause Rapid Niche Adaptation? (Masters, Secondary Advisor)
- Species interactions and evolution of Drosophila mating traits (Masters, Secondary Advisor)
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- 1 collaboration
- Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)
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