Latest News - November

Waterfall Frog

Chytrid mystery recovery

Novermber 2017

CTBCC researchers have found that rare, endemic, mountain top frogs are recovering from the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus.

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Tadpole

Trophic role of tadpoles

November 2017

In a recent paper published in the journal Freshwater Biology, CTBCC Katrin Schmidt, Ross Alford, along with JCU's Richard Pearson and co-author Melanie Blanchette, show that tadpoles hold an important role in stream ecosystems and food webs in Australian streams.

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(c) Wet Tropics Management Authority

Australian Geographic Adventure

November 2017

CTBCC researchers are featured in a full article in this months Australian Geographic Magazine.

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Student Spotlight Success

November 2017

CTBCC and TESS student, Melinda Greenfield, has been in the spotlight again, with articles and more grant success!

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Habitat destruction for roads

Economic Impact of Road Development

November 2017

In a new study, recently published in the journal Current Biology, CTBCC and TESS researchers find that many new roads being built in the tropics are poorly constructed, not neccessary, and are operating at a financial loss.

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Sticky feet in geckos

Sticky Feet in Geckos

November 2017

CTBCC researchers are co-authors on a recent paper published in PLOS One journal which investigates convergent evolution patterns in sticky toes between geckos and anole lizards from North America.

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Latest news highlights-October

orchid

Critical refuge for endemic rock orchid

October 2017

In a new paper published in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, CTBCC student Lalita SImpson, with supervisor Darren Crayn, and co-authors from the Australian Tropical Herbarium and Australian National Herbarium, find that the Wet Tropics is a critical refuge for a rare orchid.

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Tolerant turtles

Tolerant turtles

October 2017

In a paper published in Conservation Physiology, CTBCC's Deb Bower, along with co-authors from a variety of institutions, investigates salinity tolerance in Australian freshwater turtles.

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Changing Conservation Planning

Changing Conservation Planning

October 2017

In a new study published in Diversity and Distributions, researchers from the CTBCC and Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies looks at the application of conservation planning in regional and local settings.

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Latest news highlights- September

Student success ESA

Student Grant Success!

life history shift

Chytrid fungus causes changes in life history trait

New iris

New species of Iris described