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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!

July 2017

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

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life history shift

Chytrid fungus causes changes in life history trait

July 2017

A new paper published in the journal Oecologia, researchers from the One Health Group & CTBCC find that infection with the amphibian chytrid fungus causes changes in life history traits in frogs. The study investigated life history traits in the Australian frog Litoria verreauxii alpina.

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New iris

New species of Iris described

July 2017

Researchers from the Australian Tropical Herbarium recently identified and named a new species in the iris family, Iridaceae, which they've named Geosiris australiensis.

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