Tag Archives: Frogs

Halting the spread of cane toads

By Reid Tingley & Darren Southwell Cane toads are one of the worst invasive species in Australia. Introduced to Queensland in 1935 as a biological control agent, the toads have spread at a formidable pace across northern Australia, and have had … Continue reading

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Recent Qaecologist blog posts (July 2013)

QAECO blogging in July was a veritable feast of information, insight and inability-to-disappoint. Here’s a recap for those who missed out. Qaecologist and PhD student Claire Keely kicked things off by a marking the 3rd anniversary of her PhD with … Continue reading

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Surveying amphibians using environmental DNA: is it worth it?

This week at our QAECO reading group we talked about an exciting new technique for surveying aquatic vertebrates: molecular detection. We focused on the paper by Goldberg et al. (2011), who used environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect the presence of … Continue reading

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Two jobs at Museum Victoria to work with QAECO

Two jobs have just been advertised to work on frogs with Dr Jane Melville at Museum Victoria and with QAECO principal researcher Dr Kirsten Parris. One job is a full-time position for two years as a Project Officer, and the … Continue reading

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Melbourne Water’s annual frog census launch

Check out this article in today’s Herald Sun where you’ll find Qaecologist Claire Keely and a friend promoting the launch of Melbourne Water’s annual frog census.

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