Environmental Sciences

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Help find an Australian icon in the pub

Thursday 15 Mar 2018

Scouting pubs and clubs across south-eastern Australia might not seem a bad way to spend your study time, but for CSU researcher Mr Matt O’Connell, it is all in the name of science.

Finding refuges for endangered frogs

Friday 2 Mar 2018

A CSU expert is aiming to identify environmental refuges for endangered frogs being decimated by a disease found worldwide, including southern Australia.

New calls for evidence on viral biocontrol, in Science

Friday 23 Feb 2018

Virologists and ecologists, including a CSU expert, call for a demonstration of effectiveness and safety before the Australian Government releases a herpes virus to control exotic common carp.

Indian hawkers’ story reflects modern migrant dilemmas

Tuesday 20 Feb 2018

A CSU researcher believes the story of Indian ‘hawkers’, who plied their trade across south-eastern Australia in the late 1800s, is reflected in the current dilemmas facing migrants in regional Australia.

CSU students win silver in global Spartans challenge

Wednesday 14 Feb 2018

A CSU student team has reached the podium in competing in the 2017 international Internet of Things Spartans Challenge.

Fire and dingoes can control foxes in Victoria’s Big Desert

Thursday 8 Feb 2018

Foxes prowling the night in Victoria’s semi-arid Big Desert region to prey on small native animals may be watching their backs, according to research findings by a CSU ecologist.

Birds benefit and burden agricultural production: CSU research

Tuesday 30 Jan 2018

A CSU researcher has shown that the benefits of birds far outweigh their costs to agricultural production in much of Australia.

Frogs surviving in dry, dry land

Thursday 11 Jan 2018

Frogs are often associated with wet tropical forests or vast swamps, not in the dry lands of southern NSW, which a CSU researcher Dr Carmen Amos to investigate the state of frog populations in the region and the factors influencing them.

Investigating the decline of northern Australia’s largest marsupial predator

Wednesday 10 Jan 2018

A CSU researcher is investigating the status of one of the last major populations of northern quolls before its habitat is invaded by cane toads.

Mighty meat ants help spread native plants along roadsides

Monday 8 Jan 2018

Research from CSU has demonstrated how tiny ants help spread native trees along the roadsides that criss-cross the Australian rural landscape.

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