You’ll never think of cane toads in quite the same way again

18 JUNE 2019

You’ll never think of cane toads in quite the same way again

A visiting award-winning researcher to Charles Sturt University in Albury-Wodonga will speak about Australia’s most unpopular animal – the cane toad, during a visit to the campus tomorrow, Wednesday 19 June.

  • Leading Australian ecologist Rick Shine will reveal latest research into control of Australia’s least loved animal, the cane toad
  • Public lecture to be held at Charles Sturt University on 19 June in Albury starting 3pm
  • Research helping native fauna to co-exist with the cane toad

A visiting award-winning researcher to Charles Sturt University in Albury-Wodonga will speak about Australia’s most unpopular animal – the cane toad, during a visit to the campus tomorrow, Wednesday 19 June.

Professor of Biology at Macquarie University, Rick Shine, AM FAA, will present “A gigantic frog in a strange land: the saga of the cane toad in Australia”, free to the public during his visit.

While Professor Shine’s main research is on the ecology and conservation of snakes worldwide, particularly tropical Australia, he is well-known for his research on the impacts and control of the cane toad by snakes after they arrived at his research site in tropical Australia in 2005.

Event organiser Dr Adam Frew said the audience will learn about how cane toads are adapting to Australia, and how the Australian wildlife is adapting to this alien amphibian.

“Rick and his team have discovered ways to control Toad numbers, and to help the native fauna coexist with these toxic invaders.

“You’ll never think of cane toads in quite the same way again!”

Event details:

When:3pm, Wednesday 19 June

Where:CD Blake Lecture Theatre, Building 751, 
off Elizabeth Mitchell drive, Charles Sturt in Albury-Wodonga. Thurgoona.

The event is hosted by Charles Sturt University Postdoctoral Society (PdCSU), a society for early career researchers at the University.

Media contact:

Chris Gillies, 0439 068 752


Media Note:

For interviews with Professor Rick Shine, contact Chris Gillies at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0439 068 752 or news@csu.edu.au

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