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May’s presenter is Dr Anne Warren, Emeritus Professor from the School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University.

Please join us Thursday 6th May 2021,

From 6 pm - Talk starts 7:30 pm

Elgin Inn 75 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Anne will discuss ‘Australian Fossil Amphibians (mostly not frogs)’ where she has worked on temnospondyls in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. Anne spent most of her working life at La Trobe University where she remains an Emeritus Scholar.

Her earliest work was in the Triassic of the Sydney Basin where sparse temnospondyls had been known almost since the beginning of the colony. A find by Queensland geologists changed her focus to the earliest Triassic Bowen Basin in southern Queensland which has now produced the most diverse temnospondyl assemblage from anywhere in the world. Later finds extended the time range of temnospondyls from the Triassic to the Jurassic in Queensland and Cretaceous in Victoria, and of early tetrapods in Australia back to the Early Cretaceous.

Event commences from 6pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase), talk starts at 7:30pm. 


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Thank you all for your continuing support.
Best wishes,
Frogs Victoria 

P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for 2021 and would love to see you talk!


December’s presenter was Dr Jodi Rowley, Curator of Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum and UNSW Sydney (The University of NSW). Jodi will be presenting “Adventures in amphibian conservation” about expeditions in Asia and FrogID, a national citizen science project.

This was the last Frogs Vic event of 2020. We wish you all a very safe and happy festive season, look forward to seeing you in 2021 and thank you all so much for your continuing support.

November 2020’s presenter was Michael McFadden. Michael is the supervisor of the Herpetofauna Department at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, where he oversees the zoo’s amphibian and reptile collection and conservation programs. Michael will discuss some of the conservation breeding programs he has been involved with at Taronga Zoo, including those for the Southern and Northern Corroboree Frog and the Yellow-spotted Bell Frog.

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

October’s presenter is Dr. Natalie Calatayud, biological consultant. Natalie Calatayud is a non-native addition to the Australian landscape. Originally from Mexico City, Natalie moved to Australia to obtain her doctorate in Reproductive Physiology and Molecular Biology. Natalie’s work encompasses various aspects of amphibian physiology, ecology, responses to environmental change, and disease. Natalie will present “The A.R.T. of amphibian conservation”, about Assisted Reproductive Technologies and amphibian captive breeding, including how and when should they be applied.

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