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FV 2024 Mini-Conference


4th July 2024,
Elgin Inn Hawthorn

It's not too late to register for the highlight of the Frogs Victoria year!

Register here to give a short talk at the Frogs Victoria 2024 Mini-Conference.

​Anything frog-related welcome

Practice a talk or show off a polished presentation in front of a friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable audience. 

Talks can be 5 or 10 minutes, with optional additional question time.

For inspiration, check out last year's event.  

All are welcome in the audience - no RSVP/registration necessary

Evening starts at 5:30 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase), talks start at 7pm





Please join us Thursday 4th July 2024
From 5:30 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase)
Talks start 7 pm

Elgin Inn
75 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122


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Dr Kirsten Parris is a Professor of Urban Ecology at the University of Melbourne and previously led the NESP Hub for Clean Air and Urban Landscapes. She loves all things frogs and is passionate about making cities more frog-friendly. In addition to her academic work, she writes both fiction and creative non-fiction pieces about ecology.

​This talk explored the diverse impacts of sensory pollutants – including noise, light and chemical pollution – on urban frogs.

We have no video from this event.

Frogs Vic is currently seeking technological support - to assist with sound and video at events. Please e-mail if you might be interested in helping.

Professor Ben Phillips, from the University of Melbourne's School of Biosciences provides a quick tour of work his group has been conducting across northern Australia in the last five years. We will be pondering Cane Toads and how to stop their spread across the landscape, as well as quolls and how to prevent them being poisoned by toads. There will be tales from the field and lab as we ponder the idea of targeted gene flow for conservation.

Join Craig Cleeland, self-confessed Southern Toadlet groupie who has been studying the species for over 20 years, for an immersion into this rapidly declining frog, with particular reference to Greater Melbourne. Craig will explore the dynamics of a population of Southern Toadlets in an effort to understand more about their breeding biology and life history. He will also report on at the results of toadlet occupancy surveys in the Shire of Nillumbik in 2018, along with data from four years of intensive surveys of the last remaining populations in the outer urban areas of Melbourne.

Spoiler alert: we're warned the ending's not great and not to expect too many answers!

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