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2022 Mini-Conference

7th July 2022, Elgin Inn Hawthorn

Register here to give a short talk at the Frogs Victoria 2022 Mini-Conference.

Anything frog-related welcome!

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

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Danielle Wallace, Wildlife Ecologist and PhD student at the University of Melbourne talks about the influence of chytrid on breeding behaviour and other aspects of reproduction.


Dani includes how she will be exploring the effects of chytrid fungus on the calling characteristics, breeding colouration and male competitive behaviour of frogs.





Updated: Jul 5, 2021

Matt Clancy, an Ecologist and Wildlife Photographer with a passion for frogs, presenting "Monsoon, Mud and Mozzies: Modelling the distribution of a range restricted frog" about the Howard Springs Toadlet (Uperoleia daviesae) - the first frog to be recognised as threatened in the Northern Territory. Matt is speaking about his Honours research with University of Melbourne and Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (NT) - how developing models of the distribution and habitat requirements of species is fundamental to conservation planning, especially for species with narrow habitat requirements or restricted distributions.




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

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Apologies to those who were hoping to see a video of the event - technology got the better of us this time! We hope to provide recordings again in the future.

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




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