Habitat restoration for threatened amphibians


My first postdoctoral studies took place at the University of Newcastle with an ARC linkage funded project. We focused on communities of frogs at Sydney Olympic Park, which has one of the largest populations of the green and golden bell frog (Litoria aurea), a once common species that has declined in over 90% of its range. My research team was large with multiple postgraduate and honours students and used a combination of mark-recapture, capture-encounter surveys, swabbing for the amphibian chytrid fungus and experimental work. We have published studies on habitat offset, breeding patterns and monitoring methods from our research.