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We've been so busy over the past few months. Check out this video on the work of our detection dogs.


Pippin's rescue on Channel 7.

Posted by Detection Dogs for Conservation on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

May 2015

Wondering what we’ve been up to lately? Check out these fieldwork stats!


April 2015

Our fieldwork season on Qld water dragons is almost coming to an end for another year. It’s been exhausting and exhilarating! Here is one of our favorite photos snapped over the past few months. Great photo by Dan.

March 2015

Our new research (undertaken in collaboration with Martin Whiting and his lizard lab at Macquarie University) about polyandry in eastern water dragons has now been published in Ecology and Evolution! We showed that female polyandry was the norm, and found no evidence that females favor less related males, or that less related males had higher fitness.

In other news, check out this friendly encounter between Honours candidate Dan and a dragon he encountered at Roma Street Parkland.

February 2015

It’s going to be another exciting and busy 12 months. A few weeks ago we welcomed PhD candidates Alexis Levengood and Carme Piza Roca to our research group. We’ve also had a couple of papers accepted for publication over the break. The first, which describes the efficiency of detection dogs for koala conservation is already online here.

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Say cheese! Dragons can do fieldwork too! USC PhD candidate Kasha caught this great moment last week.

December 2014

Cane toads be gone! Dan removed this large cane toad from a male dragon in Brisbane’s CBD… but not before capturing this amazing close up image.

November 2014

Our summer field season has begun! Over the next six months we will be busy recording information on eastern water dragons in Brisbane and across the Sunshine Coast! Here are some of the amazing creatures spotted by Celine and Beth in their adventures at Alexandra Headlands.


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December 2013

Thanks Riana and Bethan for another great Summer field season (Sept – Dec) in Roma Street Parkland!