Laura presents her research at the Amphibian Disease Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona

Research Fellow in our team, Dr. Laura Grogan, was recently awarded a 2018 Griffith Sciences Early Career Researcher Travel Grant ($3000) to attend the Amphibian Disease Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona - the pre-eminent international gathering of researchers working in the field of amphibian diseases, held at Arizona State University by Prof. James Collins and Dr. Elizabeth Davidson. Laura first made a trip out to Rochester, New York, to visit collaborator Prof. Jacques Robert, before attending the Amphibian Disease Meeting in Arizona. The meeting convenor, Prof. James Collins recommended four of Laura's recently published first-author papers as research highlights since the last meeting in his

There’s a koala outside my office! Visiting researcher Heather Bryan joins the group to study predat

“But there are no bears in Australia!” was the most common response when I told friends I would be leaving my home country, Canada, for a four-month fellowship at Griffith University. That may be true, but there is still a lot to be shared through international collaboration. Indeed, it is the search for new partnerships, skills, and knowledge that has brought me here to the Griffith Disease Ecology lab group to work with Professor McCallum and Team. I am a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Victoria, Canada, where I study conservation science as part the Applied Conservation Science Lab and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation Team. My research investigates the effects of environme

Two field research assistant positions and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow available on our Flying fo

We're really excited to be looking for three enthusiastic new people to join our fabulous flying fox and Hendra virus research team! We're looking for a Senior Technical Officer and a Research Assistant to work full-time over the next 22 months and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a position over the next 18 m. Our project "Preventing emergence and spill over of bat viruses in high-risk global hotspots" involves an international collaboration of researchers (see here) addressing the dynamics of bat movement and health, bat virus transmission, and human responses to bats and spill over. The project spans five continents and involves 25 senior investigators from 14 institutions with expertis

New PhD Student – Thais Sasso Lopes, working on Amphibian disease ecology!

In this new post, meet Thais (read until the end to check what her name means!), an ecologist from Brazil that moved to Australia this year to join our team: "I was born and raised in São Paulo – the largest concrete jungle in South America (about 22 million people in its metropolitan complex). For the most part, I grew up surrounded by buildings and cars, so I don’t have many recollections on how I got myself into biology – perhaps it was a response to the urban environment. But today I cannot see myself away from the forest." "I took my first steps into Science at University of São Paulo as a biology student. During my bachelor I considered many options ranging from studying morphology of

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