Cane toad pioneers speed up invasions
Discovery: Some frogs eliminate foreign objects via their bladders
Study: Cats, foxes behind Australia's alarming extinctions
Australia has always been unique, from its geographical isolation at the bottom of the Earth to its infamous bevy of venomous creatures. Now, scientists have uncovered another unique—and disturbing—facet ...
Cane toads that move in lines most responsible for their deadly spread
(Phys.org) —How are cane toads taking over Australia with such alarming haste? New research from the University of Sydney offers new insight into the pervasiveness of one of the nation's most reviled pests.
Cane toads 'wiping out' mini crocodiles Down Under
Australia's noxious cane toad is wiping out populations of a unique miniature crocodile, researchers warned Wednesday, with fears the warty, toxic creature could extinguish the rare reptile.
Using the cane toad's poison against itself
(Phys.org) -- An effective new weapon in the fight against the spread of cane toads has been developed by the University of Sydney, in collaboration with the University of Queensland.
Speedy toads advance theory of evolution
(PhysOrg.com) -- Speed and the mating habits of the Australian cane toad are set to expand the theory of evolution according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of t ...
Scientists teach Australian marsupial to aid in its own survival
Ever since its arrival in Australia, the poisonous cane toad has been killing native predators such as the northern quoll, a cat-sized marsupial. Now scientists have found a clever way to save the endangered quoll: training ...
Inflatable toad gives small guys the slip
The female cane toad can pump herself up to mega-size to throw off smaller males striving to mate with her, Australian biologists reported on Wednesday.
Aussie meat ants may be invasive cane toad's Achilles' heel
Ecologists in Australia have discovered that cane toads are far more susceptible to being killed and eaten by meat ants than native frogs. Their research - published in the British Ecological Society's journal Functional Ec ...
What is the best way to kill a cane toad?
Like many pests, cane toads are killed in their thousands in Australia every year, especially by community-based 'toad-busting' groups. New research has now revealed the most humane way to do it.
First study to demonstrate long-term control of cane toads
Preventing cane toads from entering man-made dams to cool down in the hot, arid zones of Australia kills them in large numbers and is an effective way to stop their spread, UNSW-led research shows.
Scientist uncovers Australian predators' breakfast feast
Predators at one of Australia's most northern points are cleaning up frogs and toads hit by cars so quickly that the true cost of road kill could easily be underestimated, Deakin research has found.
Frog tracking highlights parasite middleman
Radio tracking shows one of the Kimberley's iconic frogs could be picking up a deadly lungworm from cane toads (Rhinella marina).