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Cane toad advance aids Kimberley bird numbers

It is difficult to imagine a positive outcome from the spread of the highly destructive cane toad into the Kimberley (Rhinella marinus) but research shows with the toad's spread some animal numbers may be increasing, including ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Climate change threatens survival of common lizards

While there is no doubt that climate change is affecting many organisms, some species might be more sensitive than others. Reptiles, whose body temperature depends directly on environmental temperature, may be particularly ...

dateOct 26, 2015 in Ecology
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Lizard bling colour may act as social cue

It would come as no surprise to hear that people who live in a certain area and consume a certain diet—perhaps residents of Perth's more affluent suburbs—may present themselves in a certain way to show off to everyone ...

dateOct 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Climate change could benefit northern lizards

Higher temperatures result in Swedish sand lizards laying their eggs earlier, which leads to better fitness and survival in their offspring, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.

dateOct 07, 2015 in Ecology
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