This project aims to investigate the spread of cane toads through southern Australia, an invasion front that has attracted far less research than the same species’ expansion through tropical regions (even though toads severely impact native wildlife in both areas). This project expects to generate new knowledge to determine why the rate of toad invasion is so much slower in NSW than in the tropics, and how best to modify newly-developed approaches to toad control to the conditions in southern Australia. Expected outcomes include predicting future trajectories of expansion, and identifying optimal approaches to toad control and impact mitigation. This should provide significant benefits for biodiversity conservation.
|Effective start/end date||15/03/18 → 1/07/21|