Tuesday 21st March
10 - 11am
Morning Tea provided
Professor Rob Capon from UQ will present a brief account of the discovery, development and science behind an innovative cane toad tadpole trapping technology that uses a natural toad pheromone to lure toad tadpoles into a trap.
We will also hear about the Cane Toad Challenge, a community engagement and citizen science initiative dedicated to making this technology freely available to the public, as well as volunteer and community groups, businesses, and local, state and federal government agencies.
More information can be found on the Cane Toad Challenge website.
Rob is a Professorial Research Fellow and Group Leader at UQ, Institute for Molecular Bioscience. He leads a multidisciplinary research team that specialises in the study of chemicals found in nature. The aim of the research is to detect, isolate and identify valuable chemicals to understand how and why they are made, to better understand their influence on living systems and inspire solutions for important scientific and societal challenges.
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