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Welcome to the 7th edition of the E Bulletin Research Outcomes from Student Grants

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The Wet Tropics Management Authority offers grants to University students whose research contributes to our understanding of the impacts of climate change, and strategies that protect and conserve the natural and cultural integrity of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
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Male and Female Mistletoe Birds Caught during bird survey Photographer: Christina Beulow
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Bettongs Join Forces with Truffles to Promote Tree Health

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Northern bettong Photographer: Scott Sullivan
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The northern bettong is an endemic and endangered small kangaroo that has recently suffered population declines. Bettongs eat truffles (underground fungi) and spread their spore, truffles assistant tree health.
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Blooming deadly: flowers as dispersal platforms for pathogens in bees

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Are native stingless bees host to the bee gut parasite Nosema cerenae. Do flowers act as transmission routes for the parasite.

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Asian honey bee host of the parasite - at Speewah Qld Photographer: Terence Purkiss
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Throw any old log on the fire?

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Did rainforest aboriginal people use any type of wood for their fires?
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Koombooloomba Dam Photographer: WTMA
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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush - resolving landscape connectivity

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Christina Buelow's research investigates landscape connectivity and bird species composition, foraging patterns and connectivity; and pied imperial pigeon nutrient subsidisation of mangrove-forest productivity.
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Research Assistant Rachael Payne removing a scared kingfisher from a mist net Photographer: Christina Beulow
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Yellow Crazy Ants Kick Out Native Ants

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Yellow crazy ants are a major threat to biodiversity in the Wet Tropics. Quantifying their effects on the ecosystem is essential in determining a strategy for their eradication.
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Yellow crazy ant aerial eradication - Cooper Road, Edmonton Photographer: Deb Pople
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Getting to know Northern Bettongs: Population, Foraging and Nesting

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The northern bettong is an endemic and endangered small kangaroo that has recently suffered population declines. Researching their life histories is essential to progressing recovery plans.
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Collared northern bettong at release Photographer: Tegan Whitehead
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In this edition

Bettongs Join Forces with Truffles to Promote Tree Health
Blooming deadly: flowers as dispersal platforms for pathogens in bees
Throw any old log on the fire?
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush - resolving landscape connectivity
Yellow Crazy Ants Kick Out Native Ants
Getting to know Northern Bettongs: Population, Foraging and Nesting
Policy Update May 2017
News May 2017
Research Updates May 2017
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Policy Update May 2017

Policy makers and things to consider.
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News May 2017

Science in the news
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Research Updates May 2017

Current rainforest research from Australia and around the world.
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