Dr. Hoskin is currently on an Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) Postdoctoral Fellowship resolving the diversity, systematics and taxonomy of several reptile and frog groups of eastern and northern Australia. His research interests include evolution, ecology and conservation, systematics and taxonomy, with a particular focus on processes of population divergence (particularly in mating traits) and the formation of new species, particularly in frogs and reptiles. His current work involves hybrid zones between lineages of Green-eyed Treefrogs (Litoria serrata and L.

Professor Carla Catterall is an ecologist and environmental scientist in the School of Environment at Griffith University. Her research interests lie in the responses of diverse organisms to habitat change in subtropical and tropical ecosystems.

Dr. Susan Laurance completed a PhD at the University of New England followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the NASA Large-scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in the Amazon (2002-2004) and the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama (2004-2006). She is currently a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and has been a Tropical Leader and Senior Lecturer based at the School of Marine and Tropical Biology at James Cook University in Cairns since 2010.

Dr. Rob Puschendorf undertook much of his work on Project 3.3 while an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at James Cook University. He is currently a Lecturer in Animal Physiology and Health at Plymouth University, UK. 

Dr. Luke Shoo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland. Dr. Shoo has worked on a wide range of systems from mountaintop birds in tropical cloud forests to naturally regenerating rainforest in former agricultural landscapes. He has a strong interest in topical conservation issues including prioritisation of conservation actions to reduce tropical deforestation and restore degraded environments, and management of biodiversity under climate change.

Dr. Helen Murphy is a Research Scientist at CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences in Atherton. She joined CSIRO in 2005 as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow examining how weeds impacted on rainforest community structure and function. The work provided information to land managers on which weeds had the greatest impact, and where in the landscape these impacts were most evident. She also established a large field-based program monitoring the response of weed species to Tropical Cyclone Larry and maintains close links with weed managers in the Wet Tropics and Biosecurity Queensland.

Dr. Dan Metcalfe is Research Program Leader for the Ecology Program at CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences. He completed fieldwork for his PhD in the rainforests of South-east Asia before taking up a post-doctoral position in Australia working on the ecology and physiology of rainforest seedlings. He then returned to the UK for eight years working in academia before returning to Australia in 2004 to work with CSIRO Atherton.

Program 12 will have four projects designed to assist environmental managers, industry and Indigenous and community groups to manage the Wet Tropics bioregion. This is a complex and often highly contested landscape with many competing interests.

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