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Australian reptile research needs to move beyond university backyards


A team of Griffith University researchers found the strongest predictor of study sites for reptile research in Australia is proximity to universities.

Published in Nature Scientific Reports, the study is the first continent-wide investigation of factors that influenced the location research was conducted on terrestrial reptiles in Australia.

To make conservation decisions, such as what land to set aside for protected areas, ecological research often uses large location-specific data sets compiled from all the available research. MORE

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