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“Hew Roberts”

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Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, 6909

November 2020

Effects of urbanisation on the Oblong turtle

6 November, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, 6909
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A South West Snake-necked Turtle

Land use modification, climate drying, and invasive species threaten the oblong turtle (Chelodina oblonga), a freshwater species endemic to south-western Australia. The extent of impact of these stressors on C. oblonga is not known but likely includes increased wildlife-vehicle incidents and predation, and reduced availability and quality of nesting and aquatic habitat. Anthony Santoro is a Ph.D. candidate at Murdoch University, Western Australia. His research focusses on the oblong turtle. He started his research career with a first-class Honours in Environmental Science,…

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