The biology, impact and control of cane toads: an overview of the University of Sydney's research program.
We wrote this summary for a Cane Toad Conference held in Brisbane in June 2006; it summarises a lot of the background of Rick’s long-running research program, and some of our findings about toads. It’s a lot less technical than many of the other “scientific” papers, and refers to many of the others.
Phillips, B. L. 2005. The march of toads. Australasian Science 26:14–16.
A broad summary of the evidence for the impact of toads on Australian wildlife, coupled with some of our early findings.
Shine, R. 2007. Toad kill. Australasian Science 28:16-20.
This is an edited transcript of a talk that Rick gave at the Australian Academy of Science; it summarises more recent results about toad biology and impact.
Shine, R. 2007. Cane toads: rapid evolution in an invading species. Scios (Journal of the Science Teachers' Association of Western Australia) 43:24-25.
Shine, R. 2008. Who's afraid of the big bad toad? Australian Research and Development Review July 2008:9.
Pearson, D., J. K. Webb, E. Kruger and R. Shine. 2008. The march of the cane toad. Landscope (WA Dept of Conservation and the Environment) 24:17-24.
Shine, R. 2009. Controlling cane toads ecologically. Australasian Science 30:20-23.
Shine, R. 2011. It’s evolution, but not as we know it. Australasian Science June 2011:16-19.
Cane toad research photo credits: Christa Beckmann, Haley Bowcock, Greg Brown, Elisa Cabrera-Guzman, Travis Child, Michael Crossland, Matthew Greenlees, Mattias Hagman, Crystal Kelehear, John Llewelyn, David Nelson, Stephanie O'Donnell, Ben Phillips, Ligia Pizzatto, Sam Price-Rees, Cathy Shilton, Ruchira Somaweera, Peter Street, Georgia Ward-Fear, Jonathan Webb