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A change in diet could explain the recovery of saltwater crocodiles in Northern Australia.

Change in diet may contribute to rapid recovery of apex predator, new research reveals

New research from Charles Darwin University (CDU) has revealed that the estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in the Northern Territory have shifted from an estuarine based diet to one that is largely derived from terrestrial sources.

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Charles Darwin University (CDU) hydrologist Dr Clément Duvert is studying how much carbon is lost from our landscape through the water cycle.

CDU expert says Australia’s East Coast drenching releases large quantities of CO2 to the atmosphere

The drenching of Australia’s East Coast could have an important impact on the carbon cycle as massive amounts of carbon are lost from terrestrial ecosystems due to erosion and flooding, says a Charles Darwin University (CDU) hydrologist. 

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A new research project in the Northern Territory by Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) is set to track one of the world’s most iconic and sought-after sports fish, billfish.

Top End anglers get behind tracking the world’s fastest fish

Top End anglers are being called on to help Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers track one of the world’s most iconic and sought-after sports fish, the billfish.

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First Nations knowledge to aid turtle conservation in the Territory

First Nations knowledge and information will aid conservation and kickstart new plans for the management and monitoring of freshwater turtles in the Northern Territory.

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CDU’s College of Engineering, IT and the Environment recognized the academic achievements of over 30 students at the annual Prize Giving ceremony. Isabel Anderson was awarded the Chief Minister’s Award for Science for outstanding academic achievements in science.

CDU students recognised for outstanding achievements

A Charles Darwin University (CDU) student is leading the way for greater female representation in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, after being awarded the Chief Minister’s Award for Science.

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Charles Darwin University (CDU) Microbiologist Dr Susan Pizzutto testing wastewater for traces of COVID-19 for the NT Department of Health.

CDU partnership speeds up the tracing of COVID-19 in the Top End

The Northern Territory now has the capacity to test its own wastewater for traces of COVID-19, thanks to a team of microbiologists at Charles Darwin University (CDU).

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First Nations rangers will learn to combine traditional knowledge with conservation management to care for their land.

Getting ranger ready in Kakadu

First Nations ranger trainees from across the Top End are learning valuable and useful skills as they are trained to become certified rangers through a course providing meaningful employment, training, and career pathways for First Nations Australians.

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Rescued ‘old man’ turtle released back to sea

Researchers from Charles Darwin University (CDU) and Larrakia Rangers have released a 100-year-old flatback sea turtle back into the ocean after rescuing and rehabilitating it.

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Charles Darwin University (CDU) Dr Alyson Stobo-Wilson is the lead author on a national study into the impact of foxes and cats on other species across the country.

Killed, eaten, disappearing: 2.6 billion reasons for better fox and cat control

Scientists are calling for better management of cats and foxes as a new national study led by Charles Darwin University (CDU), finds that 697 million reptiles, 510 million birds and 1.4 billion mammals are being killed by cats and foxes each year across Australia. 

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