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Professor Michael Mahony

Honorary Professor

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Environmental Science and Management)


New mountainfrog species identified in Southeast Queensland

May 17, 2022

Ecologists from the Department of Environment and Science (DES) and researchers from the University of Newcastle, Southern Cross University, CSIRO and the South Australian Museum have uncovered a new species of mountainfrog; Philoriaknowlesi, in Queensland’s south-east, and are now working to protec

Screaming for attention: Surprise discovery of two new – and very loud – frog species

November 22, 2021

Scientists from the University of Newcastle, Australian Museum, South Australian Museum and Queensland National Parks and Wildlife have found and described two new, very loud, frog species from eastern Australia.

Researchers jump to action to save threatened frog species

January 24, 2019

As part of a new conservation initiative, community members in the Sydney Basin area will learn to identify frogs by their call.

Unlikely urban frog discovery surprises scientists

November 4, 2016

A UON biologist has made the incredible discovery of a new frog species nearby Newcastle Airport, Australia.

Gastric Brooding Frog

November 22, 2013

University of Newcastle frog whisperer makes TIME Magazine 25 best inventions list

Newcastle researchers leapfrog ahead in world-first

April 22, 2013

University of Newcastle researchers have successfully developed a method to freeze frog embryonic cells in a world-first breakthrough that could slow the threat

Lost frog DNA back from the dead: Lazarus Project

March 18, 2013

The genome of an extinct Australian frog has been revived and reactivated by a team of scientists using sophisticated cloning technology to implant a "dead" cell nucleus into a fresh egg from another frog species.

Professor Michael Mahony


Honorary Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Focus area

Environmental Science and Management

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 6014
Fax (02) 4921 5472


Room BLG06
Building Biology.
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308