Posts by Andrea Wild
Bug lovers swarm in Florida
Our own Bry the Fly Guy is heading to Florida with swarms of entomologists to talk about solider flies at The International Congress of Entomology.
G-A-T-C spells fish: Using genomics (and the force) to identify fishes
Fish specimens old and new have to be assigned a species for all sorts of important management reasons. But who does the identifying? And how do they ID the fish?
The life of a parasite: Australia’s most unloved animals
Hitching a ride with our kangaroos, platypuses and koalas is the biodiversity you don’t normally see: parasitic worms, or helminths.
Scientists name giant stingray from northern Australia
Through a multi-group investigation based around northern Australia, we've identified a new species, one of the largest known stingrays.
Secrets of Kokoda biodiversity
Kokoda is a global hotspot for biodiversity, and the specimens housed at Canberra's The Australian National Herbarium are vital for understanding such diversity.
Royal Entomological Society trumpet longhorn beetle book with prestigious medal
Researchers from our National Collection have won the 5th J.O. Westwood Medal for Excellence in Taxonomy by the Royal Entomological Society for their three volume set on longhorn beetle.
Cryptic seamoth found in seas off Northern Australia
Imagine discovering a new species during your summer holidays. That’s what happened to Deb Osterhage when she spent two months as a vacation scholar at the Australian National Fish Collection at CSIRO.
Medal win for orchid hunter
Mark Clements, orchid specialist, has been awarded the prestigious Westonbirt Orchid Medal yesterday in London for his contributions to the botanical community.
The tough life of a soil crust
What happens when science meets food meets art? You get sculptural meringues and splices — mud cakes, if you will — from our resident artist, Natalie Maras.