Our research is helping to maintain the integrity of our environments, from oceans to land to climate, and ensure our natural resources are used sustainably.
The insects that clean up dead animal matter would love to get their mouthparts on our collections. Here’s how we stop them.
We need to talk about two children who play a major role in the global climate system: El Niño and La Niña.
All dung beetles are scarabs. Some dung beetles roll poo. Not all poo-rolling beetles are scarabs. What’s the answer to this (we)evil riddle?
The Australian Pest Genome Partnership (APGP) is producing genetic data for Australia’s top pests and weeds.
What’s it like to pack and move 12 million scientific specimens, including a fragile bird egg collection? We're about to find out.
Australian scientists are warning that the Southern Ocean’s deep “overturning” circulation is slowing and headed for collapse.
We love bees for their pollination and honey production. Now there’s new buzz around another task: monitoring crops for plant viruses.
Last summer didn’t seem to hit the same number of scorching highs that we are accustomed to. But was it really cooler than usual?
The Great Eggcase Hunt has landed on Australian shores, calling on citizen scientists to look for egg cases underwater or washed up on beaches.
Each year, our taxonomists describe and name around 200 new species, from weevils and weedfish to weird plants.
New technologies will be installed across Sydney Harbour under a pilot to prevent plastic pollution ending up in our oceans.
A special weevil has been released in Queensland waterways as a biological control agent to get rid of cabomba, a fast-spreading weed wreaking havoc on our aquatic environment.