Is it nature or nurture that inspires us to venture into the great outdoors?
Our ecologist Dr Brenda Lin walks through her research to discover whether nature or nurture is driving your love of the outdoors.
Tackling climate adaptation – different strokes for different folks
As the world recognises the need to adapt to climate change, we've identified leading practices to help apply adaptation actions.
Spits and shoals – will coastal erosion take a toll?
We take a deeper dive into the ocean processes that caused the recent coastal erosion on Bribie Island in Queensland.
Grab your camera! It’s time for the Big Bushfire BioBlitz
It has been two years since the devastating Australian bushfires of 2019-20. Now we need to find out how the bush is recovering- and you can help.
Earthworms can sometimes surprise us
Australia is richly endowed with earthworm biodiversity, but of the 750 or so named species of earthworm in Australia, very few have been found in arid environments. The Broken Hill earthworm, a new genus and species, was a serendipitous find in an unexpected location.
Orchid hunting has come a long way. In 5 steps you can join a national research effort
Contributions from citizen scientists who look for orchids are incredibly valuable in orchid research because they cover much more ground than a handful of experts.
Best summer reads for science lovers
Science isn't seasonal, but to get you through summer we’ve created a list of wonderful reads to inspire, excite and enjoy.
Meet our scientist: Dr Miguel Cruz
The severity of the Black Summer bushfires in Australia helped scientist Dr Miguel Cruz to see first-hand how his bushfire behaviour models could be improved. This month he released the Vesta Mark 2 model.
Seaweed pressing at the beach this summer
Seaweed pressing is a serious science and a hobby you can do at the beach. Our algae researcher Dr Anusuya Willis shows us how.
Even if we halt global warming, local climates will change – and we need new experiments to understand how
We need new experiments to model Earth’s climate if global warming is stabilised at 1.5℃. A new paper explains why.
Australia’s Black Summer of fire was not normal – and we can prove it
Forest fires in Australia are burning more land across more of the year than ever before, as climate-linked fire weather worsens.