Australia and China have joined forces to establish the first research centre with a focus on the southern hemisphere oceans. The Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research will tackle the challenge of improving our understanding of the southern oceans and how they influence regional and global climate.
We’re researching pollinator networks in Kosciuszko National Park, home of our ski fields, by mapping out a network of interactions between plants and their pollinators using new DNA technologies, including pollen DNA metabarcoding.
The “decision science” approach helps avoid unanticipated consequences of programs to bring species such as New Zealand’s little bush moa, Waitomo frog, or laughing owl back from extinction.
Soil microbes underpin a healthy planet. We’ve used next-gen DNA sequencing to map Australia’s soil microbiome. Our map is being used for forensics, agriculture, conservation and more.
Over the past 50 years these six-legged friends have been on a roll, helping us clean up the 280 million cow pats produced daily in Australia.
The litters of some species of sharks may share multiple fathers. We studied how frequently this occurs in two species of sharks caught by fisheries in Papua New Guinea and are using the information to help identify populations at risk of decline.
Grab your binoculars and notepad, the much-anticipated Australian Bird Guide is here! To get you in the mood, read some fascinating bird facts and get some bird-watching tips from ornithologist Dr Leo Joseph.
Think your parents were strange? We’ve got some of the weirdest birth and childcare stories from the animal kingdom you’ll ever hear.
The Norilsk nickel deposits in Russia are unique: giant volcanic eruptions 250 million years ago released colossal amounts of nickel into the atmosphere, kickstarting the Great Dying.