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.
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.
University of Sydney researcher Dr Valentina Mella had placed a camera in the tree-tops to study koalas at night. When reviewing the footage, she was shocked to see a fox climbing about, searching for its next meal.
The world’s only raptor that hunts at night has watched on as 32 species became extinct – the highest extinction rate in the world. Now, it too is under threat.
We often discuss threatened species, as a single unit, but perhaps we should be focussing on threatened ‘populations’ instead.
When we imagine the Amazon rainforest, we tend to picture a kingdom of tropical greenery – a flurry of squawks, motion and colour. In reality, it’s becoming increasingly uninhabited. We’re working to create a continuous wireless network of sensors to monitor the activity of species and better understand biodiversity loss.
Because we all know how bad rubbish is for the environment, we decided to give you a few tips on how to lighten your rubbish load this Christmas.
As 2016 draws to a close, we’ve decided to take a look back at our 10 most interesting, entertaining and informative blogs.
The newly released book Rays of the World is the first illustrated guide to the world’s 633 known species of stingrays, skates, electric rays and sawfishes.