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.
Over the course of the five-week ‘Mark, Release Recapture’ (MRR) study 3000 male mosquitoes were released and then recaptured through a network of over 70 traps. All to find out if they’d cross a road for a mate.
As 2016 draws to a close, we’ve decided to take a look back at our 10 most interesting, entertaining and informative blogs.
With a predicted increase in the average temperature this summer, entomologists are forecasting an increase in insect activity.
Egg-laying mosquitoes have been found in more than 20% of domestic rainwater tanks inspected in Melbourne homes. What can we do to keep them out?
Our new project in Far North Queensland aims to beat zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.
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.
Since we might not be ready to eat insects ourselves, could we instead feed insects to our farmed animals to feed our growing population?
There are at least 100,000 unnamed insect species in Australia. These unknown elements of biodiversity represent an almost completely untapped opportunity and resource.