We’re digitising our collection of Australian native bee specimens to make our bee biodiversity data available to the world.
What would happen if the Asian Tiger Mosquito made it to mainland Australia, and how can we prevent it?
For centuries, medicine has looked to nature for cures and treatments. Here are our top five picks for medicines derived from nature.
Until recently, maternal care in cockroaches was considered an evolutionary oddity. However, as our understanding of insect relationships has increased in recent years, maternal care in cockroaches is now seen not as a strange evolutionary dead end, but an important stepping stone in the development of the huge, complex and well-ordered societies formed by other insect species.
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.
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.
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 Atlas of Living Australia brings species information together from multiple sources (collections, universities and museums for example) to form the most comprehensive and accessible data set on Australia’s biodiversity ever produced.
Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian get together to chat about the uninvited microbes that stumble into our guts, storing films on DNA, the mutations behind mirror movement disorder, and CSIRO’s 3D printing of a titanium sternum We also speak with Michelle Trautwein about her new project ‘Arthropods of Our Homes’.