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’.
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.