New (s)tool in the COVID-19 pipes
Researchers have achieved the first step in developing an early warning surveillance system to track COVID-19 in the community tracing the virus in sewage.
Track to the future: climate change and your city
What will your city feel like in 50 years' time, in 2070? Climate predictions tell us that Melbourne will feel like northern parts of Adelaide.
Spark of hope in Australia’s bushfire crisis
As we adapt to more severe weather events in a changing climate, we need a better understanding of how bushfires start and spread.
Nitrogen fertilisers are incredibly efficient, but they make climate change a lot worse
Measurements and modelling have found nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas 265 times more potent than carbon dioxide, are significantly higher than previously reported.
Tropical ocean bacteria help pump CO2 out of the atmosphere
Nitrogen-fixing bacteria help tropical phytoplankton absorb carbon dioxide, creating a biological pump in the oceans.
Bringing biodiversity conservation in from the wilderness
Our new research has found wilderness areas act as a buffer against biodiversity extinction risk.
Protecting threatened species: how to get the best bang for your buck
Almost 2000 Australian species are listed as threatened or endangered. How can the agencies tasked with protecting them do the best job they can with the resources they have?
Every week is science week on RV Investigator!
In the wake of National Science Week, we check in with our research vessel Investigator on a voyage in the Coral Sea.
About last night: multiple coral spawning in the Great Barrier Reef
New research indicates that when coral colonies on the Great Barrier Reef spawn more than once a year, reefs receive a more consistent supply of coral larvae which could help coral recovery and the resilience of the Reef.
What kind of country will Australia be in 2060?
A prosperous future is within our grasp. The Australian National Outlook 2019 addresses the question: What kind of country will Australia be in 2060?
How climate change might impact marine life
A global team of researchers have used modelling techniques to better understand the impact of climate change on marine life in Australia and around the world.