Dung beetles with benefits
A new species of Moroccan beetle has just arrived in our lab. Their job? To improve pasture quality and reduce fly populations. We’re expecting big things from these little creatures.
Mr Mice Guy: meet our researcher Steve Henry
Our researcher and mouse expert, Steve Henry, is at the forefront of finding a solution to Australia’s mouse plague.
Sunflowers help researchers advise on managing cotton pests
We’ve planted sunflowers between rows of cotton to act as windbreaks and so that helpful insects to thrive and help deal with insect pests. In turn, this helps cotton farmers limit their use of harsh insecticides. It’s part of what’s called integrated pest management.
Top dog: stamping out yellow crazy ants
We’ve brought in the dogs to sniff out one of the world’s most invasive pests.
Saving baby turtles one nest at a time
We're working with Indigenous rangers in Cape York to give baby turtles the best chance of making it from nest to ocean.
Pollinators assemble! Superheroes of the garden
Forget Spiderman, the real heroes are living in your very own gardens. That’s right, we’re talking about insects.
Top tips for making your water tank mozzie proof
New research revealed unsealed and damaged rainwater tanks could expose millions of Australians to the risk of mosquito-borne infectious diseases like dengue fever. So how can you keep your tank safe?
Science is in the genes, for our award-winning geneticist
Can you inherit a love of science? How do you make a weed less 'weedy'? What do these questions have to do with each other? There's only one way to find out.
Dealing with ants, cockroaches and flies around house without chemical sprays
Do you freak out if you spot critters scuttling across the kitchen floor? Before you reach for the insecticide spray, let us tell you about another way ...
Vinegar: A secret weapon in the fight against crown-of-thorns starfish
The crown-of-thorns starfish eats massive amounts of coral on the Great Barrier Reef. We're working with an all-star team to control this menace of the Reef.
Global strategies needed to combat antibiotic and pesticide resistance
Resistance to antibiotics and pesticides is rising at alarming rates. Global strategies, such as those developed for Australia’s cotton industry, to maintain ‘susceptible’ insects, are key in our fight against resistance.