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.
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.
Have you ever wondered how the zebra got its black and white stripes, the leopard its spots or shells their mottled patterns? It turns out there are hidden chemical reactions behind nature’s art.
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.
With a predicted increase in the average temperature this summer, entomologists are forecasting an increase in insect activity.
Our national parks play a vital role in protecting our native plants.
We’ve been using biocontrol to weed out some of Australia’s worst plant pests, including the widespread Crofton weed on Lord Howe Island.
Our new analysis suggests that the fall in atmospheric CO₂ levels during the cold period from 1500 to 1750 was driven by increased net uptake of carbon by plants. So what does that mean for us?