Bushfire impact on Australian plants
Many Australian plants have strategies to cope with fire and some species even take advantage of bushfires to germinate.
Beached as! All you need to know about your local beach critters
So you're hitting the beach this summer. Do you know much about the biodiversity you're sharing the surf with? From salps to seagrass, let's deep dive.
The worm has turned: climate change, the humble earthworm and you
The often-maligned earthworm is vital to the natural world. A study has found climate change could seriously impact them. If it does we’ll all feel the consequences.
Bringing biodiversity conservation in from the wilderness
Our new research has found wilderness areas act as a buffer against biodiversity extinction risk.
Knowing how cells self-destruct could help feed the world
Our scientists are involved in ground-breaking research into self-destructing cells. Their new findings could help us to develop disease-resistant plants.
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?
Are we growing enough fruit and vegetables for an apple a day?
New research shows not enough fruit and vegetables are available for people to meet dietary recommendations.
Hello blossoms! Uncovering Australia’s little-known hibiscus species
We’re using cutting-edge science and herbarium specimens (some from Burke and Will’s expedition!) to uncover the mysterious origins of Australia’s hibiscus species.
A Game of Flies: naming 230 new species
During past year we’ve put scientific names on around 230 new species, including a bee fly that resembles the Night King.
Avengers unite to fight wheat rust
We’re taking an Avengers approach — we’ve combined several super-powered, rust-resistance genes together to fight wheat stem rust. Who will win the battle?
Invasive species are Australia’s number-one extinction threat
This week the world stopped and stared as the UN announced over a million species are threatened with extinction. In Australia, one threat eclipses all others.