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.
The pest is history! Put your knowledge to the test
Do you know your rabbits from your 'river rabbits'? What does lantana look like? Take our biocontrol quiz and put your pesty knowledge to the test!
Smut to the rescue
Our scientists are releasing a smut fungus. It's a new biocontrol for a weed called wandering trad, which is smothering our forests and clogging waterways.
Be part of the ABC’s Magical Land of Oz
Be a part of the ABC's new nature doco, Magical Land of Oz. Just slip on sunscreen, slap on a hat, and get outside to record the species that (still) call Australia home ?
Gardens in the ice: the flora of Antarctica
Not just ice, Antarctica is host to hardy mosses, lichens, and flowering plants that persist on a continent of extremes, extreme scarcity—water, heat, nutrients—and extreme overabundance—wind and radiation.
Species richness: our EOFY stock-take reveals over 200 newly discovered species
In the last year we've discovered and named over 200 different species including fossil insects, a catshark from PNG, a macadamia-blighting weevil, and a daisy known from just 20 individuals.