Public Forum: Big Questions in Biology: Australian Biodiversity, its past, present and future

In this discussion forum, four internationally recognised researchers will present their own research on different aspects of Australian biodiversity.

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ANU and CSIRO open new agriculture research lab

ANU and the CSIRO have opened a new collaborative research centre to focus on environment, agriculture and global food supplies.

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ANU scientists exploit malaria's Achilles' heel

One of the malaria parasite's best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles' heel, which could be exploited to cure the deadly disease.

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Malaria is transmitted via mosquitoes.

ANU leads effort to develop drought-proof crops

International research led by ANU has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress, in a breakthrough that could lead to the development of next-generation drought-proof crops.

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Marine heatwave devastates kelp forest ecosystem

Gradual ocean warming, punctuated by a severe marine heatwave event, has caused the collapse of kelp forest ecosystems along the Western Australian coastline

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Renewable jet fuel could be growing on Australia’s iconic gum trees

David Kainer and Carsten Kulheim have published an article in The Conversation, which describes how Australia could use the diversity of its naturally occurring eucalypts to develop and sustainably farm variants with high yields of desirable essential oils, for new commercial purposes. 

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lue Mallee leaves in a plantation. The white dots are oil globules. Carsten Kulheim, Author provided

Inside leaves, communication is the key

Scientists from the Centre have recently published their findings in the journal Plant Cell

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Setaria leaf 3D image

Cross-discipline research is being short changed

Bringing together researchers from a range of fields can help solve complex problems, but research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found interdisciplinary research is consistently short changed.

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News

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2016
The Australian National University (ANU) and the CSIRO have opened a new...
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Jul
2016
Malaria researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found one...
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2016
International research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has...
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Jul
2016
Gradual ocean warming, punctuated by a severe marine heatwave event, has caused...
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Jul
2016
David Kainer (Foley group) and Carsten Kulheim (Foley group and Crisp group)...

Events

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2016
In many species, from birds to humans, embryos can perceive and even produce...
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2016
Producing offspring is the most important aspect of an animal’s life....
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2016
Aberrant inflammatory responses contribute to the development and progression...

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