Red deer evolving to give birth earlier in warming climate

Red deer on a Scottish island are providing scientists with some of the first evidence that wild animals are evolving to give birth earlier in the year as the climate warms.

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New project to track Australia's butterflies takes flight

A first-of-its-kind citizen science project will put amateur butterfly-watchers at the forefront of research and conservation for the insect.

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Scientists find new way to develop drought-resilient crops

Australian research could help breeders develop more drought-resilient crops that can produce more food and more profit with less water. 

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Fairy-wrens change breeding habits to cope with climate change

Warmer temperatures linked to climate change are having a big impact on the breeding habits of one of Australia’s most recognisable bird species, according to researchers at The Australian National University (ANU).

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Wait - We're sexist towards birds now?

Five years ago, an ANU biologist proved that most female songbirds sing, but it’s a finding that many people are struggling to accept.

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Australian wheat shows resistance to devastating disease

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have shown how Australian wheat crops would cope if a destructive disease that’s yet to hit our shores ever made it into the country.

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Barry Pogson awarded a 2019 ARC Laureate Fellowship

Professor Barry Pogson, from the ANU Research School of Biology, was awarded $2.9 million to create higher-yielding and more resilient 'smart plants' for good and bad seasons.

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The fate of coral reefs undermined by phosphate mining

A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has shown the impact phosphate mining is having on our coral reefs.

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A symposium on all aspects of host-microbiome interactions. Presentations will...
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2019
RSB proudly presents the annual Postgraduate Student Conference. Welcome to a...
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2019
Natural selection is a cornerstone of modern biology and remains the primary...
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