Female fiddler crabs want protection not sex

New research has resolved a mystery over why female fiddler crabs visit and leave many males during mating season, and found the females aren’t just being picky.

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3MT 2016

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition for higher degree research students to showcase their research. Students have to talk about what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide.

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Estee Tee, ANU Open Day People's Choice Runner Up

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

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New research has resolved a mystery over why female fiddler crabs visit and...
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Aug
2016
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition for higher degree...
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2016
The Australian National University (ANU) and the CSIRO have opened a new...
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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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Aberrant inflammatory responses contribute to the development and progression...
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A two-way engagement workshop for researchers, policy makers and managers....
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Abstract - A fundamental goal of community ecology is to understand and predict...

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