ANU leads effort to develop drought-proof crops

International research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought str

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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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Pythons and boas shed new light on reptile evolution

A new study into pythons and boas has for the first time found the two groups of snakes evolved independently to share similar traits.

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RSB student John Rivers wins in Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge

For anyone who has travelled in a developing country and had to make a mad dash to the bathroom, this start-up idea could have been your ultimate saviour.

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Gene find deepens natural selection puzzle

Scientists studying the genes that enable tropical butterflies to mimic each other's colourful warning markings have been surprised to find an egg-production

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News

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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)...
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2016
Scientists from the Centre have recently published their findings in the...
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2016
Bringing together researchers from a range of fields can help solve complex...

Events

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Dr Janine Deakin, Associate Professor in the Institute for Applied Ecology at...
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Australia provides a strong biogeographic contrast to other parts of the world...
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Abstract - Mangroves are an important group of woody halophytic species that...
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2016
Abstract - Rubisco catalyses a rate-limiting step in photosynthesis and is the...

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