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25
May
2017
Parasitologists at RSB, JCSMR and the Centre for Advanced Microscopy are celebrating a new dual PhD program that pairs ANU with Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
08
May
2017
Plant scientist Professor Susanne von Caemmerer has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in the UK, the longest standing scientific academy in the world.
Unlikely pair of plants named after stars of movie 'Twins'
02
May
2017
ANU biologists have named an unlikely pair of plants after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, the stars of the 1988 movie Twins.
24
Apr
2017
Perched 30m above the Daintree Rainforest, Australia’s latest piece of high-tech environmental surveillance kit is keeping watch.
Study reveals mass extinction event 35 million years ago
23
Mar
2017
Biologists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found the first evidence of mass extinction of Australian animals caused by a dramatic drop in global temperatures 35 million years ago.
27
Feb
2017
Another exciting day at RSB! On 14th February 2017, around 200 RSB members came together for a day filled with networking opportunities as well as talks and posters by Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCRs), showcasing their fantastic contributions to the research undertaken at RSB.
23
Feb
2017
Form follows function, we are taught, but does it really?
21
Feb
2017
The Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Biology has awarded the inaugural Ralph Slatyer Medal for outstanding biological research to Professor Mark Westoby from Macquarie University.
Coral Reef Field Studies
20
Feb
2017
Jennie Mallela recently co-taught the ANU coral reef field course, with colleagues from the Research School of Earth Sciences, up in the southern Great Barrier Reef.
30
Jan
2017
January is not normally thought of as a teaching-heavy month, but RSB members were involved in a number of outreach events early this year.
30
Jan
2017
Crabs that invade smaller crab species’ habitat overpower and evict incumbents from their burrows, but the two species ultimately co-exist and join forces against other invading crabs
FunctionalEcology
16
Jan
2017
Check out this great video of the December 2016 Functional Ecology undergraduate field trip, made by RSB's own Pip Beale. Pip, a PhD student in the Ecology and Evolution division, was a tutor/demonstrator on the trip, based at Charlotte Pass in Kosciuszko National Park.  
Sylvain Foret on a boat
20
Dec
2016
Our friend and colleague Sylvain Foret died in his sleep on 17 December, while on a trip in Spain. His wife, Toop, was travelling with him.  Their two young daughters were staying with Sylvain's parents in France.  
15
Dec
2016
Susanne von Caemmerer was awarded the Peter Baume Award at the December 2016 ANU graduation and prizegiving ceremony
01
Dec
2016
The female Superb Fairy-Wren has the ability to change the size of the eggs it lays, a biological feat which could buffer against the effects of climate change.
01
Dec
2016
Nearly 100 RSB graduate students gave talks about their research, and more presented their work as posters, at the 2016 annual RSB HDR Conference this month. The eight-minute talks were run in three concurrent sessions, one for each Division, followed by a poster session. 
29
Nov
2016
Panic grasses could hold the secret to increasing the yields of cereal crops and help feed the world with increasing temperature extremes and a population of nearly 10 billion people by 2050.
29
Nov
2016
On Monday, 28 November,  Emeritus Professor Howard Bradbury passed away.  
28
Nov
2016
Alex Maier has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Public Policy and Outreach.
14
Nov
2016
Researchers have discovered an ancient species of gecko in the ranges of Central Australia which may shine new light on how and when Australia’s deserts began to form millions of years ago.

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