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Murray crayfish high country hideout under threat
07
Mar
2016
Ecologists have found that Murray crayfish numbers plunged 90 per cent in a high country river after their habitat was lost.
Past Biol Olympid Students preparing to welcome the new summer school students at ANU. Photo: Juliey Beckman
22
Feb
2016
The Biology Olympiad Summer School was a great success in January, thanks to the work contributed by Juliey Beckman and the Teaching Lab team.
Sally Stowe imaging butterfly wing in the EMU, Bldg 46, c 2007. Photo credit: Jeff Wilson, ANU
22
Feb
2016
Sally was a member of RSBS (and later RSB) for 33 years. She managed the ANU Electron Microscopy Unit (ANUEMU) in Building 46 for 24 years, until her retirement in 2008. Sally was the epitome of a scientist, and will be remembered for her immense technical skill, modest demeanour and enduring helpfulness. 
Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility (PGF), IRRI, Los Baños, Philippines
19
Feb
2016
The Loyd T Evans Growth Facility (PGF), named after John Evan's father, was officially opened on the Philippine campus of the International Rice Research Institute on 21 January 2016.
15
Feb
2016
Researchers who have spent 10 years studying ground-nesting wasps have solved a mystery of how the insects make sure that they find their way home.
01
Feb
2016
Queen bees and ants emit a chemical that alters the DNA of their daughters and keeps them as sterile and industrious workers, scientists have found.
01
Feb
2016
Start 2016 with a science BANG! Yep, you read it right. The "RSB EMCR Future Conference" is fast approaching and EVERYONE in RSB - the entire PS, EEG and BSB community- is cordially invited. 
Image: Mike Licht, flickr.com
18
Dec
2015
An evolutionary biologist has analysed political opposition to evolution and found it has evolved.
ANU Future- Fllows 2015
16
Dec
2015
The Australian National University (ANU) has secured five prestigious Future Fellowships, two of which have been awarded to researchers in the Research School of Biology.
Robert Furbank and Susanne von Caemmerer
03
Dec
2015
A research and development project to supercharge rice production has received funding for a third phase.
Panels and dead tree Cax drought plot
24
Nov
2015
Vulnerability to internal plumbing failure puts the tallest trees in rainforests at increased risk of death during drought, a study in the Amazon forests in Brazil has found.
17
Nov
2015
Professor Stefan Broer has been awarded a Diabetes Australia grant to study the targeting of amino acid transport to treat type 2 diabetes.  The award was announced by the Federal Health Minister, Hon Sussan Ley, at a breakfast at Old Parliament House to mark World Diabetes Day.  
12
Nov
2015
A team of Australian researchers will contribute to a G20 nations plan to strengthen future, global food security by making more energy efficient wheat.
Rob Sharwood
09
Nov
2015
RSB Plant Scientist Rob Sharwood has been awarded a Thomas Davies Research Grant from the Australian Academy of Science for his proposal “Unlocking t
Measuring photosynthesis of wheat plants
09
Nov
2015
As part of a large international effort to increase wheat yields and boost food security, researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis at The Australian National University, have received funding to map the variation for photosynthetic performance, so that breede
ARC logo
02
Nov
2015
The School has done very well with regards to Discovery projects and DECRA fellowships.  Congratulations to all successful applicants.
Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar AO, credit Stuart Hay
21
Oct
2015
Graham Farquhar has won Australia’s top science prize, in recognition of his work that transformed our understanding of the biological process that is the basis for life on earth: photosynthesis.
Rock-wallaby and joey. Photo by Henry Cook.
08
Oct
2015
Scientists have discovered that rock-wallabies living in north east Queensland are sharing genetic material despite belonging to six different species.
Orange frill-necked lizard (credit Borbala Cser)
01
Oct
2015
Researchers at ANU have found frill-necked lizards have different coloured frills, depending on where they live and what they eat. The colour of the frill on the lizards varies from red, orange, yellow and white.
Broad lipped bird orchid with its male pollinator N. cryptoides
16
Sep
2015
In the first study of its kind researchers have gone beyond looking at the attraction of smell to investigate the role of flower shape and size in sexually deceptive orchids.

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