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Nepalese woman in the Annapurna region of north-central Nepal. Photo: Mark Watson, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
18
Feb
2014
Indigenous cultures around the globe use traditional medicines and pass on knowledge, developed over centuries, that is directly linked to the natural environment.
Students from the National Youth Science Forum
11
Feb
2014
The Solomon Lab hosted groups of students from the National Youth Science Forum.
Graham receiving his Rank Prize
05
Feb
2014
Graham Farquhar and CSIRO Fellow Richard Richards won a coveted international science prize for their ground-breaking research into more water efficient wheat.
Shiner surfperch, Cymatogaster aggregata
03
Feb
2014
Big waves are energetically costly for fish, and there are more big waves than ever. The good news is that fish might be able to adapt.
Warwick Hillier
13
Jan
2014
Associate Professor Warwick Hillier: 18 October 1967 – 10 January 2014
Image creative commons from http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/
08
Jan
2014
Researchers from RSB and CSIRO Plant Industry, have taken a second look at where we begin to read genes, leading to the discovery of more than 2,000 new human and mouse proteins.
Cooperatively-breeding speckled warbler (left) feeding a black-eared cuckoo fledgling (right). Credit: David Cook.
20
Dec
2013
New research has found some birds choose not to reproduce so they can guard the nests of their close relatives.
The Swimming Ant, Polyrhachis sokolova; image courtesy Ajay Narendra, ANU
20
Dec
2013
Australia’s unusual swimming ants take their own ‘sunglasses’ when they go to the beach – to shield their sensitive eyes from bright sunlight.
Rice seedling. Photo by Jeff Wilson
19
Dec
2013
Members of the Research School of Biology will participate in three new ARC Centres of Excellence.
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29
Nov
2013
Staff of RSB have been awarded five Discovery grants, one LIEF grant, one Future Fellowship, and six DECRAs in the 2013 round.
Dr Jennie Mallela taking a coral core skeleton sample.
28
Oct
2013
Fertilizer applied to crops doesn’t necessarily stay on land. The skeletons of coral on the Great Barrier Reef are the proof.
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25
Oct
2013
A number of RSB staff have ben awarded NHMRC Project Grants and Fellowships to commence in 2014. RSB staff are designated in bold.
Christmas Island Red Crab. Photo by Allison Shaw
21
Oct
2013
Current climate models project changes in both temperature and precipitation patterns across the globe in the coming years. Migratory species, which move to take advantage of seasonal climate patterns, are likely to be affected by these changes.
Scrub wren. Photo by Ben Pitcher
21
Oct
2013
Parent birds make a calculated risk when they alert their young to the presence of a predator, a new study by Dr Tonya Haff and Professor Rob Magrath has found.
E. coli
14
Oct
2013
An exciting new third year course is offered in Semester 2 2014.
Damsel fish
18
Sep
2013
The comparative athleticism of fish probably isn’t a thought that crosses many people’s minds. For Sandra Binning and Dominique Roche, its more than just a thought – they’ve built swim tunnels to test fishes’ fitness.
Anemone fish. Image credit: Peter Cowman
18
Sep
2013
Nemo may have found his way home, but when it comes to evolution, he and his friends encounter a whole different set of challenges.
Improving Australia's iconic oil
18
Sep
2013
Australia is being beaten at its own game, according to PhD student David Kainer.
Great tits. Photo by Shirley Clarke
10
Sep
2013
Shy birds stick together and gain courage through numbers, whereas bold birds go it alone according to new research.
Wagga field trip
30
Aug
2013
In August, Peter, Megan and Lauren from the Solomon Lab attended the International Congress on Plant Pathology in Beijing.

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