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Feral-cat-by Jake Berzon via Wiki creative commons
29
Aug
2013
In certain circumstances, the presence of cats and foxes can actually help mammal survival by controlling mesopredators such as rats.
Research School of Biology staff Professor Graham Farquhar, Peter Groeneveld, Dr Meisha-Marika Holloway-Phillips and Gudrun Northrup of ANU Enterprise.
06
Aug
2013
Expert advice and support to Australian-based LI-COR Environmental customers is now provided by researchers at The Australian National University.
Jack Jumper ant, Myrmecia croslandi, Photo: Ajay Narendra
30
Jul
2013
Jack Jumper ants, Myrmecia croslandi, are day-active animals. Individual foragers from a single nest typically head to nest-specific Eucalyptus trees.
Anopheles gambiae mosquitos feeding. Image credit: Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute
23
Jul
2013
The malaria parasite's requirement for thiamine (vitamin B1) can be targeted for the development of novel antimalarial drugs.
Damsel fish
11
Jul
2013
Climate change could cause local extinctions of chocolate dipped damselfish that are highly specialised to the conditions on their home reef.
Truffle hyphae. Photo curtesy of Celeste Linde
07
Jul
2013
Dr Celeste Linde has been working with people in the Australian truffle industry who are having trouble producing their crop.
ARC logo
28
Jun
2013
Two ARC Linkage grants have been awarded to staff of the Research School of Biology.
A male superb lyrebird shows off to the ladies. Photo by Alex Maisey
11
Jun
2013
While showing off to the ladies, male lyrebirds coordinate song with dance, creating a display of a level of sophistication previously only known in humans.
Farquhar Queen's award
11
Jun
2013
Dedicating more than 40 years to the field of biophysics and creating a new strain of water-efficient wheat are among Graham Farquhar’s career achievements that have awarded him with a 2013 Queen’s Birthday honour.
John Evans accepting his election. Photo copyright of Mark Graham/ Australian Academy of Science
05
Jun
2013
Four ANU academics have been elected among the 20 new Australian Academy of Science Fellows for 2013. The Academy annually honours a small number of Australian scientists for their outstanding contributions to science.
A parasite attached to a bream. Illustration: Erin Walsh
04
Jun
2013
Fish with parasites attached to their heads have a stronger preference for left or right when facing a T-intersection, giving them an edge when it comes to escaping predators, research from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed.
Male frillneck lizard. Photo: Sarah Pryke
31
May
2013
The iconic Australian frillneck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) is well-known for displaying its frill when threatened and in aggressive displays.
Bullant. Photo by Ajay Narendra
28
May
2013
They may be creatures of the night, but Australian bull ants have trouble finding their way home in the dark.
Professor Rice and Associate Professor Howitt
23
May
2013
The Australian National University (ANU) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington today announced the appointment of three fellows to mentor the Tuckwell Scholars when the first cohort arrive in 2014.
Farquhar-NAS Fellowship
01
May
2013
Graham Farquhar from the Division of Plant Sciences at the Research School of Biology, has been elected as a Foreign Associate to the US National Academy of Science.
Rice, carbohydrate
29
Apr
2013
Stefan Broer, a Professor in the Research School of Biology, was interviewed by the Canberra Times on the topic of carbohydrates in diets.
Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus) (c)JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
22
Apr
2013
One of Australia’s rarest birds has a new home due to the craftsmanship of students from the School of Art.
Michael Jennions and models of men
09
Apr
2013
Penis size influences a man’s sex appeal, and the taller the man, the bigger the effect, research from ANU has revealed.
Centre for Biodiversity Analysis logo
04
Apr
2013
A new joint initiative between ANU and CSIRO, the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis (CBA), has been formed to coordinate, develop and promote the rapidly expanding field of biodiversity science between the two institutions.
Rainforest
11
Mar
2013
A study published in Nature Geoscience concludes that climate-induced damage to tropical forests may be lower than previously thought.

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