Indigenous knowledge & culture ANU/CDU exchange program

Would you like to learn more about Indigenous Australian culture and knowledge? Would you like to travel to northern Australia? The RSB is offering up to 8 travel grants to undertake an exchange program at Charles Darwin University in Darwin during July 2019.

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Working on Country winning photograph, by the Djelk Ranger group from Maningrida: indigenous.gov.au

How did plants conquer land?

An international study has found a drought alarm system that first appeared in freshwater algae may have enabled plants to move from water to land more than 450 million years ago – a big evolutionary step that led to the emergence of land animals, including humans. 

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Advanced studies in functional ecology

ANU biology students spent time in Singapore and Malaysia recently, on a field trip for the advanced studies in functional ecology course.

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Advanced Field Studies in Functional Ecology

Butterfly bonanza in Northern Australia signifies biodiversity hot spot

Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered several new species of butterflies and moths in Northern Australia, identifying a conservation stronghold of national and international significance.

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The lizard and the egg: lizards break golden rule of biology

Researchers at the ANU Research School of Biology have made a remarkable discovery about a group of lizards, and how they've managed to thrive in extreme conditions on one of the world's highest mountain ranges.

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The lizard and the egg: Liolaemus lizards break golden rule of biology

Human mortality 'plateau' may be statistical error, not hint of immortality

Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of mortality among the very old, according to a new report publishing on December 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Saul Newman of the Research School of Biology, ANU. The result casts doubt on the hypothesis that human longevity can be greatly extended beyond current limits.

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How to put together a fast carbon-capturing engine: lessons from blue-green algae

A scientific breakthrough intended to help boost the yields of food crops has solved a long-standing question of how cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, builds the carbon-capturing engines called carboxysomes in a protein liquid droplet formation.

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Blue-green algae promises to help boost food crop yields

Local birds are expert eavesdroppers

Birds can quickly learn to recognise alarm calls from different species.

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Would you like to learn more about Indigenous Australian culture and knowledge...
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An international study has found a drought alarm system that first appeared in...
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ANU biology students spent time in Singapore and Malaysia recently, on a field...
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Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered...

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Adaptation to environmental change is central to the origin and persistence of...
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Mountains harbour disproportionately high biodiversity, including rare and...

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