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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.
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.
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28
Jun
2013
Two ARC Linkage grants have been awarded to staff of the Research School of Biology.

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