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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.
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.

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