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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.
Harvesting foliage of a mosaic eucalyptus
05
Mar
2013
A genetically mosaic Eucalyptus tree is able to control which leaves are saved from predation because of alterations in its genes, according to Amanda Padovan of the Foley Lab at the ANU Research School of
Graham Farquhar receives the CAS Einstein Fellowship
27
Feb
2013
Graham Farquar (Division of Plant Science) has been awarded an Einstein Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Science
Craig Moritz in the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest with a prickly forest skink, Gnypetoscincus queeslandiae. Photo courtesy of R. Bell.
26
Feb
2013
Professor Craig Moritz has been awarded the prestigious Molecular Ecology Prize for 2012.
Scorpion. Photo by istockphoto
19
Feb
2013
Venomous creatures have somewhat of a PR problem. But what if the venomous telson at the end of its tail held the cure to crippling diseases?
Mosquito. Photo: John Tann
14
Feb
2013
Researchers have discovered how a new class of antimalarial drugs kills the malaria parasite, showing that the drugs block a pump at the parasite surface, causing it to fill with salt.
Murray River Cray and bait trap, image by Chris Fulton
29
Jan
2013
The rare Murray River crayfish has become an unlikely movie star, thanks to a new underwater video surveying technique that has revealed the species may be more prevalent in clear-water rivers than we thought.
Amanda Edworthy
16
Jan
2013
Amanda Edworthy, a PhD student in Naomi Langmore's Lab (EEG) is the recipient of a
Michael Roderick and pan evaporation station. Image from ANU ScienceWise
16
Jan
2013
Michael Roderick has been awarded the 2013 John Dalton Medal of the European Geophysical Society, Section on Hydrological Sciences for seminal contributions to the science of evaporation, including especially the role of vegetation
Ulrike Mathesius
16
Jan
2013
Dr Ulrike Mathesius of the Plant Science Division has been awarded the prestigious Fenner Medal for 2013.
Blue-lined wrasse. Photo credit: Sally Pollack (creative commons license, http://eol.org/data_objects/11751640).
15
Jan
2013
Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean – but using only half as much energy to do so, Australian scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found.
Rice plant
12
Dec
2012
Plant scientists at the Research School of Biology (RSB), part of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, have been awarded up to $7 million to add their scientific expertise to a new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.
ARC logo
23
Nov
2012
Staff of RSB have been awarded eleven ARC Discovery Grants, two LIEF (Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities) grants and four DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) Fellowships. The details of the grants are shown below, with RSB staff in bold.  
NHMRC logo
23
Nov
2012
A number of RSB staff have ben awarded NHMRC Project Grants and Rowena Martin has been awarded four-year Fellowship to commence in 2013. RSB staff are designated in bold. Project Grants  

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