24 Jun 2021
The government’s idea of ‘national environment standards’ would entrench Australia’s global pariah status »
A growing global push to halt biodiversity decline, most recently agreed at the G7 on Sunday, leaves Australia out in the cold as the federal government walks...
17 Jun 2021
When animals are hot, they eat less. This potentially fatal phenomenon has been largely overlooked in wild animals, explain researchers from ANU.
26 May 2021
An ecological crisis overshadowed by the threats of mass species extinctions and climate change impacts could be just as serious to ecosystems and human...
29 Apr 2021
Our team of 28 scientists identified the top 26 Australian butterfly species and subspecies at greatest risk of extinction. We also estimated the probability...
8 Apr 2021
We met Professor Nicotra in the Snowy Mountains and asked what she learned from 2020.
18 Mar 2021
In healthy populations, the song of regent honeyeaters is complex and long. But where the population is very small, the song is sadly diminished.
2 Mar 2021
The unusual breeding history of the Earth's largest living lizard - the Komodo dragon - has been laid bare in a new study from The Australian National...
5 Feb 2021
The next time you tuck in to a tikka masala you might find yourself asking a burning question: are spices used in dishes to help stop infection?
2 Feb 2021
Male lyrebirds use clever mimicry to increase their chances of sexual success, according to a new study involving researchers from the ANU Research School of...
28 Jan 2021
Threatened Australian animal and plant species have been given a major lifeline, thanks to new funding for a new database that contains 100-years of flora and...
3 Dec 2020
Pythons first arrived in Australia from Asia around 23 million years ago and then adapted to their new home by becoming incredibly diverse, according to new...
9 Nov 2020
Scientists have discovered one of Australia’s best-loved animals is actually three different species.