With rats and mice driving sea birds and other animals on remote islands to extinction, scientists and environmental managers are now turning their attention to new genetic technologies that could offer more targeted solutions than traditional baiting programs. Risk analysis and responsible research is front and centre in the discussion.
Samples from the seabed of the Great Australian Bight have yielded 277 species new to science and the answer to a 30-year mystery.
Tracking the movements of whales, sharks and other apex predators and iconic species is revealing the deepest secrets of the Great Australian Bight.
A mammoth social, environmental and economic study of the Great Australian Bight has revealed new insights and a raft of new species.
Australia’s marine estate is nearly twice our land area. A new book brings together decades of marine research to tell us what we know and what we’re doing to ensure a sustainable future.
The fate of the environment just got personal. It turns out, everyone’s waist lines add up and what’s better for your health is also better for the environment.
“It doesn’t matter how many fire hoses you have, you can’t be everywhere at once.” So how do you plan ahead for all the decisions you might need to take in the midst of catastrophe? That includes when and where to take shelter.
In mid 1967, PhD student Jocelyn Bell at Cambridge University was helping to build a telescope. She went on to discover a little bit of “scruff” – the first evidence of a pulsar.
What truck drivers do in clicks, scientists have done in data – tracking the great distances travelled by Australian produce from farm gate to market. It’s all to make for better infrastructure investment and make those long journeys more efficient and reliable.