They’re an ecological enigma across desert country in Africa and Australia. Now, a collaboration between ecologists and indigenous rangers in Australia finds the answer to this unique desert pattern.
Nowhere else in the world supports trees 20m tall at such low rainfall. Intensive scientific monitoring is tracking by the second their struggle for survival.
Community engagement is a key component of the Ningaloo Outlook project which aims to increase the ecological understanding of the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area’s deep and shallow reefs and the reef’s shark and turtle populations.
Congratulations to CSIRO’s marine debris team of researchers who have won the 2016 Eureka Prize for Environmental Science, and work is ongoing with major international projects.
Communities, governments and businesses in Australia need to work together on innovative strategies that will help adapt their coastal environments so they will be more resilient as extreme weather events driven by climate become more frequent.
The crown-of-thorns starfish may end up being an unlikely hero in the quest to determine how best to help iconic marine species adapt to climate change.
A free online modelling tool that simulates the movement of oil spills and fish spawning is attracting a surprising range of users.
CSIRO researchers have revisited an ecosystem-based adaptation project in Papua New Guinea ’s Kimbe Bay that’s using Locally Managed Marine Areas to protect near-shore marine ecosystems – and discovered lessons about making future projects more effective.