Posts by Andrea Wild

Illustration of an elephant bird hatching from an egg.

How many species of elephant birds existed on the Island of Madagascar? The answer may lie in the eggshells they left behind more than 1000 years ago.

Underwater view of a reef looking up toward sunlight.

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a game-changer for monitoring biodiversity. New Australian/New Zealand guidelines for working with eDNA will support end-users taking up this exciting technology.

Yellow daisies flowering in a hilly field

Fireweed is a daisy species that is a Weed of National Significance in Australia. We used high-throughput sequencing to construct a family tree that showed it is also present in New Zealand.

Yellow flowers of a canola field under a clear blue sky.

A changing climate, declining arable lands and an increasing demand for more environmentally friendly products is making us think outside the box when it comes to food production and traditional agricultural production. How can we produce more food with fewer resources?

Close up of brown and yellow flowers with a tiny silvery moth.

For many decades Australia’s native pollinators have lived in the shadow of the honeybee. In this article, we shine some light on the intricate roles of a group of tiny moths that pollinate boronias.

A cluster of green and white orchid flowers.

We traced the evolutionary journey of Australia’s greenhood orchids since their origin over 32 million years ago.

A black and white image of virus partilces

A new study of bird flu dynamics in Australia’s wild birds has revealed the virus strains present and how they spread.

Scalloped hammerheads occur in tropical and temperate oceans around the world, but are their populations connected? A new genetic study using whole genome methods has found out.

Close of photo of a mosquito

Australian summers and mosquitoes go together. But a La Niña year can increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.