Issue 294 – Biodiversity
Can engineering biology feed more people with fewer resources?
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?
New light on native pollinators
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.
The evolutionary journey of greenhood orchids
We traced the evolutionary journey of Australia’s greenhood orchids since their origin over 32 million years ago.
Understanding bird flu dynamics in Australia
A new study of bird flu dynamics in Australia’s wild birds has revealed the virus strains present and how they spread.