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.

Does the relationship between trees and fungi hold the key to regenerating and protecting our eucalypts from widespread forest dieback?

Koala Bear sitting in a tree looking face on. Image by Shutterstock

Counting and monitoring koalas is no walk in the park. We chat to the experts to find out why.

Pictured is the Leichardt River and Falls

Northern Australia contains diverse and important river and coastal systems with high natural values including species and habitats of national […]

A De Vis' Banded Snake (Denisonia devisi) pictured in Glenmorgan, Queensland, Australia. Image by Melissa Bruton/Flickr

It’s becoming more important than ever to know where plants and animals live, and why. A CSIRO researcher who has been in the field for decades is encouraging everyone to take a fresh look.

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.