Capture and captivation: Australia’s moths and butterflies
Moths and butterflies have enchanted naturalists for centuries. Beloved among insects, the Lepidoptera - as they are known in scientific circles - have been collected, curated and classified in their millions.
A fine balance: saving Australia’s unique wildlife in a contested land
The Brigalow Belt in Queensland is a national hotspot for wildlife, including many species found nowhere else in the world. It is also one of the most transformed and contested areas in Australia. New research looks at the best way to conserve these species, attempting to balance competing uses of the region.
Finding win-wins: carbon offset schemes and Indigenous co-benefits
With careful and thoughtful engagement, carbon offset schemes can be designed to ensure they deliver both carbon mitigation benefits and associated benefits for Indigenous peoples.
Paris, truffles and extreme weather – it’s all relative
Crocodiles stuck in the mud - researchers are discovering that native species have their limits when it comes to Australia's extreme weather, particularly during El Niño.
A Game of Hives: native bees at war
Australian native bees have been discovered engaging in battles with neighbouring colonies, raging for days, with the victor claiming the hive.
Protecting Australia’s Lake Eyre basin means getting our priorities right
Taking into account the rivers that drain into it and where they come from, the Lake Eyre Basin is one of largest inland draining systems in the world, the size of Germany, France and Italy combined.
Putting Australian Indigenous knowledge on the world map
Indigenous knowledge could soon sit side-by-side with western science in the world’s most comprehensive repository of information about Australia’s plant and animal species—the Atlas of Living Australia. Pilot projects in Arnhem Land and Cape York are revealing how the Atlas might support the needs and aspirations of different Traditional Owner groups.
Surveying the Amazon of the Indo-Pacific
Researchers have estimated the number of tropical tree species, and it's likely to be between approximately 40,000 and 53,000. The Indo-Pacific region is as rich in tree species as tropical America.