Iconic New Caledonian birds join the research collection
The Australian National Wildlife Collection holds a significant collection of fauna and flora of New Guinea and the Pacific islands, critical to understanding the evolution of species in Australia and the wider Pacific. The Collection now includes bird specimens from New Caledonia, including the iconic Kagu.
Not the usual suspect: Understanding the cyanobacteria responsible for January fish kill
Our planet’s past wouldn’t be the same if not for cyanobacteria. CSIRO is collecting diverse microbes like these to secure our globe’s future.
What rainforest plant is that?
Australia’s tropical rainforest plants can be identified with just a few simple clicks.
It’s funny to name species after celebrities, but there’s a serious side too
Scientists have been naming species after well-known people since the 18th century, often in a bid for publicity. But the issue deserves attention - some 400,000 Australian species are yet to be described.
Digitising our biological collections
Three quarters of the species that live in Australia don’t exist anywhere else in the world. We're digitisation our collections to make the data easily available to have bigger impacts in areas like conservation, biosecurity and climate change.