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By Author: Rebecca Hancock

Research grants recently awarded

The following research grants were awarded to the Australian Musuem or in collaboration with the Museum between January and June 2010.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010

Challenging what it is to be a 'warrior'

A new partnership between Juvenile Justice and the Australian Museum is helping young people from Pacific communities build self-esteem by reconnecting with culturally significant artefacts.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010

Biological collections are ecological research tools

In an article in Biological Reviews, Australian Museum Senior Fellow Dr Graham Pyke and Stanford University’s Professor Paul Ehrlich, author of the best-seller The Population Bomb, discuss the increasing use of biological collections in museums and herbaria to address environmental and ecological research issues.
 

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 07 Jul 2010

Myriad of amphipods on the GBR

A recent study has revealed hundreds of species of amphipods (shrimp-like creatures) living on the Great Barrier Reef, almost half of them new to science.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

Trilobite translations

Find out why a new publication, the Trilobite Record of China, co-edited by Australian Museum palaeontologist Dr Yong Yi Zhen, has made life a lot easier for the world’s trilobite experts.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

Campaign: Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture

The Australian Museum has launched a campaign to purchase Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture, a unique collection of art showcasing the richness and breadth of contemporary Indigenous sculpture in Australia.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

Sydney dust storm analysed by Museum mineralogist

Australian Museum mineralogist Ross Pogson took no time at all to analyse the mineral content of the dust that swept across Sydney this morning, enveloping the city in an eerie red blanket.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 23 Sep 2009

Micro Monsters

Scanning Electron Microscope images of insects and spiders taken by the Museum’s Sue Lindsay feature in a recent Australia Post stamp issue.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2009

Snails in 3D

  Find out about a new technique that can build three-dimensional models of the internal anatomy of microsnails and other tiny specimens.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2009

National Reserve Biodiversity Survey

Scientists and volunteers, with support from government and business, joined forces to undertake a species discovery survey of the Charles Darwin Reserve in Western Australia. Could this type of partnership be a model for the future? The Australian Museum's Dr Dave Britton joined the fieldtrip to find out. 

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2009