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.
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.
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.