Latest blog entries

DigiVol: Thespians, gourmets, travellers… citizen scientists

Find out more here about two very different experiences shared by DigiVols outside of the lab.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Sep 2015

Streamwatch MicroVols

The Citizen Science program Streamwatch now has volunteers working in the Australian Museum Entomology lab.

By: Greg McDonald, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 31 Aug 2015

1939 Simpson Desert Expedition

The first expedition to the Simpson Desert by a member of the Museum staff.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Aug 2015

Assessing the genetic diversity of captive Greater Bilby populations

How well do captive breeding programs conserve genetic diversity?

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Emily Miller, Category: AMRI, Date: 25 Aug 2015

Sydney fly turns up in Los Angeles

The origin and distribution of a little yellow fly is solved after 90 years.

By: Dr Shane McEvey, Category: AMRI, Date: 25 Aug 2015

Monitoring life on the beach

How much do the methods we use matter when monitoring the tiny critters that call the beach home?

By: Dr Lucia Fanini, Dr Jim Lowry, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Aug 2015

The Biggest Fish - New South Wales New State Emblem

Behind the recent announcement of the new NSW state fossil emblem – the fossil fish Mandageria fairfaxi – lies a truly remarkable story.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Aug 2015

Teaching entomology in Papua New Guinea: part two

Teaching a group of dedicated entomologists in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Aug 2015

Another cosmopolitan species hits the dust!

We reveal that a “widespread” marine worm species is actually several undescribed species, each known from restricted localities.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: AMRI, Date: 19 Aug 2015

Letter from the Simpson Desert Expedition 2015: back in Birdsville

The fifth missive from journalist Jo Stewart, who is documenting the work of our science team in the Simpson Desert.

By: Jo Stewart, Category: Science, Date: 18 Aug 2015