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Category: AMRI

The food of frogs in a tropical forest

What do frogs eat in the wild? Everything that moves? Or are they more picky?

By: Le Thi Thuy Duong, Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 03 May 2018

Detective work uncovers the true identity of some Aussie frogs

It’s taken some serious investigation across three countries to solve some 150 year old mysteries about two Australian frog species.

By: Dr Glenn Shea, Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 28 Apr 2018

"And how many times must a birder look up, before he can see all the birds" – with apologies to Bob Dylan

Citizen science data is valuable for assessing avian biodiversity metrics within urban greenspaces

By: Corey Callaghan, Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Apr 2018

The Skeleton in the Closet

Solving the mystery of the museum’s moa.

By: Eugene Kwok, Dr Jacqueline Nguyen, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Apr 2018

Little Antarctic worm raises big issues!

The Antarctic bristle worms Ophryotrocha orensanzi, were shown to be circumpolar, thus challenging some generally held opinions.

By: Dr Hannelore Paxton, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Apr 2018

What bat is that?

The identification of an unusual flying-fox found in Sydney raised more questions than answers

By: Dr Linda Neaves, Dr Greta Frankham, Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Anja Divljan, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Apr 2018

How the urban bird gets the worm

Despite their proven predilection for carbohydrates, when the weather changes so does the diet of inner-city ibis.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Apr 2018

Where did all the tiny brown frogs come from?

How small brown frogs are helping us understand the drivers of biodiversity in Asia.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Apr 2018

How sheep poo can help defend threatened native plants

Are Australia’s sheep eating threatened plants? Turns out they’ve been ‘dropping’ hints…

By: Dr Tim Lee, Category: AMRI, Date: 22 Mar 2018

Nemo won’t find home in an acidified ocean

As oceans become more acid, senses larval fishes need to navigate will become dysfunctional.

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Mar 2018