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Category: AMRI

Beautiful beetles and a bit of a headache

Defining, grouping and naming stag beetle species has turned out to be difficult but fun.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Kindi Smith, Max Beatson, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Sep 2018

Citizen scientists and rare beetles: a win win for everybody

There’s a proverb about repairing lightbulbs that works well for rare beetles too: "many hands make light work".

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 10 Sep 2018

Ongoing speciation in southern semislugs

Helicarion semislugs are abundant from Tasmania to mid-NSW, but how many species are there?

By: Dr Isabel Hyman, Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 Sep 2018

A massive month of celebrating science at the AM

August was a huge month for AMRI as science took centre stage at the museum.

By: Alexandra Durham, Category: AMRI, Date: 03 Sep 2018

Crossing continents to collaborate on conserving critters

From Bangladesh to the USA to Australia, my passion for biodiversity conservation has taken me far!

By: Dr AHM Ali Reza, Category: AMRI, Date: 14 Aug 2018

Holy mitonuclear co-evolution Robin! Supergene explains local adaptation to divergent climates

Genomic research on the Eastern Yellow Robin reveals a mechanism for local climate adaptation in the absence of a geographical barrier.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 14 Aug 2018

Twelve hundred leagues under the seas

New worm species have been discovered thousands of metres below the ocean surface in the Australian eastern abyss

By: Dr Laetitia Gunton, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Aug 2018

A call for photos of blood suckers

DNA from mosquitos’ meals could give insight into endangered frog populations.

By: Tim Cutajar, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Jul 2018

Birds flock to big urban parks

The size of a greenspace is the most important predictor of urban bird diversity.

By: Corey Callaghan, Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Jul 2018

Carboys and cinder cones

Filtering seawater and sediment to identify marine biodiversity in the Northern Mariana Islands

By: Dr Joseph DiBattista, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Jun 2018