Category: AMRI

Glitter restored – The Holtermann Nugget

Did you know we have a newly-restored replica of the largest single mass of gold ever found?

By: Ross Pogson, Category: AMRI, Date: 11 Dec 2017

Searching for giant panda…..poo

On a mountain in China a giant panda spends hours sitting eating but there is no time for us to sit when trying to understand panda diet.

By: Dr Linda Neaves, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Nov 2017

Estuarine mussel species variation and management

Patterns of genetic variation in the native Australian mussel Xenostrobus securis show that every estuary can be evolutionarily important.

By: Dr Don Colgan, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Nov 2017

Replicas share the sparkle of archaeological discoveries

Skilfully made obsidian replicas enable scientists and communities to benefit from and enjoy significant archaeological discoveries.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Tina Mansson, Category: AMRI, Date: 10 Nov 2017

New species of Horned Frog discovered

A new frog species with flashy red thighs has just been revealed from the rugged forests of northern Vietnam and southern China

By: Benjamin Tapley, Dr Jodi Rowley, Tim Cutajar, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Nov 2017

Wing tags stand the test of time

Despite their reputation as urban hooligans, Cockatoos seldom vandalised their tags, allowing citizen scientists to study 100% of birds.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Oct 2017

An important ‘type’ of specimen

Staff from AMRI’s mammal collection published the first catalogue of mammal type specimens in the Collection since Krefft’s list of 1864.

By: Dr Harry Parnaby, Dr Sandy Ingleby, Dr Anja Divljan, Category: AMRI, Date: 18 Oct 2017

Global collaboration delivers new test to improve forensic identification of rhino horn

The AM’s Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics (ACWG) has collaborated globally to develop an identification test for seized rhino horn.

By: Kyle Ewart, Dr Greta Frankham, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 17 Oct 2017

Aussie marsupial diggers united!

Marsupial moles and bandicoots are related according to first genomic-scale data for Australian marsupials.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Linda Neaves, Dr Sally Potter, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Oct 2017

Something fishy is going on!

Australasian Fishes is the AM’s latest foray into community driven citizen science and has already had an unprecedented impact.

By: Alexandra Nuttall, Mark McGrouther, Category: AMRI, Date: 10 Oct 2017