Category: AMRI

DNA tools to curb the illegal pet trade

Our ability to detect the illegal trade in a threatened Australian snake species has just increased.

By: Dr Greta Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 May 2015

Predator outwitted – nest cages take eggs off the menu

Experiments reveal that endangered White-fronted Chats will accept nest-cages, giving Sydney’s population a last hurrah

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 May 2015

Miner stocks continue to rise, closing out small consumers

A large-scale research collaboration has discovered why the native Noisy Miner now dominates bird communities in eastern Australia.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Apr 2015

Exploring the diversity of Christmas tree worms in Indo-Pacific coral reefs

Genetics comes to the rescue in solving a mystery surrounding psychedelically coloured marine worms!

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 17 Apr 2015

Discovering Australian bristle worms

Old and new species discovered during the first ever survey of a mysterious family of bristle worms in Australian waters

By: Dr Anna Zhadan, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Apr 2015

Archaeological science celebrates 40 years

The toolbox for archaeology now contains a diverse collection of highly sophisticated scientific techniques.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Apr 2015

A coral-reef fish with large, fast, conspicuous larvae and small, cryptic adults

In most coral reef fishes, larvae are tiny and transparent, and adults large and boldly coloured – but in one species, the opposite is true.

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: AMRI, Date: 08 Apr 2015

The phantom snail

Perched on a hill of a Kimberley island lives Taiwanassiminea phantasma – a newly described and rare species of land snail.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Apr 2015

Saving inbred plant and animal populations from extinction

Genetic rescue of small inbred populations by outcrossing

By: Emeritus Professor Richard Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 31 Mar 2015

Teaching entomology in Papua New Guinea

Capacity building and the neighbours: teaching insect identification in Papua New Guinea

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 30 Mar 2015