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Category: AMRI

Pint-sized perfect

Fossicking among our collections often reaps intriguing rewards, as my colleague Dr Jan Strugnell from James Cook Uni and I have discovered

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Feb 2018

Looking back to move forward: traditional knowledge and genetics informs threatened species management

Knowledge from traditional owners and modern genetics has enabled improved management of the black-footed rock-wallaby in South Australia

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Sally Potter, Dr Rebecca West, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Feb 2018

Skeleton shrimp jump out of the closet

Every day is Halloween for these tiny shrimp and visiting researcher José Guerra Garcia loves to celebrate with those in the AMRI collection 

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Dr José Guerra Garcia, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Feb 2018

'Flying' to Brazil!

And there is certainly no shortage of flies in Brazil - all needing to be studied!

By: Dr Dan Bickel, Category: AMRI, Date: 25 Jan 2018

Eat your greens for evolutionary success

New evidence suggests that a vegetarian diet promotes evolutionary diversity in crustaceans.

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Dr Alistair Poore, Dr Erik Sotka, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Jan 2018

Same same but different: uncovering the cryptic diversity of Asian horned frogs

Discovering new species of horned frogs, after the fieldwork is done.

By: Benjamin Tapley, Category: AMRI, Date: 21 Dec 2017

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