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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

A tale of many tails!

On a seemingly unremarkable hill in north Queensland something remarkable appears to be happening …. to wallaby’s tails.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Sally Potter, Dr Anja Divljan, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Oct 2017

ForCyt: Collaborative development of a forensic database to aid in the global fight against the illegal wildlife trade

The AM's ACWG teams up with wildlife forensics labs around the world to develop a new database to promote improved forensic standards.

By: Dr Greta Frankham, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Oct 2017

Waterlogged and weary but wowed!

Marine biodiversity of the Southwest Pacific amazes.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Anna Murray, Mark McGrouther, Sally Reader, Dr Mandy Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Oct 2017

Balinese Expressions: I Nyoman Gunarsa – a mini portrait.

Vivacious artist, educator and custodian.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Oct 2017

Retracing the pathways of invasive marine worms in Australia and New Zealand

Using genetics, AMRI scientists investigated the pathways of an invasive Mediterranean fan worm as a basis for future biosecurity policies.

By: Dr Ingo Burghardt, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Sep 2017

Pacific Voyaging: Sailing Imperative

Boat – a craft and its meaning, example from Massim Region, Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 26 Sep 2017

The impact of a disease on Southeast Asian frogs: a first look

A potentially deadly pathogen is infecting frogs in Vietnam, but is it causing frog population declines?

By: Le Thi Thuy Duong, Hoang Duc Huy, Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 22 Sep 2017