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By Author: Dr Rebecca Johnson

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

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

Conserving koalas: using DNA to look at the big picture

Looking at koala DNA from across the country gives us insights into their past, to help conserve them for the future.

By: Dr Linda Neaves, Dr Greta Frankham, Dr Siobhan Dennison, Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Sep 2016

Coral bleaching on Lizard Island: Update

A severe bleaching event continues around the AM's Lizard Island Research Station, with hopes falling temperatures will bring reprieve

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 31 Mar 2016

Law and the illegal wildlife trade in China

A small but important change in Chinese law would help end the trade in Ivory.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Law and illegal wildlife trade in China

A small but important change in Chinese law would help end the trade in Ivory.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Feb 2015

Koala genes decoded!

For the first time the genetic instruction manual, or blue-print, for this iconic Australian marsupial has been revealed.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014

How DNA Sampling is helping the Aviation Industry

Wildlife strikes (aka birdstrikes and airstrikes) are common at airports all over the world. Our new video is helping to manage the risk.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Dr Greta Frankham, Category: Science, Date: 29 Aug 2014

The Koala and its Retroviruses

A special issue of the Technical Reports of the Australian Museum reveals the current state of knowledge on the Koala retrovirus.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2014