Latest blog entries

Hollows as Homes citizen science project

A collaboration aiming to build a comprehensive picture of the hollow resources available for native wildlife across Sydney

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2016

Eastern Quolls: Back from the brink?

Renewed hope that a mammal thought extinct on the mainland has been given a second chance 

By: Rohan Astley, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Mar 2016

Five new frog species discovered in fast-disappearing forests

The forests of central Vietnam & adjacent Cambodia are home to five new frog species that have hopefully been discovered in the nick of time

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Mar 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Pearl-shelling in Australia

From body decoration and charms to bitterly hard labour.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 29 Feb 2016

Q and A with 2015 Eureka Prize winners Professors Dayong Jin and Bradley Walsh

Read about their Eureka experience

By: Vanessa Gardos, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2016

Translating AMRI research into conservation action

IUCN Red List assessments of several hundred Australian land snail species are currently conducted by AMRI scientists.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Feb 2016

A Diploma for ‘Stuffed Fish’, 1883

Why is the recently discovered 1883 International Fisheries Exhibition diploma, designed by Linley Sambourne, unique?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Feb 2016

Can frogs help combat the Zika virus?

Healthy frog populations may help keep disease-carrying mosquitos at bay, but not in the way you might expect.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2016

Zircons galore: an Indo-Pacific Heritage

Zircons are gemstones found along volcanic fields in eastern Australia, Asia and Russia. Research follows the trail of their origins.

By: Lin Sutherland, Category: AMRI, Date: 22 Feb 2016

Fossil tube microstructure helps to address evolutionary unknowns of deep-sea tubeworms

Do fossil tetragonal Mesozoic tubes belong to the ancestors of the worms living in the deep sea today? 

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Feb 2016