Latest blog entries

Bats, birds and bones: a view to a kill

Songbird fossils from Queensland reveal the diet of an ancient population of the carnivorous Ghost Bat.

By: Jacqueline Nguyen, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Dec 2016

Malaita’s monster rat

Our team is again drawn toward Malaita’s cloud forests and we find an exciting sign of the giant rat we’re looking for.

By: Tyrone Lavery, Category: AMRI, Date: 06 Dec 2016

AMplify ep 23: Dr Robin Torrence

AM Anthropologist Dr Robin Torrence chats with Kim McKay about her research on the function of ancient material on peoples’ daily lives.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Dec 2016

Do Spiders like music?

Surprising spiders from our Rare Books collection.

By: Adria Castellucci, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Dec 2016

A Journey Back to the Museum

Our friends from the Solomon Islands Archipelago are back in Sydney to discuss the results of the first expedition.

By: Alexandra Nuttall, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Dec 2016

Evolutionary sustainability in southeastern Australian waters

Conserving the structures established by long-term evolutionary processes is critical for long-term biodiversity sustainability.

By: Dr Don Colgan, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Dec 2016

Pacific Spirit

Review: a High School perspective.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Taliesin Heyman-Griffiths, Category: Science, Date: 01 Dec 2016

Meagre coral spawning following the 2016 mass bleaching

Anne Hoggett, Director of the Lizard Island Research Station, reports on this season's drastically diminished coral spawning.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Nov 2016

DigiVol spotlight on the nudibranch research of Dr Bill Rudman

DigiVol recently scanned new slides from the extensive collection of this AM malacology trailblazer.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Nov 2016

Teachers learn about Spiders

Earlier this month, the Australian Museum Research Institute Education team hosted two events for primary and secondary school teachers.

By: Vanessa Gardos, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Nov 2016