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Wildlife Forensic Science and DNA
DNA-based forensic science is at the forefront of solving wildlife crimes and is currently undergoing a transformation.
Australian Museum Expeditions: Giant Rats and Monkey-Faced Bats of the Solomon Islands Archipelago
The AM launches an expedition to the Solomon Islands and Bougainville to discover more about fascinating mammals of the western pacific.
Be prepared! Timor-Leste on the horizon
The Australian Museum is planning a major biological expedition to Timor-Leste in 2012, thanks to the Australian Museum Foundation.
What's in the Box - Bermagui Bioblitz
Everything came together today for the Bermagui Bioblitz, 5 school joined forces to survey 3 coastal ecosystems.
Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics has launched
Our new centre will answer questions about forensics, conservation and biodiversity.
This week in Fish: We're back!
Despite the heat and some logistical challenges, we had a very productive time in East Timor. Eight dives were made and many specimens collected. The specimens will be shipped soon and then the process of identifying the 'small things' can begin in earnest.
The week has been a short one, hence the paucity of new content. Thanks as always to all contributors.
Terrestrial Expedition of Timor-Leste
Misty mountains, amazing animals, spectacular sunrises and more... here are the photographic highlights from the terrestrial survey stage of the Museum's expedition to Timor-Leste.
Both the terrestrial and marine surveys will answer questions about biodiversity and provide crucial data for identifying new areas that may need to be conserved in one of the world's youngest nations.
For the terrestrial trip, eight Museum scientists split into two teams to collect specimens at selected survey sites using a variety of techniques.
Malacologist Dr Frank Kohler and entomologists Dr Dave Britton, Dr Chris Reid and Jacquie Rescei worked with local guide and translator Zito Afranio, while entomologists Dr Andrew Mitchell, Dr Dan Bickel, Jean Weiner and malacologist Vince Kessner were led by Agivedo Ribeiro.
A new genus and species of sea-slug, and two new species of sea-hares from Australia
The genomics of habitat transitions in molluscs
We are using the DNA of snails and mussels to study their adaptation to different habitats, and getting very muddy in mangrove forests.
The excitement continues: post-Lord Howe Island expedition
Now that all of the AM’s collections and research teams have safely arrived back home, what next? ‘Lots’ is the answer!
Teaming up to help fight the illegal rhino horn trade
AMRI, Scottish and Vietnamese wildlife forensic scientists excited to see the difference their collaboration can make to real-world issues
This collection of Sydney’s earliest natural history paintings is certainly artistic, but is it scientific?
Koala Genome Consortium - QUT koala research
Understanding how and why koalas respond to infectious diseases has been uncovered in an Australian-led, world-first genome mapping project.
What are minerals?
Minerals are naturally occurring, inorganic solids with a definite chemical composition and a regular atomic structure. From this basis come all their physical properties.