• Keeping coral reefs connected

    Open Forum     |      January 21, 2022

    A team of international researchers, led by Macquarie University, have shown the importance of maintaining connections between coral reefs to maintain their health and biodiversity.

  • Citizen science helps nurture our health through nature

    Open Forum     |      January 18, 2022

    University of South Australia researchers are urging governments to consider nature-based citizen science as part of their public health policies in an effort improve the health and wellbeing of people living in urban areas.

  • A new lens on Australia’s prehistoric past

    Open Forum     |      January 8, 2022

    A team of Australian and international scientists are investigating an important new fossil site in New South Wales containing superb examples of fossilised animals and plants from the Miocene era.

  • Life at the beach

    John Turnbull     |      January 4, 2022

    Although tourist beaches are heavily disturbed by human activities, there is still a wide variety of wildlife which holiday makers may spot around the nation’s coastline.

  • Take a hike this Christmas

    Diane Nazaroff     |      December 20, 2021

    As the weather warms up, UNSW researchers name some of their favourite bushwalks and the ways citizen scientists can help them by collecting data along the way.

  • Bringing back the mini-beasts

    Ary Hoffmann     |      December 12, 2021

    Insect numbers are dwindling around the world and that has an ecological knock-on effect, but we could help by encouraging the mini-beasts in our own urban backyards.

  • Are there plenty more fish in the sea?

    Open Forum     |      December 6, 2021

    An international team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia and Institute of Zoology in London has pioneered a ground-breaking new ‘non-lethal’ way to count fish in the open ocean, which it’s hoped will be used for conservation and ecosystem restoration.

  • The reef’s baby boom is the key to its salvation

    Open Forum     |      November 27, 2021

    The Great Barrier Reef is booming with new life after the world’s biggest reproductive event – coral spawning – delivered Southern Cross University’s Distinguished Professor Peter Harrison a narrow window to help secure its future.

  • Welcome La Niña

    Andrea Taschetto     |      November 25, 2021

    With La Niña bringing moist air from the Pacific, there is an increased risk of flooding along the north, east and southeast regions of Australia.

  • Cutting ammonia emissions

    Xiuming Zhang     |      November 16, 2021

    Reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture will have substantial benefits and can be achieved at relatively low cost.

  • Bridging troubled waters: engaging Uralla on water sustainability

    Kay Harrison     |      November 11, 2021

    Inclusive decision-making that consults local communities is key to making informed choices on environmental issues such as water security.

  • Regenerative agriculture should boost wildlife in New Zealand

    Open Forum     |      November 8, 2021

    Regenerative farming practices could increase native biodiversity on New Zealand farms, according to a recently released report, raising hopes it could have similar benefits in Australia.