Genetic diversity is the raw material that enables populations to evolve in response to changes in the environment – essentially, the more diversity the better. Rapid […]
Flooding in the Murray-Darling Basin is creating ideal breeding conditions for many native species that have evolved to take advantage of the temporary conditions. Australian scientists […]
Fifty-two pygmy bluetongue lizards have been released on a farm in a southern area of the mid-north, 90km north of Adelaide, as part of a $400,000 […]
An international group of 17 leading scientists have produced a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the state of civilisation, warning that the outlook is more dire […]
The mystery of the role of people and climate in the fate of Australian megafauna might have been solved, in a newly published breakthrough study. ‘Megafauna’, giant […]
New research reveals the extinction of plant or animal species from extreme environmental change increases the risk of an “extinction domino effect” that could annihilate all […]
The hunt is on to find the rightful parents of a fossil egg that reputedly belongs to an extinct ancient bird from the Australian Ice Age.
The cataclysmic events that wiped out the land dinosaurs some 65 million years ago also caused widespread extinction in bees, Flinders University research has found.
Climate change models must be reworked in a bid to save some of the world’s smallest and slimiest creatures from extinction, a Flinders University researcher warns.