Latest blog entries

The most threatened animals in the world

A new IUCN report reveals that nearly every second freshwater species on some of the islands off East Africa are threatened with extinction.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Feb 2018

AMplify ep 38: Michael Mel

West Pacific Collection Manager Michael Mel takes Kim McKay back to his homeland in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2018

Sandy beach ecology Q & A: More Q than A!

Sandy beaches are a great ecological unknown. Who knew?

By: Alan Jones, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Feb 2018

Just how threatened are amphibians?

Our knowledge of amphibians is changing so fast, understanding just how threatened they are is proving a challenge.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Benjamin Tapley, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Feb 2018

Lace Corals on the agenda

Australasian bryozoologists meet in Sydney for the first time.

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Feb 2018

In Search of the ‘Other 95%’ - Werrikimbe

A recent adventure to Werrikimbe National Park was an eye-opening field trip for AMRI Research Associate, Dr Geoff Williams OAM.

By: Dr Geoff Williams, Category: AMRI, Date: 21 Feb 2018

A bird in the bush is worth $223,851 in the hand

Birdwatchers flock to see a Black-backed Oriole in Pennsylvania, USA, generating significant economic impact in the process.

By: Corey Callaghan, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Feb 2018

One up, one down and one sideways

Sorting out some overlooked skink lizards using museum collections.

By: Dr Glenn Shea, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Feb 2018

Pint-sized perfect

Fossicking among our collections often reaps intriguing rewards, as my colleague Dr Jan Strugnell from James Cook Uni and I have discovered

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Feb 2018

Looking back to move forward: traditional knowledge and genetics informs threatened species management

Knowledge from traditional owners and modern genetics has enabled improved management of the black-footed rock-wallaby in South Australia

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Sally Potter, Dr Rebecca West, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Feb 2018