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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

FrogID citizen scientists are putting frogs on the map

From suburban Sydney to the most remote parts of the country, FrogID citizen scientists are helping to better understand Aussie frogs.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 09 Feb 2018

Prized connections - combining Indigenous knowledge with Western science

Hear from Dr Emilie Ens, cross-cultural ecologist and co-winner of the 2017 Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science.

By: Kate Smith, Category: Science, Date: 09 Feb 2018

Skeleton shrimp jump out of the closet

Every day is Halloween for these tiny shrimp and visiting researcher José Guerra Garcia loves to celebrate with those in the AMRI collection 

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Dr José Guerra Garcia, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Feb 2018

Eureka Prizes - rewarding excellence in Australian science

The 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are now open!

By: Kate Smith, Category: Science, Date: 07 Feb 2018

Science film competition for school students

The Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize, sponsored by the University of Sydney, is a short film competition for Australian school students.

By: Cara Bevington, Category: Science, Date: 05 Feb 2018