News: Ecology

$35.6 million boost for sciences' research infrastructure

Plant Accelerator, Waite campus

Research for a range of industrial sectors including scientific, advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, biomedical and agriculture has received a major boost.

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Disease-free locals 'koalafy' as population protectors

Koala, Cleland

Chlamydia-free koalas from Kangaroo Island may be needed to help save declining populations in other parts of Australia.

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A shore future for our coastal vegetation

Nicole Foster PhD coastal vegetation research

Researchers are using new ways to gain genetic information from ocean sediment to determine the past and future survival of our coastal vegetation.

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When pets become pests: the exotic pet trade producing invasive species

Exotic pets like these, on display at the 2018 Repticon in West Palm Beach, can escape and form invasive communities. Photo courtesy of Adam Toomes

Scientists are learning more about what drives the exotic pet trade to help reduce the threat of new invasive animal and bird species.

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Higher biodiversity means healthier humans

News biodiversity

Scientists find restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’.

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Underground beetle breathing brainteaser solved

Breathing beetles - P. macrosturtensis on the rock

Scientists have uncovered how aquatic beetles breathe in underground water.

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Urban biodiversity to lower chronic disease

Urban rewilding

Replanting urban environments with native flora could be a cost effective way to improve public health.

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Conservation of threatened flora species inspires street art

Tumby Bay street art

Scientists are helping save a threatened native plant and art is helping raise awareness about it.

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