News: Evolutionary Biology
An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose
It took more than 1,000 people to form a viable population in Australia. But this was no accidental migration, the first arrivals must have been planned, scientists say.
The Australian continent has a remarkable history - a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience on an ark at the edge of the world.
We are increasingly observing the impact of climate change on biodiversity, but will ants or plants win out?
Blackwood High School students are working with University of Adelaide researchers to develop ‘Wombot’, a new vehicle for exploring wombat holes.
11,000 year old genomes uncover remarkable details about the population history of Central and South America.
Scientists discover fate of the giant, shaggy Ice Age rhinoceros known as the Siberian unicorn
Scientists have developed a new technique that will aid in a more accurate reconstruction of human genomes.
Lilly Pilly fossils found in old gold mines of the Snowy Mountains, prove the region was once a lush rainforest without snow.
Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their ancestors and traditional learnings tell them of this history, and their precise place within it.
Scientists have shown that widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today’s mammals, and been an important driver of evolution.