07 May 2013
Most species of gigantic animals that once roamed Australia had already disappeared by the time people arrived, a major review of the available evidence has concluded.
15 March 2013
A UNSW-led research team has succeeded in producing early stage cloned embryos containing the DNA of the Australian gastric-brooding frog, which died out 30 years ago.
04 February 2013
The factors involved in the historical decline of contemporary mammals need to be identified to guard against future biodiversity loss, argues Marie Attard.
04 May 2012
Direct attacks by introduced dingoes may have led to the extinction on the Australian mainland of the iconic marsupial predator, a new study suggests.
23 March 2012
Humans may have played a significant role in the extinction of Australia’s prehistoric giant animals, suggests a new study published in 'Science'.
30 March 2007
A new study refutes the notion that the dinosaurs' extinction led to an explosion of new mammal species.