Discoveries in human evolution, such as the Australopithecus sediba remains, get a disproportionate amount of attention in science journals and the media, writes Associate Professor Darren Curnoe.
Genitalia tend to vary more dramatically than other physical traits and evolutionary biology has made stunning progress in resolving why, writes Professor Rob Brooks
Consumers must acknowledge that a constant supply of wild-caught fish is not sustainable and curb demand, writes Dr James Smith.
Australia’s only African elephant ecologist Keith Leggett is leading the charge in elephant sustainability studies, along with UNSW's first group of PhD students studying African ecology.
Big is often better, but when spiders are of a similar size, a male's success can depend on whether he is a sprinter or a marathon runner, explains Dr Michael Kasumovic.
Flooding risk is often used as an argument against greater environmental flows for the Murray-Darling, but graziers would benefit greatly from floods, writes Richard Kingsford.
OPINION: A vegetarian diet might be the worst possible thing for animal cruelty and the environment, writes Professor Mike Archer in The Conversation.
A major new scientific review, involving more than 30 experts from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, sets out our current knowledge of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.
OPINION: If the Murray-Darling plan doesn't put enough water back into our rivers, we may be lining up for a debate full of angst, writes Professor Richard Kingsford in The Conversation.