Biological Earth & Environmental Sciences

tuna

Fishers use tuna's natural attraction to floating objects to lure them near GPS-equipped rafts. However, these rafts are attracting increasing concern.

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Erecting fences to stop cane toads entering man-made dams to cool down in hot, dry parts of Australia is an effective way to stop their spread, UNSW-led research shows.

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Nine out of 10 coastal tourist parks in NSW are located adjacent to hazardous beaches, and about a third of these beaches are unpatrolled, a UNSW study shows.

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Weeds in the UK are still evolving hundreds of years after their introduction and are unlikely to have reached their full potential as invaders, UNSW scientists have discovered. 

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An aerial survey of waterbirds in eastern Australia covering about a third of the continent is underway for another year, led by UNSW's Richard Kingsford.

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UNSW scientists have discovered a new form of non-genetic inheritance, showing for the first time that offspring can resemble a mother’s previous sexual partner – in flies at least.