Centre for Ecosystem Science

grey headed flying fox pteropus poliocephalus

Bats host many viruses dangerous to humans. But it’s only when their habitats are destroyed that we’re at risk.

School of trevally fish swimming

The common platform heralds a new era of global conservation and management policy applications.

Mallee eucalypt woodland in arid South Australia

Soils in high-priority areas are poorly protected by existing global conservation initiatives.

The Gidgealpa floodplain

A new study identifies major environmental concerns for the Lake Eyre Basin rivers, among the most pristine in the world.

teenage girl holding magnifying glass explores nature and the environment

We can all channel our inner amateur researcher and make a valuable contribution to science.

wompoo fruit-dove

Australian rainforests and bird communities remain under threat following the catastrophic 2019-2020 bushfire season, new UNSW Sydney research shows.

Crest-tailed mulgara

This is the project milestone ecologists had been hoping for.

Scenery from around the Thredbo River in Kosciouszko National Park

As the weather warms up, UNSW researchers name some of their favourite bushwalks and the ways citizen scientists can help them by collecting data along the way.

The edge of Burdekin Falls Dam

The UNSW scientists observed fewer waterbirds but greater flooding than last year, which they hope will help to offset long-term declines.

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