Ecology

Aleutian Tern

A group of birds that are not usually found in Australia attracted hundreds of birders to a relatively remote town on the north coast of NSW, resulting in a boost to the economy.

Bilby

Bilbies vs. feral cats – a Hunger Games-style experiment conducted in a South Australian desert has produced fascinating results with important implications for the conservation of our endangered species.

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World-leading marine ecologist Professor Emma Johnston has won this year's Royal Society of NSW Clarke Medal. It is the second consecutive year the prize has been awarded to a UNSW Science researcher.

Tasmanian Devil

Some animals bred in captivity often lack the skills needed to survive in the wild but the Tasmanian devil is showing it's a natural born killer, writes Tracey Rogers.

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 It's time for us to roll up our sleeves, establish collaborations between researchers with different areas of expertise, and use our data and theory to do something big, says Angela Moles. 

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Automated cameras and microphones will help better connect the public with life in the wild, writes Dustin Welbourne.