ecosystems

Dr Sophie Lewis

UNSW Canberra Climate Scientist Dr Sophie Lewis has received the award for ACT Scientist of the Year, presented by the ACT Government.

Southern Tablelands grasslands

The Monaro grasslands are a tiny surviving fraction of the native grasslands that once grew across the Southern Tablelands.

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Rewilding is gaining popularity around the world, as a means to restore ecosystems to their ancient state. But just like Vegemite, Australian rewilding projects need to have a unique flavour.

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Rivers in many agriculturally significant areas of Australia could lose water as the landscape grows greener, write Anna Ukkola and Albert Van Dijk.

Lake Eyre, South Australia

Climate change has emerged as a key threat to a wide range of Australian ecosystems according to a study which is the first to implement a new Red List for identifying systems at high risk of degradation.

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Bilbies, bettongs and echidnas play a beneficial role in the arid environment by foraging for food – a behaviour that alters the composition of bacteria and fungi in the soil, UNSW research shows.

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UNSW scientists have begun surveying the sea floor in the first comprehensive study of the impact of boating infrastructure on marine habitats in Sydney Harbour.

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Urgent action is needed to protect large carnivores, such as the Australian dingo, from the “unforseen” environmental consequences that will accompany further declines in their numbers, an international team of ecologists has warned. 

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Slight changes in the timing of the annual loss of sea-ice could have dire consequences for polar ecosystems, by allowing a lot more sunlight to reach the sea floor, a new study shows.

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UNSW scientists have led the development of a new Red List system for identifying ecosystems at high risk of degradation, similar to the influential Red List for the world’s threatened species.