mammals

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Small native mammals eat more plant seeds than had been realised, and their loss to predators such as foxes and feral cats has likely caused significant changes to vegetation in outback Australia.

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UNSW scientists will reintroduce seven locally extinct native mammals into large, predator-free exclosures in the state's north-west as part of a NSW government initiative to protect threatened species.

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The bigger the animal, the deeper the sound they make. But not if they live in the water.

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Extermination of dingoes and the consequent loss of small mammals – not just overgrazing by livestock – have led to a rapid spread of woody weed shrubs across semi-arid Australia, a new study shows. 

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UNSW scientists will reintroduce burrowing bettongs, bilbies and other native mammals into large, predator-free enclosures in the state's west, as part of a new NSW Government initiative to protect threatened species.

Kangaroos

UNSW will host the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Mammal Society, a thee-day conference focusing on the conservation and management of a wide range of mammal species.

Skeleton

Fossils found in Queensland have added another gigantic creature to Australia’s prehistoric mammals, writes Karen Black.

Grants main

Fraud in Australia, how mammals evolved large brains, and the possibility of Pacific communities being relocated due to climate change are some of the areas to receive funding in the latest round of ARC grants.

Batgirl inside

UNSW PhD student, Caragh Threlfall, haunts Sydney by night in search of tiny insect-eating bats to learn more about one of Earth's least-studied mammals.

Mammals web

A new study refutes the notion that the dinosaurs' extinction led to an explosion of new mammal species.