Mike Letnic

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Dingo or just wild dog? A new study busts the misconception that pure dingoes are extinct in NSW – and finds several ‘dingo hotspots’ around the state.

Southern Tablelands grasslands

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

Sea horses are among the marine animals that depend on the sea grasses for habitat.

On this year’s International Day of Biodiversity, we are showcasing some of our scientists who are working to safeguard our ecosystems – both far away and close to home.

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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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A new study by UNSW scientists has shown how the presence – and absence – of dingoes affects the desert landscape.

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Wild bilbies have learnt to avoid an old enemy, but are less cautious of a newer predator, new research suggests.

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The Greater Bilby has not been seen in the wild in NSW for more than a century. Deborah Smith reports on an ambitious comeback plan.

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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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The dingo has a far greater impact on the Australian landscape than previously thought, new research reveals.

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A comparison of conditions on either side of Australia’s dingo fence has revealed that extermination of these apex predators affects not only the abundance of other animals and plants, but also the quality of the soil.

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