Rick Cavicchioli

Sea ice

An international group of leading microbiologists have issued a warning, saying that not including microbes – the support system of the biosphere – in the climate change equation will have major negative flow-on effects.

Deeplake 1

A UNSW-led team has uncovered the genetic secrets of extremophile microbes that can survive in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees in the saltiest lake in Antarctica.

Icebreaker 1

By collecting water samples up to six kilometres deep, UNSW researchers have shown for the first time the impact of ocean currents on the distribution and abundance of marine micro-organisms. 

Genome map inside

Sampling just a few genes can reveal not only the "lifestyle" of marine microbes but their entire environments, new research suggests.