School of BEES

Matthew Baker

A UNSW Sydney researcher has received a prestigious international grant to study the origins of movement in bacteria and its application to present-day biology.

A school of surgeonfish swims over a reef

Warming waters are leading to the ‘tropicalisation’ of temperate reefs: gone are the kelp forests, and local fish populations are responding unexpectedly.

Dingo walking on sand

It’s time to take dingoes out of the doghouse. 

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

UNSW Sydney researchers have shown how a rapid-response citizen science project can provide data on plant, animal and fungus recovery following the 2019/20 mega-fires.

echidna

Excavator, farmer, matchmaker: echidnas provide a host of benefits to nature. So let's harness the potential.

A bat or flying fox spreads its wings above a river

Echolocation evolved multiple times in bats over millions of year. Yet the earliest bat ancestors probably didn't have this skill — or if they did, it was likely very primitive.

Okavango delta

A world-first framework will help identify the ecosystems that are most critical for biodiversity conservation, research, management and human wellbeing.

Dingo surrounded by trees looking in the distance

Satellite images taken over three decades show that keeping dingoes out comes at a price.

Aurora borealis above mountain peak

Just like in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer was 42.

A beach with two signs denoting predicted sea levels in 2030 and sea levels in 2050

Projections of rising sea levels this century are on the money when tested against satellite and tide-gauge observations, scientists find.

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