School of BEES

Professor Rob Brander

A new collection of coastal research fieldwork stories reveals the exciting – and sometimes life-threatening – tales behind the science.

The threatened Southern Barred Frog (Mixophyes balbus)

Many Australian frogs may not have been as devastatingly impacted by last summer’s fires as feared – but scientists need more data to assess the impact further.

Murray-Darling basin during drought

To fully understand droughts, we need to answer the question: where does Australia’s rainfall come from? The answer isn't simple.

Phosphene molecules and Venus

Considering what we know about the key ingredients for life's formation on Earth, here are three explanations for how this process may have occurred on our sister planet.

A mulgara outside a burrow

A small, carnivorous marsupial related to the Tasmanian Devil has been reintroduced to a NSW national park, more than a century after being declared extinct in the state.

Aerial view of Murray Darling Junction with flood waters flowing in near Lock 10. Location Wentworth

An independent group of leading Australian scientists, economists and business people including a UNSW academic have released their investigation into whether water reforms have resulted in the flows needed to improve river health. 

Aquaculture farms in the coast of China’s northeast province of Liaonin

The scale of people’s marine intrusion is comparable to that on land, a team of researchers has found.

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