UNSW Centre for Ecosystem Science

A platypus is released on the bank of the Hacking River, Royal National Park

For the first time in half a century, the Royal National Park will have a population of platypus.

Pelican breeding colony at Narran Lakes

A research team at UNSW Sydney has been monitoring water bird breeding events in real time for the last four months.

Gayini wetlands

UNSW Sydney is part of a consortium supporting a conservation area that aims to restore a significant wetland.

Sheep grazing in semiarid rangeland.

The positive effects of grazing by livestock and wild herbivores can turn negative as temperatures become warmer.

three african wild dogs stand on a sandy hill

The naturally best breeding window for these endangered animals is shortening, prompting a unique change in behaviour. 

Platypus swimming in water

A new genetic study by UNSW scientists finds large dams restrict platypus movement, with significant implications for their conservation.

dead fish float in water of the menindee lakes

Climate change shouldn’t be used as a 'get out-of jail free' card to excuse bad decision-making and poor planning decisions.

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Researchers find the water flow decline on Australia’s iconic river is due to water management failures rather than climate change.

a frog floats near water plants with legs outstretched

Thousands of sick and dead frogs are turning up around Australia. If you see one, let these scientists know.

Citizen scientists looking at leaves on a tree

UNSW scientists hope the Big Bushfire BioBlitz will build on the 17,500 observations submitted to the Environment Recovery Project.

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