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A Superb fairy wren male on a branch.

Wild animals are evolving faster than anybody thought

To measure the speed of adaptive evolution in the wild, we studied 19 populations of birds and mammals over several decades. We found they were evolving at twice to four times the speed suggested by earlier work.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018

The King Island Scrubtit and the King Island Brown Thornbill are considered the first and third most likely birds to go extinct in the next 20 years.

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018

With a rollicking story to set the scene, this piece explores the notion of population health – what is it, and why does it even matter?

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Tue, 29 May 2018

About once a week, I’m the one to gently explain that the star name bought to honour someone's memory is not officially recognised.

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Wed, 23 May 2018

The phrase “sold out stadium shows” is not often synonymous with science. Unless of course you are Professor Brian Cox.

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Mon, 21 May 2018

While urbanisation presents a number of opportunities, it also poses a number of complex challenges.

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018

A loophole in the law could spell disaster for threatened species that rely on bush rock.

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Fri, 06 Apr 2018

Decision-makers need to be more aware of the role of disturbances in degrading ecosystems.

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018

Associate Professor Jamie Pittock explains why effective management of the Murray-Darling Basin is essential for Australia’s water future.

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018

Canberra's living infrastructure will need to adapt with the city's growing population, writes Professor Peter Kanowski.

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