Researchers have found a way to help one of Australia’s rarest birds – the forty-spotted pardalote - ‘self-fumigate’ their nests, to protect their young from deadly parasites.
In this video, find out how researchers from the ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society are monitoring the remaining birds, providing critical data on their health and population size.
In 2019 a group of ANU students travelled to Fiji for a three week intensive course, the Fiji Field School. This was to study island sustainability, environmental issues, and share a cultural experience. This was undertaken as part of the Fenner School of Environment & Society in the College of Science.
As part of the 2019 Fiji Field School, students explored a coral reef to document it's health and use that data for further study back at the ANU. This was undertaken as part of the Fenner School of Environment & Society in the College of Science.
Dr Yebra presents an overview of how satellite data informs bushfire management giving specific examples for the 2019-2020 fire season.
This presentation outlines some key insights into the effects of, and recovery from wildfires. It is based on the past 37 years of detailed research completed by Professor David Lindenmayer and his group, and includes new information from the most recent 2019-2020 wildfires including impacts on particular species, forest types and the extent of old growth forest as well as the role of logging in elevating fire risks.
Cats make good pets, but Australians also care about our native wildlife and enjoy seeing it around the places we live and work. New research has combined the insights from 66 different studies to quantify the impact of pet cats that are allowed outdoors on Australian wildlife; here is a snapshot of the findings.
A major scorecard gives the health of Australia’s environment less than 1 out of 10. Immediate action is needed to put Australia’s environment on a course to recovery.
'Upstreamers & downstreamers’: Promoting investment in First Peoples through the creation of exclusive rights
Why effective management of the Murray-Darling is essential for securing Australia’s water future.
The ANU Research Forest at the National Arboretum Canberra is proving to be an ideal place to "see" trees and forests in a new way.
Australia’s forests are among the most fire-prone in the world and satellite monitoring could greatly help to predict and mitigate bushfires before they occur. This space-based monitoring will be one step closer thanks to upcoming research from Dr Marta Yebra of the Australian National University.