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Date: 09 Nov

Calling volunteers for the Wild Pollinator Count

Published date: 09/11/2017

Twice a year, on a shoestring budget and with just the help of two equally passionate colleagues, UNE insect ecologist Manu Saunders organises the national Wild Pollinator Count – a...

Date: 08 Nov

Winning on river health  

Published date: 08/11/2017

Nearly a decade of scoring the health of catchments from Port Macquarie to the Queensland border has earned the Aquatic Ecology and Restoration Research Group (AERRG) a prestigious national award....

Date: 17 Oct

Research student wins Editor’s Choice award at 3MT final

Published date: 17/10/2017

A UNE Master of Science student will receive national exposure for his research on the ancient ‘Lightning Ridge Croc’ after his project was selected by the editor of Cosmos Magazine to...

Date: 25 Sep

‘Fossil’ beer commemorates dig anniversary

Published date: 25/09/2017

The booming craft beer market has put some new twists on an old beverage, but the Kangaroo Island Brewery is going for an old twist – half a billion years...

Date: 12 Sep

Making a real difference to Cambodian lives

Published date: 12/09/2017

Helping some of Cambodia’s poorest people to farm more sustainably and forge better lives has taken UNE PhD student Stephanie Montgomery into some dangerous territory. Working in the remote north-western provinces,...

Date: 22 Aug

When eucalypts swap genes

Published date: 22/08/2017

They are spread across the length and breadth of our continent, but just what makes some eucalypts more successful than others? And could the answer reside with the smallest of...

Date: 25 Jul

Australia’s inland rivers near a dangerous tipping point

Published date: 25/07/2017

By Amanda Burdon The Barwon-Darling river ecosystem is at a major tipping point, beyond which the natural and agricultural productivity of the system will be diminished in ways that put...

Date: 13 Jun

Unlocking the secrets of the green-and-gold

Published date: 13/06/2017

Wattles – they are one of Australia’s largest and best loved plant groups, widely celebrated in literature and song, and even recognised with their own official day, but much about...

Date: 08 May

Camera-trapping life beneath the Yucatán Peninsula

Published date: 08/05/2017

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is associated with Mayan culture and vast strips of modern hotels, but it is the peninsula’s subterranean landscape and the animals that take refuge there that is...

Date: 08 May

Want to be part of a dinosaur dig? Book your place now!

Published date: 08/05/2017

Are you keen to learn more about Australia’s prehistoric past and be part of a dinosaur dig? The University of New England has partnered with the Australian Opal Centre and...

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