Dung beetles are very picky creatures. This surprising fact has emerged as part of new knowledge being generated at the University of New England (UNE) about one of the few…Read more
University of New England (UNE) PhD student Kirsten Drew travelled to Macquarie Island last week aboard the Australian Antarctic Division resupply ship Aurora Australis. She will spend a week on…Read more
UNE PhD student Michelle McKemey is working with the Banbai Nation, near Guyra, on a project to compare the effects of traditional Aboriginal “cultural burning” with typical fire reduction burns, to get an understanding of how different fire regimes affect plants and animals.
As the team’s understanding of the effects of fire grows, Michelle is developing a “fire calendar” to show the best and worst times to burn if land managers want to promote or reduce populations of certain species.
ABC Radio interviewed Michelle about her work. You can listen to the interview via the Soundcloud link above.
The UNE Growing Regional and Agricultural Students in Science (GRASS) program has just celebrated its 10th year, and is still going from strength to strength. Since the initial pilot of the Industry…Read more
Above: Russell Bicknell with his subject, the horseshoe crab. State-of-the-art technology is being used at the University of New England (UNE) to unlock the secrets of creatures that lived long…Read more
It’s a long way from a molecular biology laboratory at UNE to the icy expanses of Antarctica, but this is exactly the journey one UNE scientist will be making over…Read more
Two UNE scientists are among the mentors who have been selected to participate in Curious Minds, a six-month program aimed at high achieving girls in years 9 and 10, who…Read more
As glyphosate comes under intense scrutiny in the European Union (EU), University of New England (UNE) researchers are pondering the consequences of a ban on the herbicide in Australia. The…Read more