BLOGS WEBSITE

TAG: Frank Grutzner

Echidna CSI receives funding to investigate the impact of bushfires on echidnas

As bushfire recovery begins on Kangaroo Island, it’s important remember the recovery of native flora and fauna. The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) has selected the Echidna CSI project “Investigating the impact of bushfires on Kangaroo Island echidna diet and health” for funding through the FNPW Bushfire Recovery Small Grants. The project has been allocated […]

Posted in bushfires, citizen science, Environment Institute, News, Science communication | Tagged , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on Echidna CSI receives funding to investigate the impact of bushfires on echidnas

Media Release: Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation’s most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans. The findings, now published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, reveal that the same […]

Posted in Media Release, News | Tagged , |

Comments Off on Media Release: Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

From Birdsong Metrics to Ancient Arctic DNA: Selected Publications from the 1st Quarter, 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, researchers at The Environment Institute have published on a vast array of topics, from Ancient DNA in the Arctic, to birdsongs to recommendations for improvements to guidelines such as the Ecological Footprint in order to better inform policy makers. A selection of these publications is listed below. 1. Fifty […]

Posted in ACAD, ACEBB, Climate, GEL, LFP, MBP, Publications, SpriggCentre, WRC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on From Birdsong Metrics to Ancient Arctic DNA: Selected Publications from the 1st Quarter, 2014