How to Reintroduce a Long-Lost Species
How to Reintroduce a Long-Lost Species
Conservation biologist John Ewen discusses the recent reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia after a 3,000-year absence and issues that need to be considered when bringing long-departed animals back into an area.
How to Reintroduce a Long-Lost Species
How to Reintroduce a Long-Lost Species

Conservation biologist John Ewen discusses the recent reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia after a 3,000-year absence and issues that need to be considered when bringing long-departed animals back into an area.

Conservation biologist John Ewen discusses the recent reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia after a 3,000-year absence and issues that need to be considered when bringing long-departed animals back into an area.

Australia
More than 450 Pilot Whales Stranded in Tasmanian Inlet
More than 450 Pilot Whales Stranded in Tasmanian Inlet
Ashley Yeager | Sep 23, 2020
Rescue teams are working to save the whales that are still alive and develop a strategy to remove the dead in the Australian state’s largest stranding event to date.
Jean Macnamara’s Multiple Causes, 1931
Jean Macnamara’s Multiple Causes, 1931
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
The medical scientist made important contributions to polio treatment and Australian environmental policy—despite substantial resistance.
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2020
The Australian physicist-turned-biologist served as a top scientist in the UK government and president of the Royal Society, among other prestigious appointments.
Image of the Day: Rescued Hatchlings
Image of the Day: Rescued Hatchlings
Amy Schleunes | Mar 27, 2020
Ten endangered Manning River turtles were saved from flooding in New South Wales, Australia, following devastating fires on the country’s east coast.
Australia’s Yarrabubba Asteroid Impact Crater Is Oldest on Earth
Australia’s Yarrabubba Asteroid Impact Crater Is Oldest on Earth
Amy Schleunes | Jan 22, 2020
A new study precisely dates the event to 2.229 billion years ago and suggests that it may have been responsible for ending an ice age.
Scientists Take Stock of Australian Wildlife Devastated by Fires
Scientists Take Stock of Australian Wildlife Devastated by Fires
Bianca Nogrady | Jan 10, 2020
The wildfires burning across Australia have caused significant damage to ecosystems and vulnerable species, yet some are faring worse than others.
Image of the Day: Stress-Resistant Corals
Image of the Day: Stress-Resistant Corals
Emily Makowski | Sep 19, 2019
Some corals can adjust to a range of temperatures, but this ability may be limited in a consistently warmer environment.
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
Carolyn Wilke | Jun 1, 2019
Kelp in warm, acidified waters develop blistered fronds—and the composition of microbial communities could help explain why, a study suggests.
Fungus Found in Australian Soil Can Oxidize Gold
Fungus Found in Australian Soil Can Oxidize Gold
Kerry Grens | May 24, 2019
The chemical process may make the metal more soluble and move it closer to the Earth’s surface.