Cracking the koala's genetic code
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The University of Canberra will establish a National eDNA Reference Centre on campus and provide a number of supporting services to the Australian Government’s National Environment DNA (eDNA) Testing Program in a new partnership agreement.
Scientists from the University of Canberra and the Australian Museum have received a rare glimpse into yesteryear, after investigating a new fossil site in central New South Wales.
Researchers from the University of Canberra have joined scientists across Australia in the call to prevent further ecological damage in Kosciuszko National Park and other parks.
UC’s Krebs Lecture 2021: Accelerating species recovery through the application of genomics – a tale of the Tasmanian devil and the koala
Professor Kathy Belov will deliver this year’s Krebs Lecture at the University of Canberra, outlining her extensive research into using genomics applications to save endangered species – and touching on fascinating evolutionary adaptations with far-reaching implications.
Analysing past rates of evolution, University of Canberra researcher Dr Joanne Bennett has found that many species won’t be able to adapt their physiologies fast enough to respond to climate change.