Examining the natural world from the core of the Earth to its upper atmosphere.
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For invasive species leaving their home, they leave not only their predators but also the species that helped them thrive.
UNSW Sydney experts available to comment on flooding and record rain.
A new global study has untangled many of the incredible properties of spider silk.
Soils in high-priority areas are poorly protected by existing global conservation initiatives.
Our key research areas include ecology and evolutionary biology; climate science; ecosystem sciences, marine sciences and paleoenvironments and Earth history. Our research centres and facilities enable us to explore and understand the environment and the world around us.
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